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The Queen Anne arrives in Southhampton ahead of its first cruise.

A new Queen takes to the seas, but cruise line pulls out of Australia

There’s good news and bad news for Australians who appreciate Cunard, the cruise line that operates the Queens of the sea.

  • by Brian Johnston and Julietta Jameson
Cruise ship in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.

The cruise industry’s Asia boom will have (delicious) benefits

The focus of cruise energy has long been on North America and Europe. Prepare for a change as Asia takes to the seas.

  • by Brian Johnston
Silver Muse tra11-cruisefood

Australian passengers have one major complaint about cruises. This ship solves it

On behalf of a nation of espresso-sipping extremists, Silversea’s Silver Muse is doing god’s work in the caffeinating department.

  • by Anthony Dennis
There’s a type of cruise to suit everyone.

Why there’s no such thing as a bad cruise (just bad choices)

If you’re disappointed that your cruise ship has been too raucous, quiet, cultured or too full of children, then it’s unfair to blame it on the cruise line.

  • by Brian Johnston
Viking doesn’t take under-18s.

Be warned: This type of cruising is not for kids (with a few exceptions)

Taking kids on a river cruise is perhaps a mistake, but there are some exceptions.

  • by Brian Johnston
Scenic Eclipse II arrives in Sydney on Friday morning.

Cruise line’s ultra-luxury yacht arrives in Australia for the first time

The luxury ship, which will sail around Australia, the Pacific and even to Antarctica, features two helicopters and a high-tech submersible.

  • by Julietta Jameson and Brian Johnston
Travelmarvel Vega –  more like a boutique hotel.
Ship reviews

Cruise ship review: Floating boutique hotel offers exceptional value

Fresh contemporary style, interesting port stops and inclusive tours … no wonder Travelmarvel Vega is consistently booked out.

  • by Sheriden Rhodes
Orokonui Sanctuary.

This uncommonly beautiful NZ destination is like an enchanted forest

Orokonui Eco sanctuary encompasses more than 300 hectares of protected wildlife reserve, the perfect conditions for New Zealand’s feathery locals.

  • by Anthony Dennis
Nab a bargain with aHolland America repositioning cruise.

If you’re flexible, the bargain prices you can get for cruises are amazing

The keenest prices are for bargain hunters tuned into late-breaking offers, with their bags packed and ready to roll at short notice.

  • by Michael Gebicki
Azamara off Mykonos, Greece.

Cruising around Greece is booming like never before

Greece is a scintillatingly beautiful destination with a coast and islands made for cruising. It’s no wonder more than 1000 ships are heading there this year.

  • by Brian Johnston