Join the Cruising Boom
Join Features Editor Pam Latham and myself as we sail and explore one of the most magic coastlines in Australia – maybe even on Earth.
I have been privileged to have travelled the world for more than 40 years. One of the most memorable and awe inspiring adventures was the Kimberley by ship. Now the chance to return and I am ecstatic!
Please read on and follow the link to make your booking as this will sell out quickly. We start in Darwin on the 1st August for 14 days of unbelievable Australia.
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AUSSIE BUSINESS GURU WHO OWNS THE CONFLICT ISLANDS
Most business people one day dream of having enough money to buy a tropical island escape, but Australian business guru Ian Gowrie Smith went one better and bought 21 islands.
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Good News for us cruisers
A statement from Joel Katz, Managing Director of CLIA in response to the Federal Government’s funding into cruise in the next budget.
Federal Budget investment into cruise
The cruise industry welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment towards the planning for a second cruise terminal for Sydney east of the Harbour Bridge.
This funding is a recognition of the growth of the cruise industry and the significant contribution that cruise delivers to the Australian economy.
CLIA’s recent Economic Impact Report showed that the industry contributes in excess of $5b to the Australian economy, $3.1 billion coming from NSW, and by addressing the capacity constraints in Sydney, we have the opportunity to ensure the industry continues to grow.
Sydney is Australia’s cruise gateway and ensuring we have the capacity to accommodate more ships, means we will see more international ships bringing international visitors to our shores, as well as the prospect of more homeported ships – which would have a massive flow on effect to businesses and communities far beyond the ships and ports.
We look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government and peak industry groups to determine the best solution for Sydney and Australia.
SAILING MEKONG’s PAST IN THE PRESENT
David Ellis cruises from Vietnam to Cambodia.
ABOUT to step aboard the little river boat Toum Tiou 1 in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City for a trip up the mighty Mekong River to Siem Reap in Cambodia, we suddenly baulk at what we see lays before us.
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I do like to be aboard the Seaside
Cruise expert, Roderick Eime, travels to Miami to inspect one of the newest and largest cruise ships in the world. The MSC Seaside has certainly set tongues wagging.
But I was intrigued with this vessel, particularly as it was the first in a brand new class of advanced technology ship from this ebullient Italian family-owned shipping and cruise line.
The maiden voyage ...
ADVANCED SKIPPER COURSE
The Boating Industry Association has put together "Advanced Skipper", an advanced boat safety instruction course, offering a high level of safety training plus tailored information on local waterways. For recreational boaters who aren’t on the water a lot, it provides a refresher, keeping them safe and up to date on boating rules and regulations.
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Murray River Loxton Cruise 2018 Dates
Captain Cook Cruises has announced the 2018 dates for its popular seven-night Loxton cruises onboard small ship paddle-wheeler the Murray Princess.
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Life on Sea
Sandip Hor on his maiden voyage on MSC Opera
It’s almost midnight in Havana. I am standing at the top deck of MSC Opera with a ‘mojito’ in my hand to bid good bye to the Cuban capital. Soon the horn blows breaking the night-time silence and the vessel begins to roll on.
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CUBA HOLIDAY WILL PROVE A SEADREAM
SEADREAM Yacht Club has been overwhelmed with bookings for its first-ever season into Cuba in early 2019, with past passengers snaffling 80% of the space within 10 days of the launch, even though it is almost a year-and-a-half away.
Let's rumba ...
SeaLink WA Celebrate New Rottnest Island Service with Low Fares and a 2-for-1 Deal!
To celebrate the new SeaLink Rottnest Island ferry service, commencing Sunday 5th November 2017, SeaLink WA is offering an amazing 2-for-1 ferry deal throughout the month of November, making family access to Rottnest Island more affordable this summer.
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A Dream Cruise Adventure
Relive the glory days of exploration and discovery under sail with this exceptional journey aboard a classic gaff-rigged, three-masted, topsail schooner.
In July next year, the magnificent 56m, 33-berth Rembrandt van Rijn sets sail from Svalbard en route to Greenland over 18 days, with plenty of time to absorb the splendour of the Arctic at the best time of year. Be Quick, only a few berths left ...
Ancient encounters along the Kimberley Coast
Aboard a converted pearl lugger in Australia's Kimberley, Roderick Eime explores some of the world's oldest landscapes in Australia's North West
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An Added Touch of Class
Sleek and sparkling white, the twin ferries of the Silja Line are more like cruise ships than passenger/car ferries plying the pristine waters between Helsinki and Stockholm and vice versa.
John Newton stepped aboard Silja Serenade and spent two nights sailing between the Finnish and Swedish capitals.
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The Vasa Museum – A Must Visit When in Stockholm
By John Newton
Like the Titanic, the warship Vasa – the pride of the Swedish Navy's fleet – keeled over and sank on her maiden voyage.
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SWEPT AWAY BY BROOME
What better way to get there than onboard Sun Princess
A part of what attracted us to our grand adventure on Sun Princess was the ports of call.
The excitement was high as we sailed from Darwin and along the wonderful Kimberley.
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Ah! A life on the ocean waves – is the only life for me.
As a young lad growing up in the then fishing village of Watsons Bay in Sydney, where my grandfather and uncle were fishermen, I developed a love of the sea. But being a genuine red-head my complexion and the sun burn prevented me from spending too much time pursuing my dreams.
During my forties, I discovered cruise ships! Now THIS IS the life for me. Cruise on ...
GALAPAGOS – THE GREATEST WILDLIFE REGION
The Galapagos Islands can lay claim to be the greatest natural wildlife region on earth and every adventurer should plan to visit the region at least once in their lifetime.
You go to the Galapagos not just to observe, but to immerse yourself in the wilderness. Explore on ...
Why an Ocean Cruise?
Is it the ship or the ports of call? Maybe both!
For this time it was the ship …….
One of the most popular larger cruise lines for mature travellers is Holland America.
We sailed on the msVoledam, a long-time favourite with Australian passengers and we were not disappointed.
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Riverboats and French Cuisine
There’s no doubt about it. The riverboats of a bygone era that slowly – very slowly – made their way down Europe’s iconic waterways have not only picked up speed but a wave of high-class new vessels have entered service – and, according to John Newton, upended the traditional notion that a river cruise is one big snooze. Read on ...
We review a South Pacific cruise and find a ship full of pleasant surprises.
Carnival Spirit off Isle of Pines and passengers enjoying the sparkling waters.
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CroisiEurope opens up the Loire River to cruising
Two hours southwest of Paris, the Loire Valley presents France’s finest chateaux and vineyards in surroundings so picturesque they are World Heritage listed by UNESCO.
CroisiEurope, the Strasbourg-based French river cruise line who are represented in Australia by Cruise Abroad
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