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MSC Magnifica Visits Australia
Burgeoning MSC Cruises will follow up its first world cruise with a second round-the-world voyage next year, writes Features Editor, John Newton.
The Swiss-based cruise line - headquartered in Geneva - made its maiden voyage with MSC Magnifica to Auckland, Fremantle and Melbourne last month (March) during its first world cruise, which started and finished in Genoa after a 118-night sailing to 49 destinations.
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SAVE AUD $640 PER PERSON ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI CRUISE WITH CROISIEUROPE
Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, is offering early bookings savings of $640 per person on all high season departures of a trip of a lifetime to Southern Africa. The trip comprises a fabulous four-day cruise on Lake Kariba onboard the RV African Dream, a four-day stay in a luxury lodge near Chobe National Park overlooking the Zambezi as well as overnights in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls.
Don't miss out on this one ...
Luxury Ships meet in Sydney Harbour
Iconic cruise line Silversea Cruises is celebrating the historic rendezvous of two of its ultra-luxury vessels Silver Muse and Silver Whisper in Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 2nd February 2019; the first time in 20 years that two of its ships have met in the harbour city. The magnificent sight was reminiscent of the arrival of sister ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind in Sydney in February 1999
Australian Cruise Magazine was there to help celebrate ...
FROM ANTARCTICA TO THE KIMBERLEY COAST: SILVERSEA CONTINUES TO UNLOCK REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES IN ITS 10th YEAR OF EXPEDITION CRUISING
In its 10th year of expedition cruising, industry-leading Silversea Cruises is continuing to unlock a broad range of deep travel experiences for guests. From the cool conditions of Antarctica to the warm climates of Australia and beyond, Silversea’s guests will explore over 900 destinations in 2019—more than any other cruise line.
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New 2019 Dates for Upper Murraylands Cruise…
We highly recommend this cruise. See amazing Australian landscape and history
Departing once a month, this exciting cruise offers a fascinating itinerary, exploring the northern area of the Murray River from Mannum to Morgan, before returning to Mannum.
Book now - you wouldn't want to miss out ...
MULTI GENERATIONAL CRUISING GREAT FOR FAMILIES
Take the grandkids
As a travel writer and photographer I love cruising, but recently I had the chance to undertake a cruise that was completely different, a cruise our family had talked about for years.
Finally it happened. We booked a 10 day cruise on Carnival Spirit Set sail for the Pacific ...
The Royal River
A Visit to France and the Loire River with CroisiEurope.
It’s known as ‘The Royal River’ – and, as features editor, John Newton, found out on a leisurely and romantic cruise along its legendary dazzling landscape, the Loire River in France lives up to its name. Join John on the cruise ...
The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones Exhibit, delivered by DHL, is coming to Australia this year exclusively to Sydney at the International Convention Centre (ICC) from Saturday 17 November 2018 through until 3 February 2019.
Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked their vast private archive.
Go in the draw to win one of six double Premium Flexi passes ...
Discovering the Kimberley Coast
A trip once done in 2009, when we filmed it for our Foxtel show Travel TV. So when the invitation from Christian Fellowship Tours (CFT) arrived to cover their same trip, I answered in a heart-beat.
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The Kimberley and Mitchell Falls
Michael Osborne takes a helicopter ride into the unspoilt wilderness of the Kimberley Coast.
Recently I had the chance to sail on a Coral Expeditions ship as a guest of Christian Fellowship Tours, sailing from Darwin to Broome along one of the most wondrous coastlines in the world.
It was a cruise I enjoyed eleven years ago and one that I have been waiting since then to go experience once again.. Sail the coast with us ...
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.
Cruise with Dallas ...
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.
Enjoy David's adventure ...
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.
Navigate along ...
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.
Sail on ...
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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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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