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 Discover Antarctica, the Arctic & the Great Lakes in Comfort and Style with Viking

09 March, 2020

Discover Antarctica, the Arctic & the Great Lakes in Comfort and Style with Viking

Following the recent launch of Viking expeditions, you can now look forward to exploring Antarctica, the Arctic and North America’s Great Lakes on board Viking’s two new purpose-built expedition ships. Maintaining its reputation as The Thinking Person’s Cruise, Viking has developed an...

Choosing the Right Cruise For You: Tips for Senior Travellers

08 January, 2020

Choosing the Right Cruise For You: Tips for Senior Travellers

If you are planning to set off on an ocean cruise and are having trouble deciding which is the best for you, then you’re not alone. With so many incredible destinations to choose from it can be hard to select an itinerary, let alone a ship and stateroom that suits your needs and preferences....

What is an Expedition Cruise?

07 January, 2020

What is an Expedition Cruise?

These days expedition cruising more closely resembles traditional cruising in terms of comfort and service, the main difference being that itineraries and onboard programs offer a greater focus on the destination and the onshore experiences – and voyages tend to visit places that are more...

First Time on a Cruise? Our Guide to Choosing Your Cabin Might Help

18 December, 2019

First Time on a Cruise? Our Guide to Choosing Your Cabin Might Help

You are about to book your first cruise and realise that in that process you also need to choose your cabin. This might have caused you to press pause – what do you need to consider when choosing your home away from home on board? Aside from the category of cabin, and the cost, there are...

What is a Guaranteed Cabin?

02 December, 2019

What is a Guaranteed Cabin?

When you are planning your ocean cruise you might be wondering what you need to know about booking your cabin. You might have come across the term ‘Guaranteed’ cabin in the booking process and hesitated to proceed. After all, if it’s your first time booking a cruise these are all new terms....

Your Guide to Cruise Language

12 November, 2019

Your Guide to Cruise Language

You’ve probably already mastered talking like a pirate but when you start planning your first cruise it can seem like there is a whole new language to learn about shipboard life. And there is – from planning to book to stepping on board, you will come across terminology that you have never...

First Time Cruising - Will I Get Seasick?

18 October, 2019

First Time Cruising - Will I Get Seasick?

If you are a first time cruiser you are going to have a lot of questions about life onboard a cruise ship. One question that you are bound to have in mind might be about seasickness. If you haven’t been on the sea before, even in a small boat or a ferry, you may be wondering how you will...

Yvonne's Spectacular APT Kimberley Coast Cruise

01 October, 2019

Yvonne's Spectacular APT Kimberley Coast Cruise

I recently had the opportunity to join APT on the Expedition Cruise ship Ms Island Sky sailing along the Kimberley Coast from Broome to Darwin. I knew I was in for an amazing experience but this surpassed even my own expectations. It is a vast and remote region and the colours of the natural...

10 Things You Should Know About the Med

31 August, 2019

10 Things You Should Know About the Med

A popular destination for sun seekers, history lovers, and cruisers the world over, ‘the Med’ is to most an alluring sun kissed, island hopping destination where azure seas offer warm waters and charming coastal ports. Getting to know the region is truly like opening a treasure chest . This...

Getting Ashore – Docking versus Tendering

30 August, 2019

Getting Ashore – Docking versus Tendering

If you are new to ocean cruising, you might be wondering how you get ashore at the various ports that your cruise ship might visit. While many cruise ships these days are a destination of their own accord, joining the shore excursions or exploring each port on your own adds priceless cultural...

5 Bucket List Cruise Destinations

29 August, 2019

5 Bucket List Cruise Destinations

Cruising is an incredible way to discover new places or see your favourite destinations in a whole new light. Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the ocean, so it is no wonder some of the most extraordinary travel experiences can be had on an ocean cruise or small ship adventure....

Which Antarctic Cruise Should I Choose?

06 September, 2018

Which Antarctic Cruise Should I Choose?

Considering an Antarctic Cruise? You may have noticed that there are quite a few options. We’ve discussed the different types of itinerary on offer below to help you make your choice.A classic Antarctica cruise itinerary will depart from the cruise port of Ushuaia in Argentina, from where you...

Everything You Need to Know About Alaska’s Inside Passage

05 September, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Alaska’s Inside Passage

A cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something worth considering if you are a nature enthusiast or just love holidaying amidst spectacular scenery (who doesn’t?!). If the Inside Passage is on your radar, then here is a brief guide to help you make...

5 Reasons to Visit Antarctica

04 September, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Antarctica

If you need a break from the human race, the wilderness and solitude of Antarctica may be just the place to restore your equilibrium.  Here are some good reasons why you should visit Antarctica. The wildlife Penguins, penguins and more penguins! There are four species of penguin that live,...

Destination Solitude - Responsible Tourism in Antarctica

28 August, 2018

Destination Solitude - Responsible Tourism in Antarctica

At approximately 13,661,000 km2 Antarctica, including its islands and ice shelves, is nearly twice the size of Australia. It is the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent in the world and yet despite these challenges, visitor numbers to Antarctica have risen for the seventh season in...

8 Things you didn't know about Antarctica

28 August, 2018

8 Things you didn't know about Antarctica

If you've made the decision to explore this ultimate cruise destination, you will no doubt have done your research and know all about the towering icebergs and abundance of wildlife.  However, you may still be able to impress your cruise companions with our interesting facts about...

Why You Should Cruise the Kimberley

21 June, 2018

Why You Should Cruise the Kimberley

Part of the appeal of the Kimberley is its remoteness and isolation. Many areas are inaccessible by road, so taking to the water to explore this wild ecosystem presents the opportunity to see the rugged shoreline and the inland treasures from a different perspective.There are many itineraries...

Top Kimberley Cruise Highlights

20 June, 2018

Top Kimberley Cruise Highlights

Get out onto the water to explore the enthralling Kimberley coastline. Cruise along the 12,000 kilometres of vibrant pindan cliffs through turquoise seas. Be amazed by the sea life, bird life and Aboriginal Art that you will see along the way. Feel small against the giant escarpments and the...

Explore Serene Scandinavian Spaces on Viking Ships

31 May, 2018

Explore Serene Scandinavian Spaces on Viking Ships

Expand your horizons on elegant, intimate ships, thoughtfully designed by experienced nautical architects and designers. When Viking set out to reinvent the ocean cruise they re-imagined their ships completely, from the inside out, with graceful rooms designed for your comfort and...