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Ocean cruises

The Queen Anne will carry up to 3000 passengers.

Sneak peek: A new Queen of the seas is coming

Cunard’s first new ship in a decade will be a 3000-passenger giant joining its three other iconic Queens of the sea.

  • by Dave Monk
Next-level spring rolls, stuffed with duck confit, shiitake mushrooms and hoisin sauce.

I’d almost given up on an outstanding Asian meal at sea. Then I hit the jackpot

Asian restaurants on cruises aren’t likely to wow the discerning Australian palate – unless you dine on a Regent Seven Seas ship.

  • by Brian Johnston
Holland America’s MS Rotterdam, the seventh ship to bear the name.

From straw mats to luxury cabins: How cruising transformed over 150 years

Between 1900 and 1920, about 12.5 million Europeans crossed the Atlantic to the US and the Holland America line carried over 1 million of them.

  • by Jill Dupleix
The Silver Nova is like a floating Riviera.

New ship’s unique design means you’ll never want to get off

Designed for warm weather sailing, with an open plan that doesn’t impede the spectacular views, Silver Nova is a destination in itself.

  • by Lee Tulloch
Christmas onboard Oceania Regatta.

Spend the festive season afloat with these sunny Christmas and New Year cruises

There are some fabulous options for spending Christmas Day and New Year onboard a cruise ship.

  • by Julietta Jameson
Viking cruise - Viking Star first sea cruise to NOrway

How to travel on a luxury ship for half the price

Want to try a new cruise line or sample the high life on a luxury ship at below regular cost? A repositioning cruise might bag you a bargain-price holiday.

  • by Brian Johnston
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On board ‘the world’s most beautiful cruise ship’

There’s eye candy everywhere you look on this floating hotel – you can tell a lot of money has been spent on it.

  • by Brian Johnston
Skagen on Denmark’s northern tip, where the Kattegat Sea ends in a convulsion of sand dunes and cornflower skies.

The world’s happiest countries surround a sea you probably haven’t heard of

Where is progressive, contemporary Europe, where I can abandon sightseeing and absorb somebody else’s nice life for the day? The Kattegat is where.

  • by Brian Johnston
Mykonos ... first put on the tourism radar in the 60s.

There’s more to this hedonistic Greek island than nightlife and beaches

For the 15,000 or so visitors who pour off the cruise ships in Mykonos each day, there are plenty of things to do.

  • by Keith Austin
The ultimate in glamorous arrivals – a 1947 Grumann G-73 Mallard flying boat.

Rare plane makes spectacular landings in Australia’s most isolated region

I was dreading the bumpy experience of an unwieldy looking old plane that you had to board using a stepladder. I shouldn’t have.

  • by Lee Tulloch