Monday 27 May 2024

From on Board: Croc spotting in the Kimberley

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Veteran travel journalist and world traveller, Jeremy Bourke, makes his Kimberley debut in style aboard Scenic Eclipse II.

Crocodile or 'logodile'? That is the question on the lips – and the eyes – of everyone in our Zodiac as we focus our attention on a long, dark form floating in the waters of Porosus Creek, in Western Australia’s vast Kimberley region. Unless they’re going in for the kill, these apex predators don’t necessarily show themselves. However, they do like to get some sun on the mudflats in front of the mangroves. But the tide is rising this morning so it’s a race to get far enough up the creek – an odd designation for a body of water that would put most of Australia’s major rivers to shame – to maybe catch one or two napping.

Friday 24 May 2024

PONANT heading to French Polynesia

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Ponant will offer French Polynesia cruises onboard the 184-passenger Le Jacques Cartier from September 2026 to March 2027. The ship will offer a new 14-day cruise around the region, with details to be announced in due course.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Deepak Chopra aboard SH Diana in New York as Swan Hellenic Announces Two New “Explore & Restore” Cruises in Brazil

Deepak Chopra aboard SH Diana in New York as Swan Hellenic Announces Two New "Explore & Restore" Cruises in Brazil

Swan Hellenic and Chopra respond to accelerating demand and sold-out cruises by launching two new exclusive "Explore & Restore" voyages set to sail the coast of Brazil.

Sunday 19 May 2024

Two dead five missing in Danube river boat collision

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A collision between a river cruise vessel and a private pleasure craft on the Danube River near the town of Verőce, near Budapest, has resulted in the confirmed deaths of two, while another five are listed as missing.

In a report published by ABC News, citing Hungarian public television station M1, it stated that the cruise boat, the 109m 110-passenger Heidelberg, did not stop after the collision and police are trying to determine if it was aware of the collision with the smaller pleasure boat.

The deadly accident comes five years after at least 27 people were killed in Budapest when the river cruise boat, Viking Sigyn, collided with a smaller tourist vessel, sinking it in seconds.

Image: Heidelberg cruising near Budapest in 2012 (Kereszturi Lászlóné photo - CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)