Travel at a leisurely pace from luxurious small liners through to elegant yachts, First Class gives an insight into cruises so you can choose your style.

Travel at a leisurely pace from luxurious small liners through to elegant yachts, First Class gives an insight into cruises so you can choose your style.


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Hamilton Island Race Week with Melissa Hoyer

Melissa Hoyer covers Hamilton Island race week. The sailing ‘week’ is when maxi, major and minor (there’s actually nothing minor about the sailing world) yachts venture up north in the hope of taking home line honours.

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Cruising in Europe with Melissa Hoyer

Melissa Hoyer was invited to cruise on the 1900-people ship, Oosterdam from the Holland America Line, which took us from Athens to Istanbul, Mykonos, Crete, Olympia, and finishing in Trieste, a couple of hours out of Venice.

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Coral Expeditions Expands Season in the Spice Islands

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has today announced the launch of four new 18-night extended voyages to Raja Ampat and Spice Islands of West Papua in early 2025. The release coincides with the current expeditions in March and April on Coral Adventurer which are both sold out due to popular demand. These voyages are the first back to the region since 2020.

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Tasmanian luxury via seaplane

On Board will now ferry guests on their new seaplane to Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience.

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection debuts

The Ritz-Carlton have announced the debut of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, marking a significant moment for the iconic hospitality brand as it makes its foray into the luxury yachting space.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises launches 2024 sailings in the Pacific

Paul Gauguin Cruises launches sales for its 2024 small-ship cruises with 33 sailings to seven destinations, including two new itineraries.

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Ponant launches luxury yacht for Kimberley excursions in 2023

Ponant is launching next level luxury for the 2023 Kimberley season with Le Ponant, a three masted sailing yacht which will host 32 guests.

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STARcations launch for Autumn stays in Sydney, Brisbane & the Gold Coast

The Star has launched its Autumn STARcations deals across The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. 

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PONANT announces the Kimberley Luxury cruise 2022 season

PONANT Luxury cruise Australian season with the Kimberley. Western Australia will welcome small interstate and international expedition ships

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Ponant launch luxury cruises for 2023

PONANT new luxury itineraries for 2023. These include new expeditions in Antarctica, the Arctic, Northern Europe, Oceania, and Asia Pacific. 

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PONANT Luxury Cruises & Expeditions, returns to Antarctica

PONANT has unveiled two entirely new itineraries providing semi-circumnavigations of the Antarctic between New Zealand and South America.

Snorkelling in Tahiti with Paul Gaugin Cruises
What’s new for Paul Gauguin Cruises: Bali & South Pacific Islands

Paul Gauguin Cruises, the South Pacific specialists. Explore Tahiti, the Society Islands, Tuamotus, Tonga, the Cook Islands and Fiji Islands.