Four planned new cruise ships will be able to carry 6850 passengers in 2760 cabins.
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The world's first underwater ship lounge will offer passengers an 'immersive sensory experience of the subaquatic world'.
It's all happening in the world of small-ship and luxury expedition cruising.
Silversea is already taking reservations for its World Cruise in 2019, a splendid 132-day voyage between San Francisco and London.
Norwegian Cruise Line's colourful new megaship Norwegian Joy boasts a host of "first at sea" features, including a go-kart racetrack.
Cunard's Queen Victoria is just about to float out following after a refurbishment that includes a new Winter Garden.
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Australians have once again hit a cruise high, with 1,281,159 taking a cruise last year.
Next Friday night the annual Vivid Sydney Festival will open in a spectacular burst of colour, lights and action.
Packing for any trip is always a challenge, but for cruisers it can be particularly tricky, because dress codes are involved.
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