Cruise news: The Cruise Director
Passengers will be positioned off Sydney Heads as the maxi yachts battle for the honour of clearing the Heads first.
There are some great event-based cruises coming up this year, starting with the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix.
The 60-day voyage round trip from Darwin will visit 35 sites of significance to Australian history and landscapes.
Local, small-group, customised and exclusive are seen as the way forward.
The Americas provide a stunning array of cruise destinations from icy Canada to the steamy tropics.
The astronomic growth of the Australian cruise industry may be slowing down.
A host of cruise lines are announcing exciting new itineraries for 2020.
Most of this year's new river ships will cruise Europe's well-known waterways but there are also some interesting newcomers in America and Asia.
Among them are five departures of Poseidon's most popular Arctic West Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Edge cruise.
When Ponant's Le Laperouse arrives in Cairns later this month, it will be the youngest of this summer's bumper crop of smaller, luxury and expedition-style ships to cruise in local waters. S
The small-group experiences will be accompanied by local insiders.