The pool on Lido deck on the way to New Caledonia onboard Pacific Dawn cruise ship, January 2008. Photograph by Ruth ...

Serving up more

To the uninitiated, cruising may appear a one-dimensional kind of holiday, floating on the seas somewhere exotic with many people, eating too much and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand.

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Shackleton

Hard journey, soft landing

The crew of the Alexandra Shackleton arrived at King Haakon Bay, South Georgia early in the morning on 4 February (AEDT) completing the first leg of their expedition.

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Antarctica sightseeing flight.

To Antarctica, in a day

From 3000 metres, Lissa Christopher views the frozen continent on a flight-seeing tour - and she's home for dinner.

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