Cruising international waters  is no longer the sole domain of “the nearly dead, the over-fed, and the newly-wed” so it is crucial that travelers know what is happening on the cruise scene on the world’s mighty oceans and rivers.

With that focus in mind, Australiancruisingnews.com has returned.

As a seasoned travel writer who stumbled on the joys of cruising years ago,  I am now addicted to life on board a ship, be it big or small. I constantly dream of sea-going adventures and hope that my sharing these days at sea will inspire my readers.

Right now a fleet of international cruise ships are navigating the Southern Hemisphere tempting Australians and New Zealanders  to stretch their ‘sea legs’ with a vast array of cruise choices.

Not that those Down Under need much convincing as cruising is the fastest growing area on the travel scene.

The South Pacific remains the most popular overseas destination for Aussie cruisers due to the proximity of those island. But, the place to watch is across “the ditch” – the Tasman Sea with over 100,000 passengers cruising to New Zealand annually.

It is the preferred destination of the super liners such as Ovation of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s fleet,  which carries around 8,000 passengers and crew. Ovation, and other cruise ships of its size, need deep harbors and have no trouble finding those around New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

Within months, a fleet of cruise ships will be leaving Australasian waters for summer ports in the Northern Hemisphere.

Australiancruisingnews.com will keep readers posted, so keep on checking in…