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Although I write on a wide variety of travel topics, a particular area of expertise is cruising, one of the fastest-growing and constantly evolving tourism sectors. I started as a specialist in river cruising and now also cover the expedition cruising and luxury cruising sectors.


What does it take to be an expert cruise writer? The practical experience of six or seven river and ocean cruises annually. A weekly cruise column called "The Shipping News" in the Traveller section of leading Australian broadsheet newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, which is further syndicated in numerous regional and New Zealand newspapers and published online at


The publication of cruise stories in some of Australia's leading media outlets, such as The Australian Financial ReviewAustralian Gourmet Traveller, Cruise Passenger and Travel BulletinAnd further, contributions to leading websites such as, plus corporate writing - brochures, newsletters and magazines - for major cruise lines including Cunard, P&O Australia, Silversea and Viking Cruises.

In 2016, I won the Media Award at the annual CLIA Australasia Cruise Industry Awards for the best cruise story of the year: an article on a Silversea cruise in Greece and Turkey. Click here to read the story.


If you require cruise content, there are few professional cruise writers in a better position, or with more experience.

Cover Stories

Small-ship cruising: Experiences the big ships can't easily deliver. Click here.

Cruise reviews

Absorb French beauty (and wine) on this Bordeaux river cruise. Click here.

Ship reviews

What makes Crystal Symphony an excellent choice for cruisers. Click here.

Restaurant reviews

Restaurants on cruise ships: The best meals you'll ever have at sea. Click here.

Food and wine stories

Why wine and cruising are the perfect mix. Click here.


The port striving to become the Miami of the Middle East. Click here.

Trends and updates

Despite the cruise-ship ban, you can still cruise in Australia. Click here.

Shore-excursion stories

Exploring Greece's largest island on this gem of a shore excursion. Click here.


The volume of food needed on cruise ships. Click here.


Six of the most spectacular sights on the Kimberley coast. Click here.

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