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Cruises in Western Australia

Silver Shadow cruise ship, Silversea Cruises.


Jeeves of the seas

Sally Macmillan The worldwide popularity of the TV drama Downton Abbey has apparently caused a rise in demand for butlers in the style of Mr Carson.

Western Australia

Coast hop, with a twist

Zodiacs on Talbot Bay.

Helen Anderson sails into a world of whales, waterfalls and Wandjina spirits.


From one grande dame to another

Personality plus ... (from far left) Shirley Johnson's 1952 passport; relaxing on the Athena's deck; it's always show time in the lounge; sweet temptation; cocktails.

The old-time Athena stirs fond memories of girls at sea, writes Mal Chenu.

Western Australia

Lure of the Kimberley

Water cooled ... (clockwise from main) a dousing at King Cascade

Robert Upe cruises a remote coast full of wonders, where the waterfalls are horizontal and the predators are never far away.

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Cruising the Kimberley

Cruising the spectacular Kimberley on board the Orion.

Queen Mary 2 docks in Fremantle

The biggest cruise ship to ever visit Australia arrived in the harbour town today.

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Map of Western Australia

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