MSC to lengthen Magnifica by 23 metres ahead of UK arrival

MSC Cruises have revealed that the MSC Magnifica will undergo a renovation and transformation that will add 23 meters to the ship. The extra space will deliver an additional 7,000 m2 of space to the ten eyar old ship – adding in 215 extra cabins, bringing the total number of balcony cabins to 63% of the overall ship. The renovation will…

Sky Princess completes sea trials

Princess Cruises has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for the launch of its newest ship, Sky Princess, by completing the vessel’s sea trials.

“I’ll be bored” and other misconceptions about cruising

It’s no secret that cruising has at times struggled with its identity as the industry transitions from the ocean voyages of past to the cruise vacations we see now – one of the results of this is misconceptions. Let’s try and tackle a few of those here and now… 1. I’ll be bored 😴 (click…

Freedom of The Seas to be amplified in March 2020

Royal Caribbean has released the details for the upcoming amplification and refurbishment of Freedom of The Seas. The $116 million refit touches all areas of the much loved ship, the lead vessel of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Class.

P&O Cruises cancel Dubai & Arabian cruises amid growing tension in region

P&O Cruises have cancelled their winter 2019/2020 Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme as tensions rise in the Strait of Hormuz. P&O had Oceana scheduled to serve the region in 2019 & 2020 but she will now be moved to serve European cruises from Southampton. The cruise line’s President, Paul Ludlow, issued a statement today explaining…

Sea Princess rescues three stranded sailors

Princess Cruises’ 2,000-guest cruise ship, Sea Princess, yesterday rescued three sailors who were forced to take to a life raft after their boat sank in the south Caribbean.

REVIEW: MSC Meraviglia – one cruise, two stories.

In April 2019 I hosted my first Cruising With Tom group cruise aboard MSC’s Meraviglia. Our group comprised of fourteen people from across the UK, some who had cruised before but most were entirely new to cruising. The ship and the cruise managed to both wow and disappoint us in more than a few ways….