REVIEW: The Amped Up Independence of The Seas

Last year we had the chance to try out Independence of The Seas immediately after her refit as part of Royal Caribbean’s ‘Royal Amplified’ refresh programme. Come with us as we check out the changes and give you our thoughts.

What is Speciality Dining?

If you’re new to cruising you’ve likely never heard the term “speciality dining” before and if you’ve just booked your cruise your inbox is likely full of emails about it – but what is it?

Hello & Welcome to Tom Loves Cruising!

My name is Tom Hayes, and I’m a cruise addict. There, I said it. My first cruise was onboard on Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of The Seas (now the Marella Discovery) back in 2007. I’d no idea what cruising was like, I went in with an open mind and by the end of the week I…