“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.

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….

REVIEW: Norwegian Epic (Sept 2018)

In September 2018 my partner and I celebrated our anniversary onboard NCL’s Norwegian Epic. She’s a one of a kind cruise ship, part of a class that was never finished, and comes with a unique style all of her own. So grab yourself a Pina Colada and let us take you on a whirlwind tour…

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.