Whether you’re new to cruising, or a seasoned shipmate, it’s often difficult to know whether you should book a shore excursion or make your own way in a port of call. If you’ve just booked a cruise it’s likely the cruise line is currently trying to sell you at least one – so what are shore excursions, and what’re the pros and cons?
“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: MS Marco Polo – Quaint, Quirky, Confused.
MS Marco Polo is a truly unique boat amongst the modern mega-ships that cruise the oceans today, but can she keep up with what guests expect in 2019? I stepped onboard in June 2019 to find out.
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…
Celebrity Millennium transformed by Celebrity Revolution – like a new ship
Celebrity Millennium has emerged from Celebrity’s Revolution programme like a brand new ship. After weeks of work and millions of dollars investment the much loved ship has a whole new look.
Royal Caribbean names its second Quantum-Ultra class ship ‘Odyssey of the Seas’
Friday 1st February 2019, Royal Caribbean announced the name of its upcoming second Quantum-Ultra class cruise ship – ‘Odyssey of the Seas’.
Virgin Voyages reveal new cabin design and itineraries
Virgin Voyages have released their new cabin designs, featuring a new way to sleep and entertain at sea – and with itineraries featuring overnight stays in Havana we’re ready to set sail.