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?
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REVIEW: P&O Britannia – British cruising is back
After a pause of nearly eighteen months cruising has restarted in the United Kingdom. How has the pandemic changed cruising, and what did I make of my first time sailing with P&O? Join me as I take one of the first cruises back on the seas. The Cruise As cruising restarts in the UK sailings…
Princess promises entertainment and connectivity this Summer
A new constellation of satellites will ensure passengers remain connected at high-speed whilst broadway style shows and jazz clubs offer entertainment options for all. As cruising returns after a year of uncertainty cruise lines are working to attract both returning and first time cruisers. Princess Cruises have been busy preparing and promoting their offerings to…
REVIEW: Celebrity Summit – a renovation to turn heads
Celebrity Summit is one of Celebrity’s older ships but thanks to her recent Celebrity Revolution makeover she certainly doesn’t feel it. We had the pleasure of sailing on her in October 2019 – come with us as we explore the Summit.
Princess Cruises take delivery of Sky Princess
Princess Cruises have taken delivery of the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, the 18th ship its rapidly growing fleet, at an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
“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.
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.
Explore South America and Antarctica with Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises has announced its full 2020-2021 South America and Antarctica programme. Two Princess ships have been assigned to the region, the 2,000-guest Coral Princess and 670-guest Pacific Princess.
Celebrity Cruises celebrate Pride at Sea.
The Celebrity Cruises fleet has been celebrating Pride Month at sea with a series of events culminating with a ‘Pride Party at Sea’ party on ten ships across their fleet.