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River vs Ocean Cruising

clock 9th May 2018 | comment0 Comments
If you’re new to cruise, or indeed have always stuck to either river or ocean cruising, you might be curious to know more about the differences between the two. The fact is, both kinds of cruising offer some incredible opportunities, but of course there are many aspects which contrast. Find out more with our overview of river vs ocean cruising.     The Destinations Visited There aren’t many crossovers when it comes to the destinations travelled to on river and ocean cruising. While an ocean liner can sail across the seven seas transporting you to countries and islands all over the globe, river ships traverse the world’s rivers, from The Rhine in Europe to the exo... [More]


What to Wear on a Cruise

clock 8th May 2018 | comment0 Comments
You’re all booked and getting more excited by the day for your upcoming cruise, and have even started thinking about putting things aside to be packed. But, if you’re like many other new and even seasoned cruisers, you might have concerns about what you’re expected to wear. Instead of getting in a fluster and over-packing, take a look at our tips about what to wear on a cruise.     Clothing for the Daytime Whether it’s a sea day and you’ll be trying out onboard activities, or you’re in port and out exploring, in general clothing for the daytime on a cruise should be casual and comfortable. No matter if you’re on a luxury cruise or a budget... [More]


Compare a City Break to a Mini Cruise

clock 3rd May 2018 | comment0 Comments
If you’re considering a few days away somewhere, no doubt you’ve looked into the classic European city breaks; Rome, Paris, Barcelona, to name a few. But why limit yourself to just one place? Why not take in numerous destinations in comfort and style on a fabulous mini cruise.     Five Great Things about a Mini Cruise   There are so many advantages of choosing a mini cruise instead of a self-led city break, here are our top five;   All the food is taken care of. While of course it’s great to go out and about and sample new foods on holiday, it’s also a real comfort to know that the majority of your food and drink is readily available onboard. &nbs... [More]


Hot vs Cold Cruising

clock 2nd May 2018 | comment0 Comments
With more and more choices of cruising styles and destinations becoming available, it can seem overwhelming when it comes to making a decision about where and when to go. Well, one of the first things that should be considered is what kind of holiday you’re looking for – a hot and sunny one with plenty of opportunities to swim and sunbathe, or a cold one with chances to explore new surroundings. Read on for our helpful overview of hot versus cold cruising. Cruising in a Hot Destination   Where to go There are plenty of sunny spots to choose from for your next cruise holiday. From popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, to more unusual places in... [More]


5 Things to do in Seattle

clock 30th April 2018 | comment0 Comments
Seattle is famous for many things, from Starbucks, to Frasier, and Microsoft, and it unsurprisingly offers a huge range of things to do and see. If your North America cruise includes a stop here, it can seem daunting to decide what to choose – particularly if you only have a day or so. For a little help and guidance, find out what our Marketing Manager Nicole recommends are the 5 top things to do in Seattle.     Seattle is so much more than Starbucks coffee and music. During my 4 days there I experienced a variety of activities and adventures giving me a good overview of the city. Here are my top recommendations. 1. See the Chihuly Garden and Glass This is a must when visit... [More]


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