Posted June 16th, 2020
As we begin to return to travel, many cruise lines and travel partners are working hard to establish new and elevated health and safety procedures and protocols in line with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) recommendations.
Posted March 30th, 2020
On 27th March 2020, the first virtual ceremony of a cruise line accepting official command of their ship took place, as Celebrity Cruises took delivery of Celebrity Apex.
Posted March 9th, 2020
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently revealed their 2021 and 2022 itineraries for a few ships in their fleet.
Posted March 2nd, 2020
Some of the Fred.\ Cruises team were lucky enough to get the chance to climb aboard the brand new Scarlet Lady when she arrived in Dover last week. Here's how she stands out from the crowd.
Posted February 24th, 2020
Here are five things you may not know about Norwegian Cruise Line, regardless of whether you’ve cruised with them or not, which might sway your decision to book.
Posted February 17th, 2020
One of the most popular mini-cruise destinations when departing from the UK is Hamburg.So, if you’re looking to combine a cruise with this city break destination, here are some great free activities to enjoy while you’re there.
Posted February 10th, 2020
The latest member to join Regent Seven Seas’ luxurious fleet is Seven Seas Splendor, currently on her way to Miami to be christened by godmother, Christie Brinkley. Here’s everything you need to know about the ship.
Posted February 3rd, 2020
Cruise and Maritime Voyages has announced the renaming of the newest additions to their fleet. Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will soon become Amy Johnson and Ida Pfeiffer.
Posted January 27th, 2020
Cruise and Maritime Voyages has announced the renaming of the newest additions to their fleet. Pacific Dawn and Pacific Aria will soon become Amy Johnson and Ida Pfeiffer.
Posted January 20th, 2020
When the first images of Celebrity Edge were released, the sight of the Magic Carpet left many cruisers asking, "What's that for?" Well, here are all the ways it will enhance your cruise.
Posted January 13th, 2020
Oceania Cruises is a great choice if you're looking to sail in the lap of luxury. Here are just a few things that make the experience so special.
Posted Juanuary 6th, 2020
Whether you’re already aware of its fantastic benefits or not, it’s time to take a deep dive into what Princess Cruises' OceanMedallion can do to enhance your holiday.
Posted December 30th, 2019
2019 has been an amazing year for cruising, innovative ships have been produced, new itineraries created and old ships made to feel new again. Here are just a few cruise highlights from 2019.
Posted December 23rd, 2019
Ranging from four to 17 nights and visiting destinations as far and wide as Europe and Australia, we've highlighted some cruises that will help you escape the winter blues.
Posted December 16th, 2019
Free buses operated by CAT make it so easy to explore the Australian city of Perth. If your ship is departing from Freemantle, here are three free things to do before you set sail.
Posted December 9th, 2019
On 5th December 2019, the first MSC Cruises’ guests stepped off MSC Divina and onto the cruise line’s private island, Ocean Cay. Here’s what you can expect.
Posted December 2nd, 2019
Cruise and Maritime Voyages has celebrated their 10th anniversary by announcing that two new cruise ships are on the way to the fleet.
Posted November 25th, 2019
You won’t want to miss these fantastic cruise offers coming up over the Black Friday 2019 period.
Posted November 18th, 2019
Cruise lines introduce brand new ship class every once in a while, but recent years have seen several operators launching new ships within a class that’s not entirely new. Here are three examples of what we mean.
Posted November 11th, 2019
Japan is one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet at the moment. The country has just finished hosting the Rugby World Cup and has now got its eyes firmly set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – so what better time to visit?
Posted November 4th, 2019
Last week Norwegian Cruise Lines announced the refit of their spectacular ship, Norwegian Spirit. Read on to find out what new facilities will be featured on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Spirit in 2020.
Posted October 28th, 2019
There's no reason you should be put off by a cruise that features a few sea days. Here's how to make that time on the open ocean anything but boring.
Posted October 21st, 2019
Last week, we were lucky enough to spend the day onboard Cruise and Maritime’s latest ship, Vasco da Gama. Here are just a few of the areas we loved during our time on board.
Posted October 14th, 2019
One of the most exciting things is when there’s a new ship on its way. We’ve highlighted some of the upcoming vessels you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Posted October 7th, 2019
Having recently tried them out, Chris Mayhew, our Iona Insider reveals a few activities that will be on offer when you arrive in Gran Canaria on board Iona.
Posted September 30th, 2019
Guests on board Silversea Cruises’ Silver Explorer were able to experience the company’s first-ever sailing of the Northeast Passage, a remote cruising route just above the Arctic Circle.
Posted September 23rd, 2019
Four years ago, Britannia was named by Her Majesty The Queen. Now P&O Cruises has just announced plans to make the ship even better.
Posted September 16th, 2019
MSC Cruises has announced 24 summer sailings departing from Southampton for the summer period of 2021, after MSC Magnifica undergoes her €130 million refurbishment.
Posted September 9th, 2019
With such a long history behind them, there are plenty of interesting facts that you may not know about P&O Cruises. These are a few of our favourites.
Posted September 2nd, 2019
Two very big announcements from the cruise line have outlined forthcoming plans for new ships and the fact that you’ll soon be able to sail directly from the UK.
Posted August 19th, 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently launched a new, interactive app for their customers, designed to help assist and support you before and during your cruise.
Posted August 12th, 2019
You’re free to laze on its beautiful beaches, but if you’re looking for some more specific options, we have some great suggestions of what to do in San Juan. And the best part is that they won’t cost you a penny.
Posted August 5th, 2019
Disney Cruise Line has revealed their Halloween and Christmas itineraries for 2020 and they’re overflowing with festivities. Get booking next year’s family holiday.
Posted July 29th, 2019
The popularity of the escape room concept has been growing steadily and in recent times, they have made their way onto several cruise ships. Here are some you should try.
Posted July 22nd, 2019
Have you ever wondered what some of the most luxurious cruise ship cabins have to offer? Here's a look at some of the facilities you could look forward to.
Posted July 16th, 2019
Yesterday, our Iona Insider, Chris, returned to the restaurant of José Pizarro for a masterclass on the Spanish-influenced food that guests can look forward to on board Iona.
Posted July 8th, 2019
Like proverbial buses, cruise ship launches seem to have all come at once in recent weeks. Cruisers have been spoilt by the arrival of not one but four vessels.
Posted July 1st, 2019
We were lucky enough to be invited on board the beautiful Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Magellan and explore its spacious yet comfortable features.
Posted June 24th, 2019
These Fred. Olsen cruises offer something different from a conventional cruise - from mystery itineraries to taster cruises.
Posted June 17th, 2019
For the foodies out there, we’ve comprised a list of some of the best fine dining restaurants at sea, making the choice of your next cruise just that little bit easier.
Posted June 10th, 2019
Just what is the best ‘add-on’ available and, given the choice, what should cruisers opt for when attempting to squeeze every last penny of value from their booking?
Posted June 3rd, 2019
As part of a fleet-wide enhancement programme, Royal Caribbean has announced that Oasis of the Seas will receive refurbishments that are expected to cost in the region of $165 million.
Posted May 20th, 2019
Rome is often described as a living, working museum and so it’s no surprise that much of its most iconic sights are completely free to enjoy.
Posted May 13th, 2019
Last week, our very own Iona Insider, Chris Mayhew, was invited to London for a delicious evening of culinary delights and to meet P&O Cruises'; new Local Food Heroes.
Posted April 29th, 2019
Sometimes called a ‘ship within a ship’ concept, these areas allow you to feel like a VIP and enjoy everything from your own private pool to fabulous fine dining venues.
Posted April 15th, 2019
MSC Cruises has announced plans to join the list of cruise lines building private cruise terminals in the world' busiest cruise port, PortMiami.
Posted April 8th, 2019
For wine fanatics, it doesn’t get much better than relaxing at sea with a cold glass of your preferred tipple. If that’s you, be sure to check out some of our favourite wine bars at sea.
Posted April 1st, 2019
Following feedback from past and potential future guests, the Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a brand new take on their ‘Free At Sea’ offering that used to be in place.
Posted March 25th, 2019
Fans of expedition cruising may be interested to know that we recently learned more information about Seabourn’s upcoming new vessel, including the name.
Posted March 18th, 2019
We were lucky enough to get the chance to look around this beautiful vessel before she set sail on her maiden cruise. So, here are five things we loved about MSC Bellissima.
Posted March 11th, 2019
If you’re already planning ahead to winter 2020 then we have some great news for you. P&O Cruises has just announced its new campaign for late next year and early 2021.
Posted March 4th, 2019
Cruise lines are always trying to visit more places and build new and improved ships, however, recently many brands have been seeking out their own private islands as well as developing their previously owned islands.
Posted February 25th, 2019
Denmark’s second city, Aarhus, is definitely on the up but can be quite expensive to explore. But that’s where our guide to ‘3 free things to do’ comes in.
Posted February 18th, 2019
Scenic recently came under pressure for postponing the launch of its forthcoming ocean ship. All of this proves that where a ship is built does matter, but how much do you actually know about the leading names in this often unseen industry?
Posted February 11th, 2019
From wristbands that give you access to your cabin to state-of-the-art theatre venues, it’s amazing what you find on board when you take a cruise holiday. Here are some of the latest futuristic facilities that will leave you amazed.
Posted February 4th, 2019
Having revamped their drinks packages, P&O Cruises is aiming to offer more value for money to cruisers and has created the different options in response to feedback from previous customers.
Posted January 28th, 2019
Over the years, Royal Caribbean has earnt a reputation for introducing a wide range of ‘first at sea’ experiences for cruisers that choose to sail on their action-packed ships. Now we can look forward to the longest waterslide at sea.
Posted January 21st, 2019
Last year, Silver Spirit received a $70 million renovation to bring her in line with flagship Silver Muse, here are some of the luxurious enhancements she now boasts.
Posted January 14th, 2019
As some cities commit to implementing a 'day-tripper' tax, we ask how this could affect cruising now and in the future.
Posted January 7th, 2019
We were recently lucky enough to experience some time aboard the brand new Celebrity Edge. After wowing us from the moment we stepped on board, here is our take on this ground-breaking new ship.
Posted December 17th, 2018
It was only a matter of time before somebody decided to put a roller coaster on a cruise ship and now Carnival has announced the first one at sea.
Posted December 10th, 2018
Here are some of the fantastic vessels launching next year, which may well become the setting for your own 2019 cruise.
Posted December 3rd, 2018
Hurtigruten has announced that their original expeditions vessel, MS Fram, will go into dry dock during the spring of 2020 and emerge as brand new.
Posted November 26th, 2018
With a raft of cruise lines announcing that their ships will be sailing out of Southampton, new vessels being launched and even brand new cruise lines making their debut, 2020 is already shaping up to be a massive year.
Posted November 19th, 2018
If you are thinking of treating yourself to a relaxing Christmas getaway, here are seven fantastic destinations in which you could wake up on Christmas morning.
Posted November 12th, 2018
More has been revealed about Celebrity Flora, including the fact that guests will have the chance to camp out on the top deck.
Posted November 5th, 2018
We all know about the beauty of Barcelona, the romance of Rome and the majesty of Monte Carlo, but what are some of the other ports that we should be looking out for?
Posted October 29th, 2018
Anybody who regularly enjoys family holidays knows how difficult it is to keep little ones entertained. Luckily, cruise ships are home to many fantastic things to see and do that the whole family can get involved with.
Posted October 22nd, 2018
You may know that our very own Chris Mayhew is one of P&O Cruises’ Iona Insiders. He has returned from the Norwegian fjords with tales of the activities available to guests sailing during Iona’s maiden season.
Posted October 15th, 2018
Whilst New Zealand is known best for its breathtaking natural landscapes, it is also home to some amazing cities that offer plenty to do when your cruise ship docks.
Posted October 8th, 2018
Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest cruise lines in the world. But, how much do you know about the cruise line and its vessels? Here are five fascinating facts to keep you in the loop.
Posted October 1st, 2018
Back in August, P&O Cruises launched an agent competition that offered the chance to be an ‘Iona Insider’. The winners were recently announced and member of the team Chris Mayhew was amongst them
Posted September 24th, 2018
Celebrity Cruises have announced that their 2020 ship will be named and launched in the Southampton. It's exciting times for anyone who likes to sail from the UK.
Posted September 17th, 2018
When your ship arrives in the popular city of San Francisco, what can you look forward to? If you don’t like the look of the shore excursions available or simply want to save some cash to spend in other ports, try these free activities.
Posted September 10th, 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently launched a range of ‘closer’ itineraries on board Braemar which highlight her ability to dock in places that are typically off limits for others.
Posted August 3rd, 2018
Today marks an exciting day for cruisers as pre-registration has finally opened for P&O Cruises’ forthcoming new ship, Iona. Here are some of the things that excite us from the details that have been revealed so far.
Posted August 20th, 2018
It’s easy to see why many cruisers feel it’s impossible to have a personalised experience when there are so many people on board doing the same things as you, but here are a few ways you can make the holiday your own.
Posted August 13th, 2018
Many islands lay in the Atlantic Ocean and are often added to itineraries to break up the journey and offer the chance to explore somewhere unique and remote. Here are three such destinations that you may visit.
Posted August 6th, 2018
A lot of cruisers love letting the gentle movement of the ship rock them off to sleep, but others find it harder to slip into dreamland whilst sailing the world’s seas. We’re here to help, though.
Posted July 30th, 2018
In recent weeks, many cruise lines have given updates as to the progress of their ships. Here’s a little round-up of the recent news in case you’ve missed any of it.
Posted July 23rd, 2018
Zadar continues to grow in popularity and so you may well find it listed on the itinerary of your next Mediterranean cruise. If you do, here are some interesting attractions that won’t cost you a penny.
Posted July 16th, 2018
The term ‘repositioning cruise’ maybe something you’ve heard before in regards to cruising but what does this actually mean? And how can they save you money?
Posted July 9th, 2018
In the world of cruising, there is an unwritten rule that you should never refer to a cruise ship as a boat. But deciphering the difference is not always easy.
Posted July 2nd, 2018
All this hot weather in the UK has got us constantly craving some delicious ice cream to help cool us down. Luckily, there are some great ice cream bars aboard cruise ships.
Posted June 25th, 2018
For the majority of the time, cruise ships serve as relaxing ways to explore the world. However, sometimes these vessels are called into action of a different kind.
Posted June 18th, 2018
To start the excitement early, details were recently released about what we can expect from Spectrum of the Seas. So, here is what we know so far.
Posted June 11th, 2018
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a destination and enjoy more than just a passing perusal, here are some great ways to see more.
Posted June 4th, 2018
With many vessels scheduled to be refurbished in 2018, here are a few that have already received their upgrades. Why not be one of the first cruisers to enjoy the new additions this summer?
Posted May 21st, 2018
If you are planning to head for sunnier skies soon, and your cruise itinerary includes a stop in Nassau, here are some great free things to do.
Posted May 14th, 2018
If you are planning a Mediterranean cruise this summer, here are five adventures you can enjoy from Naples – whether that’s as part of an organised excursion or under your own guidance.
Posted April 30th, 2018
There is no reason why you have to choose between an ocean and a river cruise. A number of different cruise lines have started to offer itineraries that blur the lines between a cruise inland and one across the sea.
Posted April 23rd, 2018
The last two weeks have seen the introduction of two more giant ships into the world of cruising - Symphony of the Seas and Norwegian Bliss. But how do they compare?
Posted April 16th, 2018
If, for example, you have already visited a particular port or it’s not somewhere you are especially keen to explore, there are many benefits to staying on the ship instead.
Posted April 9th, 2018
Set to start in September 2018 and be completed by summer 2019, the new additions will create the ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’. Here is a taste of what you can look forward to.
Posted March 26th, 2018
One of the most visited ports in Japan is the city of Yokohama because it provides easy access to chaotic and stimulating Tokyo. Here are some great free activities to do whilst you're there.
Posted March 19th, 2018
The art of ‘stretching’ a ship involves cutting it down the middle, inserting a ready-made section and then welding it back together again. By why do cruise lines choose this approach
Posted March 12th, 2018
Following on from successful events such as Star Wars Day and various ‘Frozen’ themed sailings, Disney Cruise Line is once again inviting cruisers young and old to climb aboard its ships and enjoy a magical day at sea with their heroes.
Posted March 5th, 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ for 2020 - the third time Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch and Braemar have sailed in tandem.
Posted February 26th, 2018
A recent announcement will mean Aurora emerges from her 2019 dry dock refit as an adult-only ship. What will this mean for cruisers?
Posted February 19th, 2018
Modern ships can boast some fantastic venues for after-hours fun that will have you dancing into the night and rediscovering your rhythm. Here are some of our favourite evening venues at sea.
Posted February 12th, 2018
Many people have a bucket list of destinations they want to visit in their lives, but cruisers may have an entirely different set of things that they wish to see and do whilst on board a cruise ship.
Posted February 5th, 2018
Cruising is traditionally a popular choice for couples going on holiday together, but more and more multi-generational groups are taking to the seas as part of their annual holiday. Here's why.
Posted January 29th, 2018
We barely know anything about P&O Cruises’ next ship, due to arrive in 2020, but it has already announced that she will have a sister. One that is likely to offer various facilities geared towards younger cruisers.
Posted January 22nd, 2018
It’s at this time of the year that experts like to look ahead at the next 12 months. However, we’re casting our gaze a bit further ahead to see how your cruise holiday could look in 50 years’ time.
Posted January 15th, 2018
Our ‘3 Free Thing To Do’ series provides some great suggestions for fun things to do when your ship calls into port that won’t cost a penny. Here's what you can get up to in Cape Town.
Posted January 8th, 2018
There’s a reason why January is the best time to book your cruise holiday…and not just because it helps to dispel those post-Christmas blues.
Posted December 18th, 2017
2018 is set to be a big year for many different reasons. Not only is there a whole host of new ships on the way, there are also some fantastic events happening around the world that shouldn’t be missed.
Posted December 11th, 2017
One of the most magical times of the year to sail off into the sunset is during the festive period. Here are five reasons why this is something every cruiser should consider.
Posted December 4th, 2017
A new ship launch is always an exciting event in the cruising world and we are set to be positively spoilt in this regard during 2018.
Posted November 27th, 2017
Although they represent great value for money, a cruise holiday doesn't always include everything. Here's how to save on some exciting extras.
Posted November 20th, 2017
Celebrity Cruises' new ship will launch in 2019 and sail around the Galapagos. The all-suite vessel has man technological advancements.
Posted November 13th, 2017
Sometimes, you aren’t in the mood for a sit-down meal. Luckily, there are some great quick-service restaurants offering an alternative to the main dining option
Posted November 6th, 2017
These Mediterranean cruise ports are not as highly-rated as Barcelona, Rome or Marseille but will still be highlights of your holiday.
Posted October 30th, 2017
The historic city of Valletta is defined by its impressive fortifications. Luckily, it’s more focused on welcoming visitors these days than deterring them.
Posted October 23rd, 2017
Over the next year or so, there are a number of themed cruises sailing around the world, bringing like-minded people together for fun at sea.
Posted October 16th, 2017
More details about Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas were released last week. Here are some exciting new features to look forward to.
Posted October 9th, 2017
These moments of your cruise are sure to help you create some treasured memories.
Posted October 2nd, 2017
Having bought Adonia from P&O Cruises, Azamara plan to turn her into the brand-new Azamara Pursuit.
Posted September 25th, 2017
Cunard has announced that a fourth ship will be joining the fleet in 2022. This will be the first new vessel in 12 years.
Posted September 18th, 2017
Should you book your shore excursions with the cruise line? What types of activity are there available and when should you book?
Posted September 11th, 2017
If you're wondering if a cruise is right for you, how can you be sure before you take the plunge?
Posted September 04th, 2017
Whilst Estonia's top attractions include the zoo, Toompea Castle & the Kumu art museum, here are some you can enjoy for free.
Posted August 21st, 2017
We recently learned more about the facilities that will be found on Norwegian Bliss when she debuts. Here are some exciting additions to look forward to.
Posted August 14th, 2017
We were impressed by what we saw when we climbed aboard Crystal Symphony in Dover last week. Here are 5 specific areas we loved.
Posted July 7th, 2017
A British Isles cruise is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the UK. Here are some of the best ports you'll visit during your trip.
Posted July 31st, 2017
Finding the perfect cruise is never easy. However, after answering these questions, you will be able to do just that.
Posted July 24th, 2017
With modern cruise ships offering space for thousands of guests, it’s no surprise that certain facilities can get crowded. Here's how to avoid the lines.
Posted July 17th, 2017
Cruise lines are always trying to push the boundaries when it comes to what can and can’t be done at sea, and this includes sports facilities too
Posted July 10th, 2017
Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive places to visit in the world. However, there’s no need to break the bank if you don’t want to.
Posted July 3rd, 2017
Last week, we travelled to Dover to see the rejuvenated Black Watch for ourselves and here are three main areas that have been improved.
Posted June 26th, 2017
Weather, history, attractions, food – these all play a part when it comes to deciding which cruise you want to book. But what about the seeing wildlife in its natural habitat?
Posted June 19th, 2017
MSC Cruises recently confirmed plans to build a ship with a larger capacity than any other. It will be powered by LNG and be launched in 2022.
Posted June 12th, 2017
Here are some of the best 2018 cruise offers available from the top cruise lines right now. The early bird catches the worm.
Posted June 5th, 2017
Many ports offer paradisiacal surroundings in the form of pristine beaches & scenic views, but what about those that are a shopper’s paradise?
Posted May 22nd, 2017
These destinations may be home to cold temperatures most of the year, but summer offers a chance to explore without the need for that extra layer. Hopefully.
Posted May 15th, 2017
If the shore excursions don't appeal or you are looking to save some money during your brief stay, here are some excellent things to do in Halifax for free.
Posted May 8th, 2017
After re-evaluating their standard cruise package, Norwegian Cruise Line's prices are now even more inclusive.
Posted April 24th, 2017
We recently established the most popular cruise port in each region but what about those that offer a more exclusive experience?
Posted April 10th, 2017
There's a new ship in town for luxury cruise fans. Silver Muse offers fantastic food, spacious suites and a spa that lets you control your own experience. Read on...
Posted April 03th, 2017
Royal Caribbean's first ship, Song of Norway, was launched in 1970, but how have things changed in the years between then and the arrival of Symphony of the Seas?
Posted March 27th, 2017
What is it about the coastline of Norway which makes it a desirable place to go? Here are ten reasons why you should think about cruising the Norwegian fjords in 2017.
Posted March 20th, 2017
To whet your appetite for this fantastic new ship, here are the five things we are most excited about seeing on board.
Posted March 13th, 2017
Having mapped every port that will be visited by every ship from the top cruise lines in 2017, we can now reveal the most popular destinations in each region of the world.
Posted March 6th, 2017
From seldom-visited ports to some of the cruising world’s most-loved destinations, here are five Fred. Olsen cruises to consider this year.
Posted February 27th, 2017
Here are a number of cruise destinations where the time of year you choose to travel will have a big impact on what you see and experience.
Posted February 20th, 2017
There are many exciting celebrations going on throughout 2017, so here are a few that you could choose to visit as part of a cruise.
Posted February 13th, 2017
To celebrate the fact that it has been 50 years since the QE2 was christened by Queen Elizabeth II, Cunard are hosting an anniversary cruise.
Posted February 6th, 2017
2017 is set to be a big year for the city of Hull, making it the perfect place from which to start your cruise in 2017 and beyond.
Posted January 30th 2017
This month Seabourn welcomed the newest addition to their fleet, the Seabourn Encore, and celebrated a new era in bigger cruise ships for the company.
Posted January 16th 2017
Whether you agree with it being a depressing day or not, here are five cruises that will give you something to look forward to.
Posted January 9th 2017
Our 2017 cruise finder will help you see which ships are sailing where, in 2017. You can even see the departure ports of each ship throughout the year.
Posted December 19th 2016
With many exciting launches happening throughout the year, 2017 is sure to be an exciting period in the cruise industry.
Posted December 12th 2016
One of the best ways to ensure that your cruise is hassle-free is to choose an itinerary that sails straight from the UK. Here are some great examples.
Posted December 5th 2016
HAL's BBC Earth program is being extended to cover the entire fleet. New experiences, shows and themed cruises will also be added.
Posted November 28th 2016
The Portuguese capital is definitely becoming more and more popular with cruisers. Here are just a few reasons why we love it so much.
Posted November 21st 2016
Cruising is already a relaxing way of seeing the world. However, there are still some great ways to streamline your experience from start to finish
Posted November 14th 2016
If you find yourself on a cruise that visits the Moroccan city of Tangier, here are a few things to do that won’t break the bank.
Posted November 7th 2016
During your cruise, you may find yourself in need of a moment of peace and quiet. That's where these areas of a ship come in handy.
Posted October 31st 2016
Christmas is a magical, if not stressful, time of year and one that we all like to spend differently. If you are looking to escape your usual routine, here are some great winter cruise options.
Posted October 24th 2016
Never wanting to stand still, plans have been announced for a new era of Royal Caribbean vessels.
Posted October 17th 2016
A pre-cruise hotel stay is a great way to extend your holiday. Here are three reasons why you may want to consider doing this next time you set sail.
Posted October 10th 2016
How did the custom of cruise ship Godmothers first come about and what does it usually entail?
Posted October 3rd 2016
Whether you have a strict budget or want to save your money to spend on board the ship, here are 3 free things to do when your vessel drops anchor in Cartagena.
Posted September 26th 2016
Plan a Cruise Month will take place from 1st - 31st of October and will hopefully encourage people to use their local travel agent to organise their next cruise holiday.
Posted September 19th 2016
News emerged last week that P&O Cruises, have signed an agreement with Meyer Werft to build a ground-breaking new vessel that will be in a class of its own.
Posted September 12th 2016
Last week, we swapped our passports for ship passes and headed aboard MSC Splendida. Here are a few areas we especially enjoyed.
Posted Septmeber 5th 2016
Cruise operators find the best of the best in terms of live performers. But sometimes there’s the opportunity to step into the limelight yourself.
Posted August 22nd 2016
A recent survey has thrown some light on what it is that British cruisers look for when choosing their holiday. Here are some of the key things.
Posted August 15th 2016
During a cruise that is also likely to include New York, there may be a need to save your hard-earned cash and so here are some great things to do in Boston for free.
Posted August 8th 2016
Every ship has at least a couple of different shows, giving you the chance to laugh, sing & dance your way into the night. But what are some of the best stage shows at sea right now?
Posted August 1st 2016
With the introduction of 'Little Skippers', adults taking their children on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cruise will no longer have to worry about them being bored on board.
Posted July 25th 2016
We ventured down to Southampton whilst Nautica was in port and here are five things we learnt from our brief time on board.
Posted July 18th 2016
Touted as the most luxurious ship on the waves, here are ten things you should know about Seven Seas Explorer.
Posted July 11th 2016
Exciting restaurant concepts keep things fresh and provide fun environments in which to savour different cuisines. Here are some of the best in the cruise industry at the moment.
Posted July 4th 2016
Plans have been made for Royal Caribbean to build a brand new cruise terminal at PortMiami, increasing their annual capacity in the city to 1.8 million.
Posted June 27th 2016
Situated in a beautiful part of the world, this popular Mediterranean port has plenty to offer without breaking the bank.
Posted June 20th 2016
24.2 million people are expected to cruise in 2016, but where are they likely to be heading?
Posted June 13th 2016
These are just four of the fantastic Signature Experiences that Celebrity Cruises have available. You could attend these world events in 2017.
Posted June 6th 2016
Choosing the right sized ship is an important decision when cruising, Here are a few pros and cons of large and small vessels.
Posted May 23rd 2016
Harmony of the Seas has finally arrived and we spent the weekend taking a look around.
Posted May 16th 2016
The itinerary is likely to be one of the most important aspects of choosing your cruise. Look out for these terms that may feature on them and could help you make up your mind.
Posted May 9th 2016
These water-based cruise ship activities are perfect for cooling off on those scorching sea days.
Posted April 25th 2016
Dubai may be a city of opulence and luxury but there are more than a few things you can do without spending a single dirham.
Posted April 18th 2016
Gateway ports are used when a place of interest is located inland and the ship needs somewhere to dock before guests can be transferred. How well do you know these examples?
Posted April 11th 2016
Details were recently released regarding Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship. Norwegian Joy won't be finished until next year but we're already excited.
Posted April 4th 2016
A number of cruise lines have recently released the details of their 2017/18 programs. Here are some great ways you can save money by booking early.
Posted March 21st 2016
We're half-way through the ITV series 'The Cruise', so we decided to take a look at a few things first-time cruisers can learn from the show.
Posted March 14th 2016
To start what will be an exciting year for Royal Caribbean, the cruise line announced a new partnership with WWF.
Posted March 7th 2016
We look back on what has been a successful year for the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market, Britannia.
Posted February 29th 2016
Cruise ships tend to have wildly contrasting fates when they retire. Here are four different examples.
Posted February 22nd 2016
This year's Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, with Norwegian Cruise Line doing particularly well.
Posted February 15th 2016
If you find yourself on one of the many Chinese cruises that are now available, here are three free things to do in Shanghai.
Posted February 8th 2016
With the help of a new online tool, you can explore the decks of Celebrity Reflection to see what life is like onboard this award-winning ship.
Posted February 1st 2016
With the launch of Harmony of the Seas fast approaching, we take a look at the unique experiences to be had aboard this floating behemoth.
Posted January 25th 2016
These cruise ship bars offer fantastic drinks amidst quirky surroundings, making them some of the coolest places to grab a drink at sea.
Posted January 18th 2016
Scenic have become the latest river cruise line to announce a move into the world of ocean cruising. Scenic Eclipse is scheduled to arrive in 2018.
Posted January 11th 2016
With various events happening over the course of the year, 2016 is the perfect time to visit these destinations.
Posted January 4th 2016
Start the new year by picking up your copy of Cruisin' magazine. This edition has all the information you need to plan your next trip on the waves.
Posted December 21st 2015
For the last blog post of 2015, we have devised a quiz to see how much you remember from the cruise industry this year.
Posted December 14th, 2015
With the range of dining options available, it can be hard to know what to expect from each. However, our guide to the different types of restaurant will help.
Posted December 7th, 2015
Christmas day is already one of the most anticipated in the year, but a Christmas cruise is sure to make it even more magical.
Posted November 30th, 2015
We've been spoilt by the fabulous new arrivals in the cruising industry this year, and 2016 looks like it will bring more fantastic additions.
Posted November 23rd, 2015
There's no need to break the bank during your cruise holiday. Here are some excellent free attractions in the city of Vancouver.
Posted November 16th, 2015
The colder weather has really started to kick in in the UK this past week. If you’re looking for some sunshine there are still a wide range of options available to you.
Posted November 9th, 2015
Even when you're on holiday, no sports fan wants to miss the big game. Well, on board these ships you don't have to.
Posted November 2nd, 2015
Norwegian Escape has just been launched and we got the chance to spend some time on board whilst she was docked in Southampton last week.
Posted October 26th, 2015
We take a look at four of the busiest cruise ports in the world and see why they attract so many visitors on an annual basis.
Posted October 19th, 2015
With the launch of a new TV advertising campaign, Celebrity Cruises compels us to seek 'a different view'.
Posted October 12th, 2015
When visiting the port of Barcelona, it is easy to enjoy the city without having to spend a cent. Our guide will tell you the best free things to see and do.
Posted October 5th, 2015
Although Disney Cruise Line has a wealth of facilities for children on board its ships, the magic and wonder is also extended to the excellent adult-only areas.
Posted September 28th, 2015
With the launch of a dedicated website, Royal Caribbean has made it easier than ever to choose your shore excursions. We take a look at some of our favourites.
Posted September 21st, 2015
The beauty of cruising is that you can do it all year round and, as this blog post shows, there's an itinerary for every season.
Posted September 14th, 2015
Dining venues play a major role on board most cruise ships and those backed by celebrity chefs are sure to offer quality cuisine.
Posted September 7th, 2015
It's almost time for Cruise Week 2015 and so we take a look at what we know about the event so far.
Posted August 31st, 2015
P&O Cruises and Cunard have announced their world cruises for 2017. Here is everything you need to know about the launch.
Posted August 24th, 2015
There are certain destinations that we all consider to be the stuff that dreams are made of. Here are just a few that many of us would love to cruise to.
Posted August 17th, 2015
A new travel app aims to make the process of choosing a travel partner as simple as swiping left or right on your mobile phone.
Posted August 10th, 2015
Passenger numbers on Gulf cruises are increasing fast, so here are a few things you should know before booking.
Posted August 3rd, 2015
Climb on board with Disney Cruise Line this summer and take part in some Frozen-themed fun.
Posted July 27th, 2015
With the launch of Celebrity Cruises' new Jet Set Sail campaign, you may never have to experience a stressful fly-cruise again.
Posted July 20th, 2015
Cunard has announced the addition of ten more kennels on board the luxury liner Queen Mary 2, so we take a look at the other facilities aimed at our pets.
Posted July 13th, 2015
All of these cruises offer at least one overnight stay during the itinerary; giving you more time to explore cities like Venice, Quebec and St. Petersburg.
Posted July 6th, 2015
These themed cruises are focussed on a range of different special interests. From food to film, guests can meet like-minded people and a host of famous faces.
Posted June 29th, 2015
There are always going to be a few frustrations with any cruise but here's how to see the positives.
Posted June 22nd, 2015
Cruising is the best way to see the world's fjords. Here are some of the most dramatic and breathtaking examples on our planet.
Posted June 15th, 2015
In order to offer a destination that no other cruise line can, some operators have their own private islands that guests can visit as part of a cruise.
Posted June 8th, 2015
Carnival Corporation have launched a new 'Impact Travel' brand, which has implications for P&O's Adonia.
Posted June 1st, 2015
You don't always have to travel far & wide to see the world’s beauty. Here are some excellent British Isles cruises that highlight the wonder closer to home.
Posted May 18th, 2015
Cruise lines do all they can to keep you loyal. Here are the best membership schemes out there and the fantastic benefits they can offer.
Posted May 11th, 2015
These destinations are spectacular whichever way you look at them, but the views are even more stunning when you arrive by sea.
Posted April 27th, 2015
These apps from popular cruise operators will help you make the most of your cruise before and during your holiday.
Posted April 20th, 2015
As Anthem of the Seas sails into Southampton to start her maiden season, we were lucky enough to explore her extensive decks.
Posted April 13th, 2015
If you would prefer to spend your cruise away from children, there are plenty of adult-only cruise ships for you to choose from.
Posted March 30th, 2015
March 10th saw the conveyance of Anthem of the Seas. This process involved precise planning to get the ship from the Meyer Werft shipyard to the North Sea.
Posted March 23rd, 2015
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have just released their 2016/17 sailings. Here are seven great deals you can take advantage of if you book today.
Posted March 16th, 2015
In the week of Britannia's eagerly anticipated inauguration, some of us at Fred.\ Holidays got to look around her esteemed decks.
Posted March 9th, 2015
This infographic helps you understand what the letters before a ship's name mean. Find out the meaning of HMS, SS and MV.
Posted March 2nd, 2015
Last week the Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards were announced. Here are the cruise lines that came out on top in the various different categories.
Posted February 23rd, 2015
Ever wondered what the largest, fastest and tallest cruise ships in the world are? Here is our rundown of the top five record-breaking vessels.
Posted February 16th, 2015
Cruise lines often hold special themed events on board to celebrate certain occasions. Here are three unique occasions you could take part in.
Posted February 9th, 2015
If you are unsure whether cruising is for you then our fantastic mini cruises can give you a taster of what to expect. Here are some great examples.
Posted February 2nd, 2015
If you are going to take the whole family on a cruise then you need to know there will be something for everyone. These 5 cruise lines definitely offer that.
Posted January 26th, 2015
If you hate the feeling of disembarking a cruise ship, here are three ways that you can turn your holiday into everyday life.
Posted January 19th, 2015
Friends of the Earth recently published their annual report card which highlights the most environmentally friendly cruise lines and ships. We take a look.
Posted January 12th, 2015
Each year, cruise lines add maiden calls to their itineraries in order to take cruisers to places they have never been. Here are some great examples for 2015.
Posted January 5th, 2015
2015 is set to be another exciting year in the cruise industry and so here are a few key events to look out for.
Posted December 22nd, 2014
Falling ill on holiday is guaranteed to ruin your trip and so here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during your cruise.
Posted December 15th, 2014
As the launch date for Britannia creeps closer, we learn more about how this iconic ship is going to showcase the best of Britain.
Posted December 8th, 2014
Last week Virgin announced their decision to start operating within the cruise industry. Virgin Cruises will look to offer something very different and will aim to attract people who haven't cruised before.
Posted December 1st, 2014
Family cruises are a great way for eveyone to experience a fun holiday together but still do their own thing. Here are some of the best children's facilities available on the seas.
Posted November 24th, 2014
Last minute cruises are very popular, especially when the weather turns cold. Here's why sailing away at the 11th hour could be an excellent decision.
Posted November 17th, 2014
Island destinations are always popular with those who like to relax while they're on holiday. These archipelagos have plenty of sun, sea and sand and are excellent regions in which to cruise.
Posted November 11th, 2014
Fred.\ offers a wide range of cruises from nine different UK ports, helping to ensure your holiday is hassle-free and can start the minute you leave home. Let's take a closer look at these departure points.
Posted November 3rd, 2014
As the cold weather finally descends upon the UK, it may be time to sail off to chase the sun in these four excellent cruising destinations.
Posted October 27th, 2014
Start 2015 off with a bang by sailing on one of our extravagant world cruises. Here are some excellent options for you to choose from if you want to celebrate a special event in style.
Posted October 20th, 2014
As holidaymakers begin to plan their 2015 cruises, we take a look at a few ships that will be making their debuts next year.
Posted October 13th, 2014
After you factor in everything that is included, cruises often present superb value for money.
Posted October 6th, 2014
As you take your first step into the world of cruising, there are a number of things you need to consider. Here are some important ones.
Posted September 29th, 2014
Seasickness affects many people, including those who regularly take to the seas. Luckily though, there is much more we can do these days than we could in the past.
Posted September 22nd, 2014
Here's some insight into what to expect from our Pullmantur cruises as we take you on a tour of the Empress.
Posted September 15st, 2014
A lot of the phrases that we use in our everyday language have derived from things that used to be said at sea. Here are some examples of nautical terms and idioms that we now use without thinking.
Posted September 8th, 2014
There are plenty of myths surrounding the world of cruising and so it's time to debunk some of the most commonly heard examples.
Posted September 1st, 2014
We are all superstitious in our own way but it seems that sailors are even more so. Here are some interesting things that you may want to keep in mind when you take your next cruise.
Posted August 18th, 2014
Cruise ships have many interesting features these days, but here are a few interesting facts that you may not already know about them.
Posted August 11th, 2014
In recent years, cruise lines have made things a lot easier and more appealing for single travellers. Here are some great reasons to embark on an adventure alone.
Posted August 4th, 2014
These three trips from Fred Olsen are ripping up the conventions of a usual cruise and giving passengers a more active role. Learn more about these exciting offerings and book an intriguing adventure today.
Posted July 28th, 2014
Cruises from the UK are a great way to take some of the hassle out of going on holiday. Here are just a few reasons why sailing out of one of nine UK ports that Fred.\ has available will make your trip more appealing.
Posted July 14th, 2014
Unsure what to take with you on your first cruise holiday? Here's a great guide which includes a few things you shouldn't leave behind.
Posted July 4th, 2014
Cruise operators are constantly trying to incorporate new features into their ships which will excite guests and ensure that their time spent aboard is truly meorable. Here are five of the most eye-catching activities you'll find on board modern day cruise liners.