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.