4 Feb, 2019 41 Likes Share Post
  Are you think of taking your first cruise but not sure where to start? I’m hoping this handy guide will lead you in the right direction.   Cruising is a holiday that is designed for everyone, even those that are adamant it’s not for them. With so many new ships hitting our oceans every year and the onboard facilities becoming increasingly advanced in both design and techno
18 Dec, 2018 54 Likes Share Post
One of the biggest appeals of the cruise holiday is being offered the chance to wake up in a new and exciting destination almost every day. You may go to sleep as your ship sails from Antigua and the following morning, you’re on the vibrant island of St Kitts. It is a fantastic way to explore so many places while only ever having to unpack once. It’s also a great way to sample destinations t
4 Dec, 2018 35 Likes Share Post
Going on holiday is the closest thing we have to an existential pause button which allows us to temporarily break free from the everydayness of our lives. In this bewitching limbo, far away from any regular routine, we can flirt with other versions of ourselves, trying on lifestyles, sampling activities, and tasting food that we would never encounter as our regular selves. 'Office you' can
5 Nov, 2018 30 Likes Share Post
  Before motorways tore across the land and passenger planes doodled vapour trails in the sky, the number one way to travel was by water. Cities grew up around rivers which provided a vital source of drinking water and later served as convenient trade routes. For a low-stress way to see some of the world's most fascinating cities, packing your bag and heading for the water is still
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8 Oct, 2018 36 Likes Share Post
For the over-worked and perma-busy, a dream holiday can still mean locking away all electronic devices, laying in the sunshine, and tasking your brain with nothing more challenging than selecting your next cocktail. However, an increasing number of people are choosing to use their vacation time as an opportunity to learn a new skill and educate themselves about other countries and cultures. Mil
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6 Feb, 2018 96 Likes Share Post
In Cruise Critic’s experience, cruises are the easiest, most reliable and least stressful holidays for those on special diets. This is because cruise lines make an effort to accommodate all passenger dietary needs and strive to provide delicious and suitable choices on request. In general, cruise lines can provide food for vegetarian, vegan, low/no fat, low/no salt, lactose intolerant/dai
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1 Feb, 2018 89 Likes Share Post
Brought to you by  These are really exciting times for the cruise industry which continues to grow at a strong and steady pace. There are eight spectacular new ships scheduled for launch in 2018, and the UK is getting very close to reaching its 2 million cruise passenger mark. Britain is the third largest cruise market in the world after the US and Germany, and as a result of increasing public
22 Jan, 2018 69 Likes Share Post
Did you know that gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits and can vary enormously in terms of origins, styles and flavours? Gin originally came to Europe via Holland and is made most commonly made by distilling fermented grain, although it can be made from a range of other products, as long as it has a neutral base enabling the juniper berry and any other flavours to come through. G’
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18 Aug, 2017 98 Likes Share Post
Think you’ve travelled the globe? Well, what about the blue bits? With most of the planet covered by water, the best way to explore the world is by cruise ship; so step aboard and discover the Seven Wonders of the Waves. Transatlantic thrill It’s up there on the bucket list – crossing the Atlantic on Cunard’s classic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. Alternati
14 Aug, 2017 82 Likes Share Post
“I can show you the world,” sings Aladdin in the eponymous Disney classic. Well, being in possession of a magic carpet, lucky old Al could travel from Aqaba to the Russian Steppes in the twitch of a camel’s tail. For those of us without any airborne Axminster, taking a cruise is an excellent way to travel far from the Madding Crowd. [caption id="attachment_5304" align="alignright" width="
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11 Aug, 2017 70 Likes Share Post
Why on board is on trend A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that holiday cruises are now four times as popular with Brits as they were 20 years ago. Some of this meteoric rise can be attributed to the UK’s increasingly ageing population but the fact is that the cruise industry’s efforts to broaden the appeal of cruising are paying off. [caption id="attachment_
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7 Aug, 2017 73 Likes Share Post
Despite Hollywood’s efforts to see the entire adult population of the world paired off romantically there really is very little in life that you cannot do as a single individual, and cruising is no exception. Far from being the preserve of couples and families, cruising embraces solo travellers of all ages with a number of cruises geared specifically towards those who journey independently.
4 Aug, 2017 72 Likes Share Post
At this year’s Birmingham Cruise Show we are launching a brand new Gallery feature to showcase the stunning travel photography of Samson Reddyhoff. We caught up with Watford based photographer Samson ahead of the show to chat kit and find out how to take the perfect holiday snap. Sarah: “When were you first exposed to photography, and when did you know that you wanted to be a photographe
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4 Aug, 2017 72 Likes Share Post
Expect the unexpected on a cruise. There’s an array of jaw-dropping adventures and luxury touches that await on sailings across the planet. Thrills and spills Slip on your skates to glide and pirouette across an authentic ice-skating rink or throw yourself into 100mph winds that blast you high in an exhilarating sky-diving simulator. Then relax with a Martini cocktail – shaken, not stirr
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31 Jul, 2017 71 Likes Share Post
When cruising was first launched back in 1904 the choice of destination was limited to transatlantic ports. From ocean-going round the world extravaganzas to expeditionary river cruises, to themed and immersive experiential adventures, modern cruising now offers more choice than the infused oil aisle of a Surrey branch of Waitrose. As the sun unfurls the petals of a daisy, so
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28 Jul, 2017 77 Likes Share Post
It’s food glorious food when it comes to cruises. Whether you’re a gourmand or a grazer, these sailings are enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Cook with the stars Simmer and sizzle with celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White, James Martin and Eric Lanlard on special P&O Cruises Food Heroes sailings; spice up a Saga Cruises voyage with demonstrations by Jean-Christophe Novelli; and le
24 Jul, 2017 75 Likes Share Post
Before you go Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes from smaller river cruising vessels to ocean-going megaships. Cruise itineraries are just as diverse, varying in length, encompassing rivers and oceans around the world, and existing as stand-alone holidays or part of a ‘cruise and stay’ vacation. So, do your research and visit the Cruise Show before you book to ensure you pick the rig
21 Jul, 2017 69 Likes Share Post
More and more cruise lines are using technology to clean up their act, building new ships with solar panels and exhaust ‘scrubber’ systems to minimize emissions, retro-fitting existing vessels; introducing recycling and energy efficient devices on-board, purchasing food from sustainable sources and training crew in waste management. [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignright" width="60
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17 Jul, 2017 77 Likes Share Post
Buffet shmuffet! Cruise food embraces the whole culinary rainbow from casual pub grub to Michelin star magic.   Generally the bigger the ship, the bigger the choice of chow with buffet-style food offered as just one option alongside cafes, 24-hour room-service, formal dining rooms and more intimate speciality restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines. [caption id="attac
14 Jul, 2017 65 Likes Share Post
Step aboard to watch West End shows, shoot down waterslides and showcase your dance skills to Strictly Come Dancing experts – it’s all included. Go cruisin’ and get groovin’ Get some sea-going rhythm at some of the best music festivals afloat – and you don’t even have to rough it in a tent! Take your pick from Rock the Boat, [caption id="attachment_4354" align="alignright" wid
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10 Jul, 2017 67 Likes Share Post
  Cruising isn’t for children? Utter nonsense! With such a diverse range of children’s activities and facilities the problem isn’t finding a family-friendly cruise but deciding which one to book. [caption id="attachment_4305" align="alignright" width="392"] Photo Credit: Carnival Cruises[/caption]   All ages are catered for with babysitting services, nurseries, children
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7 Jul, 2017 67 Likes Share Post
  Go nuts in Brazil for the Rio Carnival Cruise into Rio de Janeiro for its famous February fiesta and join the best party on the planet as the streets come alive with exuberant samba dancers in a cacophony of music and colour. As ships stay for two days during sailings of South America, you can quite literally party the night away.   [caption id="attachment_4260" align="alig
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3 Jul, 2017 67 Likes Share Post
Pampering heaven Spas are big business on cruises so lie back and revel in top-to-toe massages, wraps and facials, and while away hours in thermal suites amid the bubbles of thalassotherapy pools and sultry steam rooms. On Viking Cruises you can even chill, quite literally, in a snow room filled with real snowflakes.   Luxury living on deck [caption id="attachment_4245" align="ali
3 Jul, 2017 70 Likes Share Post
  Expert advice Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned cruiser, come to the show and discover which cruise is for you. Our ‘New to cruise’ seminar session will tell you everything you need to know about booking your first cruise and what to expect on board. Meet industry experts as they cover topics including river cruising and expedition cruising in a series of panels hosted by Jo
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3 Jul, 2017 74 Likes Share Post
Think cruises aren’t for you? Think again. It’s time to throw those misconceptions overboard because cruises have changed out of all recognition.   Cruises are for old people Are you kidding? Check out the water parks, sky-diving simulators and ice-skating [caption id="attachment_4242" align="alignright" width="301"] Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean[/caption] rinks. Let you
1080, Oceania
3 Jul, 2017 73 Likes Share Post
Maximize your holiday downtime Increase the actual time you spend relaxing on holiday by swapping the annual smattering of city breaks for a cruise. With just one packing session and one set of transfers you can visit multiple destinations and avoid airport queues and waiting times. That means more real holiday time for you to spend unwinding and having fun. [caption id="attachment_4240" ali
25 May, 2017 96 Likes Share Post
You’ve disembarked and arrived in port. Whether you’re stepping off into a jam packed marketplace, quiet city streets or just to feel the sand between your toes you we’re here to help you get the most out of every precious moment. For some, half the fun of visiting ports is the thrill of exploration but, even so, a little prep helps to set you off in the right direction. Knowing that the
19 Apr, 2017 92 Likes Share Post
Our show can transport you to the far reaches of the world. Make your way from the calm waters of the Nile to the steps of the Taj Mahal, from the awe-inspiring ice caps of the Antarctic to tropical paradise and everywhere in between. We look forward to seeing you there.
19 Apr, 2017 81 Likes Share Post
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