One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make when booking a cruise is your cabin (or “stateroom”) type. People often ask “Oceanview vs Balcony cabin – which is best?” but there is no simple answer to this. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Let me break down the benefits … Read More
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Are cruises expensive? Not if you avoid these costs!
We always talk about cruising as being a really economical way to travel. You can see the world without paying for multiple flights, transfers, meals out, activities etc. A perfect holiday which you can budget for pretty easily, and is great for all the family. However, there are hidden cruise costs that you need to … Read More
25 Best Cruise Gifts You’ll Want to Order Immediately!
Can’t think what to buy your loved one for their upcoming birthday? Want to send a ‘thinking of you’ gift to a friend who’s struggling at the moment, or who is perhaps meant to be on a cruise right now and needs some cheering up? Check out these 25 Best Cruise Gifts to bring a … Read More
Do’s and Don’ts for Cruising for the First Time
Congratulations on deciding to cruise! You’ve probably heard friends and family tell you how awesome they are, and how they are already addicted, and now you want to try it for yourself? These Do’s and Don’ts for cruising will help you make the most of your first cruise vacation, and hopefully many more to come! … Read More
Melbourne Cruise Port – What you need to know
Melbourne is the second biggest city in Australia, and high on most people’s Aussie bucket lists, usually after Sydney. However, there is a very big difference between the two ports, and if you have been to Sydney first, you’re in for a bit of a shock when you get to Melbourne cruise port… Read on … Read More
Why should I use a Travel Agent for a cruise?
“Why should I use a travel agent for a cruise?” is a question I got asked a hundred times when working for cruise lines. It’s a totally legit one too. We have so many options these days on how we book our holidays. The world of technology has made it super easy for everyone to … Read More
Cruising after coronavirus – Are you prepared?
It’s no surprise that cruising after coronavirus will be a whole different experience. Cruise ships have been in the headlines almost daily and aside from the die-hard cruisers, many people are concerned about stepping (back) on board. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) has issued a 9-page ‘no-sail’ order and despite some … Read More
Why Should I Take A Cruise? 11 Reasons To Convince You!
With cruising getting the bashing that it is at the moment, you may hear people ask ‘why should I take a cruise?’ which is completely justified. The media are portraying a very negative picture of what has been the fastest growing sector of the travel industry and I’m fully standing up to it to keep … Read More
Best Cruise Packing Tips: Expert Advice You Need To Read
We all get so excited when going away on a cruise! So many ports to discover, so much to do on board, restaurants to try, people to meet. What you’re probably not so excited about is the packing that has to be done first! I know, it’s a chore for everyone. The good thing is … Read More
Cruise Questions Answered – Serious and Stupid!
Working in the cruise industry means we hear every single question under the sun…some totally legit and interesting, and some just ridiculous! Whilst I know ‘cruise’ is a bit of a dirty word at the moment, I thought you would enjoy this post anyway, to learn a little about life on a ship, and also, … Read More