Travel Thursday – using 'The Cruise Planner'

One of the crucial elements of a cruise is good preparation – it’s important not to underestimate the amount of background work that needs doing beforehand. Thiats why we wrote the Cruise Planner – it’s a great way to keep all your information to hand. It shows you what still needs to be done and keeps everything neatly in one place.

World Whale Day – could you be a Marine Mammal Surveyor?

On World Whale Day I just wanted to pay tribute to ORCA the U.K. whale Conservation and Education Charity & tell you about an exciting way that you can help their conservation work by becoming a Marine Mammal Surveyor.ORCA run one day training courses that teach people, with no previous knowledge, how to actively participateContinue reading “World Whale Day – could you be a Marine Mammal Surveyor?”

Currency Challenges on a Indian Ocean Cruise.

We recently travelled from Dubai to Singapore with Celebrity Cruises and found that this itinerary threw up a number of issues with currency which we thought were worth sharing for others sailing in the area. The itinerary is also running in reverse and I know that there are other cruise lines who are travelling theContinue reading “Currency Challenges on a Indian Ocean Cruise.”

Cruise University – why going back to school will save money on your cruise!

It’s no secret that I think Cruising is awesome – a wonderful mix of fresh air, open skies, luxury, laughter, friendship and food. I feel I t’s a great way of seeing a lot of places without having to pack and unpack every day – sometimes luxurious, sometime more basic it’s just the best wayContinue reading “Cruise University – why going back to school will save money on your cruise!”

“Would you like to pay in local currency or the currency of your card?”

When you use a card to pay for something abroad, whether its a currency, credit or debit card, you are normally given the option of paying either in the local currency or in your own home currency.

Far East cruising and the Coronovirus – update

Update to blog 28/1/20 Latest update from UK foreign office advising against all but essential travel to China – Hong Kong and Macau are excluded from this advice.If you have a China cruise booked this means that you should be able to claim on insurance if you have to cancel.It’s possible though that Cruise LinesContinue reading “Far East cruising and the Coronovirus – update”

An afternoon in Muscat; Oman

We visited Muscat, Oman on a repositioning cruise last year and wrote a Port Profile for talkExplore group https://www.facebook.com/groups/talkExplore/ which is worth a read if you’re headed that way on cruise. I really like Muscat,it’s clean air and low rise buildings are a real change from Dubai. If you have a chance to visit thenContinue reading “An afternoon in Muscat; Oman”

Our roundup of October Cruise Competitions

We had great responses to our cruise competition round up last month so set out to do another list for you! Cruise competitions are very short in supply this month!!  I’ve only found a few plus a couple of others that might be interesting….  Most of these actually close in November but get entering now!!Continue reading “Our roundup of October Cruise Competitions”

Volume

VOLUME
Just a small section of the incredible 8000 pipes being used in the construction of the organ of La Sagrada Familia, in favourite cruise port Barcelona – due for completion bu 2026: the centennial of Antonio Gaudí’s passing away. it will be awesome in the true sense when 8000 pipes fill this unique acoustic space with sound…