A bold and decisive move from Princess in response to Corona Virus

BREAKING….Princess have made a very brave move suspended all all their cruises for 60 days.It’s a bold and impressive move in an attempt to retain confidence in their brand in a cruising generally. I have to admit I’m very impressed with their decision although heartbroken that they’ve had to make it! They’ve been at theContinue reading “A bold and decisive move from Princess in response to Corona Virus”

I’m in the Red Corner

Sir Richard Branson has spent the last 50 years shaking up the recording, aviation and holiday industries and has now turned his attention to Cruise World. One thing common to all his businesses is the way he treats his staff – Sir Richard is quoted as saying “Clients don’t come first. Employees come first. IfContinue reading “I’m in the Red Corner”

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.”

‘Win a Cruise’ – a roundup of competitions for you to enter before the end of 2019

We had so many lovely messages about our cruise competition round up last month and I set out to do another list for you but I think we’ve hit a bit of a low patch!!! Cruise Competitions seem in very short in supply this month – I’ve added some that finish in December and suspectContinue reading “‘Win a Cruise’ – a roundup of competitions for you to enter before the end of 2019”

December in the Med – cruising out of season

Have you noticed how many last minute cruises there seem to be this year? It’s funny how cruisers start off split into two groups – maybe you’re in  the ‘book it as soon as the brochures come out’ brigade and perhaps the ‘gosh that’s cheap – let’s do it” gang? We definitely used to beContinue reading “December in the Med – cruising out of season”

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”

How environmentally friendly is cruising?

I have enjoyed cruising all over the world for the last twenty years or so and, although I occasionally hear an ill informed comment about it being a snobbish and elitist holiday choice, most people seem quite interested in cruise and cruise ships – even if its not a holiday choice for them, they canContinue reading “How environmentally friendly is cruising?”

MSC Bellissima – #BEAUTYATSEA

lissima – the literal translation from the Italian means Beautiful; so a very confident name for an enormous, great big new ship. We wanted to find out if she deserved such a compliment so were thrilled be able to join Bellissima for a short section of her Inaugural cruise from Southampton to Genoa – embarking in Barcelona for just two nights aboard.