‘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.

Who’d like to win a cruise?!

I love a good competition don’t you?  Especially once that might win you a cruise or cruise related goodies!  I suddenly realised that there were a few I had entered that had closing dates coming up shortly so I thought it would be friendly to share them with you all – if you know ofContinue reading “Who’d like to win a cruise?!”

Meet Nate, my cruising epiphany!

Here are Lucky, Nate and their entrepreneurial friends from Sitka, Alaska – who have changed my thoughts about cruising!! We found them encamped at the Sitka port shuttle terminus in town,  where they had set up their picnic table stalls full of home baked cookies, decorated shells, homemade magnets and jewellery – some stalls were decoratedContinue reading “Meet Nate, my cruising epiphany!”

Is there such a thing as a Perfect Port?

As I spend my life writing about cruising and what do to ashore in port I am often asked, “Which is the best port, which one is your favourite?” I  can’t really answer because of course, I don’t have one! It is impossible, there are so many wonderful places that you can visit on aContinue reading “Is there such a thing as a Perfect Port?”