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.”

“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”

‘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”

Sitka, Alaska – and why its worth finding a cruise itinerary that includes it!

Sitka, on the Pacific Coast of Barenof Island in Alaska, is one of the more unusual ports to see featured on an Alaskan itinerary. Originally built by Russian traders in the early 1800’s it has a very different feel to the wild west, gold rush mining towns that form most of the other ports of call in the area and is definitely worth a visit if you get the chance!!