Welcome to Cruise Blondes
Exploring the world one ship at a time
Whether you’re new to cruise or a seasoned cruiser you’ll find plenty to discover and inspire you.
From the smartest ships, dreamiest destinations, and must-book shore excursions through to the low-down on what to expect, see, do and even wear onboard we’re the experts.
As travel editors for glossy magazines, including the UK’s best-selling cruise titles, through to newspapers including the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Independent, we’ve been lucky enough to sail most of the world between us.
And now we’re sharing our insider knowledge, sailing secrets and cruise expertise and experience to help you pick the perfect voyage.
We’ve travelled on the world’s most luxurious liners, been the first onboard the latest ships, know the best bars and spas at sea and have visited myriad cities and iconic sights along the most famous rivers too.
And now we can’t wait to share it all with you. We know now is a challenging time for the entire travel industry as coronavirus curtails the best-laid holiday plans, but that gives us even more to help you plan your next cruise.
So why not explore our shiny new site, read our informative but fun reviews, the latest cruise news and ideas, and enjoy the beautiful imagery of our favourite ships and exotic destinations.
We’ll also be revealing our favourite cabins, itineraries, along with the best time to travel to the most popular destinations as well as secret hideaways. We love cruising – almost as much as we love being blonde!
Let us know what you think – we’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope to see you onboard a ship soon.
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Our recent articles…
The epitome of expedition cool: SH Vega glides gracefully into service
We are amongst the first to embark SH Vega, the coolest expedition ship to launch this year
This is how to prepare for cruising post-pandemic
With industry experts reporting half-year sales in 2022 grew 120% year on year, we reveal how you can best prepare for cruising post-pandemic
Modern romance: 5 things we loved about Golden Horizon
In July we joined the inaugural cruise of Tradewind Voyages’ new ship Golden Horizon – here’s what we loved about our voyage on the world’s largest sailing vessel
New ship Golden Horizon arrested in Dover ahead of its inaugural voyage
The world’s largest square rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon, has been arrested in Dover over an outstanding debt
More dash than cash: talking panache, personal service and pandemics with Ambassador Cruise Line
Gordon Wilson, Chair of Ambassador Cruise Line tells us how guests will be treated to a welcoming and social atmosphere – with no gimmicks
Daddy Cool – the ultimate guide to Father’s Day gifts every cruiser will love
Genius gift ideas to make sure you’re not all at sea on the big day (yes it’s Sunday 20 June so get a wiggle on!)
MSC Cruises to build eco friendly terminal at the popular Port of Barcelona
MSC Cruises has obtained final approval to build and operate an exclusive cruise terminal at the popular port of Barcelona
We are sailing! Celebrity Edge will be first cruise ship to sail from US waters in more than a year
The luxury ship will set sail from Fort Lauderdale with America’s first female captain at the helm
New cruise line alert! Havila Voyages is set to bring environmentally responsible sailing to the Norwegian coast
Get ready to explore the beautiful Norwegian coastal route with new line Havila Voyages
Brits aboard: Marella Cruises’ UK coastal cruises are shore to be a hit
Marella Cruises is offering a series of UK coastal cruises this summer, with two ships sailing from Southampton and Newcastle
Summer Soiree: Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady to make its debut in the UK
Get ready for a Summer Soiree as racy new ship Scarlet Lady is heading for the UK!
Your definitive guide to new cruise ships for 2021
Get ready to plan your dream voyage with our essential guide to the new wave of cruise ships launching this year
Good to go! Domestic cruising gets the green light from May
The industry finally celebrates some good news, as the UK permits the resumption of domestic cruising
International Women’s Day: celebrating the inspirational ladies of cruise
On International Women’s Day, we put three of our favourite cruise ladies in the spotlight
It’s music to our ears! Classical performer Aled Jones to join maiden voyage of APT’s new ship
Fancy drinking and dining with world-famous classical performer Aled Jones on a swanky new river cruise ship? Of course you do!
Azamara’s new owners add a sister ship to the boutique fleet
The new sister ship will undergo a full renovation before it welcomes its first passengers in 2022
MSC Cruises ticks the environmental box with its new next-generation ships
Bellissima! Cutting edge new ships MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore not only look beautiful, they also promote low carbon cruising
Give them a medal! Princess Cruises fleet to feature MedallionClass touchless technology
Upon approval to return to service, the Princess fleet will feature the MedallionClass Experience – are you ready to experience the innovative wearable device?
3 of the best unexpected cruise destinations
Whether it’s exploring Greenland or roaming around Australia, we present the most unexpected cruise destinations for 2021 and beyond
By the light of the Silver Moon: Silversea’s innovative new ship is set to shine
We size up Silver Moon, ultra luxury cruise line Silversea’s new ship, which is set to be a real dazzler
Port of Southampton to open new cruise terminal for 2021 season
Associated British Ports is to open a new cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton
Celebrity Cruises launches simplified pricing approach ‘Always Included’, and we’re very tempted
This brand new approach is set to simplify Celebrity Cruises’ luxury cruise experience
It’s mustering Jim but not as we know it… Royal Caribbean has revisited safety and it looks like this
The safety drill, one of the most recognisable parts of a cruise, has been reimagined
Nice Ice Baby: Viking’s forthcoming expedition ships are pretty damn cool…
Attention adventure lovers: are you ready to sail the polar regions on Viking’s super stylish expedition ships?
Relight Our Fire! Gary Barlow to Perform on P&O Ships For Kids’ Charities
The singer will appear on P&O Cruises’ Arvia and Iona in aid of Child Bereavement UK and Teenage Cancer Trust
We’re Dreaming Of a Cruise For Christmas
Forget perfumes, jewellery or even a designer handbag – what we want to find under our tree is a cruise on two of our favourite cruise lines