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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…
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MSC Cruises has obtained final approval to build and operate an exclusive cruise terminal at the popular port of Barcelona
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
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Marella Cruises is offering a series of UK coastal cruises this summer, with two ships sailing from Southampton and Newcastle
Get ready for a Summer Soiree as racy new ship Scarlet Lady is heading for the UK!
Get ready to plan your dream voyage with our essential guide to the new wave of cruise ships launching this year
The industry finally celebrates some good news, as the UK permits the resumption of domestic cruising
On International Women’s Day, we put three of our favourite cruise ladies in the spotlight
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Bellissima! Cutting edge new ships MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore not only look beautiful, they also promote low carbon cruising
Upon approval to return to service, the Princess fleet will feature the MedallionClass Experience – are you ready to experience the innovative wearable device?
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We size up Silver Moon, ultra luxury cruise line Silversea’s new ship, which is set to be a real dazzler
Associated British Ports is to open a new cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton
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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
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Talking ’bout our generation Experience! Saga celebrates the savvy over-50s who don’t want to be called old fashioned
They’re the fastest growing demographic in the UK and have the most spending power, so why are the over-50s so often ignored? Not any more, says Saga, who are celebrating age and the positive side of getting older