Fed up with land-based holidays? Try something different. Try a cruise holiday. Throw those preconceptions overboard and discover modern cruising.

David Fiske

David Fiske, Cruise Blogger

Hello, I am David, a website developer and marketer who accidentally fell into the exciting world of cruise travel writing. I strip away the marketing fluff and tell it like it really is.

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The hot tub in cabin 9002 MSC Cruises

MSC Meraviglia Aurea Duplex Suite 9002 Review

As I sat, sipping an espresso in my private whirlpool tub, I pinched myself to check if this was real life. Let’s rewind to March 2016, when bookings opened for MSC Meraviglia‘s maiden season.

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Why book a cruise holiday?

Cruise holidays have transformed into an entirely different proposition in recent times. They may well have been stuffy affairs for the elite, but now the industry has modernised, making cruise holidays accessible for all.

Whether you want to sail on a small and intimate ship or the world’s biggest cruise ship, you can find the perfect holiday. Whether you want a kid-free adults-only holiday or you want to take the little ones on a holiday of a lifetime, you will find a ship to suit. If pampering in a setting of sheer luxury, or a no-frills, good value holiday is your priority, you will find a cruise line to match.

I have put together what I consider to be the ultimate reasons to cruise, which you can find here.

Latest from my cruise blog

I love writing about cruise ships, cruise holidays, exciting destinations, and about travel to and from ports. Here are my latest articles.

Independence of the Seas in the Bay of Biscay Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Mini Cruise Flash Sale From £199pp

Fancy trying a cruise but don’t want to commit to a week or two aboard? Or perhaps, like me, you’re a cruise addict and want to see the new changes on Independence of the Seas next year.

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The B From U By Uniworld Cruise News

October 2017 – I Can’t Take My Eyes Off ‘U’

This month saw the introduction of a really exciting concept in the river cruise market. U by Uniworld seeks millennials aged 21 to 45 looking for “immersive, fun, and adventurous travel.

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Try your first cruise

Dipping your toes into the world of cruising need not be daunting.

In fact, several cruise lines offer short taster cruises of between one and five nights that are perfect for sampling the cruise lifestyle.

These mini cruises let you explore the ship, sample the hospitality, try out the food, enjoy the entertainment, and visit popular ports of call in a short space of time. If the thought of spending a week cooped up on a cruise ship scares you, these are perfect short breaks where you can see exactly what cruise holidays are really like.

Click here to see my calendar of upcoming taster cruises. Here are a trio of suggestions to get you started:

Aft Pool on Balmoral

Fred Olsen Balmoral Seine Mini Cruise – 20th January 2018

Torn between an ocean cruise and a river cruise? Try both, as Fred Olsen’s Balmoral takes to the River Seine. The ship that thinks it is a river boat will sail from Southampton on a three-night mini cruise to Rouen and Honfleur in France.

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I love chatting about cruise holidays. If you want a no-nonsense chat about your next cruise adventure, send me a Tweet or Like my Page and message me on Facebook. Come and say hello, and make me jealous with your exciting cruise plans – just remember to share your photos when you get back!
David Fiske28 July 201630 November 2017Reasons to Cruise Blog