Cruise Blog

Welcome to my cruise blog, where I share my thoughts and opinions on the latest cruise news.

November 2017 – MSC Seaside Launches As Seaside EVO Is Announced

Is there any stopping MSC Cruises? No. Not really. They are on a relentless journey of rapid expansion at the moment, signalled by the second new ship launch THIS year. MSC Meraviglia joined the fleet in June and now in November, MSC Seaside has...

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. While others got wrapped up in the promises...

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. Either way, Royal Caribbean has a range of mini...

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.” U by Uniworld Naturally, the maiden voyage was...

September 2017 – Cunard, Silversea, and Azamara Expand Fleets

At a time when new ship orders seem to occur on a monthly basis, I was concerned September was going to be quiet. But then in quick succession, Cunard and Silversea both announced Fincantieri is building them new ships while Azamara Club Cruises is...

August 2017 – Spectrum of the Seas, New Ship, & Weddings

Second only to the headline features of a new cruise ship, the name is often one of the most closely guarded secrets in shipbuilding. So long as it can be kept a secret – and that relies on suppliers keeping it hush too (*cough* Symphony of the...

Attention To Detail On Crystal Symphony

Crystal Cruises is relatively little known in the the UK, but it is making big waves in the cruise industry and is getting noticed. I headed to Liverpool to tour Crystal Symphony ahead of its refit next month to learn more about this small luxury...

Leisurely Travel Between Montréal And Québec With VIA Rail Canada

My whistle-stop tour of Canada involved a jaunt between Montréal and Québec. The options open to me were to fly or to take the train as I refused to drive the 160-mile, three-hour journey. As I needed return transport, I opted for both. I took the...

The Ultimate Holiday for Cruise Addicts: World Cruises

World cruises, designed for the cash rich and time rich, can be an excellent way to tour many destinations on a single voyage. The dream for many cruise addicts, world cruises (or “worldies”) are an excuse to escape normal life for...

July 2017 – Cruise Awards, Celebrities Onboard, and New Itineraries

July has been a big month for cruise lines revealing new itineraries. But I’ll start with a shameless plug for your vote. Wave Cruise Awards This month I discovered my blog is shortlisted for the Best Cruise Blogger category in World of...