The cruise card is the must-have souvenir of its time. These simple plastic cards unlock many fond memories. But their future is at risk from wearable technology that could help cruise lines deliver unparalleled luxury service to the masses.
So you have heard about cruises, but are unsure about what to expect onboard?
Many people I chat to are surprised to discover the diverse range of options available on modern cruise holidays. No longer is cruising restricted for the privileged few.
In recent years, cruise lines have worked hard to adapt to the needs of today’s holidaymakers. And like land-based resorts, modern cruise ships offer something for everyone. There’s a cruise holiday for everyone. You just need to discover the right now for you. That’s where I come in. In this section, I cover the expansive range of facilities found on cruise ships, from cabins and suites, to speciality restaurants, luxury shopping, and jaw-dropping entertainment.
Cruise lines are keen to tempt chocolate addicts like me with a dizzying range of indulgent offers.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but how far do lines go to deliver a magical experience aboard their cruise ships?
So there I was, standing next to the man I had cooked on countless television programmes. Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo was onboard Anthem of the Seas to open Jamie Oliver’s latest sea-based restaurant and my timing could not have been better.
Where can you go to see your favourite musician, band, or comedian perform live? Until now you have been restricted to massive concert halls and arenas.
The biggest Wonderland restaurant has just opened on the world’s largest cruise ship. The experience at the two-storey topsy-turvy restaurant begins upstairs.
On Harmony of the Seas, I met with ‘Royal Genie’ Reyno Varkevisser to discuss the finer side of luxury travel.
Gourmet dishes meet with whimsy in Britannia‘s creative restaurant, The Epicurean.
Prepare to salivate as luxury British cruise line Cunard is about to reveal sumptuous new menus.
I had not prepared myself for how good the food was on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral. Each dish was truly something to look forward to, and when paired with excellent company, mealtimes were enjoyable social affairs.
MSC Cruises is upping the ante with four celebrity chef signings in a bid to tempt food lovers onto its cruise ships. Roy Yamaguchi, Carlo Cracco, Jean-Philippe Maury, and Jereme Leung will all assist the cruise line in upping the ante on its menus.
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Head onto a Carnival Cruise Line ship to try them in the quirkiest breakfast experience at sea. Carnival’s exclusive partnership with Dr.
When it comes to dining aboard Hurtigruten ships, they do things a little differently. Breakfast and lunch are buffet options with counters of hot, cold, sweet and savoury choices. With a set meal, there is no need for difficult nightly decisions.
Hurtigruten’s ships are about to get a makeover – and very nice it will be too. Rather than create something very clinical the cruise line has opted for a warm and homely style that reflects its Scandinavian heritage.
Norwegian Cruise Line is very proud of its food onboard its ships. The cruise line’s boss, Andy Stuart, made that abundantly clear during a press conference on Norwegian Escape.
Liberty of the Seas will be the latest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet to receive a makeover. The 3,634 passenger cruise ship will head into a month-long dry dock and emerge in February with some fantastic new family-friendly features.
Do you dream of working on a cruise ship? For children that sail on cruise holidays, becoming the captain of a cruise ship may sound a fascinating and enticing career path.
The world’s largest cruise ships can each carry up to 8,700 passengers and crew. Once everyone is aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, they need feeding.