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15 ESSENTIALS TO PACK IN YOUR CRUISE CARRY ON BAG

Hi my lovely readers! Chances are that you won’t be able to get into your cabin straight away when you board the cruise ship on embarkation day. Normally, cruise passengers have to vacate their cabin by about 8 or 9 am and then a massive cleaning and turnaround operation begins to prepare the ship for the next voyage and passengers. It will take several hours, … Continue reading 15 ESSENTIALS TO PACK IN YOUR CRUISE CARRY ON BAG

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS

Hi my lovely readers! Santa Cruz de Tenerife, also known as just Santa Cruz, is the capital of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It’s a popular port stop for cruise lines offering Canary Island and Azores cruise itineraries. Perhaps Santa Cruz isn’t as popular with tourist as the many beach resorts along the Costa Adeje, still if you are looking for some sightseeing and city … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS

WHAT THE HECK IS A GUARANTEE CABIN ON A CRUISE AND SHOULD YOU BOOK ONE?

Hi my lovely readers! Maybe you have come across the term “guarantee cabin” before and wondered what it meant, or this is your first time hearing of it. Either way it is likely that you will come across this cabin category one day or another when booking a cruise. This post will clear up a few points including what a guarantee cabin actually is, what … Continue reading WHAT THE HECK IS A GUARANTEE CABIN ON A CRUISE AND SHOULD YOU BOOK ONE?

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MONTE CARLO

Hi my lovely readers! Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco located along the French Riviera. Monaco itself is one of the smallest countries in the world with a land border of around 6km and is run by the royal family, the Grimaldi’s. To the eastern border lies France and to the western border Italy. Monte Carlo is famous for its … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MONTE CARLO

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CRUISE EMBARKATION DAY

Hi my lovely readers! Many people see the cruise embarkation day as a waisted day or at least a day they pay for, but cannot really make use of as embarkation is normally in the afternoon. Wrong! A well planned embarkation day can be full of fun and sightseeing rich and seasoned cruisers know how to make the most of their embarkation day by learning … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CRUISE EMBARKATION DAY

WHY TAKING A CRUISE THROUGH THE FJORDS IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE NORWAY

Hi my lovely readers! Norway is a special country. Some might even argue it is the most beautiful country in the world and taking a cruise through the fjords is the best way to explore Norway for so many reasons. Its landscape is stunning, pure and ever changing. Locals are super friendly and the food is delicious and mostly sourced close to home, which makes … Continue reading WHY TAKING A CRUISE THROUGH THE FJORDS IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE NORWAY

6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BOOK AN INTERIOR CRUISE CABIN

Hi my lovely readers! OMG, can you believe that today is the last day of January? One month of the year has already past. Where did the time go? Anyways, a few weeks ago we looked at 10 Reasons Why You Should Book An Interior Cruise Cabin. And today I want to look at the flip side and explore with you why you should actually … Continue reading 6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BOOK AN INTERIOR CRUISE CABIN

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MAHOGANY BAY, ROATAN ISLAND HONDURAS

Hi my lovely readers! Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island is one of those manmade and purpose build cruise ports in Honduras build and owned by Carnival Corp. Carnival and the sister brands have access to this port. You can find anything here for a perfect beach day such as the beautiful beach with crystal clear water, eateries, shops for duty free and souvenir shopping and all … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: MAHOGANY BAY, ROATAN ISLAND HONDURAS

7 REASONS TO STAY ON THE CRUISE SHIP WHILE IN PORT

Hi my lovely readers! There are many reasons why everyone should try a cruise. Cruising is a great way to get around, relax, have fun and of course visit many places in a short period of time just to name a few. I always look forward to reaching a new port, to get of the ship and start exploring that new destination. However, there are … Continue reading 7 REASONS TO STAY ON THE CRUISE SHIP WHILE IN PORT

PRINCESS CRUISES – SAPPHIRE PRINCESS: POOLS AND SPA

Hi my lovely readers! The Sapphire Princess has several pool areas, which I thought was great. There are two main pools where you will often find the kids and some smaller pools towards the aft of the ship and of course in the Lotus Spa and Sanctuary. There are also some hot tubs scattered across the ship and not just in one area, which is … Continue reading PRINCESS CRUISES – SAPPHIRE PRINCESS: POOLS AND SPA

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MAKING A TOWEL ANIMAL – DOG

Hi my lovely readers! Carnival is famous for their towel animals that brighten up your day and put a smile on your face. I am sure other cruise lines make them as well, but I have mostly seen them on Carnival ships. I remember the first towel animal I saw during my first cruise. I thought that was such a lovely thought and it totally … Continue reading STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MAKING A TOWEL ANIMAL – DOG

8 REASONS TO TAKE A CRUISE OUT OF NEW YORK

Hi my lovely readers! New York is a great city to take a cruise from and it is a very popular embarkation port with many cruisers as well. New York has one of the largest cruise ports and several cruise lines offer seasonal cruises based out of New York to several cruise destinations including the Caribbean, New England, Canada as well as transatlantic crossings. Here … Continue reading 8 REASONS TO TAKE A CRUISE OUT OF NEW YORK

THE COOLEST THING I HAVE DONE ON A CRUISE SHIP

Hi my lovely readers! As you may know by now, I love all things cruising. You can do so much on cruise ships nowadays as they keep on adding more and more entertainment options and activities, one bigger and better than the last one! You will not run out of things to do when you are enjoying sea days or if you simply want to … Continue reading THE COOLEST THING I HAVE DONE ON A CRUISE SHIP

10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME CRUISERS

Hi my lovely readers! I have been on a few cruises over the years with different cruise lines including Carnival, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea and Hurtigruten. Luckily I have also had the pleasure of exploring several destinations by ship such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Japan, Norway and last year even the Arctic. It is therefore fair to say that I know a thing or … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME CRUISERS

PRINCESS CRUISES – SAPPHIRE PRINCESS: BARS, CLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Hello my lovely readers! In the last ship tour post of the Sapphire Princess, we explored the restaurants and eateries on board to see where one can eat, what sorts of meals, snacks and eating venues are included in the cruise fare and which are at an additional cost. Today, I want to focus on the bars, clubs and entertainment venues. These venues were super … Continue reading PRINCESS CRUISES – SAPPHIRE PRINCESS: BARS, CLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT