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

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK AN INTERIOR CRUISE CABIN

Hi my lovely readers! A cruise is one of the best ways to see the world in my opinion, especially when you can combine it with a few days in a city pre and/or post cruise. There are so many things to remember before you book your cruise. Where do you want to go, how long should the cruise be, should you pick a cruise … Continue reading 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK AN INTERIOR CRUISE CABIN

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

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

8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE

You have decided to go on a cruise. Great, you have taken the first step on your cruise journey towards a fantastic holiday! But there are a few points to keep in mind and remember before booking that cruise as these can impact on your experience and your trip in general. Make sure you read this before pressing the BOOK button! 1. DESTINATION What is it … Continue reading 8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE

MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW

On my Arctic Expedition Cruise to Svalbard, I had the pleasure calling cabin 622 my home for the two weeks I spend on board MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten. Cabin 622 is an Arctic Superior, an outside cabin located on deck 6 towards the aft of the ship. The location of the cabin is great and so convenient. You have the Explorer Lounge on the same … Continue reading MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW

PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

I have had the pleasure to experience my first ever Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten last month and I must say it was mind-blowing, truly magical and one of the best things I have ever experienced in my life! Seeing Spitsbergen and the archipelago of Svalbard, with all the wildlife, scenery and culture was fantastic. However, the Arctic is harsh, cold and especially windy. Therefore, to be … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

FORMAL NIGHTS ON A CRUISE – WHAT IS THE DEAL AND WHAT TO EXPECT

Formal nights are a big part of a cruise and depending on the length of the cruise, you might have multiple. The majority of people, at least on the cruises that I have been on, tend to go all out. The women look all glamorous and the men turn into real gentlemen in their suits and tuxedos. The halls are filled with photographers to take … Continue reading FORMAL NIGHTS ON A CRUISE – WHAT IS THE DEAL AND WHAT TO EXPECT

REQUIREMENTS YOU SHOULD TELL THE CRUISE LINE BEFORE YOUR TRIP

When we go on holiday, we want to relax and just get away from daily life. However, for some of us daily life also involves looking after ourselves continuously, being careful and on the lookout all the time. I am referring to (food) allergies, lifestyle choices such as veganism and sometimes even life-threatening scenarios that include illnesses. Okay, this sounds very scary and extreme, but … Continue reading REQUIREMENTS YOU SHOULD TELL THE CRUISE LINE BEFORE YOUR TRIP

CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS – ARE THEY WORTH THE MONEY?

Shore excursions are a great way to see the local sights when you have only a few hours on land. All cruise companies offer them, but they sometimes seem quite expensive for what they are. So is it worth splashing all your cash for a shore excursion or are you better of organising tours on your own? Let’s look at the pros first of why so many people book … Continue reading CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS – ARE THEY WORTH THE MONEY?

THINGS YOU DO NOT NEED TO PACK FOR YOUR CRUISE

I always like to take plenty of clothes with me on holiday and especially on a cruise and this for several reasons. First of all, during holiday I like to wear all the things I cannot while at work. Also, I like to have choice. During the cruise you will most likely have a formal night or multiple formal nights and the majority of cruise … Continue reading THINGS YOU DO NOT NEED TO PACK FOR YOUR CRUISE