Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are at the cruise port, but your ship is not there? Well, I have and I must tell you it is not fun at all. In fact, it is scary and very, very, very stressful. This happened to me a few years ago. I booked a cruise around Japan and was very much looking forward … Continue reading AT THE CRUISE PORT, BUT WHERE IS THE SHIP!?
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
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
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 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
Last year I went on my first cruise with Princess Cruises. I stayed in an inside cabin on the Sapphire Princess as I am most of the times out and about. I do not spend too much time in the room, hence I do not necessarily need a window or a balcony cabin. But this is just me. I most of the times know right … Continue reading SAPPHIRE PRINCESS – INSIDE CABIN REVIEW
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
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?
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
You have finally decided which cruise line you want to go with and which destination you want to see. Now is the big question though which cabin do you book out of the many to choose from? Do you book a balcony or inside cabin, which deck is the best, should you stay port side or starboard side? Here are a few tips from what I … Continue reading CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT CABIN
I absolutely love cruising and I am a huge fan of this type of holiday! I never saw myself as a cruiser before I tried my first cruise a few years ago, but as so many I was caught by the cruise bug. Now I go on a cruise almost every single year to different destinations and once my cruise is booked, I cannot wait to go and … Continue reading MY TOP 3 REASONS WHY EVERYONE SHOULD TRY A CRUISE