Hi my lovely readers! Cruise lines often have promotions to entice us to book with them and to fill up cruises that don’t sell that well or need a little boost. One of those promotions is on board credit or as we call it in the travel industry OBC, also known as ship board credit sometimes. This is like getting some pocket money that you … Continue reading 16 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR ON BOARD CREDIT ON A CRUISE
Hi my lovely readers! As you may know I worked a good three years for a cruise line as a reservation agent. I used to work in trade reservation, where I worked closely with travel agents and tour operators from across Europe. I mainly booked, amended and changed cruises. I enjoyed working there, but sometimes the favours, questions or demands guests had were weird, funny, … Continue reading THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE
Hi my lovely readers! I hope all of you are doing well! When I took my first cruise, many surprises were waiting for me. Some of them really pleasant and interesting, others a bit on the weird side I must say. Today, I want to talk about the weird, curious and interesting facts about cruising that you might have not heard of yet. So let’s … Continue reading 18 CURIOUS AND INTERESTING THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CRUISE SHIPS
Hi my lovely readers! During my days as a reservation agent working for two cruise lines, I often had people asking me for specific cruise cabins. More specifically they were asking to be booked on either starboard or portside, depending on the cruise itinerary. You might think, it makes no difference if I’m staying on the right or left hand side of the ship, but … Continue reading SHOULD I BOOK A STARBOARD OR PORTSIDE CABIN ON A CRUISE?
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
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?
Hi my lovely readers! Chances are you are booking a cruise to see and explore many different ports and to get to places that you normally would not get to. Or you book a cruise to get some sun, sand and sea and just be lazy and relax by the pool or the beach. No matter your reason, cruises are not just floating hotels that … Continue reading 41 FUN THINGS TO DO ON SEA DAYS DURING A CRUISE
Hi my lovely readers! Eating in the main dining room is always something I look forward to when I book a cruise. It is one of the many dining venues on board and one of the many eating options. For me, eating in the main dining room gives me a reason and good excuse to dress up a little for dinner and get my nice … Continue reading 14 TIPS FOR EATING IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM ON A CRUISE
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
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
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
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
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
Hi my lovely readers! By now you should all know that I am a big cruise fan. I love everything about cruising, there are so many reasons why everyone should try a cruise at least once in their life. Cruising is a different way to get that sort of resort experience, while being able to experience different places in a short period of time. Many … Continue reading HOW TO STAY FIT WHILE CRUISING
Hi my lovely readers! When cruising, I always like to opt for an itinerary with some sea days in between. Those days give you the time to explore the ship, sleep in and calm down and relax a little. Those are the days I always look forward to and that really give me the time to recharge and get some energy back. Sometimes I am … Continue reading MY 10 TOP THINGS TO DO DURING SEA DAYS
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
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!?
Hi my lovely readers! 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! … Continue reading 8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW
Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES