18 CURIOUS AND INTERESTING THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CRUISE SHIPS

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

SHOULD I BOOK A STARBOARD OR PORTSIDE CABIN ON A CRUISE?

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?

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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 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?

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

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

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

MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW

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

PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

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

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

Hi my lovely readers! 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 … Continue reading FORMAL NIGHTS ON A CRUISE – WHAT IS THE DEAL AND WHAT TO EXPECT