CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

Hi my lovely readers! The summer season normally means it’s Mediterranean cruise season. The cruise industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic and cruise companies had to suspend operations all together for almost an entire year. And now the cruise industry most recently has been in the news again, but this time it’s about one specific port – Venice. Venice has been a … Continue reading CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

Hi my lovely readers! Many cruise lines offer Caribbean itineraries that stop at St. Thomas. Many people use the time in port for some souvenir shopping in the main terminal and of course going to the beach. Related post: 7 Reasons To Stay On The Ship While In Port But St. Thomas has many local sights that are worth exploring and that aren’t far away … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

16 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR ON BOARD CREDIT ON A CRUISE

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

THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE

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

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

THE PROS AND CONS OF MS SPITSBERGEN – HURTIGRUTEN

Hi my lovely readers! When cruising, the destination is important. However, equally important is the cruise ship your going to be sailing on as this will be your home for the duration of your cruise. Today, I want to talk about the pros and cons of MS Spitsbergen from Hurtigruten. I called her my home during my Expedition cruise to the Arctic back in 2019, … Continue reading THE PROS AND CONS OF MS SPITSBERGEN – HURTIGRUTEN

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?

MY FAVOURITE THINGS THAT I DO IN THE USA

Hi my lovely readers! The United States of America is one of my favourite countries in the world. All the madness aside that’s going on at the moment, it’s a country that has everything. The best theme parks, super tasty food, really nice and helpful folks, hot and cold weather, some of the best National Parks in the world, history, cruises and the list goes … Continue reading MY FAVOURITE THINGS THAT I DO IN THE USA

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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