This slightly tongue in cheek rundown of what to expect on your first cruise, particularly your first 48 hours at sea from englishmum.com is a must read for anyone who is about to embark on their initial cruise.
Why our last cruise was the most relaxing ever.
Home from our fabulous 13 night late summer cruise with P&O Cruises and we are agreed that it was our most relaxing cruise ever.
Trying to think of why this might have been, we came up with the following thoughts
Here are some of our top tips to help you to have a fabulous cruise.
Amidst continued calls to support Greek tourism, here are 5 of our favourite Greek cruise ports.
On our recent 1 week cruise to Northern Queensland with P&O Australia, our favourite day was that spent visiting the small town of Airlie Beach.
Liverpool certainly knows how to welcome a cruise ship. There’s a party atmosphere at the dock whenever a ship is in town, with people from across the city making the trip to see the latest visitor from the high seas. Reasons vary, some have worked on the ships, some have been passengers and some are just plain curious. The arrival of the Cunard three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria on Bank Holiday Monday was clearly going to be a very special party. As big cruise ship fans, we decided to make the most of the occasion and join the fun.
A Promenade deck is ideal for promenading as the name implies, allowing passengers to stretch their legs, being particularly useful on sea days. This leg stretching can either be walking (our personal recommendation) or jogging (yes, bizarre but true, some people do feel the need to run whilst on holiday).
During a visit to Australia, we forsook the Mediterranean for a one week cruise to Northern Queensland on P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn. We boarded (eventually – not the slickest of operations) at Brisbane, travelling 1,800km north to Port Douglas via the ports of Airlie Beach and Yorkey’s Knob, near Cairns. It was our first cruise this year and reminded us, as ever, why we love to cruise.
We all know that holidays invariably cost more than the headline price as there are always extra charges to be added on. If you’ve not cruised before, you may not realise what these are likely to be. Some charges are mandatory, some recommended and some ‘optional’ (ish), but even the latter can add up when holiday happiness clouds your budgeting judgement.