Expert Cruise Advice and Travel Inspiration

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Cruise118.com Advice is full of everything you could need to get more from your cruise holidays. From local cuisine and natural wonders to practical advice and behind the scenes glimpses into on-board life, our travel and lifestyle experts cover it all.

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Have you heard of Queen Elizabeth 2? Not the queen herself, but the cruise ship? QE2 was a Cunard vessel that changed the face of the cruising world 50 years ago this month. Billed as a British ‘style icon’, this luxury cruise ship became one of the most famous liners in the world before her...

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Iceland has soared in popularity as a holiday destination. More travellers, intrigued by the country’s otherwordly landscape and the experiences on offer, are crossing the ocean on a wave of adventure. Cruises to Iceland also take in destinations like Amsterdam and the Norwegian fjords, making them perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in...

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Adding an action-packed stay in Florida to a laidback sailing through the Caribbean creates a classic yin and yang experience. One day, you are screaming yourself hoarse on the scariest of white-knuckle rides in America’s theme park capital, Orlando; the next you are sipping a sweet rum punch while gliding serenely through the tropical isles...

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Royal Caribbean International is an undisputed giant of the cruising world. Not only does it boast the world’s largest ships – the biggest of which holds a whopping 6,780 passengers – it is continually pushing back the boundaries of ocean-going attractions in an ever-more imaginative way. Wind back the clock one or two decades and no...

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A disability shouldn’t stop you from taking a well-deserved holiday, especially when so many cruise ships are equipped with accessible features designed to make your voyage as unforgettable as possible. Features to look out for Princess Cruises - accessible cabin More and more cruise lines are waking up to the fact that disability shouldn’t be...

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You may have heard the old adage about boarding the ship as a passenger and being winched off as freight. Stories of weight gain on cruises are alarming; without wanting to put you off, a pound a day is easily attainable if you go for the full fried breakfast, hoover up the buffet at lunch,...

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Launched in 2016, Koningsdam is the first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships and is a vessel ahead of the curve. As the largest ship ever built for Holland America Line, this renowned cruise line’s new flagship is aptly named - ‘Koning’ means ‘king’ in Dutch. As their first new ship in eight years, it...

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The Cruise118.com team lives and breathes cruise – so much so that we often choose cruises over land-based holidays! The latest member of the team to embark on a seaborne escape is our Supplier Relations Executive, Connell Green who, last month, stepped on-board MSC Meraviglia for a tour of the Mediterranean. From mouth-watering food to...

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Founded in 1873 under the name Holland-Amerika Lijn, this enterprising company offered a transatlantic passenger service between Rotterdam and New York until 1971, when Holland America abandoned passenger transportation and switched to running cruise ships full time. In 1989 Holland America Line became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corporation. The company’s fleet of 15...

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We have all been there; on dreary coach trips accompanied by tedious guides who lead the way to rug or ceramic factories complete with overpriced showrooms where pushy sales staff wait to pounce. It is enough to make you jump overboard, but thankfully now you don’t need to. Cruise lines have begun phasing out such...

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