Open book - Reading on your cruise Post updated: 08/03/2019 Whether you're into crime novels or science-fiction, there's a book for everyone to enjoy on their holidays. We've taken a look at some of the bestselling books for you to add to your cruise reading list. The Woman in the Window - A. J. Finn Thriller A number one New York Times...

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Man on his laptop on-board Princess Cruises Setting sail these days, many cruisers take multiple devices on-board which need to be charged during their trip. Cruise lines vary in their plug sockets on-board, making it hard to find out if your cabin has British plug sockets, a US two-pin or if you’ll need a European adaptor. Avoid getting stuck on-board with low...

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Bringing your own alcohol on a cruise There are plenty of reasons why guests would want to bring their own alcohol aboard when setting sail on a cruise holiday. Whether they don’t trust their cruise line to provide their favourite tipple on-board, or they happen to find the perfect bottle of red whilst ashore in their favourite wine region and feel compelled...

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A couple in smart casual dress code on a Celebrity Cruises ship The question of what (and what not) to wear on a cruise ship is a major concern for the modern, style-conscious traveller. Cruise line dress codes vary between different cruise lines; often leaving guests feeling confused about how they should dress, or more importantly, how everyone else will be dressed. From formal nights and black...

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Top packing hacks to improve your cruise There is nothing worse than reaching your stateroom and realising you have forgotten something. Whether it’s your phone charger or favourite flip-flops, here are our packing tips on how best to maximise the space in your luggage and ensure you have everything you need. Lightweight case Obvious packing items include your passport and currency, but...

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Well-dressed friends enjoying dinner in the main dining on-board Princess Cruises Little gets cruisers as hot under the collar as the thorny topic of cruise dress code. Whatever the rules suggested by the cruise line, someone is going to cause raised eyebrows. Stetsons in the dining room! Football shirts after 6pm! And my personal bugbear, from a rather sweaty cruise on an Italian line, men in...

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5 best cruise holiday reads

One tradition which many cruisers have in common is the good old holiday read. Whether an avid bookworm or a light holiday reader, there’s nothing like a novel to enjoy on deck or even in the quiet confines of your ship’s library. Of course, what-to-read guides are always going to be populated by the year’s…

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What not to pack for a cruise

For many cruisers, the packing list is a pre-cruise essential and a chance to make sure that everything’s in order before you set sail. If you’re a first-time cruiser, or indeed the type of person who likes to bring everything but the kitchen sink, then you’re sure to find this quick and helpful guide to…

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Essential documents you'll need on a cruise

You’ve booked your cruise and packed your bags, but are you sure that you have all of the necessary documents? The last thing you would want is to make it to your cruise port in good time, only to realise that you’ve forgotten an important document. Failing to remember an essential document can end your…

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