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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Working out the total cost of a cruise

So you’ve decided on your perfect cruise itinerary and when you want to travel. You know how many of you are cruising, so it’s just a case of doubling the price per person right? Not exactly. Though there’s so much included in the price of your cruise these days, there are still a number of…

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A guide to shore excursions Exploring your ports of call is a big part of cruising and with that in mind, it’s important that you get the most out of your time in port on each day of your itinerary. If you’re a seasoned traveller or familiar with a particular destination, you may want to explore on your own but...

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7 tips for the health-concious cruiser

Big or small, there’s one thing all cruise ships have in common and that’s a belief in the importance healthy food and staying fit. Every cruise ship buffet offers a huge choice of dishes from around the world and within their expansive menus, there are always plenty of healthy options to choose from. When it…

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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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Cruise line smoking policies

If you’re a smoker, knowing exactly where on-board the ship you can enjoy a cigarette, cigar or puff of the pipe could be an important factor when it comes to choosing which cruise line and ship you travel on. Similarly, if you don’t smoke you may be interested to know which areas of the ship…

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A guide to tipping on a cruise For many British people, tipping can be a controversial issue. Unlike our American cousins across the pond, tipping is not ingrained in British culture, and we can therefore often be apprehensive about paying gratuities on a cruise ship. If you’re looking to get a better understanding of the whys, hows, whens and whos when it...

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Accessing the internet at sea Internet access has become a central part of everyday life for many people, and whether you like it or not, cruise lines are continually finding new ways to embrace the World Wide Web, offering guests ever-better connectivity at sea. While it’s perfectly understandable that many cruisers will simply want to get away from it all...

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How to soothe your cruise hangover

It’s always fun to stay up late drinking with friends on a cruise holiday. You might only head to the bar for a quiet one, but find yourself on the dance floor at 3 in the morning, throwing some seriously funky shapes. As much fun as it may be to let loose during an evening…

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