Stateroom door number When booking your cruise, as well as choosing your ship, itinerary and date, you'll often have the option to choose a particular stateroom, should you so wish. Choosing the stateroom category (inside, outside, balcony or suite) should be fairly straightforward. But what about the actual stateroom number? Is room 10567 better than 11259? Getting it...

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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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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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