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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New to Cruise: The Basics This is a guide to the absolute basics of cruise holidays. If you’re intrigued as to what a cruise holiday entails, here you can find out the essential information – with more detail available on other pages in this section. A cruise takes place on a modern ship, with an itinerary that can last anything...

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What to expect from your days in port Cruise lines and cruise ships may have huge variances, but that’s nothing compared to the array of itineraries you can choose from. Also the experience you can enjoy during each port can be very different depending on what you decide to do, so it’s worth preparing yourself for a day in port to understand exactly...

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How to find cheap cruises One of the most common misconceptions about cruising is that it is too expensive, reserved for the super-rich or retired and out-of-reach for the average couple or family. I’m happy to report however, that this is not the case and cruise holidays are accessible to all if you know where to look and how to...

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7 easy ways to prevent or cure jet lag

Jet lag is one of the most common ailments affecting travellers who cross time zones on the way to their holiday destination, causing them to be groggy and sleep deprived, which in turn can lead to other symptoms like headaches and sickness. If you’re planning on travelling to a distant land but hate the thought…

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How to solve the biggest problems when booking a cruise Sometimes it can seem like there is almost too much choice when it comes to finding your perfect cruise holiday, especially if you are new to the cruising lifestyle, with countless destinations, cruise lines, ships and deals to choose from. To help you out, we’ve picked out some of the hardest choices you’ll have to...

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