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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Barbados

Beautiful Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, world-famous for its stunning sandy beaches, shimmering ocean waters, intriguing colonial culture and welcoming local population. 6 hours in... Barbados Barbados’ capital Bridgetown will be your port of call when you arrive on this paradise island, offering the perfect place from which to explore. If...

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Bustling Bangkok may have a reputation for its vibrant nightlife and lively districts which come to life after dark, but the city is also a hub of fascinating heritage and authentic Thai culture, with plenty of incredible sights to discover. 6 hours in... Bangkok Bangkok is an incredibly exciting and vibrant city, so if your...

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Cruise118.com’s Simon Brotherton cruised around the Mediterranean on one of P&O’s most popular ships, Ventura. Making her debut in April 2008, P&O Ventura fast became a favourite with the line and is today P&O Cruises‘ biggest ship apart from Britannia, which made her launch last year to much international fanfare. At 956 feet and featuring 14…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alaska is a place of ever-changing landscapes and wilderness that is begging to be explored. A cruise here ventures into the coastal towns and villages, allowing for in-depth experiences and once-in-a-lifetime memories. Take a look at what makes Alaska with a selection of these top images that define the raw nature and stunning beauty of...

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