Norwegian Epic - Studio Stateroom Solo travel is popular amongst cruising passengers, with more ships now offering single cabins than ever before! Seeking out destinations and adventuring along may sound a little daunting, but with such an array of cruise lines now offering exclusive benefits just for solo travellers, it can be hard to say no. Cruise & Maritime Voyages...

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MSC - Adult-only - MSC Yacht Club Mainstream cruising is mainly tipped for families, offering waterparks and kids’ clubs galore which are fun for your young ones and multi-generational groups. However, if you’re a couple or group of adult friends this can be less appealing but don’t let this put you off! There are a number of cruise lines which offer their...

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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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A woman jumping into the bright blue Caribbean sea during a solo cruise More cruise lines than ever are focussing on solo cruises. More and more companies are waiving single supplements while others are increasing the number of cabins available for those choosing to sail on their own. Cruise ships certainly offer a safe haven, with pastimes for lone voyagers of all ages. If you take a cruise...

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The Jade Wellness Centre on-board Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Maro Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages is proud of its particular British style of cruising that is perfectly attuned to the tastes of its customer base. Marco Polo - Columbus lounge Entertainment, drinks and food are British through and through as part of the line’s determination to provide a good, solid product that ticks the right boxes...

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A cocktail on a table in P&O Cruises' Planet Bar Tipping on cruises can be confusing: some cruise lines charge in dollars, most charge different amounts and some don’t even charge at all. It can seem like a bit of a minefield, but thankfully, we have created a handy guide to how much each cruise line charges for gratuities. Take a look at the chart...

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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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Choosing the perfect cruise line Different cruises lines can offer vastly different experiences, so it is important to decide exactly what you are looking for from a cruise before you come to book. A cruise holiday is not all about the destinations on your itinerary; it’s also about the on-board experience, which will greatly affect how you remember your time...

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