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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Kids sat poolside on-board Royal Caribbean Planning a cruise with a two-year-old in tow can present a world of questions. Where will your little ones sleep in the cabin? Will there be food that they like? Are they old enough for the kids club? Will they be allowed in the swimming pools? The list is endless. Choosing the right cruise line...

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People relaxing in the stunning winter garden area on-board Queen Victoria at sunset Fresh out of the shipyard following a £34m refit in spring 2017, Cunard’s Queen Victoria is looking stunning, sporting redesigned staterooms and suites, a beautiful new restaurant, new bars and a vast expanse of enlarged teak deck. Yet the ship retains a real traditional elegance with a plush Victoriana theme throughout – glittering chandeliers, a...

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Bringing your own alcohol on a cruise There are plenty of reasons why guests would want to bring their own alcohol aboard when setting sail on a cruise holiday. Whether they don’t trust their cruise line to provide their favourite tipple on-board, or they happen to find the perfect bottle of red whilst ashore in their favourite wine region and feel compelled...

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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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A waiter serving fine afternoon tea to a passenger on-board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 cruise ship Although it is part of the American-owned Carnival Corporation, Cunard is quintessentially British. Its three ships, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and the flagship, Queen Mary 2, are all Southampton-based. All embrace the concept of formal dressing, maritime traditions like the captain’s midday announcement, and elegant surroundings that evoke the glamour of the golden age of...

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