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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Night Sky Lounge on-board Regal Princess A cruise holiday is a perfect time to kick back and cut loose aboard a magnificent cruise vessel. What better way to really let your hair down then dance the night away at a glitzy and glamorous nightclub? On an all-inclusive cruise getaway, guests can seize the opportunity to boogie on down at the many...

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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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Britannia vs Anthem vs Royal Princess

It’s fair to say I really appreciated how lucky I was, having the chance to see not one but three of the newest and biggest cruise ships in the world – namely Royal Princess, Anthem of the Seas and Britannia – in a truly ship-packed (and it has to be said, food-packed) three days. Of…

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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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