All of the Fred. Olsen ships can welcome wheelchair users, although there are limited places available due to safety regulations. Currently these are the maximum number of wheelchair users on each ship: Braemar – 4 Black Watch – 6 Boudicca – 6 Balmoral – 12 You may need to be assisted on-board, but the cruise […]
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An EHIC will cover some illnesses and emergencies during your time in port in EU countries, but it won’t cover you at sea and it won’t cover you for major emergencies. Therefore it’s vital that you purchase travel insurance before you travel.
The P&O Arcadia is a great ship, and depending on what you’re looking for from your holiday it could be a fantastic option for a world cruise. The Arcadia offers a relaxed pace for adults only, so if you’re looking for thrilling excitement on-board or something for families, you would be best looking at another […]
The great thing about cruise ships is that every line offers fantastic food, and of course it depends on your own tastes as to what you’ll find the best. A number of cruise lines employ celebrity chefs to enhance the menus on-board. Cunard Line work with Todd English, an American chef known for his high […]
Prices can vary, but generally a half day tour of St Petersburg will cost around £35-£50, a full day tour can cost up to £75 and tours that include attraction visits can vary from £50-£100+.
No matter where you are in the Mediterranean, the best value way to travel is always on foot, as it will cost you nothing. In some instances, your cruise port may be relatively close to the town or city you are visiting, so for some smaller ports of call, this is certainly a realistic option. […]
Officially, all tips or ‘gratuities’ are discretionary, though it isn’t generally accepted cruise practice not to tip. On Independence of the Seas, there are a number of ways you can tip. There’ s an option to pay your gratuities up front, which can work out cheaper, and you can easily have this option added to […]
When we conjure up a mental image of a place we’ve never been, it’s usually larger than life and when we get there it’s often not how we imagined it. Now try it with Miami. Chances are, you just conjured up an image of blazing sunshine and smiling, impossibly tanned, good-looking people engaging in all […]
Packing is boring. I know that’s not exactly controversial as an opinion, it’s probably one that the majority of you share. There are some people out there who don’t mind it or, somehow, even enjoy it. If you’re one of those then you probably know more tips and suggestions than me, and please do let […]
Doing its bit to prove that cruises are for everyone, Celebrity Cruises is helping to break down the class barriers by further ‘solsticizing’ one of its Millennium class vessels, the Celebrity Constellation. Now, in case you’re wondering what that means, it’s a term the line came up with to describe the process of adding features […]