Cruise news: cruising holidays 2018 dining advice | Cruise | Travel

Travelling the world, experiencing a new culture and catching a bit of sun sounds wonderful on paper but the realities of worldwide travel and moving away from home comforts can be daunting to some.  A cruise, however, can act as a happy medium. Passengers can still explore beautiful sights but retain the luxury and comforts that a cruise provides.  The question of ‘what food will be served’ is a particular concern to some British travellers but to combat these, a cruise caters to all.  In fact, some cruises have been…

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Cruise news: Princess Cruises testing cruising 2018 holiday boarding | Cruise | Travel

Once on board, a cruise ship is a wonderfully relaxing holiday with countless activities on board to while away the hours, however, with so many passengers on board, queues can be long. For those about to embark on their first cruise, experts have revealed a list of things not to do, such as not leaving your extra bookings until the last minute. However, for some, this is not always possible and the race is on come departure day to jump to the front of the queue. Although cruise ships are…

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Godmothers of Cruising Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and midlands pensioner | Cruise | Travel

SWNS Elizabeth Hill, Godmother of the Independence of the Seas toasting the ship Aside from christening a ship godmothers are believed to bring good luck to a vessel, its crew and those who sail on her. Even when Elizabeth isn’t on board a framed photograph of her attracts much attention from many of the 4,375 passengers and 1,360 crew. “I’d never been on a cruise in my life until I became godmother and it is the most wonderful privilege,” says mother-of-two Elizabeth, 66, a retired teacher who lives in Buxton,…

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