Cruise news: Cuba to welcome even more tourists as it triples Havana cruise ship capacity | Cruise | Travel

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to increase exponentially following the extra berths. Cruise tourism has been on the up for the last three years after Barack Obama eased US trade-embargo rules on travel to Cuba for US citizens in May 2016. Previously, the…

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Cruise news: Free food to avoid onboard the ship and drinks packages to order before | Cruise | Travel

Cruises are on the up as more people than ever take to the seas for their next holiday. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirmed that passenger growth in 2017 surpassed estimates to reach 26.7 million people. With onboard entertainment, three-course meals and exciting excursions on land, it comes as no surprise that a cruise is the best choice for a luxury holiday. One of the downsides of a holiday at sea is how easy it is to fall ill, due to the contained space and high volume of people. Passengers…

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Sky is clear for take-off: Sail on a ship that feels more like a fun factory than cruise | Cruise | Travel

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE Cycle your way over the decks of the Carnival Horizon on the exciting SkyRide The views are sublime, but I can’t help shrieking as my aerial bike, which is hanging from an 800ft-long metal track, suddenly picks up speed and whizzes me along the edge of the deck. All I can see is the ocean far below and it feels as though I’m about to cycle off the side into oblivion. The SkyRide, known as the “bike ride in the sky” is one of the more unusual…

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Royal Princess cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

Mark Katzman The WOW factor – The Royal Princess Cruise Atrium Now with a full complement of three staircases and lift stations – just like its sister ships – Princess Royal is probably still the most glamorous of the cruise line’s 17 ships. To add to the glitz is an onboard collection of Kate Middleton memorabilia, including the dress she wore for the naming and scissors she used to cut loose the champagne – plus a letter to the captain and crew signed simply Catherine. And fittingly, for 2018, Royal…

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Cruise secrets: Experts advise arriving late to ship boarding  | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are rising in popularity and are becoming the dream holiday of choice for travelling wanting to explore far-flung corners of the globe.  According to an annual report compiled by the UK and Ireland cruise industry, British holidaymakers took almost two million cruises in 2017. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) declared this was a new record for the cruising industry. A cruise ship offers passengers a vast range of activities on board from luxurious dining facilities to leisure centres and spas.  Frequent cruise-goers have learnt how to work…

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Norwegian Bliss: The world’s most exciting cruise ship launches | Cruise | Travel

Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss is the latest giant of the seas from Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss is the latest giant of the seas from Norwegian Cruise Line, a ship that manages to be everything to everyone, from a family fun park to a couples’ retreat. Décor is decidedly contemporary for a mainstream vessel (taking inspiration from upmarket sister company Oceania) and it boasts a number of firsts. Bliss has an astonishing 27 dining options and it flies the flag for Norwegian’s Premium All-inclusive service – so you can…

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