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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QE2: Iconic ship transformed into luxury floating hotel in Dubai  | Cruise | Travel

The QE2 is re-opening its doors as a luxury floating hotel, restaurant and exhibition space later this week.  The iconic cruise ship, now permanently docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, was formerly owned by Cunard but now belongs to PCFC hotels, part of Dubai government’s Ports, Customers and Free Zones Corporation.  Having undergone a multimillion pound makeover, the new ship has been restored to its sumptuous and former glory, with a twist of modern touches bringing it into the 21st century.  Guests can still expect period furniture and famous memorabilia, along…

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Cruise ship storm viral video: Passengers vomiting and ‘thrown into walls’ | Cruise | Travel

Cruise ship holidays often face difficult weather when out at sea, battling cyclones and storms. They can leave passengers struggling onboard with sea sickness and falling objects. Passenger Jessica Grace posted a video showing a P&O Australia ship during a storm, with doors being slammed open as the liner battled strong waves. It also showed the huge waves outside the window as well as the swimming pools overflowing as they rocked. Other passengers reportedly struggling to get around the ship and stay upright. She told Daily Mail Australia: “Everyone walking…

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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas in pictures: Largest cruise ship in the world | Cruise | Travel

Royal Caribbean have welcomed the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship to their fleet just days before it’s maiden voyage. It is the largest cruise ship in the world, over 238 feet tall and 1,118 feet long – just 20 metres shorter than the Empire State Building. Holding up to 5,518 guests onboard at one time, 118 more than their Oasis of the Seas ship, it has an abundace of record-breaking amenities on the ship. The first guests are to set sail on March 21 for a one time only…

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River Cruise holidays: Amadeus launches new ship for 2019 | Cruise | Travel

The new ship, Amadeus Star, will include 70 spacious deluxe cabins and twelve suites to sail some of Europe’s most iconic rivers including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways. This exciting announcement follows the launch of the 162-passenger Amadeus Queen in spring 2018, which will run similar routes. The company also launched the Amadeus Province in 2017 which offers cruises around two of France’s most beautiful rivers – the Rhône and Saône. The two conjoining rivers run through the French provinces of Burgundy and Provence, with the…

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