2303, 2017

What to Wear on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

By |March 23rd, 2017|Cruise Chat, Cruise Tips|0 Comments

As an experienced cruiser (I’ve got 18 cruises under my belt so far!) I often get asked what to wear on cruise ships. Well, the answer can vary quite a bit depending on what cruise line you’re travelling with, the time of year and the destination.

Here’s my mini-guide to what to wear on a Royal Caribbean cruise…
Day wear 
Tailor your day […]

808, 2016

Tips for Travelling By Train in France

By |August 8th, 2016|Cruise Tips, Destinations, France, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I feel very lucky to have travelled extensively through France and have done so many times by train. Train travel is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get around in France. Plus it’s a good way to see some of the gorgeous countryside and dramatic coastlines that it’s blessed with.

I’ve only ever had positive experiences with train travel […]

808, 2016

Packing for a Cruise

By |August 8th, 2016|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

Knowing what to pack for a cruise can be tough, especially if you’ve never been on a cruise before. One of my most visited posts on this blog is my What to Pack for a Cruise Holiday post, so I know many of you seek guidance on what to pack, what not to pack and everything in between.

JD Williams, a […]

1408, 2015

Why I Think Walking Is The Best Way to Explore A New Place

By |August 14th, 2015|Cruise Tips, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|4 Comments

I love walking, it’s something I really enjoy and I walk a reasonable amount at home with my dog. We love getting out in the fresh air, away from my MacBook and work and just strolling along. I find it always clears my mind and makes me feel more relaxed and it always manages to tire out little Ben too!

I […]

1507, 2015

Websites I Use When Planning and Booking Travel

By |July 15th, 2015|Cruise Tips, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I spend a heck of a lot of time online looking for places I can go, dreaming of places I want to visit and planning and booking my travel adventures. I can happily spend a few hours searching cheap flights, hotels and travel experiences around the world and love it when I find amazing deals.

I book almost all of my […]

910, 2014

What to Wear on A Holland America Cruise

By |October 9th, 2014|Cruise Chat, Cruise Tips, Packing|13 Comments

Knowing what to wear on a cruise holiday can be one of the trickiest things you need to sort out before you go. If you’ve never been on a cruise before then you might be completely unsure on what to pack but I have a few tips for those sailing with Holland America.
Daytime Wear
What you should wear on a Holland America cruise during the day is pretty much what you would wear in any holiday resort. Swimsuits, shorts and sundresses are all perfect for a sunny day at sea and if you’re going sightseeing in a port of call then comfort is definitely key.

A pair of trousers and a top,  a sundress or shorts and a tee are all perfect in warm weather. In cooler weather you should pack lots of layers to keep warm, basically the same as you would for any other holiday.

The main thing to keep in mind for daytime is if you’re doing a lot of walking exploring new places then you should have something comfortable on your feet. Personally I find flat sandals really comfortable so I live in these during the daytime on warm weather cruises. […]

2606, 2014

Tips on Cruise Safety

By |June 26th, 2014|Cruise Tips, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Just like with every other type of holiday there are certain precautions that you should take note of before your cruise holiday to ensure your safety both on board and in port.
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2306, 2014

How to Make the Most of Your Cruise Ship Spa

By |June 23rd, 2014|Cruise Tips|2 Comments

When you’re on holiday you definitely want to relax as much as possible and one of the best places to do this is in your cruise ship’s on board spa. Every cruise ship I’ve ever sailed on has had a spa on board where passengers can be pampered and get the most enjoyment out of their holiday possible.

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2404, 2014

How to Pick the Right Cruise Line for YOU

By |April 24th, 2014|Cruise Tips, Travel Tips|0 Comments

If you’ve made the decision to book your first ever cruise holiday but aren’t quite sure which cruise line to book with then you’ve come to the right place.

It can be really hard to know what is the best cruise line for your needs if you’ve never been on a cruise before, so the best thing to do is figure out exactly what your needs are.
If you’re travelling with children you’ll probably want to look at modern cruise liners that have plenty of features and attractions for children and families. Cruise Lines such as Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruise and Norwegian Cruise Line all have exciting kids activity programmes to keep the little ones entertained and allow them to interact and make friends with other children on board. Some cruise lines also offer babysitting services that allow parents some much needed down time.
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2603, 2014

What you need to know before you cruise

By |March 26th, 2014|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

So you’re thinking of booking  a cruise? Great! However, there are definitely a few things you need to know before you cruise in order that you make the right choices. This can be everything from which cruise line you sail with to which stateroom type you opt for on board.
Is your chosen cruise line right for you?
This is by far the most important thing you need to consider before booking a cruise. Cruise lines vary so much and if you don’t like the idea of getting dressed up for dinner but end up on a cruise where there are formal nights where tuxedos and ballgowns are expected then that’s definitely the right option for you.
Before you book anything make sure you do a lot of research to find out what your cruise line of choice are like. Do you need to get dressed up for dinner? What’s included when you’re on board? What’s the average age range of their passengers? Is there somewhere you can do laundry/enjoy adults only space/indulge in speciality dining (etc etc)?
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