2003, 2014

Staying Connected On A Cruise

By |March 20th, 2014|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

These days everyone loves to stay connected at all times, even when they’re on holiday, but what do you need to know about staying connected while a cruise holiday.

The cost of staying connected at sea can be really high so it helps to know that before you go.
In-Cabin Phone
Every cruise line I’ve sailed with has had a telephone in the cabin but I’ve NEVER used one of them. Why? The extortionate prices, that’s why.
The charges to call home from the telephones in your cabin can be as high as £5 a MINUTE. No thank you! Although it is always free to call reception, room service, wake up calls etc, exactly as you would do in a hotel on land.
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1803, 2014

What to Wear on an MSC Cruise

By |March 18th, 2014|Cruise Tips|3 Comments

The question of what to wear on a cruise is probably the one I get asked the most yet the answer can vary quite a bit depending on which cruise line you’re going to be sailing on.

The MSC website is surprisingly scant on information of what their dress code actually is s here’s my mini guide to what to wear […]

1601, 2014

How to Plan Your Cruise

By |January 16th, 2014|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

So you’ve taken the plunge and finally booked a cruise, what should you do next?
Check-in Online

The majority of cruise lines (actually every single one I’ve been on) need some passenger information before you can go on board. You log onto their website using your booking reference ID and pop in your name, address, passport details and sometimes things like travel […]

1107, 2013

Celebrity Silhouette Review

By |July 11th, 2013|Cruise Chat, Cruise Tips|6 Comments

I recently embarked upon an 11 night cruise on board Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Silhouette. She’s a large ship and can hold just shy of 3,000 passengers and 1,500 crew members.

Celebrity Silhouette was launched in 2011, making it one of the newer cruise ships within the market. It’s full of modern and exciting features and has a contemporary feel throughout. Every area of the ship was always spotless during my cruise and I loved the decor and luxe touches throughout.

With the ability to hold this number of passengers, and given my preference for slightly smaller ships, I was worried that I would feel that the ship was too big and had too many people on it, but I needn’t have worried. Throughout the entire cruise, despite the ship being almost at capacity, it didn’t feel like there were almost 3,000 passengers on board. There were no crowds, no struggles to find tables or chairs in public areas or lines that are so often found on larger ships. This was one aspect of my cruise with Celebrity that I very much enjoyed.

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2911, 2012

Using Trains in the South of France

By |November 29th, 2012|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

If you dock in any of the fabulous ports of call in the south of France such as Cannes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice or neighbouring Monaco, it’s easy to get around without taking a cruise organised shore excursion. It is so easy to get around using trains in the south of France with the super efficient service offered there.

The trains in France are clean, safe […]

2110, 2012

Tipping on a Cruise

By |October 21st, 2012|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

One of the biggest concerns many people have when organising their cruise holiday is the proper procedure of how to go about tipping staff. Many cruise companies have very confusing tipping policies, which leave their passengers unsure who, how and how much they should tip. So, what do you need to know about tipping on a cruise?

Many cruise lines include tips in the […]

2110, 2012

Which Cruise Ship Cabin is Right For Me?

By |October 21st, 2012|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

When booking your cruise holiday there are usually a large variety of cabin types to choose from so it can leave you questioning which cruise ship cabin is right for me? As your cabin will be your home for the duration of your cruise holiday it’s worth
taking some time to consider what you want from your cabin in order to make the right […]

2110, 2012

What to Pack for a Cruise Holiday?

By |October 21st, 2012|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

If you’ve booked a cruise holiday and are eagerly looking forward to it and beginning to plan what you’ll pack and where you’ll visit, then you may find yourself wondering what to pack for a cruise holiday?

Well, obviously every cruise is different, and you should always check with your cruise company if there is a specific dress code, especially for the evenings on-board.

These […]

2110, 2012

Getting from Civitavecchia to Rome, Italy

By |October 21st, 2012|Cruise Tips|0 Comments

Civitavecchia is the port that acts as the gateway to the eternal city of Rome for cruise travellers. There are two main ways to reach Rome from Civitavecchia- by bus or by train. If you wish to go by bus, then you will have to book one of the shore excursions that are on offer through your cruise company. The journey from Civitavecchia […]