Author Archive for Michael Wilson

The top 5 spas at sea

The top 5 spas at sea

Fully equipped on board spas are integral parts of any cruise. Whether it’s a chilly sea day in Alaska or after a busy day exploring the cities of the Mediterranean, an hour or two being pampered head to toe can be just what you need. Wondering which cruise ships boast the best spas at sea? […]

What is the best current cruise ship?

What is the best current cruise ship?

As experts in the cruise field, we’re often asked for advice about holidaying at sea, but one question that tends to pop up more than any other is ‘what is the best cruise ship?’ – an excellent question, but one that is rather difficult for us to answer! The features and amenities that constitute ‘the […]

5 great reasons to go on a luxury cruise

5 great reasons to go on a luxury cruise

The term ‘luxury cruising’ is largely redundant; as you’ll know if you’ve ever enjoyed a holiday at sea, all cruise ships display the ultimate in opulence and extravagance. However, there are a few select cruise lines that go above and beyond what is considered to be ‘standard’ in the cruise industry. Of course, many aspects […]

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

Its Caribbean cruising season and what better time to look at the finest destinations this beautiful region has to offer for underwater exploration.  The Caribbean offers some of the most relaxing and indulgent holiday experiences imaginable but when you feel like getting up from your sun lounger and trying something a little more active, the […]

Why choose Cunard for your transatlantic crossing

Why choose Cunard for your transatlantic crossing

Transatlantic cruising was huge back in the early 20th Century – not only was it a cost effective way for the lower classes to cross the pond in search of the American Dream, it was also a way for the upper classes to demonstrate their wealth – transatlantic cruising was, largely, a symbol of status. […]

Taking a cruise from Southampton to Barbados

Taking a cruise from Southampton to Barbados

Many travellers visiting Barbados from the UK opt to fly, primarily because it’s quick, but if you’ve got the time, a cruise from Southampton can be a fun and luxurious way to travel to the Caribbean. Taking 14 nights, the cruise really is a major part of the holiday as you’ll visit a number of beautiful […]

The world's most unique cruise ship features

The world’s most unique cruise ship features

Back in the golden day of cruising, travellers could barely believe their eyes when they stepped aboard a luxury cruise liner and found fully equipped gymnasiums, relaxing Turkish baths, and even well stocked libraries and outdoor, European-style cafes. Of course, all of these features, and indeed much, much more, are pretty standard across the board […]

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Despite inhabiting the same continent, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are a world apart from places such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Gibraltar. Scandinavia is a true blend of bustling cities, serene fjords, and fascinating Nordic history unique to Northern Europe, and cruises along the Baltic Sea are some of the most popular […]

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that the Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. The islands aren’t known for their great working opportunities or fantastic living conditions, but they are known for their pristine sand beaches, clear blue waters, and almost endless opportunities for sunbathing and water sports […]

Top 5 Eastern Mediterranean destinations

Top 5 Eastern Mediterranean destinations

The Eastern Mediterranean continues to increase in popularity and with a superb range of destinations to choose from, it’s certainly not hard to see why.  The region encompasses a wide range of areas including the stunningly beautiful location of Italy and Croatia along the Adriatic coastline and of course the ever beautiful Greek Islands.  When […]

5 cruise lines that understand the importance of staying connected while cruising

5 cruise lines that understand the importance of staying connected while cruising

First came the handheld mobile phone devices equivalent to the size of a brick; this was followed by the craze of the smaller the better along with the rising popularity in the production of flip phones and laptops before the arrival of the now prominent smart phones, tablets, notebooks and much more.  So as technology […]

7 ways to enjoy a child free cruise holiday

7 ways to enjoy a child free cruise holiday

Whether you are a fan of it or not, most mainstream cruise lines do and will continue to cater for family friendly holidays.  A cruise is a perfect holiday for a family and continues to rise in popularity due to the multigenerational facilities available on board.  There can be no denying that a cruise ship […]

The best afternoon teas at sea

The best afternoon teas at sea

The quintessential British ambiance of an afternoon tea at sea epitomises luxury in every sense of the word. Although the grandeur of today’s modern day cruise vessels is undeniably attractive, the heart and soul of this wonderful method of seeing the world still lies in the age old traditions. Imagine white gloved waiters with a smile […]