If you read my post yesterday about our day in wonderful Mumbai, you’ll know that we enjoyed our first ever cruise ship shore excursion, with a few reservations. I’d ask you to go back and read it, if at all possible, by clicking the link in the first sentence, I’m on limited ship internet, no time to repeat myself. So Cochin, Kerala. One of my favourite parts of the world. … [Read more...]
Posts on cruising and cruise ships from World Travel Family travel blog.
Two relocation cruises under our belts, both Atlantic crossings with Norwegian cruise lines. Cruising is a great way to travel and can be surprisingly affordable, even for families.
Let me start by saying that I'm crazy about India. Just standing on her soil, catching a waft of incense, hearing an accent or a “What is your good name please?” puts me in my happy place and brings me joy like little else on the planet. For me, India is it, there is nowhere better to be. However, a cruise ship shore excursion in Mumbai, India was a great opportunity, but not … [Read more...]
Should you choose an inside cabin or an outside cabin on a cruise ship? I should say stateroom, they call the cabins that. The decision ultimately comes down to personal priorities and how much you'd like to pay for your cruise. These are our feelings about making that call. Both of our cruises were with Norwegian Cruise lines. Our inside stateroom was on Norwegian Getaway, … [Read more...]
Cruising isn't all about dressed up dinner dances and canapes with the captain these days. Lets bust some cruise myths, here are 5 things you may not know about cruising. If you think you know your cruises, just scroll straight to the bottom to take the Cruise-Buff Quiz. 1. Cruising Can Be Affordable. With prices as low as $30 per night on some cruises, including food and … [Read more...]
Despite spending most of my life swearing that cruising wasn't for me, I'm a new cruise convert. We've taken two trans Atlantic cruises with Norwegian in the last five months and loved them both. So, for the benefit of cruise doubters, here are a selection of diverse but great reasons to take a cruise. Reasons to Take a Cruise. You should go on a cruise if: You want a … [Read more...]
Hello from our Atlantic Crossing cruise on Norwegian Epic! Epic is a beautiful ship and we’re off to a good start on our second cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines this year. I can’t check in to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as often as I normally do because satellite internet at sea isn’t cheap and connection is difficult, but I do have a very limited amount of online … [Read more...]
We're cruise mad here at the moment, we're taking our second Trans Atlantic Cruise in a couple of weeks and I'm on a mission to spread the word about how much fun cruising can be. There are things to do on a cruise ship that you may not have thought of, lots of things. Before our first ever cruise I had totally the wrong idea about what it would be like. I imagined dressed … [Read more...]
I've seen this question in chat forums a few times lately. Is cruising safe for kids? The tragic February death of a child in a cruise ship's pool has probably added more anxiety to the shoulders of the potential cruise parent. I can only share my experiences and what I saw on our one, rather lovely, cruise( read more about it here), but maybe I can help worried parents in … [Read more...]
In January we enjoyed our first ever cruise, in April we took our second re-positioning cruise, the next year, our third. We wouldn't take two if we hadn't loved the experience of cruising and found it extremely affordable. We were very much budget travellers for that first year, yet we managed to find 2 cheap cruises that fitted, more or less, within our budget. Our … [Read more...]
Are you wondering what it's like to cross the Atlantic on a cruise ship? Maybe you're a first time cruiser, as we were on our first Trans Atlantic cruise. Everything will be new, the experience of being on these huge ships, the ocean herself and the thought of 10 or so days at sea. I was nervous before we left Southampton in February 2014. I had no idea what lay … [Read more...]