If you’re like most people, you probably have dreams of going on a cruise through the beautiful Bahamas or mystical Mediterranean coast. Then adult responsibility hits and you have so many bills that all those luxury travel dreams seem like a far-off fantasy.Sure, cruises can be expensive. But guess what, they can be cheap too!Cheap cruises are actually how I got … [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.
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 in India, 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. Today let's talk about our shore excursion in Cochin, … [Read more...]
Our visit to Elephanta Island and Elephanta Caves of Mumbai, India. It's a fairly long boat ride, but the caves and ancient temples are more than worth it and Mumbai itself is a must-visit destination in India.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 … [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...]
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 and how affordable cruising can be particularly as an alternative to flying.. 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 … [Read more...]
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 forming their own opinions on their child's safety. Before We … [Read more...]
We took 2 10 day + cruises in a year a little while ago. We wouldn't take a second or third if we hadn't loved the experience of cruising and found it extremely affordable. We were budget travellers for that year, yet we managed to find 2 cheap cruises within our budget. Our repositioning cruises worked out at about the same cost as flying across the Atlantic between Europe and … [Read more...]
I was nervous before we left Southampton in February 2014 for our journey accross the Atlantic to New York. I had no idea what lay ahead on our voyage . Want to know the good news? We loved it. So much so that we booked a return crossing on Norwegian Epic for later in the year. Read on to see how our maiden cruise, Norwegian Getaway's maiden voyage, went. Everything you've ever … [Read more...]
During our first year of full time travel ( our family gap year, if you like) we were on a tight budget. We kept to around $50 per day in South East Asia and the whole year came in at $100 per day. During that year we took two cruises. Both were trans Atlantic repositioning cruises. So how can you take a cruise as a budget traveller or backpacker, how can you make a cruise … [Read more...]