Somewhere in the Solomon Island, is a cruise ship left abandoned. The 3,724 gross tonne World Discoverer has been left to rust but has also become a tourist attraction itself!
The ship was originally built as the BEWA Discoverer in 1974, at the shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Throughout its career, the ship was sold to various cruise lines and renamed several times too. In 1990, the ship was registered in Liberia and named World Discoverer. The small cruise ship was built with a double-hull, to allow it to cruise to the Antarctic polar regions. In 1996 an extensive refurbishment was carried out. So how did the once profitable ship end up abandoned?
In 2017, almost two million Brits embarked on a cruise. It’s easy to see why. With all-inclusive options, family-friendly alternatives and adults-only retreats that allow you to visit some of the world’s most exotic destinations, cruises have also become popular with the younger generations.
However, with so much choice available, it can be hard to know which idyllic location to set sail towards first. To help, here are our top five cruise destinations you must visit.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and this year is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The company specialises in great value for money, traditional, no fly cruise holidays.
We invited Mike Hall, the Head of Marketing for Cruise & Maritime Voyages to take part in this CRUISE Q&A interview to talk more about CMV, including the arrival of the cruise line's sixth ship Vasco da Gama and what the future plans are for the cruise line.
Over the next eighteen months, Saga Cruises will see two exciting new build cruise ships join its fleet. The first, Spirit of Discovery, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and is set to launch in June 2019.
A second new build ship, Spirit of Adventure is expected to debut in summer 2020. We took the opportunity to invite Nigel Blanks, Chief Operating Officer, Saga Cruises to take part in this exclusive CRUISE Q&A, to talk more about Saga Cruises and the exciting new ships!
Some of you might have considered the idea of booking a cruise during Christmas, others of you might not have. There are so many reasons why a Christmas cruise is such a good idea. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the top 5 reasons to book a Christmas cruise
Princess Cruises is one of many cruise lines which is rapidly expanding, bringing a whole host of exciting changes and improvements to its fleet along with a number of new exciting cruise ships launching over the next seven years.
Tony Roberts who is the Vice President of Princess Cruises in the UK & Europe has kindly agreed to take part in this exclusive CRUISE Q&A interview for Cruise Cotterill to talk more about Princess Cruises and some of the new ships which will be joining the fleet over the coming years.
Celebrity Edge is arguably the most anticipated new cruise ship which is set to launch this year, featuring a whole host of design innovations and industry firsts!
Jo Rzymowska who is the Vice President and Managing Director for Celebrity Cruises in the UK & Ireland and Asia accepted our invitation to take part in this exclusive Q&A interview all about Celebrity Cruises and the exciting new Celebrity Edge.
Voyages To Antiquity is a unique cruise line operating just one small cruise ship, the Aegean Odyssey. The cruise line’s experience is designed for travellers who want to learn more about the history, culture and natural wonders of the ancient world.
The size of the ship is part of what makes cruising with Voyages To Antiquity so different. The ship is perfectly suited to visit places which larger ships cannot, therefore offering more destination-rich cruise itineraries.
The cruise line’s Managing Director, Jos Dewing accepted our invitation to take part in this exclusive CRUISE Q&A interview so we could learn more about Voyages To Antiquity and its unique small ship, Aegean Odyssey.
Voting for the Wave Awards 2019 has officially opened and we’re beyond thrilled to be listed as one of the nominees for ‘Favourite Cruise Blogger of the Year’.
The Wave Awards are the most prestigious accolades in UK cruising and you have the chance to vote in many other categories including voting for your favourite cruise lines, travel agents, destinations and of course your favourite cruise blogger.
The world is full on superstition on dry land, be it seeing a black cat, a lone magpie or walking underneath a ladder. What about superstition on the high seas?
We’ve put together the following list for you to read and consider next time you’re on a cruise…