So, you’ve probably seen the films from the golden era of Hollywood, seen pictures of the stars arriving on transatlantic liners, perhaps your own family arrived in the New World aboard one of the Atlantic greyhounds and I’m certain you’ve watched Titanic and marveled at the elegance of shipboard life (we’ll ignore the bit about icebergs for the sake of this article) and you wish you’d got to travel just like the movie stars, but cruising just doesn’t seem to be that way anymore.
Well, you can! Cunard Line’s RMS Queen Mary 2 still regularly sails the line voyage between New York and Southampton, she is the last built true ocean liner, following in the wake of illustrious predecessors such as her namesake the Queen Mary (now permanently moored in Long Beach, California) and successor to the Queen Elizabeth 2 (now a hotel in Dubai). She carries on a tradition that has been some 181 years in the making.
Join me as I tell you the top five reason you should make a Transatlantic Crossing; to aficionados its always a crossing, never a cruise. (You can have that tip for free.)
Booking a cruise holiday to Antarctica is considered by most, a once in a lifetime experience. However, cruise and destinations vlogger Gary Bembridge, from Tips For Travellers, has just returned from his second cruise to the region!
We quizzed Gary about this unique cruise experience so we could share with you his experience and what you might need to consider or know before heading to Antarctica on a cruise.
FEATURED New SHIP: Viking Sky
Viking Sky is the third in a series of six new build cruise ships for Viking Ocean Cruises. Viking Sea was the first in the series and launched in 2015, followed by the second, Viking Star in 2016.
Viking Sky is the latest new ship to join the fleet and was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises in January 2017. The ship will depart on its maiden voyage in February 2017. The ship will be officially christened in Tromsø, Norway on 22 June 2017, under Norway’s ‘midnight sun’.