The Panama Canal is one of the most impressive engineering feats in history. It took over 10 years to build and cost the lives of over 25,000 workers.
Today, it is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, carrying billions of dollars worth of cargo each year. Cruising through the Panama Canal is a truly unique experience that you will never forget. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should cruise the Panama Canal:
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Cruise holidays have many misconceptions, one of the biggest and misleading is that cruises are, and must be, really expensive! If you're a regular cruiser, you'll probably know this isn't always the case.
We caught up with cruise blogger and Youtuber, Emma Le Teace, who is an expert when it comes to cruising on a budget! She's been cruising since she was just 11 years old, and is always finding amazing deals to allow her to cruise to amazing destinations.
Whether an Australian port forms part of your cruise itinerary or marks your point of embarkation, this vast island holds many ports which showcase some of its natural wonders, rich culture, mouth-watering fare, and abundant wildlife. Australian ports of call offer a banquet of experiences for all tastes and the climate isn’t too bad either.
Steph from Cruise with Amber spent 10 months travelling around Australia and in this post, she takes us on a short tour around some of the main Australian ports you’re likely to encounter on a cruise.
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Top Reasons to Cruise to Alaska
Alaska is truly the last frontier, as many places in Alaska can only be reached by boat or seaplane. The remoteness of some parts of Alaska are ideal for exploration by cruise ship, and exploring Alaska by cruise ship is easy.
Each port stop allows you to get off the ship and explore on your own, or you can take an excursion (tour) to get some first-hand experiences with nature. Taking a cruise to Alaska allows you to visit some amazing ports such as Juneau, Icy Straight Point (Hoonah), Haines, Skagway, Seward and Ketchikan. From Seward you can take a bus or train to Anchorage, and then onto the interior or Denali National Park by train, bus, or car.
Cruising to Alaska can be done in several ways such as seven days round-trip from Seattle or Vancouver, seven days northbound one-way from Vancouver or Seattle, seven days southbound one-way from Seward, Anchorage, or Whittier, or a combination of the last two for a roundtrip fourteen-day cruise, and some cruise lines offer longer cruises from Vancouver, and other port departures such as San Francisco. The Alaska cruising season runs late April to mid-October.
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.)
Sometimes trying something new can be a little scary, especially if it's possibly going to cost you a decent sum money. Trying a cruise line for the first time is no different! But change can be exciting and lead to new opportunities and adventures.
Experience cruiser, cruise blogger and travel writer Marcus Adam, has shared with us his top reasons why you should consider booking a cruise holiday with Celebrity Cruises. If like Marcus, you've cruised with Celebrity Cruises before, then you'll know what he's talking about!
Top 5 Cruise Ports in Norway
If you have a list of places to cruise to in the future, then Norway should at the top. From the stunning and majestic scenery to the charming and friendly villages, towns, and cities, I just absolutely love all things Norway.
I’ve decided to compile a list of the top 5 cruise ports to visit in Norway to give you a flavour of what is on offer and hopefully tempt you into cruising there sometime soon!
Back in 2015, I spent three nights in Dubai prior to embarking a seven-night Arabian Gulf itinerary onboard Splendour of the Seas. It can be a daunting place the first time you visit, especially knowing how to get around. With so much to explore, its hard to decide exactly what to see, especially if you’re only visiting for a few days on a ship.
Dubai quickly became one of my favourite places I have visited. There seems to be something for everyone to enjoy. It’s like they’ve taken inspiration from every major city around the world and put it all in one place. The architecture is a sight to see in itself. Every single skyscraper seemed to have its own unique design element.
Cruising is often mistakenly thought to be an expensive way to holiday and visit some of the most popular destinations around the world. But in fact, cruises can be an affordable way to travel to almost anywhere in the world! What’s more, there’s extra things you can check or do to possibly save even more money.
Below are five of our top money saving tips to use to hopefully help save you money when booking your next cruise holiday…
Each year, over a million Brits embark 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.