Somewhat later than originally planned in summer 2021, despite the global pandemic, P&O Cruises' brand new state-of-the-art flagship, Iona, set sail from Southampton on its maiden voyage. On board was Matthew Gilbert, from Cruising with Matthew.
We took a moment to catch up with Matthew following his cruise on Iona, to ask him all about this very special maiden voyage!
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.
In 2022, a total of 25 exciting brand-new cruise ships, of all different sizes are set to leave shipyards across the world and enter service.
We’ve chosen 5 that we think really stand out!
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…
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?
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.
CRUISE Q&A: Mike Hall Talks About Traditional Cruising With Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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!
5 REASONS TO BOOK A CHRISTMAS CRUISE
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