The Do’s and Don’ts of Cruising

It’s a question we never thought we would hear, especially in the snug bar of our local here in deepest Sussex. It’s the kind of thing you might expect on dodgy street corners or the more seedy parts of a…

South Pacific Cruise Guide

Some call it the ultimate paradise, others merely insist it is heaven on earth. It has attracted authors like James A Michener, and artists like Paul Gauguin. It is more prosaically called the South Pacific, but it is a vast…

The 10 Best Bucket List Cruises for 2019

If you’re planning to spend the money and time to go on a cruise in 2019, you may as well choose an itinerary that knocks a destination or two off your bucket list. To help with your research, consider the…

Working on Cruise Ships

Each year hundreds of thousands of people take cruises. Cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism, which is already the world’s largest industry. At the time of writing there are over 30 new cruise ships being built,…

Selling Ocean Cruises – Issues for Travel Agents

This article, highlighting the issues faced by agents selling ocean cruises, will be part of the second edition of Travel Market Report’s Ocean Cruise Report Card for Travel Agents. The new report follows TMR’s first River Cruise Report Card for…

What I Didn’t Know About Cruising Until I Cruised

Though I’ve crisscrossed six continents, I always avoided cruise ships. I could appreciate why many people (especially families) love the convenience and all-inclusive aspects of a cruise ship vacation, but I liked the independence and freedom that traveling by plane…

Top 5 Europe River Cruise Destinations

Europe’s rivers are as beautiful as they are commercially vital, having long served as trade routes, shaping the growth of the continent. Travelling along the important waterways, river cruises in Europe are one of the easiest and most relaxing ways…

Where Do Old Cruise Ships Go to Die

On a recent four-night cruise to the Bahamas on the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory, a lively crowd was downing neon drinks at an equally fluorescent bar in the ship’s multi-story atrium. The casino was packed and smoky. This was old-school cruising,…

The best cruises in Antartica and Alaska for 2019

With spectacular mountains, fjords and forests, Antarctica and Alaska are places of wild natural beauty that beg to be explored. Visit on a cruise and you can enjoy all that raw nature from a comfortable, convenient floating home. Here’s our…