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…

Top 10 Cruise Questions

Whenever we delve into what we laughingly call our Mailbag these days (when we really mean our email, blog Comments and random queries that are directed towards us on various discussion forums), we invariably have to raise a smile at…

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,…

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…

Super Excursions

From high-stakes gambling to enrichment programs, rock-climbing walls to hot stone massages, today’s cruise ships offer no shortage of onboard activities. However, some of the best adventures take place off ship in exotic ports of call. Get ready to disembark;…

The 15 Most Annoying Types of Plane Passengers, Ranked

Several months ago, Expedia released the results of its third annual Airplane Etiquette Survey, in which 1,019 random travelers were polled about their in-flight behavior, as well as the most aggravating behaviors they witness from their fellow passengers. Funnily enough,…

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…

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…