Jane McDonald cruises on the MSC Meraviglia

Cruising with Jane McDonald on the MSC Meraviglia

The MSC Meraviglia is set to star in Cruising with Jane McDonald – the hit TV series from Channel 5!



Jane McDonald, who is a cruise legend herself, will board the MSC Meraviglia to discover the ‘wonder’ of the Mediterranean.

After the huge success of Cruising with Jane McDonald earlier this year the cruising legend is back for series two where she is set to explore more amazing ships and exotic destinations. The four-part travel show will see Jane set sail for a second time with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest family-owned cruise line, this time to explore the sights and scenery of the Mediterranean onboard the Company’s …

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Norwegian Bliss in Alaska rendering

Everything You Need to Know About the Norwegian Bliss

Find out all about the Norwegian Bliss from Norwegian Cruise Line in our blog guide below.

Set to launch in June 2018, the Norwegian Bliss is the 16th ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Cruisers hoping to travel on the Bliss can enjoy Caribbean and Alaska itineraries with selected sailings along the Mexican Riviera.

The ship has been designed to incorporate many of the features that Norwegian cruise line are known for that promote a sense of freedom and flexibility onboard.

Ship Stats

Gross Tonnage: 167,800
Guest Capacity: 4,004 guests
Overall Length: 329.8m  (1,082ft)
Cruise Speed: 23.2 knots
Max Beam (wide point of ship below waterline): 41.5m …

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Carnival Cruise Ship Funnel

10 Things We Love About Carnival Cruise Line

Find out why Carnival is the funnest cruise line at sea!

Here at Cruise Nation, we pride ourselves on having helped thousands of people book their first ever cruise. Because we specialise in new-to-cruise bookings, we think it’s important to help our customers decide which is the right cruise line for them. With this in mind, we’ve created a Top 10 series to tell you 10 of the things we love best about each cruise line we work with, so you can find out a bit more about them.

To kick things off, who better to start with than the funnest cruise line at sea… Carnival! Here’s our …

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MSC MasterChef at Sea

Cruisers Can Compete to Become ‘MasterChef’ Onboard MSC Cruises

MSC has announced the launch of MSC MasterChef at Sea as part of a new collaboration with the popular TV show.


MSC MasterChef at Sea mirrors the globally-recognised TV show; guests will have the opportunity to put their culinary prowess to the test as they take part in a competition competing against one another to claim the title. The competition is designed as part of a move to create more enriching and immersive onboard activities for MSC cruisers. MSC has linked up with Endemol Shine Group who hold the licensing for the MasterChef brand.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises commented: “One of the key distinguishing features of an …

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View from the river to McKinley Chalet Resort

This is Why Holland America is the Best Cruise Line for Visiting Alaska

With 70 years of exploration under their belt, we’re here to explain why Holland America should be your cruise line of choice for visiting Alaska.


When it comes to visiting Alaska and experiencing the culture and landscape, Holland America are unbeatable in the service they provide to cruisers. Below we’re going to explore the ways in which Holland America make this trip so special for their guests…

The Denali Land and Sea Journeys by Holland America enable you to get so much more from your visit to Alaska. Along with your cruise visiting ports like Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay, you’ll also get the chance to spend time exploring the breathtaking …

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Crown Princess Medallion Class Ship

More Medallion Class Ships Are on The Way!

Princess cruise line have revealed that three of their existing ships will join the Ocean Medallion Class fleet by 2019.


The Crown Princess

Crown Princess, Ruby Princess and Golden Princess are set to join the Ocean Medallion Class fleet, joining four other Princess ships already scheduled to enter the class.

The name of the class comes from the technology that will be integrated on the ships which is the Ocean Medallion – a wearable device which is the same size as a 10p piece. The Medallion is thoughtfully designed so that it doesn’t show any visible technology such as an on/off switch or charging port. The Medallion is designed …

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