Barcelona

5 Romantic Summer Getaways

Whether you want to spend a week away in the sun with a new partner to get to know them better, you have a special anniversary coming up, a honeymoon is on the cards, or you simply want to treat your loved one, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite and most romantic getaways. Everyone knows that Venice is renowned as the capital of romance the world round, but we’re taking the opportunity to step off the beaten track to bring you some unexpected destinations that have their own romance and charm when you look out of the box.

Jamaica

For a more far flung romantic break, the Caribbean is …

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Barbados

Port of the Month – Barbados

Think of Barbados and it conjures up palm trees blowing in a gentle breeze, bright blue skies, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. You wouldn’t be far wrong to picture this paradise as Barbados is all this and more. In addition to all this, Barbados has a charm all of its own with a rich, blended culture of its native African heritage and the old English tradition brought to it in relatively recent years.

What to do in Barbados

Barbados’ cruise port is located in a deep water harbour a mile out of the city centre of Bridgetown. Despite the fact that it’s a small island, measuring only 21 by 14 miles, …

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Norwegian Bliss in Alaska rendering

Cruise Line of the Month – NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line, more commonly known as NCL, have been well regarded for their “freestyle” approach to cruising inspired by the more relaxed and easily paced Norwegian lifestyle, meaning that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, and formal attire is not required on board.

Packages

In 2017, however, they upped their “Free at Sea” game by introducing a Premium All Inclusive service across their entire fleet. In addition to the standard dining options, this new option allows passengers to access a wider range of more premium beverages in any of the lounges or bars on board your cruise ship. Lavazza speciality coffees are also available, as …

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Understanding the different board bases

You’ve finally done it: you’ve made the decision to book the cruise trip that you’ve always dreamed of to the destination you’ve always wanted to visit. But it may not be as quick and easy a process as you first anticipated; in fact, there are a few decisions you need to make, with the major one being what board basis you’d like to book.

Choosing your board basis is a dilemma many cruisers struggle over, so we’re breaking down the different types of cruise packages so you can decide which board basis is the right one for you and your family.

Full Board

The majority of cruise lines offer full board meal packages …

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Caribbean

The Top 5 Destinations to Cruise to this Easter

If you’re looking for something a little bit eggs-tra over the Easter break, we know eggs-actly what you need. You’ll have to pardon the puns we’re cracking at the moment, but we just can’t help it – not when we have such eggs-cellent cruise deals at cheep prices to share with you over Easter!

Easter is in fact the ideal time for a cruise, particularly if you’re looking for a bit of sunny weather after the doom and gloom of winter. The sun is starting to rear its head again and we’re getting into that holiday mood once more.

Norwegian Fjords

Spring is renowned as one of the best times of year …

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Vertigo Slide on MSC Preziosa

Activities for Kids on MSC Cruises

People often think that cruises are only for older generations, but in fact they’re actually the ideal holidays for families. Not only are cruises safe environments for the kids to run wild (MSC offers a security bracelet system for kids), but they also provide them with an enriching holiday experience, visiting a number of different destinations, each with their own unique culture, as well as enjoying a multitude of experiences on board.

MSC Cruises  were in fact launched as a family-owned company, so they understand the difficulties families can go through when booking a holiday to suit everyone. Often what mum and dad want to do won’t match the fun …

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