Things to Do in French Cruise Ports


Marseille is the second largest city in France and historically it was the most important trade centre in the region, which is why the Old Port is still the beating heart of the city. On top of the hill, overlooking the Old Port you’ll see Notre-Dame de la Garde, a catholic basilica. Built on the site of an old fort, Notre-Dame De La Garde has become an important landmark as every year on Assumption Day (August 15) it becomes a destination for pilgrims.

If you have a full day or more in port, you may be interested to know that the Camargue Natural Regional Park is 1h 45m drive away. …

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Things To Do in Spanish Cruise Ports


Incredible architecture and design awaits you in Barcelona. As you wander around the city, admire the work of Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí – the best-known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudi’s most famous building – the Sagrada Familia really is a sight to behold! It’s been under construction for 130 years and it’s estimated it won’t be completed until 2026. If you’ve worked up an appetite after visiting the Sagrada Familia you’ll be pleased to know the tapas bar Tossa (voted in the Guardian’s top 10 Barcelona tapas bars) is nearby and where better to have tapas than Barcelona?

If you’re interested in exploring more of the great outdoors, take …

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Discover Abu Dhabi’s hidden paradise, with a cruise to Sir Bani Yas Island

Dubai and Abu Dhabi may be the United Arab Emirates glittering capital cities – attracting thousands of cruise goers each year to their luxury hotels, five-star restaurants and beautiful beaches – but it’s a small island port which is starting to gain the attention of travellers around the world.

Where is Sir Bani Yas Island?

The largest of Abu Dhabi’s eight Desert Islands, lying Southwest of the Emirati capital, Sir Bani Yas Island offers passengers the chance to take in a world of scenic beauty, adventurous activities and spectacular wildlife.

Situated in the Persian Gulf, the island enjoys a hot year-round climate, with temperatures reaching over 40°C in the summer months of June …

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Everything You Need to Know About the MSC Belissima

Find out more about the MSC Belissima in our blog guide below.


The second of MSC’s Meraviglia Class ships, the 4,500 passenger MSC Bellissima is due to launch in March 2019, following sister ship MSC Meraviglia which debuted earlier this year.

Set to include many of MSC Meraviglia’s most popular features, Bellissima will wow guests with an exclusive set of Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, designed specifically for the ship.

The new vessel, which will spend its inaugural summer sailing a series of Western Mediterranean itineraries and homeporting in Marseille, Barcelona and Genoa, will feature state-of-the-art technology – including digital wristbands for payments, bookings and …

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Everything You Need to Know About MSC Seaview

Find out everything you need to know about the MSC Seaview in our blog guide below.

Due to launch in June 2018, the MSC Seaview will be the second of MSC Cruises Seaside Class of ships. Designed identically to sister ship, MSC Seaside – which launches in December 2017 and homeports in Miami – MSC Seaview will offer Western Mediterranean cruises in her inaugural summer season, homeporting in Barcelona, Genoa and Marseille, with itineraries including stops in Sicily, Malta and Naples.

MSC Seaview, which will have a 5,179-passenger capacity and measure some 160,000-ton, will be built in Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard – the largest cruise ship after sister Seaside to be constructed …

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Magic Carpet moving bar on Celebrity Edge

Everything You Need to Know About the Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship

Learn more about the Celebrity Edge cruise ship in our blog guide below…


Luminae Restaurant
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With cutting-edge design, beautiful facilities and even the world’s first “Magic Carpet” deck, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting new launches on next year’s cruise calendar.

The first of four new Edge Class ships to be unveiled, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge is set to debut in late 2018, and will redefine how passengers interact with their surroundings, through design which focuses on creating an intimate experience between guests and the ocean.

Homeporting in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, bookings are already available for the ship’s two 7-night itineraries; an eastern …

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