Dining on cruise ships

Wining and Dining: Tips for the Best Cruise Dining Experience

Here’s how to have a mouth-watering culinary experience on your next cruise holiday.

The main dining room of a cruise ship can be a elegant place where you have the chance to dress up in your formal attire and try something different. It is a chance to look your best and experience delicious gourmet food with menus drafted by celebrity chefs, as well as experiencing new foods and indulging yourself in a four course dinner.



If you find yourself on a cruise ship wanting to experience the sparkling lights of the main dining room, here are a few tips to customise your time there:

Tip before the meal

Before you dine in the main …

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Things to See and Do in Brazil

If you’re planning on visiting South America, check out out guide to things to see and do in Brazil.


Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. It is a very popular tourist destination with many attractive and glittering cities. Famous for its golden beaches and natural beauty, you will never find yourself with nothing to do whilst in Brazil. With the addition of the world cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, thousands of people will be descending on Brazil to enjoy its vibrant celebrations and its bustling cities.

Here are some of the things you should be sure to check out during your stay in Brazil:

Christ the Redeemer

Christ …

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Family playing golf on cruise ship

Are Cruise Holidays Family Friendly?

There are many views on whether cruise holidays are family friendly. Well, they are. Forget about canapes and champagne on the deck and dining with the captain; it’s all changed. There are many different things that appeal to children, adults and families, so don’t worry, there’s something for everyone.

Nearly all of the most well known cruise companies including Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruises have many amazing cruise ships with countless activities on board to bring families closer together and have fun on their holiday.



Cruises, nowadays, are all about having a good time. There are many organised activities …

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Transatlantic Cruise

How To Make The Most Of Your Transatlantic Cruise

A Transatlantic cruise means 5-7 days on the open sea travelling towards your destination. This time is part of your holiday, so make sure you don’t waste it!

Here are a few suggestions of ways to spend your time to make sure you get the most from your cruise:


Your cruise ship will have plenty of places where you can kick back and relax. Make the most of them and you will feel reinvigorated before the more active part of your holiday begins. Use this as a time to sit by the pool or in the sauna.

Take in your surroundings

Being in the middle of the ocean with nothing to see in every …

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Regal Princess Cruise Ship

The Most Exciting New Cruise Ships!

With numerous new ships set for release within the next few years, here are just a few that we at Cruise Nation are looking forward to the most.
Norwegian Getaway.

Set for its maiden voyage in January 2014, this striking ship’s hull art was designed by artist David Lebatard, inspired by the ocean and sun. With on ship entertainment including magic shows and theatrical productions, a cruise on this ship offers something for the whole family. A tonnage of 146,600 and capacity of 4,028 makes this liner one of the largest in the world.

Regal Princess

Scheduled to set sail in June 2014, the Regal Princess is the sister ship to the

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Northern Lights

Discovering the The Northern Lights

Alaska and polar region cruises have become very popular over the last few years due to the spectacular views and experiences they can offer up, including seeing the Northern Lights. Going on an Alaskan cruise is an experience in itself, but documenting everything you see is very important for creating the perfect memories. Whatever you do, do not forget your camera when heading out of an Alaskan cruise holiday; you’ll definitely regret it.

Some of the important equipment you might need, include:

A DSLR camera: Nikon and Canon cameras have proved to provide the best images. Using a DSLR camera gives you high quality and many more settings which you can …

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