world cup 2018

Watching the World Cup on a Cruise

Although Brits seemed to be less keen to visit the World Cup in Russia due to security issues and draconian visa rules, England’s 6-1 win over Panama – England’s largest-ever margin of victory at the World Cup -, has led to more interest in going to Russia to cheer the England team on now that it’s winning at the World Cup.

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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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Rendering of new P&O Cruise Ship

P&O Cruise Line Announces New Mega-Ship

Will P&O’s new mega-ship mark the beginning of a change for the cruise line?


Yesterday P&O Cruise Line announced that they were planning to build a 180,000 tonne LNG-powered cruise ship, scheduled for delivery in 2020. Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the largest cruise ship to be built specifically for the British market.

The new ship will exceed 180,000 gross tonnes and will accommodate approximately 5,200 guests (lower berths). Through an innovative use of space, the ship will offer an …

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New! Cruise Nation Life Magazine

Take a look at our new Cruise Nation Life magazine and brochure!

Here at Cruise Nation we’ve been busy creating a publication which acts both as a resource for those interested in cruising and also a place for us to showcase some of our best-value holiday deals. The result is Cruise Nation Life magazine!

In our first issue we’ve focused on creating some of the most useful articles and resources for new-to-cruise customers. We’ve got information on tipping, drinks packages and even a guide on what to wear.

Our main focus for Cruise Nation Life is  to show that it’s ‘Time to Change Your Holiday’. We want to change the way that people think …

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Purpose built Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas

MSC Cruises unveils plans for purpose built Caribbean Island – Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Cruise line are investing $200 million in Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, their own purpose-built private island! 


Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Working in partnership with the Bahamian Government and ecologists, MSC plan to turn a former sand extraction station in the Bahamas into a thriving marine reserve. The ambitious project aims to promote conservation whilst also boosting the tourism economy in the region.


Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest beaches in the world alongside an array of Caribbean-inspired experiences.

The family that owns MSC Cruises has more than 300 years of seafaring heritage, which has engendered a deep respect …

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Cruise Nation Wins Best UK Cruise Agent for Costa Cruises Award

Cruise deals company Cruise Nation has officially become Best UK Cruise Agent for Costa Cruises after winning the prestigious award at the Costa Champions of the Seas event.


The event, which took place onboard the Costa Luminosa, is dedicated to highlighting Costa Cruises’ best trade partners, and was held on Sunday May 11th. All in all, thousands of Costa Cruises’ greatest travel agents from Europe, Asia and Africa boarded the Costa Luminosa. Cruise Nation won out in the end though, by achieving the sought-after Best UK Cruise Agent for Costa Cruises award.

Phil Evans, Managing Director of Cruise Nation said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious …

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