Far East Cruises

Things to Consider when Booking a Hot or Cold Weather Cruise

While most people associate cruises with sunny Summer weather, winter cruises are becoming more popular as well. Therefore, when planning your cruise, one of the first things you should consider is whether you want a hot and sunny cruise where you can enjoy the outdoors, swim and sunbathe or a colder one where the emphasis would be more on exploring new destinations. Deciding Between a Hot and Cold Weather Cruise Unless you have a very restricted holiday period, we suggest you first decide where you want to go and then look at what times are best to go there.  For instance, you can go to hot destinations like the Mediterranean, […]

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Hurricane Season

What You Need to Know About Cruising in Hurricane Season

With Hurricane Florence sweeping through the US East Coast bringing with it heavy rains, strong wind and catastrophic floods, it brings the possibility of hurricanes during cruises back to the forefront of our minds.  Having seen or heard about the devastation caused by the hurricane, cruisers are asking whether it’s worth it to book a cruise to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexican Riviera or the rest of the US in hurricane season. Our answer to this question is that yes, it is statistically worth it, if you are willing to take a small risk. You will be paying less for your cruise if you’re willing to take the gamble and […]

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Top Ten Things You Don’t Need to Worry About on Your Cruise

So, you’re thinking of booking a cruise or you already booked it, but you have lots of niggling worries?  We look at the top ten things you really don’t have to worry about when getting ready for your cruise as long as you plan ahead. Missing Your Cruise or Flight Instead of worrying that you will miss your cruise or flight, make sure to leave early or go a day ahead of time to ensure a relaxing start.  If you need to book a flight home afterwards, you will be fine as long as the flight is in the afternoon. Getting Sea Sick We have all seen and heard stories […]

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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.  The Association of British Travel Agents is reporting a rush on requests from England fans trying to get to Russia for the World Cup. Having said that, not all of us can drop our plans at the drop of a hat to go support the team.  Besides, watching the […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Stateroom for Your Cruise

While deciding where to go on your cruise is probably the most exciting part of planning your trip, don’t forget to spend some extra time on deciding how you would like to travel.  Choosing a stateroom or cabin is great fun and with just a little bit of extra homework, choosing the right one for you can save you some possible issues down the line, and even some time and money during the cruise. Start by dissecting the deck plans to get an idea of the ship’s layout.  Things to consider here are the grade of the rooms, the price, and if you would like to be close to a […]

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Best Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean is known for its bright blue skies, warm crystal clear waters and laid back lifestyle. If you’re considering a trip to the Caribbean, whether as a cruise package or a few weeks in the sun, here are our favorite Caribbean islands to visit. Nassau As the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is a popular destination for holidaymakers who want sun, sea and sand – even the blue and yellow stripes on their flag represent the sandy beaches and ocean waves – but it also retains a taste of Europe thanks to still being a member of the British Commonwealth. Nassau is a common first port of call on […]

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