Azamara Quest Mediterranean Cruise Review

Boutique Hotel Style Cruising the Med on Azamara Quest

When you’re on a cruise you feel like you’re in your own little bubble, but due to the popularity of cruising there are times when your ship comes in at the same time as someone else’s. It’s a situation I found myself in when I woke up in Ajaccio on Azamara Quest and looked outRead More

Cruising into Venice on Uniworld's River Countess

Cruising Venice on Uniworld’s River Countess

When is a river cruise not a river cruise? It’s a question I ask myself as I look out onto Venice from my floating six star boutique hotel, the River Countess. This beautiful ship can happily glide along the rivers of Europe but my first experience with her is something slightly different. Rather than takingRead More

Food preparation on HAL Cruise's MS Oosterdam

Cruise Galley Tour on Holland America’s MS Oosterdam

What nationality eats the most on a cruise? It seemed like a trick question and I felt quite confident that the answer would be Americans. But no. As I discovered on my galley tour on HAL Cruises’ MS Oosterdam, the answer is Australians. Thinking there must be some kind of misunderstanding I asked our guideRead More

Celebrity Century Final Year

Last Chance to Cruise on Celebrity Century

In travel, as in life, so much focus is put on the latest and the greatest; on the newest product that you can try. While I do like shiny new things I also love the chance to be part of a farewell tour, of getting to be one of the last people to experience something.Read More

Cabin Vs Suite on a Hurtigruten Cruise in Norway

When planning a cruise there’s that moment where some of us can’t help but ponder the price difference between a cabin and a suite and wonder if we can justify it. Of course there are those who are able to live the suite life every time, but for most of us the cruise itself isRead More

Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette

A tasty South Pacific Cruise on Holland America’s MS Oosterdam

“Would you like a second dessert?” I look up at the waiter and actually think about it. I’ve just completed a delicious three-course lunch of Scallops Crème Brûlée followed by an Alaskan Halibut Fillet Sandwich with Cucumber Potato Salad, and finished with the Fresh Strawberries with Raspberry Sorbet and Sugar Dough Gaufrette in MS Oosterdam’sRead More

Norway fjords

Norway Cruise Excursions and Tours Review

… This post is brought to you by My Adventure Travel …   You can tell a lot about a company from the philosophy they share on their website. When I first looked into My Adventure Travel I felt I’d discovered a kindred spirit when I read that they believe travel is about learning thingsRead More

Northern Lights, Photo courtesy Bentours

Northern Lights with Bentours and Hurtigruten

The first Norwegian word I learnt before heading to Bergen to start an eleven day cruise was Nordlys. It means Northern Lights, and it was the reason I was going. Five days into the cruise I’ll admit I was starting to lose hope. We’d somehow managed to get on a ship that was a magnetRead More

Mekong Cruise at Sunset

Mekong Cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam

There are some who believe cruises are just for old people. Or extremely drunk young people who ain’t looking for nothing but a good time. I used to think that way, and then I did a cruise around the Mediterranean. Followed by another one. Having recently completed my first river cruise down the mighty Mekong,Read More