UK Cruises

Best Holiday Deals in Spring

Mark Hodson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

This is a great time of year for getting a deal on a holiday. The peak January booking period has passed, and the early summer rush is still a long way off, so travel companies are looking to boost their cash flows by landing some bookings, even if that means offering some juicy discounts.

Five Fun Facts About Five Hot-for-2014 Destinations

Travelzoo UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Each year Travelzoo picks its top five travel destinations for the year ahead - these are the destinations that they believe will offer the best value to visitors, as well as the most compelling reasons to visit.

Top Cruise Destinations of 2014

James Cole | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Cole

As we take our first steps into 2014 many people, myself included, have already started to plan our summer holidays. The unrelenting, dark, cold days of winter have begun to take their toll, and so we look towards the summer as a beacon of hope, comfort and happiness...

Smoking on a Cruise: Both Sides of the Debate

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Smoking is a hot topic (pardon the pun), one that has been on the cards for some time now, and, with further restrictions being placed on travellers, it does not look likely to disappear any time soon.

LOOK: The Costa Concordia Seen From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

We've seen the Costa Concordia's browning hulk up close as it was raised from the depths, and we've seen the wrenching upwards of the wreck in a stunn...

LIVE STREAM: Costa Concordia Freed From Rocks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

UPDATED 21:00, 16 September 2013 - new details about salvage operation SEE ALSO: Incredible pictures of the Costa Concordia hauled upright WAT...

The Fab Four Things to Do in Liverpool

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

This modern, metropolitan city is completely unrecognisable from the one depicted in the lazy stereotypes that have long clung to Liverpool and its inhabitants and, as a tourist destination, is one of the best in the United Kingdom.

The Top Five Most Rockin' Cruise Holidays

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Cruises are for old people. Cruises are boring. Cruises are too formal. These are just some of the accusations which, rightly or wrongly, have been hurled at the cruise industry for years.

Roaming Scribe: For Sheer Indulgence, Europa Two Is Off the Richter Scale

Lynn Houghton | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

I can't believe my eyes or my luck. (Gawd, if only I had dropped those two dress sizes I promised myself). My butler for the next few days is a tall lanky bloke named Bastian, who once modeled for Dazed and Confused magazine. Well, no getting around it, he certainly has me Dazed.

Planet Appetite: A Voyage on the Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It takes the Royal Clipper, the biggest 5 masted sailing ship in the world, 11 days to cruise down the Mediterranean and up the Adriatic, from Rome to Venice, and it's luxury all the way.

Roaming Scribe: A North Cape Adventure

Lynn Houghton | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

This far North, there will only be two months of summer before the days start to shorten and wind and cold return. In fact, I find it hard to believe the snow only fully melted two weeks ago. In the winter there is three months of total darkness, the Polar Night, when the Northern Lights are most prominent.

Four of the Best Cruises Departing From the UK

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Ever thought about taking a cruise around the UK? Probably not, I'll bet. Yet, whilst the UK may not seem like the typical destination for a luxury holiday, its domestic cruise market is surprisingly popular and, in many cases, outstanding value for money.

Singles Cruises: Advice for Sailing Solo

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Taking a cruise holiday on your own can sometimes be a bit daunting. It can also be expensive, with many cruise lines charging supplements to cover the revenue that they're missing out on by booking only one guest into a room instead of two. There are a few things that someone wanting to cruise solo could be concerned about.

Top 5 Alternative Cruise Destinations

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

As cruise companies continue to announce increasingly exotic itineraries reaching every corner of the globe, there is no time like the present to push the boat out and try something a little different!

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Seasickness on a Cruise

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

If, like me, you have the misfortune of suffering from seasickness then the thought alone of going on a cruise is likely to make you feel queasy. For many, being cooped up in an enclosed space, surrounded by nothing but water for miles around sounds more like a punishment than pleasure. Indeed, up until recently, I was on the very same boat...

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Lucy Campbell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Campbell

My son was hooked "when can we go back? It's all SO cool"....and it make me think, particularly as a single mum that a holiday onboard a ship with many activities to suit each individual child (and myself) might be the perfect answer to a successful family holiday.

Passenger Ordeal Over As 'Plague Ship' Returns To Port (VIDEO)

PA | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A cruise liner dubbed "a plague ship" by passengers struck down with the norovirus vomiting illness has returned to Southampton. Emerging into the ...

Rihanna Planning £100k Cruise With Drake?

WENN | Posted 14.07.2012 | Home

Rihanna is planning to sail away with her ex-lover Drake in a bid to rekindle their relationship. The singer is reportedly sparing no expense to wi...

UK Cruise Numbers Back Up After Costa Concordia Disaster

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

The Costa Concordia ship tragedy earlier this year caused "a pause" in UK cruise holiday bookings, it was revealed on Tuesday. However, numbers hav...

Costa Concordia Company Launches Safety Measures As New Ship Unveiled

PA | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

The company behind the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has introduced a raft of new safety measures as it launched a new liner. As the new Cos...

Costa Allegra: Stricken Cruise Ship 'Will Reach Land Soon'

PA | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK

Passengers aboard the Costa Allegra cruise liner that was left without power after a fire are expected to reach land tomorrow. The vessel, which is...

Mexico Coastguard Hunt Briton Who Fell From Cruise Ship

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

A search was under way today for a British passenger who apparently went overboard from the world's biggest cruise ship in waters near Mexico. The ...

To Italy by Freighter

Paul Dodson | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Dodson

I am a passenger on board the Alexandra Rickmers, a 26 thousand-tonne freighter out of Hamburg, Germany. Tonight we are departing Singapore, sailing the infamous Strait of Malacca, the stretch of water separating Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore from Sumatra, the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago