A refurb and refresh has moved Holland America’s Zuiderdam in the direction that the line as a whole is moving, but the old ship is clearly shouting “I’m still here”….
A 14-day fly-cruises open up the possibility of a realistic ‘off-work’ time-frame for itineraries which explore enticing destinations. This gives Fred. Olsen a chance of reducing their age profile a little
P&O’s Britannia is has large expansive spaces on deck and in the public areas for you to be constantly reminded that you are sailing on one of the bigger cruise-ships, however there are some more intimate and secluded areas, and lots of facilities..
A genuine sense of being on a voyage, discovering places, their cultures and history. Aegean Odyssey is a small ship with only 350 guests and delivers a more intimate experience..
The Transatlantic experience aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 sailing into New York near by the Statue of Liberty is the thing of movies, yet there are several opportunities a year to do just that!
To sail itineraries with Oceania on board Marina can be expected to be a luxurious experience with top culinary highlights as a key feature of life on board.
The arrival of Columbus into the CMV fleet expands the itineraries, passenger capacity, ambition, and range of options. The ship is in good shape and will be a pleasant floating hotel as destinations are explored in comfort.
The style of Ponant aboard all it’s vessels is clearly French, sailing under the French flag and with a French emphasis on design, service, cuisine and wine!
We often sailed overnight to the head of a Fjord – to small towns and villages, such as Skjolden. These communities seemed delighted to welcome cruise guests. After the opportunity to take an adventurous excursion or explore the villages, we sailed back down the fjords heading towards the sea during the afternoon and early evening
The Sail-Away party up around the Coral Pool and Breakers Bar was a lively and fun event where it seemed almost all the passengers had come out to wave goodbye. If you prefer some peace and quiet there are plenty of other place on the ship where you could watch Southampton disappearing….
Our visit to MSC Splendida opened our eyes to the potential for a fabulous fun family time on MSC cruises, especially as the new ships are launched and as the older ships get some freshening up:
As soon as you step on board you see why this grand claim has been made. The all-suite, all-balcony ship is consistent in high quality and good design throughout