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 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
It took a while for the features of MS Koningsdam to filter into the consciousness, but on reflection this is a rather special ship.
The Saga Sapphire is a small ship with a few surprises, adventurous decor and a pleasant feel throughout. The Saga proposition also includes much that you need to take account of to ensure you see the full value in the price.
Ventura is similar to sister ship Azura but with individual elements. A big ship, but one with varied places and spaces so you can feel like you’re going out to a different venue each night.
Harmony of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship in the world – Royal Caribbean continue to innovate the cruise experience & this ship can be a destination in itself – but of course she will also take you to fabulous destinations!
The new Royal Caribbean ship OvationOfTheSeas is a Quantum Class ship with a huge array of facilities, activities, innovations and spaces to enable you to mould your holiday to what you most want from it. It’s a big ship, be prepared to be wowed!
A special style to sail aboard for a luxury river cruise experience – check our guide to Uniworld’s River Empress
The CLIA River Cruise Convention 2015 was a brilliant chance for us to get an overview of ships from Tauck, Uniworld, Amadeus, AMAWaterways, Croisi Europe, Scenic, and ARosa – exploring some of the latest facilities and ideas in river cruising.
Having never sailed with Norwegian Cruise Line before we were not sure what to expect. We knew Norwegian Escape was going to be good, all shiny and new but was surprised at the elegant muted tones in the cabins and some of the communal areas. NCL are well known for their Freestyle Cruising where you can eat anywhere…