Afternoon tea at sea – Mary Berry’s heaven?

Bakers are once again battling it out to be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off on BBC Two and, with the return of the popular television series, we thought this would be a fantastic time...

Choose the best love boat for your romantic cruise

Cruising, or the image of cruising, is inherently romantic: the two of you spontaneously taking in a beautiful sunset at the prow of the ship, not a care in the world or another person in sight. It is...
the world is in your hands on world cruises

The global question: how to pack smart for world cruises?

When choosing from the ocean of possible world cruises, where precisely to go among the seven continents and 200 countries is probably the biggest and most formidable decision. What to pack, however, is a whole other bag of...

Watch this space: P&O Arcadia is getting a makeover

The P&O Arcadia was once the largest custom-built ship in the UK, and its international style is a little off-brand compared with ships like the Oriana; however, it benefits from the excellent organisation and cleanliness that has come...
passing the spectacular Statue of Liberty on NY cruises

A guide to cruises from New York

New York City has historically been a port of arrival. This was a city where immigrants from across the Atlantic Ocean would first set foot on American soil and start a new life overseas. More recently, the Big...
landing in the rough on golf cruises

Green on blue: golf cruises for putt putters & pros

Mention all-inclusive holidays and a picture of scuba diving lessons, spas, fitness classes and bars on a cruise ship easily springs to mind. Yet name golf, clubs and swings, and few people would ever think of anything other...
celebrity chefs provide fine dining at sea

Celebrity chefs at sea: the rise of fine dining offshore

Cruise line restaurants may evoke images of dinner suits and ballroom dancing à la Titanic or towering all-you-can-eat buffets (with the omnipresent ice sculpture), but in truth the whole industry of offshore dining is undergoing a renaissance. Celebrity...

Know Before You Go

Marella Explorer – Dining and Drinks

You'll be wanting to jump onboard Marella Cruises' latest addition after you read about all the fabulous drinking and dining options she has! Cocktail, anyone?