Cruise & Travel Resources

We have been travelling for most of our lives, but when we look back and think our the lack of resources available just a few years ago it makes us appreciate how good todays' information can be. That was our cue to try and create the best cruise blog and help make your travel planning a little easier. This is our page of favourite cruise resources.


Trip Advisor Logo

What we like about Trip Advisor the is that we can read all the reviews of places we plan to visit and then book our accommodation or city tour.
Tripadvisor is a great place to do all the hard work of comparing prices.  It’s all done for you and it just reduces the pain of trying to find the best deal.

Resources BookingCom

This is our favourite site when we want to book hotels or compare prices.
With over 2 million Hotels Worldwide and with no Booking Fees. Get Instant Confirmation of your booking and many have a FREE cancellation option. Save 10% with Genius. Read Real Guest Reviews. 24/7 Customer Service.


Another great site which has everything including Hotels, flights and more.  Always very competitive and well worth a look if you are looking for something special that does appear on other travel booking sites. 


deluxe cruises

Our number one agent for booking cruises is Deluxe Cruises in the UK. They partner with all the major Ultra Luxury Cruise lines including Expedition, Exploration,Boutque and River Cruises.  The team at Deluxe Cruises provide a service that is second to none and pricing is very favourable. Well worth a try.


Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, they have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience delivering excellent tours. A possible alternative to Cruise Line tours.


Resources googleflights

This is one we have recently started using. What we love about Google Flights is it gives you notifications when flight costs are going up and it will also suggest which flight is the best deal without strange routes or if there is a non-stop flight available. You should always check Google Flights before booking.

Resources skyscanner

This is our first place to go for flights. You can search by country or even ‘anywhere’ which makes it really flexible .They compare millions of flights (including budget airlines which get missed on other sites) to get you the best deal. Once you have found your deal through book directly with no extra fees.


Another great site for flights and accommodation. We find some surprising deals on Expedia and will always give pay them a visit when about to make a booking. Hotels can be particularly well priced if you can be flexible with your dates and grade of hotel.


Wordpress Logo

WordPress is an amazing tool for bloggers. Our absolute recommendation for a blogging platform is to use WordPress.  For the last 5 years we have not built a blog on any other platform and it is also the blogging platform of choice for most bloggers today. What’s more it is a free resource.

elegant themes

We fiddled around for years trying different themes and page builders. Then we discovered Elegant Themes and their Divi Theme. Such a beautiful piece of web design software, it is  a joy to use.  This is the only theme we use on all web sites we build. This site is also built using Divi by Elegant Themes.


Having tried and tested many Hosting Companies with varying results, we were recommended to try SiteGround. It has been a really great experience for us.  With fast and secure hosting they really understand how wordpress websites are supposed to work.  Thier support is outstanding and we have never been disappointed with their service.


Mike King - About Luxury Cruising Blog

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