Exploration CruisesEscape the crowds, experience nature close up and renew your sense of adventure on an exploration cruise. Combine the luxuries of life on board an expedition-style ship with exciting excursions by inflatable Zodiac dinghy, a chance to discover less-visited ports of call and onshore explorations of local landscapes and wildlife.
A while back we were invited by Crystal Cruises to spend some time on their Luxury Cruise ship Crystal Serenity. Our trip took us from Rome to Barcelona and we were privileged to enjoy the delights of this Ultra Luxury Cruise ship.
More than 20 million people will go on cruises this year, spending approximately $1,800 per traveler weekly, according to Cruise Market Watch. The advantages people find with cruising include the opportunity to explore numerous luxury destinations without checking in and out of hotels, having facilities and entertainment all in one place, and the chance to make friends with fellow travellers.
We were lucky enough to sail on the magnificent Cunard Queen Victoria cruise ship for the first time in May/June 2015 having previously only experienced a short ship visit in Southampton.
Transatlantic is Completely Different. The one thing you will realize when you take your first Transatlantic Voyage or cruise is that it is completely different from anything you have experienced before. Many people just do not get it and repeatedly say they will never cross the pond on a ship! Crossing the Atlantic on a Cruise ship, or Liner, is truly a unique and amazing experience with its own character and charm.
According to some reports, the average weight gain on a 7-day cruise ranges from 5 to 10 pounds, depending on your activity levels, how much you eat and how much alcohol you consume. If, like most of us you are concerned about putting on a few extra pounds, you really need to have a plan for your cruise and eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid too much alcohol and do some exercise such as using the swimming pool, gym, spa or just walking around the deck.
Once in awhile a cruise just jumps out at you. That’s how it was with the Monaco F1 Grand Prix cruise on the All-Inclusive Cruise line Silversea. For years we had talked about it, and then we were there!