Queen Victoria will cruise from Dubai for the UK at the tail end of the 2022/23 cruise season, departing the city on April 3rd for a 20-night voyage to Southampton.
Queen Victoria to cruise Cape Town to UK and Germany in 2024
Queen Victoria is set to be the second Cunard Line vessel to sail from South Africa during 2024, with a Cape Town to Hamburg voyage on April 12th.
The history of the New Year Cruise
Christmas and New Year are two of the most in-demand dates for modern cruise lines, with all of them providing either dedicated cruises for each, or a combined longer voyage during which […]
How Christmas was historically celebrated at sea on ocean liners
Much of the modern Christmas experience on cruise ships owes its origins to the days of the ocean liner, when a Christmas spent at sea was a necessity rather than a choice.
UK 2021 cruises going full steam ahead following government approvals
Just days after the British government indicated that it would once more allow cruise ships to sail from ports in England, several of the world’s largest cruise lines announced roundtrip UK 2021 […]
Cunard Line to resume with cruise season of short roundtrip cruises from UK
Cunard Line has cancelled its planned 2021 summer cruise season for all three of its ships and will instead cruise a series of shorter roundtrip voyages from Southampton, UK.
QE2 Dubai reopens ahead of 2020/21 winter cruise season, with several upgrades
It may have officially been the last day of summer in the UAE on September 21st, but nothing marks the start of winter like the reopening of the QE2 Dubai for the […]
Historical: The world’s oldest cruise lines
The cruise industry came of age in the 1960s and 70s, but has been around for much longer than that, surviving the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis.
QE2 Dubai opens Pavilion alfresco restaurant on former pool deck
A Mediterranean-inspired outdoor restaurant has opened aboard QE2 Dubai just in time for the cooler winter months. Over a year since the legendary QE2 debuted as Dubai’s first floating hotel, the former […]
Cunard Line begins build of new cruise ship with first steel cutting
Cunard has cut the first steel for its fourth cruise ship, which will be named in early 2020 and will be the 249th ship overall to sail for the 179-year-old line.
Cruises to Saudi Arabia another step closer to reality with introduction of tourist visa
Saudi Arabia has taken the historic step of introducing a tourist visa for travelers from 49 countries, including e-visas and visas on arrival for citizens of the world’s largest cruise markets.
Why a cruise is the best way to see Europe and the Mediterranean
Europe and its Mediterranean Sea are the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and as cruising’s global popularity continues to grow, more and more people are discovering the best way to visit Europe […]
Cunard to cruise Alaska in 2020 for first time in 20 years aboard Queen Elizabeth
Cunard will spend a full season in Alaska from June through to September in 2020 on the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth, marking the cruise line’s return to the region after a 20-year break.
Cruise lines are embracing comedy to diversify on-board entertainment
As experienced cruisers know and first-timers quickly discover, there is something to laugh out loud about on the high seas. Some of the top stand-up comedians in the world come on board […]
QE2 Dubai launches exclusive Queen’s Grill with authentic 1969 menu from maiden voyage
The floating hotel QE2 Dubai has launched its signature restaurant, the Queen’s Grill, with the introduction of a 1969 tasting menu and one of the largest gin collections in Dubai.
5 things to expect on a new ship’s first cruise
Sailing aboard a brand new cruise ship is a wonderful experience. Not the first revenue generating cruise, the first scheduled voyage (which is often erroneously referred to as the maiden voyage), but […]
8 ancient seafaring superstitions on modern cruise ships
Traditions dating to seafarer days centuries ago to bring good luck remain alive and well with coins for divine protection’, godmother blessings for new ships, no whistling in the wheelhouse and spilled […]
5 best chocolate treats on cruise ships
Chocolate is one of the most popular treats on cruises, and these five cruise lines are capitalising on that popularity with desert treats to rival the best chefs on land.
QE2 Dubai ready for October 2018 phase 2 launch ahead of 2018/19 cruise season
The QE2 Dubai is all set for her official launch as a floating hotel in Dubai, six months after her phase 1 ‘soft launch’ which brought the city its first ever floating […]
Queen Elizabeth to get major refit and refurbishment ahead of 2019 Cape Town cruises
Cunard Line’s art deco cruise ship Queen Elizabeth to receive a major refurbishment this coming November before her annual Cape Town cruise departures in 2019, according to reports by Cruise Critic.