First Timers

First Timers

The complete guide to cruise gratuities

Tipping and gratuities is one of the most debated topics amongst seasoned cruisers, and sometimes it can be a shock for first-times. Unlike in America, where those in service and hospitality rely on tips to […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 5 2019
First Timers

What to pack on a cruise to Alaska

An Alaskan journey has specific packing requirements, and Jocelyn Pride has the lowdown. Leave the stilettos at home, Alaska is all about exploring the great outdoors in comfort. Follow these tips and be prepared for […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 15 2019
First Timers

7 tips for good cruise behaviour

The bad behaviour of more than 1,000 businessmen aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas is a reminder to the rest of us to respect our fellow cruisers. Around 1,300 employees from the Indian company […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 4 2018
First Timers

What is ocean cruising?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the salty sea breeze flowing through your hair while you’re overlooking the ocean, cocktail in one hand. Ocean cruising, which was once thought of as a holiday for […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 28 2018
First Timers

10 tips for ocean cruising

1. Pick the right line for you Making sure you understand which cruise line, is essential to making the most out of you holiday at sea. First, you need to understand your budget and how […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 28 2018
First Timers

How to choose your first cruise

It is indeed daunting to navigate the sea of options with cruise lines rolling out new offerings every year. If you are thinking of going on your first cruise holiday, a good starting point is […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 28 2018
First Timers

12 best cruise lines for first-timers

Are you organising your first-ever cruise, trying to wade through the many options available – from cruise companies, itineraries and sea-going vessels – while figuring out the type of cruise you want, the amount of […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 28 2018
First Timers

How to choose a cruise

There really is a cruise to suit everyone. Ships offer a huge range of cabin, food and entertainment options, while new destinations are opening up every day. So how do you make sure you are […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 10 2017
First Timers

The beginners guide to choosing a cruise

There are cruise newbies everywhere are knee-deep in cruise brochures trying to decide which cruise line to choose. As well travelled cruisers know, the cruise line is important – but don’t be fooled into thinking all […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 14 2016
First Timers

Five tips for a first-time cruiser

The first time on cruise is a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Not knowing what to expect or if it’s even for you. Chances are you’re doing it with someone you know – but what […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 8 2016