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mid range family cruise features
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What defines a mid-range/family cruise?

Resort-style ships provide the perfect holiday for people seeking value for money.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 21 2011
cruises solstice lido
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Cruise ship lingo

Have you cruised before and wondered about the origins of some of the shipboard lingo? Or worse, not know what it meant? Here, we look at some of the most commonly used words.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 14 2011
History of cruising
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A brief history of cruising

Wondering how the cruise industry and cruise ships themselves have developed into their modern form?

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 14 2011
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Our favourite cruise destinations

Think of a place you want to visit and it is highly likely you will find a cruise ship to take you there. Here are 10 of our favourite cruise destinations.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 7 2011
River Cruising
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River Cruising 101

Here, our expert answers 10 questions you might have had about river cruising but were too afraid to ask.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 7 2011
Premium Cruise
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What is a premium cruise?

If you enjoy staying at four- or five-star hotels, consider sailing with a cruise line that specialises in offering a premium product.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 25 2011
Best Cruises Solo Traveller
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Best cruises for the solo traveller

While cruising with your partner or family can be an overwhelmingly economical way to travel, cruising by yourself can become extremely expensive, especially if you’re slugged with an exorbitant “single supplement”, as the cruise lines like to call it.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 21 2011
Luxary Cruise
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What is a luxury cruise?

There are several cruise lines that specialise in offering all the high-quality creature comforts you need.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 14 2011
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Fond farewells – last nights on board

Anyone who has ever cruised will know the double-edged sword that can be the last night on board.......

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 31 2011
Travel Insurance
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Travel Insurance: Make sure you’re well covered

If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel – the costs can be huge should you have a medical emergency, get delayed or lose luggage. Words: John Pond. When an Icelandic volcano […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 31 2011
Best Ships
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How to choose the right ship for you

Once you’ve finalised your budget and destination, you need to decide what ship and what sort of cabin (suite) will suit you best.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 11 2011
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How Safe Are The High Seas?

In a move which must have left many travel operators concerned, last week the US government issued a general travel alert to Americans with plans to travel to Europe.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 5 2010