The world’s biggest and greatest sporting event kicks off this afternoon with the opening game of the 2014 World Cup between the hosts Brazil and Croatia. Roughly half the planet’s population will be tuning in to watch many of the world’s greatest players (sorry Zlatan) test their talents against one another. As we love football […]

Newly Refurbished Carnival Spirit: Holidayers will be pleased to hear that Carnival Spirit’s refurbishments are complete, and today we can share pictures of the exciting new Green Thunder thrill slide AND the Serenity adults-only retreat.  Here’s a sample of what you can enjoy on board the newly refurbished Carnival Spirit: Green Thunder Thrill Slide: The slide […]

Top 5 FAQ’s regarding Cruises

by Belinda Goodman Cruises 10 January 2012

Taking a cruise holiday has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK travel market for a number of years. Yet many people have preconceptions about having a holiday on the waves, however, once they’ve experienced it they seem to be hooked for life. With approximately a staggering 10 million people per year […]

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Why Cruise 1st is Different…

by Belinda Goodman Cruises 8 November 2011

Cruise1st wants the best for its customers so special care is taken on the cruise shipping lines that we select. Household names with a strong presence in the business know what customers want and how to give them a fabulous on board experience. Names like Royal Caribbean, P&O, Celebrity Cruises, Princess, Holland America and Azamara […]

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Oh No! Not a Female Captain!

by Belinda Goodman cruise survey 3 September 2011

A new cruise website has set out to investigate cruise lover’s feelings about their trust in their Captain. The website conducted a study on the British public, asking people if they trust their captains. Thankfully, a whopping 83% said they did fully trust their cruise ship Captain…. although it must be a nervy couple of […]

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At Sea "Tweetup" for Cruise Lovers

by Martin Bowe Cruises 9 August 2011

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced their plans to hold the first ever at-sea tweetup for any social media enthusiasts with a passion for cruising. The SeaTweetup will be a cruise lasting for three nights in the Bahamas, departing on the 18th November this year from Miami. It has been billed by NCL as the world’s […]

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Fjords Galore for Norwegian TV Viewers

by Martin Bowe Cruises 22 June 2011

This week, a staggering 2.5 million people have been mesmerized by a live broadcast from a cruise ship sailing along the coast of Norway. 11 cameras were placed on the MS NordNorge as it sailed over 1,500 miles from Bergen to Kirkenes which is close to the Russian border. They also filmed the ship from […]

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Cruise Ships Could Solve All of Qatar’s Problems (Well, One of Them)

by Martin Bowe Cruises 15 December 2010

Since the announcement that Qatar will be hosting the world cup in 2022, various concerns have been voiced about their suitability. With controversy spiralling over the country’s views on homosexuality, it seems there will also be some fundamental problems with the country’s ability to house the hundreds of thousands of tourists that will flock to […]

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Large Ship or Small Ship? Continued….

by Kelly Brennan Cruises 22 August 2010

Now I will look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of smaller cruise ships, holding hundreds of passengers rather than thousands of passengers. Small Ships – Benefits One of the main benefits of cruising on a smaller ship is that they are able to access a wider range of ports. Many ports aren’t big […]

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Large Ship or Small Ship? Choosing Your Cruise…

by Kelly Brennan Cruises 19 August 2010

One question which we are often asked is what are the benefits of cruising onboard a large ship, compared with a smaller ship? In this post, I will try and highlight some of the pros and cons of cruising on larger ships. Look out for the next post where I will be focusing on smaller […]

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