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I love cruising. On this page, you can access all the posts I’ve written about cruises, ships and destinations along with cruise tips and highlights from the incredible 104 night Around The World Cruise we did with Princess Cruises and more.

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104 days, 25 countries, 35 destinations: Postcards – Picture postcards from a 104 night cruise. I hope these give you a taster about what to expect on a world cruise.

World Cruise Highlights – Highlights from 35 destinations to tempt you to go cruising.

Tips on Planning Cruise Shore Excursions – Here’s what you need to know about shore excursions.

9 Top Travel Bloggers talk Cruising:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Opinions from around the world from travellers who blog.

Cruising Like a Boss! Save Money on your next cruise – Tips and more tips about ways to save money before and during your cruise.

Which are the best Cruise Deals? Top Travel Bloggers share their cruising stories – Some wonderful stories from 12 top travel bloggers about their cruising experiences.

Why go on a Princess Cruises World Cruise? – Why do it? Here’s why.

What’s it really like on a Princess Cruises ship? – Get the lowdown of what it’s like onboard and what to expect.

Two Days to Go! Sailing away on a World Cruise. The itinerary. – I was so excited at this point! I hope my excitement is infectious!

Trip of a Lifetime with Princess Cruises – This was just the beginning.

23 Tips to Keep Fit, Relax and Come Back New – On a long cruise you really do need to pay attention to your diet, fitness and relaxation. If you do, you really will feel as if you ‘come back new’.

How to take Better Holiday Videos – Sea Princess’s videographers shared some professional, but easy to implement tips with me for taking videos which I hope you’ll find super useful.

10 Reasons to go on a World Cruise – Do you need reasons to go? Here are 10 good ones to book a cruise.

What’s Your Favourite Cocktail? – Love me a good cocktail! Here are some of the faves available onboard Sea Princess and what goes into them so you can replicate at home.

Skincare Tips for Ladies over 50 and More from The Lotus Spa on Sea Princess – I loved visiting the spa on sea days. The therapists from the Lotus Spa shared some amazing skin care tips with me.

Paradise Found in French Polynesia – If there is a paradise on earth, I think this might be it! Make sure you go sometime if you can 🙂

Loved our time in Paracas and Lima, Peru – I’ve always wanted to go to South America, and it didn’t disappoint. Read on and find out what you shouldn’t miss.

How Panama Hats are made and more in Manta, Equador – Manta in Equador was fascinating. Here are some suggestions about what to do, and what to buy (Hint – the craft stores sell fantastic hats and alpaca jerseys and scarfs).

The Panama Canal with Sea Princess – This was one of the most incredible experiences. The history, geology and just the way the Panama Canal was constructed is fascinating. Read on and find out all the nitty gritty.

Colourful Cartagena, Columbia – Cartagena was so colourful and exotic. Here’s what to look out for if you visit.

Why beautiful Bermuda will steal Your Heart – When we arrived in Bermuda after quite a few days at sea, I thought I’d come to heaven. The sea was so blue, the beaches were glorious, and the history was fascinating. Here are some tips on what to do if you only have a day to explore.

Dining Onboard Sea Princess World Cruise – Everyone knows that food onboard cruise ships is exquisite. Here’s a peak behind the foodie scenes on Sea Princess – Yummy!

New York Hints Tips and First Impressions – The city that never sleeps. I was overwhelmed by New York – these tips might give you an idea of what not to do, as well as what to do!

Boston Culinary Tour and 23 Italian Foodie Tips – On a cruise it’s not always possible to do everything you want at a destination so you have to pick and choose. The culinary tour we did in Boston was interesting and scrumptious. Perhaps you might be tempted to book it too?

Sydney and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia – Wow, what a beautiful place to arrive at after a foggy Atlantic crossing. All blue skies and pristine scenery. I really encourage you to go.

The Titanic, Australiana and More in Cobh, Ireland – What an amazing reception the people of Cobh gave us. It was true Irish hospitality at its best, and Cobh was so interesting too.

The White Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury – I was briefly on my ‘home’ soil, and being in Dover and historic Canterbury sure did tug at the heartstrings. Find out about some of the things to see in Canterbury along, with a fabulous coastal cliff walk.

Cruising the Baltic Sea, Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia – The Baltic countries are truly fascinating. I hope our photos and suggestions inspire you to visit.

The Best of St Petersburg, Russia – WOW WOW WOW! That’s all I can say about St Petersburg – read the post for some insights.

A Snapshot of Helsinki – Helsinki has so much to offer, and we only had a day to explore. Here’s what you might expect to do too on limited time.

Why you should visit in Stockholm – I visited an old friend in Stockholm. She took us to some fantastic sights and explained much about the city.

Top Things to do in Copenhagen in Just One Day – Copenhagen was a wonderful surprise – here are some suggestions for things to do in a day.

7 Tips for a Great Day out in Bruges – Bruges stole my heart. It has to be one of the prettiest cities in Europe – enjoy our tips for a great day out.

What to do in Lisbon if you only have one day – Lisbon is colourful and hilly and begs to be explored!

The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii – Four incredible places in just one day. Wow cruising is amazing in what it offers!

Highlights of Rome in a Day – I walked around with my mouth open I believe! Rome is just amazing. Here are some of the highlights.

From Bellboy to Hotel General Manger – I loved interviewing the crew. Meet Tony, the Hotel General Manager. His story is amazing.

Cruising through the Suez Canal – We weren’t disappointed. Here’s what to expect.

The Lost City of Petra, Jordan – I’d always wanted to go to Petra, and here we were, whisked back 2000 years in time in the Lost City. Incredible!

World Cruise Veterans. Meet The Parrys. – Veronica and Russell have cruised for about 6 years of their lives (off and on)! Find out more about them, and why they love it.

Letter from the Sea Princess – A letter from me to you.

Desert Safari and Wadi Tour in Oman – If you go to Oman, we would thoroughly recommend the excitement of a desert safari through the wadi’s. Hold tight!

A Life on the Ocean Waves – Angus, the Customer Services Director, has been at sea for over half his life. His story is heartfelt and amusing too.

How to Create a Happy and Meaningful Life – I loved the enrichment lectures on sea days. This one was given by Aija Bruvere.

What will your Legacy be? – You might be surprised. And this post will get you thinking.

Dubai City of Gold. From Rags to Riches. – Dubai glitters and pulses and although ‘man made’ offers so much for tourists and travellers to see, do and buy.

Fashion at Sea. Cruise Style on Sea Princess – I really enjoyed the fashion shows onboard. Grab some cruise style tips from this post.

7 Top Tips for Cruise Clothes – Learn what to pack for a cruise. Tips and hints in this post.

The Show Must Go On with Stuart McGunigall – Stuart headed up the entertainment onboard. Here’s his fascinating story.

Specialty Dining on Sea Princess – More food! This time specialty dining.

Fun Things to do in Fremantle – Close to home for us. But a whole lot of ideas of things to do if you’re new to Perth and Western Australia.

The Exciting Southern Ocean and 5 Tips for Rough Weather – Here’s what it’s like when it’s rough and tips to survive sea sickness.

A Day in the Barossa Valley – Tasting wine in the wine regions around Adelaide is a must if you ever visit. Here’s what to expect.

What to do in Melbourne – Well there’s so much to do in this beautiful city. Where to begin?

Bon Voyage Sea Princess World Cruise 2016 – Sailing out of Sydney, under the iconic harbour bridge will be etched in my memory forever. This is what you can expect if your cruise departs from Sydney in Australia.



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