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How to Find Cheap Cruise Deals

Thinking about your dream cruise holiday? It doesn’t need to be as expensive as you think. By planning ahead and using our clues on how to save, you might just sail off into the sunset after all. 

How cruise ships test their lifeboats to the max

Passing the test: How cruise ships test their lifeboats to the max

Every cruise line (and passenger) hopes they will never have to use the lifeboats. And it’s true that the vast majority of lifeboats will hang off the ship for decades, never fulfilling their purpose of saving lives.

But that doesn't stop the cruise line from testing the lifeboats on a regular basis, so they can be confident they can rely on the lifeboats when it counts.

Safety lifeboat on deck of a cruise ship

Make every second count on a short cruise

Got limited holiday time? Make every second count on a short cruise

Gone are the days where cruises sailed for weeks on end. Today there are plenty of options if you only afford a short getaway. And the best part is you can still enjoy all the perks of cruising even if you’re tight on time. 

Here are our tips on finding the best short cruise for your time and budget.

Luxury Cruise Ship Sailing from Port

What happens to the leftover food from a cruise ship

What happens to the leftover food from a cruise ship?

Today’s cruise ships are laden with restaurants and cafes. No matter the time of day or night, there’s a whole smorgasbord of food tempting you. And even though there might be 2,000 passengers on board, there’s no way every single morsel can possibly be eaten.

So what happens with all the leftover food once the cruise is over? Does it feed the crew or the fish? Is it served to passengers in the buffet the next day?

How do cruise ships handle crime at sea

How do cruise ships handle crime at sea?

It might not be your first thought as you step on board your cruise ship, ready for days filled with fun, sun and entertainment, but crime does exist on-board cruise ships. The big question is: are cruise ships doing enough to protect passengers? And how can passengers play a role in increasing safety and security on-board?

What happens if somebody dies on a cruise ship

Operation Rising Star: What happens if somebody dies on a cruise ship?

Cruise ships carry thousands of passengers for sometimes weeks at a time. With so many people on one ship, it’s only natural that, sometimes, one of them will die. 

First, let’s address the question of how many people die. The statistics show that around 200 passengers die on a cruise ship every year. This might sound like a large number, but when you consider the sheer number of people travelling on cruises every year, it really isn't so many. Plus, we need to consider that the majority of these are part of the older cruising demographic and pass away from natural causes.

What is the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner

What's the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner? Cruise ships and ocean liners may look very similar at first glance. In fact, many people would struggle to tell the difference. But under the surface, these two vessels are very different.

It all comes down to their missions. Cruise ships and ocean liners might both be built to carry passengers, but their similarities end there. Ocean liners An ocean liner is a passenger ship designed to take people from one point to another. For example, you would travel on an ocean liner to cross from England to the United States.

Cruise ships near Santorini

5 Tips To Secure The Best Last Minute Cruise Deals

You’ve got some extra vacation days to use and some money in your piggy bank, so why not check out some last minute cruise deals?

Before you start looking, here are five tips to make sure you get the best bang for your buck and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. 

cruise ship in port

A Day in the Life of the Captain of a Cruise Ship

Most people have a vision of the ship’s captain standing behind a big wooden steering wheel at the front of the ship, one hand on the wheel, another holding a telescope. The reality is very different.

bridge of a cruise ship

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