A cruise around the British Isles can either be limited to the larger island of Great Britain, which includes England, Wales and Scotland. It can also include the smaller island properly known as Eire, but more popularly called Ireland. I strongly urge anyone planning to cruise the British Isles to choose an itinerary that does… [Read More]
Of all the cruise destinations in Europe, Belfast, Northern Ireland is one of those ports that somehow does not capture the imagination, as do such romantic destinations as those of the Mediterranean or the magnificent scenes people envision on a Norwegian fjords cruise. Yet Belfast is a city that has a rich, and often troubled… [Read More]
Hallo, Europe! Europe can be a fantastic cruise for beginners, particularly if long-distance travel doesn’t put you off. However, Europe requires a lot more “travel savvy” than, say, the Eastern Caribbean. In Europe, it can be beneficial to have at least a rudimentary grasp of the local language. You’ll also have to deal with the… [Read More]
At the Cruise Europe AGM in Le Havre, cruise line execs spoke about 2014/15 deployment patterns and itinerary trends for cruising Europe.
The brilliant aspect of a cruise based in Europe is that seemingly no two places are created equal. From the sunny shores of the Mediterranean to the wind-swept ports of the west to the stunning fjords of the north, there truly is a place – and a port – for every cruiser. Few cruises, though,… [Read More]
In 1842, author Charles Dickens famously crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a publicity tour of America. The entire concept of regularly scheduled passenger service from Europe to North America was still in its infancy, and the man who would give us tales like A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist was none too impressed with the… [Read More]
Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, historic Dublin, Ireland. Quick Links Overview… [Read More]
Europe is, without a doubt, the hottest cruise destination out there. Lines are deploying ships in record numbers to the region, and the variety of itineraries on offer is unprecedented. Cruisers looking for a fully immersive European experience may want to cruise on a Europe-based line, such as UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruises. Whereas mainstream North American lines… [Read More]