CRUISE NEWS: Oceania Cruises Announces Two Next Generation Ships

Oceania Cruises today announced an order for two new ships from the Fincantieri shipbuilding company. The ships will be delivered in 2022 and 2025. Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises has said "this new class of ships will represent an evolution of the Oceania Cruises experience with all the elements our … Continue reading CRUISE NEWS: Oceania Cruises Announces Two Next Generation Ships

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Syd Norman’s – Is this the Perfect Rock Bar at Sea?

Disclaimer - NCL invited myself and a group of travel writers onboard for a day to explore the Norwegian Breakaway, I was not paid to attend or write this article, I do because I want to bring more content to the Cruise Addicts Blog.Syd Norman's Pour House is one of the Breakaway's newest features, it … Continue reading Syd Norman’s – Is this the Perfect Rock Bar at Sea?

MSC CRUISES TO BECOME OFFICIAL CRUISE PARTNER OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB

Partnership is part of MSC Cruises’ strategic focus on the UK & Ireland MSC Bellissima first ship to benefit from the partnership with signed memorabilia onboard & Chelsea ambassadors set to attend naming ceremony on 2nd of March 2019 in Southampton MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and Chelsea Football Club jointly announced … Continue reading MSC CRUISES TO BECOME OFFICIAL CRUISE PARTNER OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB

100 Days Until MSC Bellissima’s Launch – Here’s Everything We Know Up To Now.

The 100 day countdown to the launch of MSC Bellissima began today with the new MSC Cruises flagship to be named in Southampton, UK on 2nd March 2019. With a maximum capacity of 5,686 guests and gross tonnage of 171,598, MSC Bellissima will be the biggest ship to be named in Southampton and will certainly … Continue reading 100 Days Until MSC Bellissima’s Launch – Here’s Everything We Know Up To Now.

Dressing To Impress On Formal Nights

I personally love getting dressed up for formal nights, they're the highlight of my cruise. I also like to make an effort to dress up on the normal evenings and I've genuinely gotten upset after missing an evening in the main dining room on past cruises. This means I have to look for formal wear … Continue reading Dressing To Impress On Formal Nights

M is for Marella, D is for Discovery.

I wasn't sure what to expect when boarding Marella Discovery but I was certainly surprised, she's classier than I expected and the staterooms impressed me with their facilities and spaciousness. The staff are very friendly and the food and drink choices onboard are fantastic. Here are 26 things I've learnt about Marella - alphabet style! … Continue reading M is for Marella, D is for Discovery.

My Top 5 MSC Meraviglia Experiences

Before I tell you my top 5 I want to tell you a little about Meraviglia herself. Meraviglia means 'Wonder' in Italian and you'll see why as you read on. She is 315.3m long, has a total of 2,250 cabins and can accommodate 4,500 passengers per sailing. Last month I was fortunate enough to be … Continue reading My Top 5 MSC Meraviglia Experiences

Why We Loved Our Family Cruise on The Norwegian Jade

Recently myself, Lee, Seth (6) & Eli (10 months) cruised on the Norwegian Jade from Hamburg back to Southampton. Back in June we had an awesome day touring on her so we promised the boys we would take a cruise on her soon. Here are some of our favourite things about the Jade (there's plenty … Continue reading Why We Loved Our Family Cruise on The Norwegian Jade

A Christmas Market Cruise on the Magellan

The lovely Jaqueline and her parents went on Cruise and Maritime Voyages’s Magellan for a five night Christmas markets cruise in December 2016. This was her third cruise and her parents’ very first, here is her review of the experience... We set sail from Tilbury which was very easy to get to as a coach … Continue reading A Christmas Market Cruise on the Magellan

A Cruise Addicts Review of the Norwegian Spirit

Cruise Addict Kathryn Gardner has enjoyed an 11 day Mediterranean cruise on board the NCL Spirit and here's her review of the experience. Embarkation Embarkation took place in the new cruise terminal in Civitavecchia, the process was smooth and comfortable taking a total of 40 minutes. Boardimg was simple however it lacked the welcome glass … Continue reading A Cruise Addicts Review of the Norwegian Spirit

Cruising IS Amonst the Safest Ways to Travel

After reading recent reports about Kay Longstaff the 46-year old passenger who went over board on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship I wanted to write a piece outlining just how safe cruise ships are these days and how unlikely it is that this will happen to anybody acting responsibly whilst cruising. To put things into … Continue reading Cruising IS Amonst the Safest Ways to Travel

Cruise Addict Ed’s 25 Top Tips for Cruisers

The Cruise Addicts - Rate Rant & Review admin Ed Meeks has put together his top 25 tips for cruising, whether you're new to cruising or a seasoned cruiser you're bound to find some fabulous advice below, my favourite is number 11! 1: There is a cruise for everyone, but it’s important to choose sensibly. … Continue reading Cruise Addict Ed’s 25 Top Tips for Cruisers

33 Embarrassing Moments Suffered by Cruise Addicts

Cruising can be the most fun, relaxing and best way to travel but sometimes it's also a recipe for utter embarrassment. We've compiled a list of the most embarrassing situations that members of Cruise Addicts - Rate, Rant & Review have got themselves into. We've been crying with laughter reading through these, I hope you … Continue reading 33 Embarrassing Moments Suffered by Cruise Addicts

The Best Cruising Tips from Cruise Addicts

The amazing community of 'Cruise Addicts - Rate Rant & Review' have come up with a fabulous list of tips so you can get the best out of your cruises. Have a read and if you think we've missed anything then let us know in the comments and we can get it added to the … Continue reading The Best Cruising Tips from Cruise Addicts

A Cruise Addicts Guide to Exploring the Norwegian Fjords

I know how hard it can be researching an upcoming cruise when you're planning on arranging all your own excursions, so I've complied a list of tried and tested activities in some of Norway's most popular ports, as recommended by the amazing members of Cruise Addicts - Rate Rant & Review. I've added links to … Continue reading A Cruise Addicts Guide to Exploring the Norwegian Fjords

15 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Cruise

Cruising can be expensive but it doesn't need to be! We've put together 15 handy tips to help you save whilst you're on a cruise. Do you have another tip that saves you £££'s? Email the to us at info@cruiseaddictsmag.com and we could be featuring your tip in the next issue! Get cheap or free … Continue reading 15 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Cruise

Cruise Addicts Reviews – 6 Different Staterooms on Norwegian Jade

You might have seen my posts in Cruise Addicts - Rate Rant & Review about being invited on the Norwegian Jade when she was docked in Southampton. It was Fathers day and we had both boys with us so we were worried they would get fed up and the whole thing would be super stressful … Continue reading Cruise Addicts Reviews – 6 Different Staterooms on Norwegian Jade

A Cruise Addicts Review of MSC Opera.

My daughter and I were looking for a short break away when we fell across an absolute bargain 5 night section of a repositioning cruise on MSC Opera, the following weekend. After upgrading to an Aurea Suite (of which more later) and upgrading the all inclusive drinks package to Premium it was still cheaper than … Continue reading A Cruise Addicts Review of MSC Opera.

The 3 Bags You Didn’t Know You Needed For Your Next Cruise!

I'm sure you've all been watching Cruising with Jane Mcdonald Friday nights. Aside from the beautiful ships and gorgeous ports you may have noticed Janes fabulous bag collection. Jane loves her handbags, especially her Mia Tui bags, so much so that you'll often see her sporting 3 or more in just one episode of "Cruising … Continue reading The 3 Bags You Didn’t Know You Needed For Your Next Cruise!