Cruising

Cruising History and Cruise Ship Reviews

It is no secret that we have the cruising bug. We have now cruised 13 times on a variety of cruise ships to different destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean have been our most prolific with 7 cruises in total and 4 being on the Independence of the Seas. Our last two cruises have been on smaller cruise ships with Marella and must admit we have really enjoyed the small ship mentality. We have also had the pleasure of being invite to visited some cruise ships too. We love trying different companies and cruise ships, as they all have something different to offer.

We hope our cruising posts below provide some information for you to understand the different experiences that are available in the cruising world and help you plan your next trip. Just click on the links and read away!

Reasons why you should consider a cruise holiday

Do also check out our post where our fellow cruise bloggers reveal their best and worst cruise ports, it is an interesting read!

Best and worst cruise ports around the world – Cruise Bloggers reveal all!


What’s next?

October 2018

Marella Cruises

We are booked on the Seeking the Northern Lights Cruise on the Marella Discovery. We have visited Norway before but not gone that far north so extremely excited about that!


Princess Cruises

We were invited by Princess Cruises to visit their cruise ship the Royal Princess in Southampton. Do check out our full review of our day and videos below to see if we would now cruise with Princess

Our day visiting the Royal Princess Cruise Ship

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Video Tours

Cabin options on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship

Tour of the pools and sun decks on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship


Saga Cruises

Saga Sapphire Cruise Ship

Now that we are in our 50’s we wanted to see what Saga cruises had to offer and find out if they are just for really old people!

Do have a read of our post

Saga Cruises – are they really just for really old people

and see what we found!

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Video Tour

Our thoughts on the Saga Sapphire Cruise Ship


Fred Olsen Cruises

Balmoral Cruise Ship 

We visited the Balmoral cruise ship in Southampton to see what the Fred Olsen Company have to offer.

Read all about our experience in our post here.

Balmoral Cruise Ship Video Review

Fred Olsen Cruise Line Balmoral ship southampton visit what do they have to offer

 


MSC Cruises

MSC Opera Cruise Ship

MSC Cruise Ship Opera cruising

We travelled with a group of friends and family to Cuba for a cruise on the MSC Opera. Here are our thoughts and feelings on cruising with MSC.

MSC Opera Cruise Ship Review

 

Video Tours

MSC Opera Ocean View Cabin 8251 Review

MSC Opera Balcony Cabin 9219 Tour

Tour of Deck 5 on the MSC Opera Cruise Ship

MSC Opera Cruise Ship Deck 6 Tour

MSC Opera Cruise Ship Deck 11 Tour

MSC OPERA Cruise ship tour of Deck 12 & 13


Marella Cruises

Marella Dream Cruise Ship

Thomson dream cruise ship cruising with Paul and Carole

We had a wonderful week cruising around the Greek Islands with family, check out our reviews to see if cruising on the Dream is for you.

Marella Dream Cruise Ship Review

10 Reasons to Cruise with Marella

Video Tour of Outside Cabin 5131 on the Marella Dream

Video Marella Dream Cruise Ship Deck 12 Tour

Video Deck 8 Tour Marella Dream Cruise Ship

 

TUI| Cruises


Marella Celebration Cruise Ship

thpmson celebration cruise ship paul and carole cruising

Our first Marella Cruise experience was on the Celebration. Just the two of us travelled to Corfu for a trip around the Adriatic. Here are our reviews.

Marella Celebration Cruise Ship Review

Marella Adriatic Affair Cruise

Video Tour of the Sun Decks on the Marella Celebration

Video tour of Outside Cabin 2653 on the Marella Celebration

Video Tour of Deck 5 Marella Celebration

Sailing into Venice on the Marella Celebration


TUI | Marella Cruises


Royal Caribbean Cruises 

Independence of the Seas Cruise Ship

We had 4 wonderful trips with our two Dads on the this ship cruising around the Canary Islands, Spain, Portugal, France and Norway. Here is some information about the Indy!

Independence of the seas cruise ship cruising paul and carole

Video Tour Outside Cabin 2338 Independence of the Seas

Video Tour Promenade Cabin 6323 Independence of the Seas

Video Tour of Deck 12 on the Independence of the Seas

Video Tour of Deck 5 on the Independence of the Seas 

Video Tour of Deck 4 on the Independence of the Seas 

Video Promenade Street Party  Independence of the Seas 

Video of the Independence of the Seas showing how big she really is!

Cruising the Tagus River from Lisbon Independence of the Seas

Drinks packages – do they save you money on a cruise?


Mariner of the Seas Cruise Ship

mariner of the seas cruise ship cruising with paul and carole

For part of Carole’s 50th birthday celebrations we cruised from Singapore to Thailand and Malaysia on the Mariner of the Seas. Check out our posts for more information.

Cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas

Video Tour of the Promenade on the Mariner of the Seas

Video – Sailing into Langkawi on the Mariner of the Seas


Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship

We cruised with our Dad’s to Holland and Norway on the Explorer of the Seas and had an amazing time.

9 things you need to know about your Sea Pass

22 Facts about the Explorer of the Seas

Cruising Holland and Norway on the Explorer of the Seas


Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Ship

Cruising with our Dad’s on the Celebrity Eclipse to Ireland was an incredible experience but before our blogging days. We would certainly cruise with Celebrity again!

celebrity eclipse cruise ship cruising with paul and carole


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P & O

Ventura Cruise Ship

Ventura cruise ship P & O cruising with paul and carole

We have only had a taster of P&O with a short cruise on the Ventura to France.

2 day cruise on the Ventura Cruise Ship

Guest Post – Everything you need to know about P&O Cruises

Paul Carole Love Travel P&O cruises guest post cruise blogger Oceana

Oceana


Cunard Cruises

Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship

queen mary 2 cruise ships cruising with paul and carole

We cruised with Cunard for a short cruise with friends to Le Harve.

Our 2 day birthday cruise on the Queen Mary 2

 

Have you got a cruise booked or a cruise question you would like to ask? Do let us know in the comments below.

Make sure you check out our Destinations Guide too.

 

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