Cruising has become a favourite mode of leisure travel for many people and is becoming more and more popular.
In collaboration with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Mumbai Port, the Italian luxury cruise liner Costa Cruises has launched India’s first domestic luxury cruise. Continue reading
The lush Amazon forest is a visual delight to visit in any season. The beautiful forest and rivers are mysterious and inviting at the same time. Millions of travellers visit the Amazon to explore this unique place and see the nature in its full glory. Continue reading
As per the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) recent study, travellers have a growing interest and discovering the joy of cruising on small cruise ships – the ones with lower guest capacities than the bigger ones. Continue reading
Chinese vacationers on a lookout for some lavish cruising are in for some splendid news, with the newest ship, Majestic Princess, launched by the world’s largest cruise company, Princess Cruises. Continue reading
The cruise industry is experiencing strong growth as compared to the other travel options. Major cruise lines in the world such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Costa and Princess are expanding at a very high growth rate. Continue reading
Ritz-Carlton Chief Executive Hervé Humler recently announced that “after successful venturing in branded residences and six-star resorts the company is planning to launch a luxury cruise service”. Continue reading
Luxury yacht lovers can’t get enough of sailing and the ultra-premium yacht, Calypso is bursting with opulent amenities that can awe sea lovers. Continue reading
Are you passionate about cruising? Here’s an alluring and undeniable luxury cruising option for cruisers who love grandeur. The largest and most luxurious cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia was christened in a dazzling ceremony by celebrated screen legend, Sophia Loren recently. Continue reading
Are you ready to soak up the sun as you set sail on your cruising vacation? If you are cruising for the first time, then there are plenty of things which you need to consider. Here is a brief overview for first-time-cruisers.
There are myriad cruise destinations, and you may consider the Caribbean for your first-cruising-vacation. The Caribbean cruise makes a great value for money and you can visit multiple scenic islands. However, should you consider the Eastern Caribbean cruises, the western cruises, or southern cruises? Here are some differences:
The western side of Caribbean is more spaced out giving more time for cruise ships at sea. You may consider leaving from ports in Texas or New Orleans instead of Florida to reach the western side. The destinations on the west are Jamaica, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, and more. The western side is featured with rain forests, more tropical climates, and ancient ruins.
The eastern Caribbean cruises are featured with more time on islands and lesser time at sea. The islands on the eastern side include St Thomas, St Martens, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and more. You can plan water activities like water skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, and more.
The southern side includes Aruba, Curacao, Barbados and other islands. This will make a longer trip and as a first-time cruiser, you may find it to be an extended cruise.
First-time cruisers may prefer a shorter cruise, so try a 3-4 day trip, instead of a 7-10 day. The trip cost would be cheaper and ideal as a quick-check on whether the cruise makes you sea-sick.
Try Newer Ships
First-time cruisers can try out the newer ships which have better stability, modern amenities, and are more enjoyable.