Category Archives: Life on Board

The World’s First Hybrid Electric-Powered Cruise Ship Brings More Sustainable Travel To The Seas

Cruise travel has gotten a bit of a bad reputation. As the industry continues to grow, so do concerns of overtourism and harmful CO2 emissions. It often seems like companies prioritize profit, designating sustainability and the well-being of local communities as an afterthought. Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten hopes to change that—and rather than wait for industry rules… Read More »

First look at Norwegian Encore, the world’s newest mega cruise ship

Norwegian Encore is Norwegian Cruise Line’s $1billion sister ship to Norwegian Bliss and takes NCL’s fleet up to 17 ships. This is what it’s like to sail on the cruise ship. Norwegian Cruise Line is unashamedly American, with retro-diners and Las Vegas-style casinos to prove it. The décor has been considerably toned down to a more… Read More »


Not much puts a crimp in British holidaymakers’ ability to enjoy themselves – not even a waterlogged cruise ship, it seems. Helen Coffey Passengers on a P&O cruise were filmed calmly sitting and drinking onboard while water gushed across the deck, flowing over their feet as a storm raged around the boat. The current was strong enough… Read More »

Cruise secrets: Never touch this one thing on a cruise ship – you run a huge risk

By HARRIET MALLINSON Cruise ship holidays are an excellent opportunity to travel the world in comfort without ever having to unpack. Guests on cruises can enjoy all sorts of activities onboard as well as venture to shore on excursions. However, there are also things you shouldn’t do on a cruise ship to prevent unpleasant consequences. Self-professed veteran cruiser… Read More »