Posts Tagged ‘ cruises ’

What’s hot: June 2018

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Do cruise passengers benefit destinations?

Oct 4th, 2016 | By
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Where do cruise passengers spend their money? Does it benefit the destination, the port or just a group of tour guides and attractions on their tour itineraries?



Win tickets to one of The CRUISE Shows

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…



Win tickets to The London Cruise show at Olympia

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

We are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to The London Cruise show!



Win tickets to The CRUISE Show – Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…



Cruising for solo travellers

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Cruise prices are geared toward couples. Yet about one in four cruise passengers travels alone or as a single parent. How do they fare?



What kind of holiday should you be booking this summer?

Jun 25th, 2014 | By

Travel journalist, broadcaster and author, Sarah Tucker, shares a few tips on ridding yourself of emotional baggage with Just About Travel readers



Conning cruise passengers

May 14th, 2013 | By

One of the attractions of going on a cruise has been the fact that it often looks like a cheap holiday. This needn’t be true because cruise companies have developed their own ways or rifling your pockets for that odd £100 or so.



Win tickets to The Telegraph Cruise Show!

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show – the UK’s biggest event for discovering a world of voyages – will be taking place at Oympia, London from 23-24 March 2013



What’s hot: January 2013

Dec 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Peckham and Virginia are making waves, but there’s criticism for cruise ships and the Chancellor’s increase of APD



Flavia Cacace tops Strictly Cruise leader board as dream dance partner

Dec 12th, 2012 | By

With the Strictly Come Dancing season set to continue on the high seas in 2013 with a series of dance cruises, 27 per cent of men have admitted that Flavia Cacace would be their dream onboard dance partner



Win Tickets to The Telegraph CRUISE Shows!

Aug 19th, 2012 | By

The UK’s biggest cruise showcase is perfect both for those new to cruising and needing help to plan their first voyage, as well as seasoned cruisers looking for inspiration for their next holiday at sea



Cruising no longer only for the newly weds, the over fed and the nearly dead…

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show blows the top cruise myths out of the water for CD-Traveller readers



100 years after Titanic, Allianz report highlights new risks in taking to sea

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

Despite greatly improved safety records in the century since Titanic, the maritime industry faces new challenges driven by the continued growth of worldwide shipping



Choosing your Caribbean cruise

Mar 3rd, 2012 | By

Which islands to visit? What kind of ship to choose? Douglas Ward, author of the Insight Guide to Caribbean Cruises, rounds up who goes where and what’s on offer to help you decide what suits you best



Complimentary tickets to The Cruise Show up for grabs!

Feb 19th, 2012 | By

Looking to get as far away from wintry Britain as possible? A cruise could be the way to go.

Whether you’re new to cruising and need help planning your first voyage or are seasoned cruiser searching for inspiration for your next holiday at sea, don’t miss The Cruise Show at London’s Olympia from March 24-25.



Has the Costa Concordia disaster deterred you from booking a cruise?

Jan 19th, 2012 | By

In the wake of last Friday’s Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy off the Italian coast, you’d be forgiven for being put off booking a cruise this year.

It’s understandable that the unforgettable image of a ship lying on its side will see many consumers shy away from cruises, but the CD-Traveller team won’t be among them.



Choosing the right ship: part two

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

Thinking of taking the plunge and booking a cruise in 2012? We’ve teamed up with travel guide publisher, Berlitz, to tell you everything you need to know on how to choose the right cruise ship



Cruising to remain buoyant in 2012

Oct 4th, 2011 | By

Just last week it was revealed that 2012 holidays are to cost more, prompting fears that many families will have to make do with a staycation next summer. However cruising seems to be bucking the trend.



Carry on cruising

Sep 25th, 2011 | By

More and more of us are taking to the water for our holiday: the number of UK passengers cruising this year is expected to rise by another eight per cent to a record, 1.77 million. But cruises aren’t all about the Caribbean, cheesy cabaret, crystal chandeliers and casinos. If you’re after an adventure, why not consider an Arctic cruise?



Cool cruise deals

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By

In recognition of the fact that cruising is one of the most popular holiday choices for single passengers, MSC Cruises has reduced its single supplement to 50 percent.



Thought About a Cruise Holiday?

May 5th, 2011 | By

just ten years the number of Britons and Irish who take a cruise holiday has doubled. But, you might say, wasn’t the number quite small a decade ago? No, even then 776,000 went on a cruise. Now, says the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) in their 2011 Cruise Review, over 1.6 million of us took a cruise last year.



What’s hot: February 2011

Feb 1st, 2011 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world



Avoiding Cruise Add-Ons

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

Like the airline industry, it seems that cruise companies have started developing new ways to relieve you of your money. It was always the case that an outside cabin cost more than an inside and the closer you were to the top of the ship the more expensive it became. But most people looked on cruising as an all-inclusive holiday. When you paid you had little more expense to consider other than how to tip and how much. And even that started to be priced in so you paid for it at the point of purchase. That is changing. Now there are add-ons. And most of them are little things but which add up to big money for companies.



Travel talk: where the experts holiday

Dec 4th, 2009 | By

In the first of a new series, CD-Traveller spoke to Bob Schumacher, Senior Director UK and Ireland at Continental Airlines – who recently unveiled its new fully flat-bed Business First seat – about the three C’s in his life: Canada, cruising and, of course, Continental Airlines



Cruise Ship or Village?

Dec 1st, 2009 | By

There was a lot of publicity last week about the largest cruise ship in the world, Oasis of the Seas, which begins its first cruise on Saturday. We thought that since there was so much publicity you wouldn’t want more from us but no, we were taken to task by some readers for not mentioning it.

The publicity by the media has concentrated on its huge size (225,282 tons, 16 passenger decks) and that it can carry up to 6,200 passengers plus 2,000 crew. By any standards this is big. I’ve lived in smaller villages. The response by writers has been to ask whether it is too big.



Summer Holidays in 2009

Oct 9th, 2009 | By

As the summer ends we are beginning to get a better picture of where we actually went and what we did this summer past.

Both Hoseasons and Park resorts who largely operate holidays in Britain, have announced that they did bumper business this year as did the caravanning industry. Some sites were full in August.



A Life on the Ocean Wave

Mar 20th, 2009 | By

Last year was a record year for the cruise industry in Britain. Nearly 1.5 million people went on a cruise up 11% over the previous year and of these, 577,000 cruised from a UK port.Traditionally cruises are thought of as exotic trips into warm climates. Lazy days at sea with the sun beating down as another gin and tonic was washed down. Some maybe, but today it is seen as an alternative to the all-inclusive holiday. After all, what other holiday can you take where
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