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Best cruise for kids

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These days cruises are no longer just for the retired and wealthy, and top cruise lines are now providing affordable, family orientated cruises that can offer fun and enjoyable holidays for both children and adults.

Many cruise liners now provide excellent facilities for both young children and babies, with onboard nurseries, baby and toddler play groups, family size state rooms, cribs, child minding facilities and baby changing rooms. Ship stores also carry many baby lines including diapers, clothing and child friendly sun block and personal hygiene products.

Here is a pick of the best child and baby friendly cruises currently offered.


Unveiling the Truth behind Ten Popular Cruise Myths

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Are you taking a cruise anytime soon? If it’s your first or second time to do so, you’re most likely to encounter some strongly held “beliefs” which are actually misconceptions. Below are the ten most common ones and the facts behind these cruise myths.  

Misconception #1: You can book anytime because it does not matter

Timing matters in booking flights and in booking cruises. Most of the time cruise lines give extremely tempting deals to people who book at the last minute. The savings can be as big as 30% to 50% off. However, you will have to be in touch with a really good travel agent because these same cruise lines won’t let their other passengers know they’ve dropped the rates. While they want their ship to fill up, they don’t want an angry mob of passengers demanding for their money back.  


How You Can Afford the Perfect Cruise

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how to receive discounts on a cruiseA cruise is a wonderful vacation choice and there are so many to choose from these days that it may be difficult to select just one. If you are planning a cruise holiday in the near future, there are many ways that you can begin planning your budget to ensure that you have the funds to pay for your cruise. Taking a cruise can be very enjoyable and contrary to popular opinion, they are no more expensive than traditional travel. In fact, a cruise can be a very affordable holiday, provided you know how to plan.

If you really want to save on your next cruise, consider rewards programs that give you points that you can use for your purchase. Cruise miles for instance, will allow you to gain points for every cruise that you take. In the future, you can use those points to pay for your cruise.


Caribbean Cruises: Finding Love on the Open Water

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Cruising has a universal appeal. From grandparents and parents to newlyweds and sulky teenagers, a cruise holiday with Virgin Holidays Cruises caters to a large and diverse demographic. This is why it has become the number one type of holiday in the world. A cruise ship is like a floating microcosm of society, and unless you are taking a safari or some other group tour, there is no other type of holiday like it. In the end, floating on the open water with 3000 people from around the globe is nothing like booking a safari excursion with a small group of twenty. If you are looking to meet new friends, spark a possible romance or even find a future spouse, then the cruise provides you with all sorts of possibilities. It is a far better place to meet people than Soho bars, online chat rooms and tedious office parties.


Myths and Facts about The Nile

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What could be said new about Nile? Maybe nothing anymore, the old greek historian Herodotes said once “ Egypt is a gift of the Nile“. It is true 100%: the egyptian civilization lasts untroubled since more than 3000 years in the middle of Sahara. It is a huge contrast between the fertile Nile valley and the surrounding arid Sahara desert. 90 % of the egyptian population which is not little lives along the Nile, which transformed this country in a huge oasis, the biggest wordlwide. The big cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Khartum lie on the Nile. Only in Egypt 60 000 000 people are daily grateful to the big river.

The Nile is a cultural landmarks for the african continent and for the world. The egyptian pyramids lie on the Nile, the former Egyptian capital of Teba and Luxor lie on the Nile. The big Aswan dam lie also on the Nile and produces the half of the household necessary energy in Egypt.  In the old egyptian civilization the Nile was considered a God, and it deserves this approach even today.


Oasis of the Seas – One Month Later

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Now that the media hype has fallen a bit from Royal Caribbean’s latest ship, we have to ask ourselves “So the ship is big, but is it fun?” I mean, it’s easy to see where having the largest cruise ship in the world can go wrong: long lines, crowded passageways, sold out restaurants. Would the Oasis of the Seas deliver? Early reviews are saying: yes.

While the Royal Caribbean’s flagship can handle up to 6,300 passengers, as of late most cruises have been departing with about 4,500 passengers. A healthy amount of people for the size of the boat: you never feel lonely and you never feel crowded. High-tech crowd management systems work behind the scenes to maintain traffic, assuring that elevators go where they’re needed and hallways don’t become overloaded. For the guest, that means unfettered access amongst the ship’s 7 neighborhoods.


Travel Planning: Booking and preparing for a cruise

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It is not every week that you go on a cruise so for a lot of people, planning for a cruise may be a daunting task. All you need really is to do everything well ahead of time to avoid travel planning glitches.

Here are some practical tips which you may find useful if you are planning a cruise:

Choose your destination

The first thing you need to determine is where you want to go. The cruise ships will cross seas and oceans and you have a wide array of choices. Are you planning to go to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, or how about explore the waters around Alaska? There are also trips to show you the Scandinavians and parts of the Baltic. There are cruises to see South America, Africa, the Middle East, or you can even go around the world.


World’s Largest Cruise Ship Gives New Meaning to Luxury

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The World’s Largest Cruise ship by Royal Caribbean is more than a cruise. This ship blows other cruise lines out of the water (no pun intended) with its 15 different passenger decks, 10 restaurants, and several bars. The cruise boasts tons of activities and fun to be had, whether you are traveling with family, friends, or your significant other.

When you step onto the cruise ship you are whisked away into a fantasy world of bright lights, and things that are typically unimaginable to most of the world. The main area of the ship called the “Royal Promenade” is a vast area loaded with shops, restaurants, bars, dance clubs, and more. The middle of the room has a beautiful lighted bridge where extravagant parades are held at 12am every evening.

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