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Five key questions everyone has about travelling by cruise ship

Date: 24th May 2018
Author: Helen Cator

When thinking about booking a cruise ship holiday rather than a traditional flight and hotel package deal, there are a lot of questions which come up. We have attempted to answer the five key questions which people ask when preparing for a ship-based holiday.

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Quick guide to fly-cruise travel - all your questions answered

Date: 17th May 2018
Author: Helen Cator

While most people think of a cruise as simply boarding a ship, travelling to the destinations and then returning to the same port, there are actually lots of different ways to cruise nowadays and fly-cruises are becoming increasingly popular.

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I’m going on a World Cruise - can I leave my car at the port?

Date: 11th May 2018
Author: Helen Cator

So you have taken the plunge and booked a round the world cruise – a holiday of a lifetime! Now it’s all about planning for the holiday and one of the things to think about is transport. Travelling for around six months or longer is going to require a lot of luggage so it might be easier to drive to the port.

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A short guide to Southampton Port - everything you need to know

Date: 30th April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

Southampton is known as the cruise capital of the UK thanks to the four dedicated cruise ship terminals situated in the City. The first cruise ship came into Southampton in 1840 marking the start of the City’s cruising heritage.

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How to keep your car secure while away on holiday

Date: 27th April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

So you are finally going off on the cruise holiday of a lifetime, maybe for several weeks, but what is the best way to ensure your car is safe and secure while you are away? We have put together some tips from some of the top motoring organisations to help keep your car secure and in good working order while you are away.

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Five things you need in your suitcase for your cruise

Date: 23rd April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

So you’ve booked your cruise holiday, and you’ve organised your travel to the port and a secure place to leave your car – now for the exciting part – deciding what to pack and what you need to take with you on board the ship. With shops on board and all the facilities, you could need there are not many extras which you need to bring on board, beside enough clothes and shoes to last for the whole journey – although most ships will have some kind of laundry facility if you need it.

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Top 10 myths about going on a cruise holiday

Date: 20th April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

If you’ve never been on a cruise before, but are thinking about it, you are bound to come across all kinds of views and ideas about this type of holiday from your friends and family – not all of which will be true. We have compiled the top 10 myths which we hear all the time about going on a cruise ship holiday, to help you make up your own mind as to whether cruising really is for you.

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How to get from your house to your cruise ship hassle-free

Date: 6th April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

You’ve got your tickets, booked your shore excursions and are looking forward to heading off to sunnier climes on your cruise – but have you thought about how you are going to get to your ship with all of your suitcases in tow? Particularly if there are a lot of you travelling for two weeks or more – the logistics of getting to the port can become quite complicated.

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I’m leaving my car while I cruise - what do I need to think about?

Date: 4th April 2018
Author: Helen Cator

If you are heading off on a cruise it’s really important to think about where you are going to leave your car. Driving to the port might seem the most practical approach if you have a lot of luggage to take on board but port parking is limited and can be expensive. Here are five things to think about when leaving your car:

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