P&O ‘My Holiday’ app is launched as Carnival upgrades theirs

Appy cruising! How did we ever manage without cruise line apps? They make such a difference to our day onboard. Reducing the need to queue to the guest services or having to ring (who wants to call people?) restaurants when you can just book it online? Safe to say, I am so happy to see the one cruise line that hasn’t had one before has finally entered the current century with P&O ‘My Holiday’ app. Meanwhile, big cousin Carnival in the US has revamped their fabulous 4yo app to include even more cool functions. See more here!

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How to choose the best cabin for your cruise: Location, kind & value?

Cruising 101 introduced you to the first options to consider for your first ever cruise holiday and what you should keep in mind when picking the best company, and itinerary, for your cruising needs. Cruising 102 is here to help you to choose the best cabin for you – the kind you want, in the best location, and always the best value. It is these tips that allow me to cruise more often. Let me also introduce you to two cabin categories you may not have considered before: picture window and obstructed cabins. These require some research as not all are equal, but some offer excellent value. Allow me to show you!

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New sustainable OceanTide accessories for Princess Cruises’ Medallion

This week we were treated to the exciting news of sustainable PrincessCruises OceanTide accessories for their OceanMedallion wearable tech. Other new measures are introduced to further give guests control in terms of sustainability and greener choices. There is one that excites me very much! Learn more about OceanTide accessories and the company, Tide, Princess have paired with to make this happen.

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2021: the year of greener cruising with the launch of four LNG ships

Cruising has historically had a bad rep for environmental pollution. and much has been done by retrofitting scrubbers to clean exhaust fumes, or making shoreside power an option while docked. But the biggest eco move of 2021 from our beloved cruise industry is the move to using LNG fuel, liquefied natural gas. It offers an amazing reduction in terms of CO2 footprint and pollution in general. Who would’ve known that something good comes out of a global pandemic – a much greener, environmentally friendly cruise fleet? That certainly is the case with Carnival Corporation & PLC (CCL) brands. Our very own UK P&O, Costa, Carnival Cruises, AIDA and Princess all are going green on future seas.

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Cruising vegan on MSC Virtuosa made easy – 5 tips for your UK Staycation

Want to get away but can’t risk foreign travel? UK summer staycation cruise is what you need! And if you want to get away ASAP, there is just one gorgeous ship for you to consider. MSC Virtuosa. If you’re vegan and worried about dining onboard, do not. MSC are very vegan-friendly. Let me share with you my 5 top tips to cruise vegan on MSC Virtuosa. You won’t struggle to find food if you follow my advice!

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