Brilliance of the Seas

How often are you lucky enough to cruise on a ship you have not cruised on previously to ports that you have never visited before? Not often I would suggest but I have just been that lucky. Boarding Royal Caribbean’s ship Brilliance of the Seas at Harwich was simplicity itself and I was on board […]…

Vision of the Seas

Flight EK010 is boarding at London’s Gatwick Airport, destination Dubai. This is an Emirates Airlines flight aboard the latest generation of aircraft, an A380-800, the world’s largest airliner that will transport me from the cold to the warmth of Dubai, largest of the 7 Emirates. The food and on board service is superb, a choice […]…

Harmony of the Seas

Many of us like cruising, particularly where we can relax on sea days. Whenever we mentioned that we were sailing on the Harmony of the Seas, even frequent cruisers looked aghast! “We could never sail on such a large ship” they exclaim. Having recently sailed in MSC’s Yacht Club the Harmony experience is certainly different. […]…

Harmony of the Seas

I originally was going to write this in one review but as it was almost 3000 words, I decided to split it by deck. This covers decks 17 to 7. Decks 6 to 3 are reviewed separately. After the tranquillity of our Yacht Club experience on MSC last year, the Harmony of the Seas was […]…

Harmony of the Seas

Due to the size of Harmony of the Seas and my original review this is part two covering decks 6 down to deck 3. Deck 6 is the “Boardwalk”, designed to give it the feel of Coney Island. As you enter the Boardwalk you are greeted by the sight of the Carousel. It may be […]…

Independence of the Seas

We went on a UAE cruise with Royal Caribbean in January 2016 and found it great for people who would get sea sick on the more choppy seas. With this cruise the weather is not too windy and the boat does not rock and roll. Most of the time you forgot you were even on […]…

Ovation of the Seas

Cruise ships are getting bigger and for the fans of large ships Ovation of the Seas will not disappoint. At 168,000 gross tonnes this is the latest member of Royal Caribbean’s “Quantum Class”, currently the second largest cruise ships in the world. 18 decks high, 136 feet wide and 1,136 feet long, conveying over 4,900 […]…

Explorer of the Seas

Before I write the review you should know my wife and I are 66/67 years of age and this review is written from our age point of view. The embarkation and disembarkation was quick and easy with very little waiting time. We had booked a “deluxe ocean view stateroom with balcony”. The room was very […]…

Anthem of the Seas

I’ve just had the good fortune to travel on the Inaugural Cruise for Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. The ship is very big with a capacity of nearly 5,000 when full so I imagine it’d be pretty hectic then but it is an extremely stylish ship. This is an ideal cruise ship for an […]…

Anthem of the Seas

Is it possible to go from car park to stateroom in 15 minutes? Yes it is. Boarding Anthem of the Seas at Southampton for its maiden voyage was simplicity itself. Across the red carpet to check in staff with tablets. Photo taken and sail pass stamped it’s through security and onto the ship, and what […]…