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Let yourself be ‘Allured’ by Royal Caribbean.. Coming 2015!

Always loved the idea of a cruise holiday, but find traditional liners too compact and almost suffocating for long journeys? Fortunately for you, Cruise1st.co.uk’s parent company, Royal Caribbean are setting sail on the revolutionary Allure of the Seas – the world’s biggest cruise ship! When we say […]

The Three Queens DVD Review & Competition

Three Queens Title Screen

Back on the 5th June this year Cunard’s famous three vessels (Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth) all met for the first time in the port of Southampton. G2TV Limited were asked to film the entire event and have produced a brilliant DVD of the […]

Cunard World Voyages 2014

Cunard has released details on their World Voyages in 2014. All three sisters will be participating in world cruises with durations from 116 to 119 nights calling at a total of 78 destinations on six continents. Look for our full preview of them coming up shortly.. For […]

End of the deck chair hog? No.. really!

Carnival Cruise Lines – the line itself (not the parent company) are very much at the forefront of new features and ideas on their ships and their latest one is perhaps one of the best ideas they have ever had! You know the score, you wander out […]

First cruises since 1992 set to leave from Bristol

Ocean Countess

Bristol’s maritime history is set to be revived as a UK cruise operator announces plans to set sail from Avonmouth next year, making them the first cruises to depart from the city since 1992. The commercial director, Chris Coates, of Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) who operate […]

Crystal Cruises reveals early plans for 2015 World Cruise

Crystal Serenity

Crystal Cruises has revealed early plans of their celebratory 2015 World Cruise that will take passengers on a memorable luxurious voyage of discovery around the globe. Those aboard Crystal Serenity to celebrate Crystal Cruises’ 20th World Cruise – and the 25th anniversary of the company – will […]

Saga cruise ship set to retire

Saga Ruby

Despite not quite reaching the ordinary retirement age, the cruise ship Saga Ruby is set to retire in 2014 following 40 years of service. Saga Ruby is the last British-made cruise ship to have been built, built in the Wallsend Shipyard in Tyneside in 1973. But despite […]

Costa Concordia captain released from house arrest

Costa Concordia

It has been six months since that fateful day of January 13th when 32 people lost their lives as their cruise ship, Costa Concordia, hit rocks and sank just off the coast of the Tuscan island of Giglio. The captain, Francesco Schettino, has been charged with multiple […]

Cunards’ Queens – Currently Inseparable?

For a cruise line with only three ships in it’s fleet, Cunard are doing a great job of making sure their sisters see a lot of each other recently! From the start of 2012 Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth jointly sailed out of Southampton on their […]

Day of the Seafarer

Raise a tot today for International Day of the Seafarer!