When I first started cruising I noticed a curious thing – whenever I took stuff to the bdrycleaners it would come back a size too small.
It also seemed odd that my washing machine malfunctioned after a voyage, running hot so clothes emerged smaller.
Now of course, I know better. So while it’s true cruising broadens the mind, it also can broaden the waistline.
So what can we do about it?
Well, as ever Cruise Critic members have come up with some interesting tips to cut cruising calories.
P&O’s Britannia is the biggest ship ever built for the UK market and it will be coming to our shores in March next year.
We know you’ve got questions – and we’ve got the man who can answer them – Christopher Edgington, P&O’s head of marketing.
Mr Edgington will be answering your questions at 2.30pm today in a live Q&A, but you can go ahead and post your questions now.
Whether it’s about the Oasis Spa, the largest wellness facilities in its history or perhaps you’d like to know more about the Cookery School, and the involvement of the numerous celebrity chefs? Or maybe you’d like an update on the entertainment?
Whatever you’d like to know, Mr Edgington is here to answer your questions, so please post them in our live Q&A and please join us at 2.30pm.
I’m not a big fan of massages. I also don’t really like going to the hairdressers.
There’s just so much other stuff I could be doing while I’m lying down being squeezed and kneaded and pushed and pummelled while tinkly tinkly music goes on in the background.
It’s the same when I’m sat staring at myself in the mirror for half an hour having to make inane conversation about where I’m going on holiday next.
However, I am also keen to try new things and having never been to the salon onboard a cruise ship, nor ever had someone give me a shave I thought “Why not?”.
“Amazing”, “fantastic” and “magical” are just three of the superlatives used by the aptly-named member Disney2014 to describe her – yes, you guessed it – cruise onboard Disney Magic.
From the moment she and her family saw the ship in Barcelona, to meeting Mickey & friends onboard, to the friendly crew, as she puts it: “The magic began as soon as we stepped into the beautiful atrium!”
You set sail on your first cruise with all the gadgets and gizmos of our digital age – phone, camera, tablet and so forth – and then find there’s nowhere to plug in all the chargers.
It’s just one of the many things that you only find out when you’re onboard – and of course by then it’s too late.
So who can you turn to for “in the know tips”? Look no further than the seafaring stalwarts among Cruise Critic members.
Cruising with kids is fun, but it comes with its own set of challenges, and as all parents know, getting a good night’s sleep is key. After all, a restful sleep means that you, (and every family member in your cabin!), will have a much more enjoyable cruise overall.
With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at BabyBjörn and By Carla to offer some great prizes – and some tips – to help make cruising with your little one as pleasurable and relaxed as possible!
We Can’t Wait: Having sailed on Norwegian Jewel over New Year’s Eve 2013, I am eager to see the improvements to a ship that did look a bit dated. I am especially excited for breakfasts and the ice cream sundae menu at O’Sheehan’s. I’m also quite curious to see if the new additions in any way encroach on the spaciousness that has always been a highlight of Norwegian’s Jewel-class ships, especially in contrast with the more crowded feel of the Breakaway ships. I am equally as enthusiastic about the itinerary, as this will be my first Alaska cruise. I’m also pleased to host a Live From edition of Cruise Critic Live! onboard Norwegian Jewel on Friday, September 5 at 4 p.m. (Eastern). I’ll be available to take your questions about Norwegian Jewel and the Norwegian NEXT upgrades.