Royal Caribbean Starts Construction on Spectrum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International marked the start of construction for its new Quantum Ultra ship – Spectrum of the Seas – with the cutting of the first piece of steel at the Meyer Weft shipyard. Spectrum of the Seas will debut in 2019 and will be specifically designed for guests in Asia. The ship will join… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Starts Construction on Spectrum of the Seas

Norwegian Bliss Features Revealed By NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the features of Norwegian Bliss, including the largest competitive racetrack at sea. The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will be the 16th ship in the NCL fleet, sailing to Alaska and the Caribbean from June 2018. The ship’s hotly-anticipated features were finally revealed at an exclusive event in Las Vegas, where Norwegian… Continue reading Norwegian Bliss Features Revealed By NCL

Holidays Are Coming

We hate to say the ‘C’ word so soon, but if a cruise is on your Christmas list booking early is a must if you’re to avoid getting left out in the cold. The festivities may feel a million miles away as we bask in the heady days of summer, but cruising over Christmas and… Continue reading Holidays Are Coming

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Holland America Line Launches Chocolate Surprise

Holland America Line is to introduce a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Replacing the traditional dessert buffet, the Chocolate Surprise will bring bite-sized sweet treats to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening entertainment. Waiters will parade through the Promenade decks with trays of chocolate… Continue reading Holland America Line Launches Chocolate Surprise

Saga Pearl To Retire

After 202 sailings, Saga Pearl II is set to retire in style from the Saga fleet with a 54-night farewell celebration cruise across Africa. Saga Pearl II will be replaced by Saga’s brand-new small ship, Spirit of Discovery. Carrying a maximum of 1,000 guests and designed exclusively for the British market, the new ship will… Continue reading Saga Pearl To Retire

Winter Warmers

When it comes to winter sun without the long-haul flight, the Canary Islands steal the show. Despite being just hours away from the UK, the Canaries couldn’t differ more in terms of winter weather. Hot all year around, with dramatic landscapes, great beaches and delicious local cuisine, these volcanic islands found off the western coast… Continue reading Winter Warmers

The Really Wild Show

We caught up with Leon Hand, Brand Training Manager at Celebrity Cruises, to find out all about his recent once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galápagos Islands. Adventurers and animal lovers, this one is for you. Leon, thanks for chatting with Into The Blue. I think everyone shares a sense of intrigue when it comes to the… Continue reading The Really Wild Show

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Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise Goes On Sale

Royal Caribbean has launched a Total Eclipse Cruise ahead of the rare natural phenomenon taking place next summer. Oasis of the Seas will follow the eclipse path over the course of a seven-night sailing in the eastern Caribbean. The cruise will cover  20-27 August, with the total eclipse taking place on 21 August 2018. A… Continue reading Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise Goes On Sale

Half A World Away

white horse trotting through dew covered bracken, sunlight at dawn comes through mist from behind trees, a second horse can be seen emerging from behind tree, the new forest national park, southern england, uk

It might look and feel like something from a fairy tale, but parts of the New Forest are only a 20-minute drive from Southampton. If you’re cruising from the city, England’s most visited National Park guarantees a storybook start to your holiday. The New Forest is one of those places that has you reaching for… Continue reading Half A World Away

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