Cruising With Confidence

As the worldwide cruise fleet welcomes guests once again, the opportunity has never been more exciting, with brand new ships, itineraries and experiences that will appeal to regular cruisers and those who have never cruised before. We’ve created this new page to showcase the great experiences you’re having onboard as we get back to cruising!

If you have cruised onboard a CLIA cruise line or river cruise operator since in the past year, and have a positive story to tell, we’d love to hear from you - we want to spread the word that the cruise experiences we all know and love are back better and bigger than ever!

To contribute:

Rather than a full review of your cruise, we would like you to focus on a particular element of the cruise experience that you think deserves a mention. Approximately 500 words or less would be perfect. Whether it was the dining options, entertainment, the destination experience, onboard activities, the welcome of the crew, your stateroom. Feel free to name the cruise line and ship, along with your cruise itinerary. We’d also welcome a couple of your best photos – preferably of you onboard with the element of the cruise that you’ve written about. Please email to us at ukinfo@cruising.org

Guest Articles

Keep checking this section for new articles every week.

I immersed myself into the full wellness and excursion programme offered

By Katrina Latimer

Sailing with AmaWaterways on the AmaPrima, Vineyards of The Rhine and Moselle I immersed myself into...
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A new vision for river cruising dining on nicko cruises’ nickoVISION

By Jeannine Williamson

Walking past a brick feature wall with images of musical greats including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
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Sharing experiences with like-minded travellers on Europe’s rivers



River Cruising really is back! I cruised on the Emerald Sun earlier this year and I thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the Danube
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We all felt like millionaires on this yacht



I had the privilege of hosting a group of agents on board Scenic Eclipse on her debut visit to Fowey in the UK.
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Am I now a river cruising convert? Absolutely!

By Emma

I’d heard so many great things about river cruising that when AmaWaterways invited me to experience their Melodies of the Danube cruise, I jumped at the chance!
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Discovering the neighbourhoods onboard Wonder of the Seas

By Kelly Taylor

After freshening up, we headed out to explore the 8 neighbourhoods and came across Central Park first. I felt like I had been teleported to New York...
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Kayaking on the Gorges de L’Ardeche

By David Croft

Day 5 of the Active & Discovery (A&D) on the Rhone - Kayaking on the Gorges de L'Ardeche. As the name suggests the Avalon Active...
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Exclusive Luxury Experiences

By Lucy Hone

I was so happy to be back sailing on a Uniworld ship to remind myself how luxurious they are. From the exemplary service from the crew...
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Explore! See What Others Don’t!

By Craig Forsyth

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to join the Christening ceremony and cruise of Swan Hellenic’s latest ship, the SH Vega out of Helsinki to Copenhagen...
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Bordeaux Market Tour inspiration ahead of signature deck BBQ

By Megan Saunders

I’ve just returned from a wonderful cruise onboard Star Pride showing off all things Windstar Cruises to our brilliant travel agent partners...
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Packing is easy when sailing from Southampton!

By Nicki Quintana

I was very excited to be getting back on Anthem of the Seas as I was lucky enough to be on one of the British sailings last year...
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We made memories that will last a lifetime

By Caroline Barnett

I have just cruised on our brand-new ship Wonder of the Seas with my family, a group of 12. I knew it would be perfect for us all as Royal Caribbean ...
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Future Opportunities

By Jane Archer

After the worst 18 months in the history of cruising, with ships around the world forced to stop sailing as Covid spread like wildfire across the globe...
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Glitz, glamour and plenty of joie de vivre

By Jane Archer

‘It is so good to be back.’ The words were spoken with feeling by Izzy, my wonderful butler on Celebrity Apex, but frankly they could have come out of the mouths of any ...
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As silver linings go, that has to be the most precious one of all

By Sara Macefield

The cobalt sea sparkles enticingly in the sunlight, broken only by a scattering of rugged emerald islands and a pod of dolphins speeding through the waves...
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To coin Rod Stewart’s famous song, I am sailing

By Jeannine Williamson

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your cruise director Gene speaking, we are sailing and we are so proud to say we are back.” After the announcement the sound of cheering...
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Cruising is buoyed up by a new wave of optimism

By Dave Monk

Boarding a ship again this year was an emotional moment - especially when I stepped into the atrium to the sight and sound of crew welcoming me back to the sea.
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