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Deirdre Maher, our Tour America MD recently boarded the MSC Grandiosa and set sail for the Western Med! “…As a seasoned cruiser, I was looking forward to a week of fun and relaxation in the sun – Our departure was all the sweeter as I looked out at the rain pelting down in Dublin. I… Continue reading Aboard the MSC Grandiosa

Princess Cruises has unveiled an exciting new family activity zone called Park19, set to debut on the upcoming Sun Princess ship in February 2024. Located on the top decks, Park19 is designed to cater to all generations, especially teenagers,  with nine engaging activities. The Sea Breeze is a thrilling ride that simulates hang gliding, providing… Continue reading Princess Cruises Unveils Park19

Day 1: Our family boarded Odyssey of the Seas in Rome (Civitavecchia) port – approx. 50 minutes from Rome City and Rome FCO airport. We had stayed in the San Giorgio hotel in Civitavecchia the night before. We strolled around the streets of Civitavecchia and ate in the local restaurants. It was a nice start… Continue reading Lorraine’s Cruise Experience Onboard Odyssey of the Seas

River cruising is a wonderful way to unwind, observe the world float by at a leisurely pace and discover the cities, towns and countryside of both European and exotic destinations worldwide. While sharing some similarities, river cruising also has some major differences from ocean cruising. River vessels tend to be smaller than ocean cruise ships,… Continue reading River Cruising: All You Need to Know

There are so many exciting and beautiful cruise destinations that it can be overwhelming when deciding where to go. Whether you prefer wild Alaskan voyages, beach cruises, cultural experiences or adventurous exploits, there’s a cruise destination to suitable for you. Here are some of our favourite cruise destinations to consider for your next adventure. West… Continue reading Best Cruise Destinations

MSC Cruises have partnered up with Formula 1 to offer customers a once-in-a-lifetime Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience.  The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating and action-packed events in the world of motorsports. From the roaring engines of the F1 cars to the breathtaking setting of the Yas Marina Circuit,… Continue reading MSC Cruises and Formula 1 Experience

Cruising Dubai with MSC Cruises is an unforgettable adventure that combines the luxury and comfort of a modern cruise ship with the awe-inspiring sights and experiences of one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Dubai is a city of contrasts, where ancient traditions meet modern architecture and technology, and MSC Cruises offers an… Continue reading Cruising Dubai with MSC Cruises

This new ship is third of Celebrity Cruises innovate Edge class. This ship can take 3,260 passengers, is both longer and taller than its two class sister ships Edge and Apex and has an extra 179 cabins, including suites.

Your first cruise can be exciting as you prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience taking in foreign sunsets as you set sail from one horizon to the next. How do you ensure you have the experience of a lifetime when cruising?

Cruising is such a great vacation option because of the world of choices – cruises come in all shapes and sizes for any type of traveler.

While we’ve all been at home, the cruise industry has continued to innovate and pave the way with exciting new ships. Each of these new ships gives cruisers the opportunity to embrace even more choice, even more destinations and even more memories.

For us, 2022 is a very special year, because we are celebrating our anniversary!

At Scenic, we take 5-star travel to a whole new level.

Silversea Cruises is the leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line—acclaimed for both its all-inclusive lifestyle offering and its global destination portfolio.

Azamara invites you to uncover a world of destinations at a more relaxed pace.

Princess has been sailing around the globe since 1965, taking millions of guests on life-transforming journeys.

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no timetable to follow but your own.

After 300 years at sea, we understand its influence, positive impact and ability to guide you to treasures that lie off the beaten path.

Sail beyond your perceptions and expand your horizons.

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise holidays since its launch in 1969.

Discover unchartered adventure on board Royal Caribbean’s brand new Odyssey of the Seas, sailing from Fort Lauderdale in 2020.

Oasis of the Seas was already one of Royal Caribbean’s best ships before it was amplified.

OCEANMedallion is the latest technology being introduced on-board Princess Cruises ships. OCEANMedallion is a wearable device that will connect to your personal device through the OCEANReady App.

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is not only the most awarded ship in the world, it is also one of the most popular ships for Irish cruisers and it is about to become even better! Allure of the Seas will be sailing from Barcelona from May 2020 and she will begin her Mediterranean itineraries as a newly amplified ship.

Planning your dream honeymoon is one of the most exciting tasks of wedding planning, but choosing where to go and what to do can be difficult.

Hi everyone, Kathleen from the Tour America / Cruise Holidays Dublin team here! I am just back from my cruise holiday on board MSC Seaside and I just had to tell you all about this AMAZING ship!

Hi everyone, Tracy and Daniel here. Anyone that knows us knows how much we love travelling! We try to visit as many new places as we can, and we found that the best way to see multiple destinations is on a Cruise Holiday!

Hi everyone! Kathleen here. I’m just back from an amazing few days on board the brand new MSC Bellissima and WOW what a ship! There were many things I loved about the ship and in this blog post, I am going to take you through them all. Enjoy!

Now open, the Perfect Day at CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s brand new island experience in the Bahamas.

MSC Bellissima is here and this incredible ship is one of the most innovative on the sea. With MSC for Me technology on board, that has been designed to enhance your entire cruise experience, and a range of amenities, cabin and suite classes, 12 dining venues and 20 bars to choose from, MSC Bellissima offers so much to all. In our latest blog, we’re taking you through everything you need to know about this amazing ship!

The ultimate holiday consists of visiting Orlando, enjoying the thrilling theme parks, amazing shopping and then, relaxing on a Caribbean cruise.

The best way to explore and discover Alaska is on a cruise holiday, and the city that compliments Alaskan cruises best is Seattle. Cultural, exciting and packed with experiences to enjoy, Seattle is an incredible city break destination.

Celebrity Edge has arrived and this incredible ship, promising to leave the future behind is exceeding all expectations. In this blog post, we’re going to share everything you need to know about this incredible ship from the design, entertainment and dining, to the staterooms, suites and the unique Magic Carpet. This is the ultimate guide to Celebrity Edge.

In December 2018, Royal Princess underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in preparation for its West Coast debut.

MSC Cruises have so many unique onboard activities for you to try across their amazing fleet of ships. From incredible Cirque de Soleil shows to interactive water parks, there is sure to be something that everyone is going to love onboard an MSC cruise ship! Here are 10 things you can only do on an MSC cruise ship!

Celebrity Edge is the first of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity’s Edge-Class. Arriving in November 2018, Edge will feature many firsts, not just for Celebrity Cruises, but also firsts at sea.

Known as one of the world’s most innovative cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line has recently made a very exciting announcement about their ship Norwegian Joy. Bliss’s sister ship will now be joining her sailing to Alaska this year!

This week I was lucky enough to go on board the stunning Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship when it visited Dublin and to say I was blown away, would be an understatement. Silhouette was everything I expected a Solstice Class ship to be. It was chic, modern, luxurious and ever so gorgeous.

Princess Cruises offer some of the most incredible itineraries in the world. From the popular Caribbean, to the favourite Mediterranean, Princess Cruises open your eyes to the world, whilst allowing you to come back new from your cruise holiday. In this post, we’re going to run through three unique cruise destinations they offer.

On a Celebrity cruise, luxury comes as standard and when it comes to accommodation there is a wide range of different rooms, or staterooms as Celebrity call them, across the Solstice Class, Millennium Class, and Xpedition Class ships to choose. Within those stateroom choices, lies their incredible, world-class suites.

Independence of the Seas is back at sea after a multi-million euro makeover. With sailings starting from May 2018, the ship is brimming with a host of fantastic new features and will be sailing to exciting destinations across the world. We’ve picked out the top experiences on board to get excited about!

Whether you’re cruising with your family, your other half or just by yourself, Norwegian Cruise Line has so amazing on-board activities for you to try across their amazing fleet of ships. From the largest rope course at sea to a bar made completely of ice, there is something for everyone. In this post, you’ll discover the most unique features! Here are 10 things you can only do on a Norwegian Cruise ship!

Celebrity Cruises offers guests a luxury holiday experience that will change perceptions of what it’s like to go on a cruise holiday.

Hi guys! Sarah from team Tour America here. My colleagues and I are just back from the most amazing cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas and I wanted to share some of our highlights with you all! If you’re thinking about taking a cruise holiday, but have never cruised before (like myself) I would truly recommend this itinerary as you have a unique opportunity to experience both the Big Apple and the Bahamas!

MSC Seaside, known as the ship that follows the sun, is unlike any other cruise ship. With a more unique design, it has revolutionised cruising and brings you closer to the ocean. And, in this post, we’re running through some of the ship’s key features.

Imagine awe, imagine exhilaration, imagine relaxation, imagine it all on the brand new Norwegian Bliss. Launching in 2018, this revolutionary ship will offer you the chance to discover both the Caribbean and Alaska like never before. The Norwegian Bliss will sail Alaska during the Summer season and the Caribbean in the Winter.

Royal Caribbean are known as the innovators when it comes to firsts at sea. And, with each new ship they launch, they always wow us with what’s on board. Whether you’re cruising with your family, your significant other, with friends or by yourself, no doubt you’ve seen, tried and enjoyed some of Royal Caribbean’s amazing on board ship features.

Hi everyone, Kathleen from Team Tour America here. As part of our honeymoon in May, we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and we had the most amazing time! In fact, our cruise element of our honeymoon was one of the highlights of our entire trip.

Are you planning your next cruise holiday and not sure where to go? The Caribbean is the perfect destination to take your newest adventure to. From the warm weather and thrilling shore excursions to the rich history of the islands and fantastic beaches; you cannot go wrong with the Caribbean, and in this post, we’re listing 5 reasons why the Caribbean is the perfect cruise destination for your next trip.

Thinking about your next family holiday? Look no further than Norwegian Cruise Line because the worldwide destination possibilities and entertainment options on board are endless.

Norwegian Cruise Line have just announced that their cruise product will now be All Inclusive, all year round, across the whole fleet. In addition, with the new Premium All Inclusive Package, you can enjoy a more limitless and seamless booking process and cruise holiday experience.

Royal Caribbean have just released the name of their brand new Oasis Class ship and we couldn’t be more excited! Symphony of the Seas will be arriving in April 2018 and sailings are on sale now.

Do you ever feel just totally burnt out and in desperate need of guaranteed sunshine and pure relaxation? Well, after an extremely busy run up to Christmas and a crazy January in work I was glad I had planned a week on board a Caribbean cruise this February.

How can you bring an already amazing holiday to Orlando to the next level? By adding a Royal Caribbean cruise of course! Orlando is our number one holiday destination year after year because it offers an incredibly fun experience for people of all ages. With thrilling theme parks, endless shopping options and a host of other attractions, an Orlando holiday is always jam-packed.

Revolutionary, innovative and outside of the box, the newly announced Celebrity Edge is a cruise ship, like no other. Sailing from December 2018 from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Celebrity Edge will sail to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

The stunning Celebrity Reflection cruise ship was docked in Miami in December, and I couldn’t wait to get on board for my 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise. Winter sunshine is something that you can never get enough of and what better place to enjoy it than on a Cruise Holiday. Once we boarded the ship we moved into a world of limitless luxury.

Hi there, Stephanie from Tour America here! Having just spent 48 hours on the gorgeous Uniworld SS Antoinette River Cruise ship, I feel completely pampered and rejuvenated. This ship is a 5 star boutique hotel on the river Rhine, and to say the team of 50 who look after your every need are excellent, is an understatement.

Hi all, Liz from Tour America here. Last week I spent a week living in luxury on board the MSC Preziosa on a Mediterranean cruise. We decided, when booking our cruise, to upgrade to the prestigious MSC Yacht Club following a recommendation from a friend and wow were we blown away! We had the most amazing week exploring Europe and if you want to find out how I got on, keep reading!

Thrill your senses on a cruise holiday like no other. Arabian cruises from Dubai with MSC Cruises will give you the opportunity to discover the best of the Middle East. Balancing between futuristic and tradition, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many other fantastic stops on a Arabian cruise are a whole world away from what you imagine.

Imagine unwinding and relaxing into a tranquil environment as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean. Imagine being so relaxed that you could gently doze off during a massage. Imagine having this experience and more on your holidays. What if we told you, this is possible on a cruise?

Monday, 3 October, 10.30 a.m., Southampton – SUNNY, SUNNY, SUNNY. What better way to shake off the autumnal shivers than stepping on to the incredible cruise line Celebrity on a sunny Monday morning in October. Celebrity never lets you down; they even got the weather right yesterday.

When you go on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you can expect inspiring destinations on revolutionary ships with 5 star service. There’s no doubt about it, Royal Caribbean will make your cruise extraordinary. For anyone who has booked or is thinking of booking a Royal Caribbean cruise, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

MSC Cruises offer a unique cruise experience with exciting destinations, luxurious staterooms and outstanding dining and entertainment. On board an MSC cruise, every inch of the ship is beautifully designed.

They say that once you cruise, you’ll never take a land holiday again and for many, this is the case. As frequent cruising becomes popular around the world, it’s easy for those who cruise throughout the year to run out of options.

Norwegian Cruise Line are one of the most innovative cruise lines in the world. Absolutely everybody will find something on board to suit their own interests.

Team Tour America are fresh off Harmony of the Seas and they have come back raving! Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas launched at the weekend and she has exceeded all expectations.

Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated new ship, Harmony of the Seas is launching this week and the buzz surrounding the world’s newest and largest ship is huge!

Hi everyone, Stephanie here. My family and I have just come back from an incredible 7 night cruise on board the MSC Preziosa which kicked off in Barcelona and took in Marseille, Genoa, Rome, Sicily and Mallorca.

As well as fantastic Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line offer exciting innovations in design, accommodation, dining, entertainment and activities, along with endless choices to create a holiday that’s perfect for everyone. Here are 5 reasons to cruise like a Norwegian on your next holiday!

MSC Cruises are bringing fitness to a whole new level on board their cruises with the introduction of their new Wellness Experience. This industry-first experience will see MSC Cruises partner up with Technogym to bring a cruise experience like no other.

If you think cruising isn’t for you, think again! There is a cruise ship out there for everyone, no matter your interests.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas has grabbed the attention of everyone around the world and one of its key features is the thrilling Ultimate Abyss! Keep on reading to find out why!

Cruise holidays are packed with luxury, new destinations and amazing food. With that in mind, it’s easy to pack on a few pounds while sailing the high seas because traditionally, cruising and staying fit weren’t associated with each other! Nowadays though, many cruise ships are equipped with excellent facilities to help you stay fit and healthy on board. Here are our top 5 ways to stay fit on a cruise.

Cruise holidays have recently emerged as the ultimate holiday. Once associated with the older generation, cruises are now perfect for young couples, families, honeymooners and just about anyone who wants a luxurious way to see the world! Here are our top 5 reasons to go on a cruise holiday.

When you cruise with Royal Caribbean, there are endless activities on board. But the destinations you visit offer amazing experiences too. There are shore excursions to suit everyone, from adrenalin junkies to culture lovers to family fun activities!

Going on your first cruise can be both an exciting and daunting experience. It’s not like a traditional holiday and there is so much that is unknown to those who haven’t done it before. Royal Caribbean are one of the top cruise lines in the world and once you cruise with them, you will know why!

Have you ever considered a cruise for your family but were worried the little ones wouldn’t enjoy their time at sea? Royal Caribbean have cruise ships designed for everybody and all of their ships have that family focused element.

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, is launching next summer and we just can’t wait for it! This Oasis class ship is a hybrid cruise ship and it will have so much to offer it’s 5,400 passengers across its 16 decks including unique entertainment, one of a kind dining experiences and exclusive on-board activities.

Here at Tour America and Cruise Holidays, we are crazy about cruising and our passion not only comes down to the incredible destinations you visit on a cruise but it has a lot to do with the amazing ships you can sail the high seas on.

Hi everyone, Niamh here! I’m just back from the launch of the amazing new Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas! No words can explain how incredible this ship is! I loved everything about it and today I wanted to share my highlights with you.

Taking the title of the World’s largest ship in 2010, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas has to be seen to be believed! With Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, 7 unique neighbourhoods to suit everyones tastes, many dining options, designated children’s areas and breathtaking destinations during to cruise, this is not a ship to pass up.

People are beginning to think of holidays in a different way these days and, in particular, cruise holidays.

Hi all, Sarune here. Few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sail on Quantum of the Seas and I had the opportunity to try out one of the most iconic features on board, The North Star. Wow was it absolutely amazing!

Hey All Sarune here. I was absolutely delighted for an opportunity to spend two days on board the newest and most innovative cruise ships in the ​world – Royal Caribbean’s​ Quantum of the Seas.

Being fresh off our cruise on board Quantum of the Seas we felt we must list the top 5 things to do while on board. This is not an easy list to make as the ship is jam packed full of adventure, but here goes!

Hi everyone, Kathleen here. I am fresh off the inaugural sailing on board Quantum of the Seas and WOW did I have an amazing time!! Quantum of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s first 5* ship but this alone is not the differentiator, oh no, Quantum of the Seas is the World’s first “Smart” ship!

If you are looking for an action packed holiday that doesn’t involve driving endless kilometers to get from one activity to the next, well look no further…A Cruise Holiday has it all. You can be on the move 24/7, without really moving, if you know what I mean.

For me one of ‘my cruise delights’ is the amount of different dining options you can avail of on board. If you are not careful you can gain a ghastly amount of weight in just one week as you cruise from one restaurant to the next from morning to night.

There are ships that provide incredibly fast connectivity at sea to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Ships that let you download and stream music and video from the cloud, Netflix, Hulu and more, at speeds equal to those on land. Ships that let you play Xbox Live with other gamers around the world, and where even the drinks are mixed to perfection by robotic arms. Ships where technology is there at every turn, making your experience richer, fuller and more personalised than ever before. This is Quantum & Anthem of the Seas℠. This changes everything!

It’s been into the Grand Canyon, given people a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef – and Google Street View has now taken its first step into the slightly more prosaic world of cruise liners…

Royal Caribbean has just announced plans for a fourth Oasis-class ship. These ships are the largest passenger ships in the world; the first, the Oasis of the Seas, launched in 2009.

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