2nd December 2016
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. Unlike some ocean cruise liners which hold on average 4,000 passengers, these river cruise ships only cater for 150 or so people, so you almost feel like you have the place to yourself at times.
8th November 2016
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!
27th October 2016
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.
13th October 2016
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?
5th October 2016
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. A chosen few were asked to board Celebrity Eclipse for a 4-hour suite class tour to get a flavour of what was on offer and to share it with those who love relaxation, comfort, and the good things in life.
22nd September 2016
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.
A dozen modern MSC cruise ships are currently sailing to destinations around the world and they have 3 new amazing ships on the way in the next few years. Check out the 3 newest additions to the MSC fleet, coming soon!
18th August 2016
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. However, the world is a large place and there is always something new to discover and enjoy that you may not have done before. If you are a frequent cruiser and you’re not quite sure where or how to plan your next cruise holiday, here are 5 tips for a unique cruise experience.
27th July 2016
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. Walk the plank on the Norwegian Breakaway, enjoy a game of tenpin bowling or unwind at the Mandara Spa, there is something amazing on every Norwegian ship. Here are Norwegian Cruise Lines top 5 ships!
22nd July 2016
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.
31st May 2016
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. The third addition to the Oasis Class ships, Harmony is a hybrid ship and many of her unique features come from Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class.
17th May 2016
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! Considered more of a floating city than a cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas statistics are quite impressive! Before we jump into numbers though, let’s talk about all of the exciting new features you can enjoy on board!
27th April 2016
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 Marseilles, Genoa, Rome, Sicily and Mallorca. Each of the destinations we visited on the cruise were filled with history and culinary delights however being a MSC Yacht Club guest was more than the icing on the cake! For an extra €600 per adult we were truly treated like royalty. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect if you sail in the Yacht Club!
22nd April 2016
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!
6th April 2016
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.
8th March 2016
If you think cruising isn’t for you, think again! There is a cruise ship out there for everyone, no matter your interests. From families looking for child friendly ships to a honeymoon couple looking for a romantic getaway, you can find the perfect cruise to suit you. We have put together a handy guide about which cruise line you should consider for your next cruise holiday.
4th February 2016
The anticipation for Royal Caribbean’s brand new ship Harmony of the Seas is huge right now. With successful teaser campaigns online and incredible video footage, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas has grabbed the attention of everyone around the world.
10th December 2015
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.
24th November 2015
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.
20th November 2015
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! With perks like guaranteed first off ship, guaranteed return to ship and destination expertise, there's no reason not to book a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean! Here are five amazing shore excursions you can do with Royal Caribbean!
18th November 2015
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! They bring the WOW to every experience making each moment of your holiday, truly unforgettable! To help with some of the unknown, here are 10 of our top tips for first time cruisers going on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
9th November 2015
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. There are so many activities on board that your kids won’t ever want to leave! Here are six reasons why you’re kids will love a Royal Caribbean cruise holiday.
9th October 2015
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 onboard activities. A cruise holiday on Harmony of the Seas will be unforgettable, and here are our five favourite reasons why!
30th July 2015
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.
APRIL 28, 2015
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.
APRIL 7, 2015
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.
JANUARY 28, 2015
People are beginning to think of holidays in a different way these days and, in particular, cruise holidays. The same destination year in year out no longer appeals to most, with many Irish realising that the world is much bigger than a 2-week holiday in Spain. Many of us are now seeking the ultimate combination of relaxation and exploration and this is where cruises come in to play!
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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! We got to experience breathtaking 360° views of the sea and this definitely makes the North Star one of the most exciting attractions on board the ship.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
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. More importantly I got the chance to experience The North Star, the most iconic attraction on board this amazing cruise ship and I would love to share my experience with you
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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!
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
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.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
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. Thankfully there is a gym on board to balance out the calories gained and the calories burned, but you know what, you are on your holidays so you may as well go for it.
AUGUST 26, 2014
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.
JULY 8, 2014
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…
MAY 14, 2014
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. The Allure of the Seas set sail in 2010 and the newest ship, should be ready for passengers by 2016. The announcement came during the keel-laying ceremony for the third ship at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.