5 family winter cruise destinations to embark on this year

Carnival Vista

We fell in love with cruising back in 2016 when we embarked on a Mediterranean Cruise aboard the Carnival Vista. Cruising is the perfect family holiday as it combines fun and entertainment, whilst offering you a snapshot of destinations you visit. We were lucky enough to visit Barcelona, Messina, Pompeii, Rome, Pisa, Marseille and Palma during our cruise and fell in love with Italy, in particular and all the country has to offer. Much as we loved the warmth of the… Continue Reading “5 family winter cruise destinations to embark on this year”

Cruising Gets More Family Friendly in 2018

Carnival Vista

Travel and getting out to see the sights has always been a big part of family life, yet while my recent recap of the places we explored together in 2017 brought back lots of happy memories, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking at the year ahead and thinking how best to slot in the next big escape. It’s been almost impossible to ignore the big marketing push for family cruise holidays over the last couple of years. I was surprised… Continue Reading “Cruising Gets More Family Friendly in 2018”

Seeing the sights of London with a City Cruise

City Cruises

I love visiting London but my visits are normally very structured and we literally arrive at, visit our planned destination and leave again. I have wanted to do a sightseeing tour of London for a while, so when City Cruises invited us to do a river cruise from The Embankment up to the Tower of London I jumped at the chance. You can see some of the best views in London from the River Thames including Big Ben, The London… Continue Reading “Seeing the sights of London with a City Cruise”

Childcare Facilities aboard the Carnival Vista

On a Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of a family holiday and all the fun of a summer camp, all in one! Firstly, make sure you book the kids clubs online before you board as not only will it guarantee a space, but it also saves time once onboard. Carnival has well-organised activities for children, at Camp Ocean, organised by age. Penguins – age 2-5 years Stingrays – age 6-8 years Sharks – age 9-11 years There are… Continue Reading “Childcare Facilities aboard the Carnival Vista”

Fine Dining aboard the Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

I have already posted about where to eat for free aboard the Carnival Vista, but they also offer some magnificent restaurants onboard and I urge you to check out at least one during your cruise. Now, I cannot give you our favourite restaurant as they are so different, yet all are amazing in their own way. The first restaurant we got to try was JiJi Asian Kitchen. JiJi, meaning lucky lucky, serves up enticing dishes in a restaurant designed with… Continue Reading “Fine Dining aboard the Carnival Vista”