I am so thrilled to say I’ve been shortlisted for best blogger in the British Cruise Awards 2018. I have been running my blog, Sparkx.org, for a few years, as well as being active on social media, including on Twitter and Instagram. In that time I have also written for Cruise International Magazine, as well as […]
Other than a few looks at the overall design of Virgin Voyages’ highly anticipated new cruise line and ship, everything has been pretty tight lipped so far. That was until this week when there was a big reveal about some of the interior and exterior public spaces on board, and boy do they start to […]
Whether it’s watching the latest blockbuster film, the super bowl, a royal wedding, or even the Eurovision Song Contest, cruise lines have you covered in terms of being able to screen and stream movies and events. With so many big events coming up in 2018 here’s my quick guide to the top five best places […]
Norwegian Bliss is the latest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line. The largest ship in the fleet, she has a number of firsts for both the line and the industry. With new food, drink and entertainment offerings, she has something for every taste and budget. Bliss has at least in part been designed for the destinations […]
Welcome to this dedicated part of my blog looking in-depth at the Viking Cruises experience. Click on the themes below to begin your journey. During this trip I was a guest of Viking Cruises.
Did you know that I was in a cruise advert for Royal Caribbean? When sailing on one of Quantum of the Seas’ first sailings to the Caribbean in 2014 I spent some time being filmed as part of a TV campaign and appear fleetingly in a few scenes. The advert, called Sunglasses, is below. Can […]
If you’re like me, you’ll look for any excuse to feel like you’re going on holiday. I tend to start to create lists and pack a week (or more) in advance of any holiday. Depending on whether you’re flying and how long your holiday is, a benefit of cruising is that you can take as […]
Celebrity Cruises have unveiled the next chapter in the evolving story of Celebrity Edge. When she debuts, Celebrity Edge looks to reinvent what it means to cruise. With a radical design, innovative new features and reimagined balcony staterooms, Edge truly is a ship to watch out for when she sets sail in late 2018. For […]
This is a handy visual guide on what to do on the lead up to your first cruise. To navigate either click on the subject circles across the globe or via the arrows at the bottom. For maximum effect, click at the bottom right to take this guide fullscreen.
Barcelona is the perfect city if you want to just get away from it all for a few days, or to spend time before or after a cruise. It’s a wonderful city full of history, sites, shopping and plenty of food and drink. What more could you want in life? Here are some of my […]