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 […]
Modern Luxury Celebrity prides itself on its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces, together with high levels of service. You will not find waterslides, rock climbing walls, or surf simulators on board. Instead you’ll find chic bars and spaces, impressive entertainment and amazing food. Sounds good right? Destinations Celebrity offers a wide variety of […]
P&O Cruises has announced details of a new competition for the public to name its new ship, which will become Britain’s biggest cruise ship when it debuts in 2020. The ship will be the largest in the P&O fleet and will be able to accommodate 5,200 passengers. It will have a striking new exterior and […]
What is the cruise show? The cruise show is an exhibition that takes places in Birmingham and London each year and is devoted to everything cruising. I have been visiting the cruise show for a number of years and I always find it to be an informative and exciting day out. It genuinely has something […]
I am overjoyed to say I’ve been shortlisted for best blogger in the Cruise International Awards 2017. 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. I have also written for a number of other blogs and publications, including for […]