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The Travel Expert offers personal reviews on cruises, the latest news on what’s happening in the world of cruising and all the best cruise deals.

first time cruisers review of Norwegian Escape
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A First Time Cruiser’s Review of Norwegian Escape

Former travel agent Christine Callinan’s review of Norwegian Escape offers a great insight into what it is like to cruise on a luxury cruise for the first time.  Many of you may know that I love cruising, and I am a big fan of Norwegian Cruise Line’s luxury ships and free-style atmosphere. You can read […]
cruise deals from Ireland
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10 Cruise Deals From Ireland With Flights Included

I’ve hand-picked some of my top cruise deals from Ireland to help you plan your next cruise holiday. Why visit one destination when you can visit several? Cruise holidays offer you the opportunity to see multiple cities or countries on one trip, and you only need to pack and unpack once! They offer great value […]
How to choose the right cruise for you
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How To Choose The Right Cruise – The Cruise Guide

Thinking about trying a cruise holiday but not sure how to choose the right cruise? My ultimate cruise guide should help. It seems every month there is a new cruise ship launch with even greater innovation and ground-breaking facilities on board. The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas has eight different […]
review of Disney Magic cruise ship
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My Review of Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Read my review of Disney Magic cruise ship and find out was it really magical. I had the chance to tour Disney Magic when it was docked in Dublin Port recently. The first thing that struck me when I saw the 2700 passenger cruise ship was how different it looked compared to other modern cruise […]
Uniworld's SS Antoinette
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A River Cruise on Uniworld’s SS Antoinette

I blame Uniworld for the dent in my bank balance when I got home from my recent river cruise. Within 24 hours of my return, I was in House of Fraser buying new pillows and bed linen…   My handcrafted Savoir of England bed on Uniworld’s SS Antoinette was the most comfortable I have ever […]
best cruise holiday
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Top 10 Tips For Booking Cruise Holidays

While I believe that there is a cruise for everyone out there – knowing which one to choose is the tricky part! Check out my top 10 tips for booking cruise holidays and ensure you choose the right cruise for you.   1. Speak to a cruise specialist. Booking flights and hotels online is one thing […]
Norwegian Star
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My Review Of Norwegian Star

I had the pleasure of stepping on board the Norwegian Star while it was docked in Dublin recently. This was my first time to see a Norwegian cruise ship, check out my review 🙂   The first thing that needs to be said is that despite the name, Norwegian Cruise Line is actually American! It also […]
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean’s Ovation Of The Seas

I knew I was in trouble when I boarded and was given a 16 page map! I only had a half day to see this enormous ship. And when I say enormous I mean ENORMOUS – Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, is longer than three football pitches and higher than the Sydney Harbour bridge!   Ovation of […]
MSC Splendia, Sarah Slattery, The Travel Expert
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My MSC Splendida Review

I had the pleasure of boarding the MSC Splendida while it was docked in Dublin. So did it live up to the hype and what is it like inside? Read my MSC Splendida review and find out!   There is no doubt it was fantastic for Ireland attracting a ship of this magnitude to our shores, […]

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