Written by on Friday November 14, 2014
Here at CruiseKings we can’t get enough of the cruise world, when we are not enjoying a cruise of our own, we are reading about other people’s experiences and adventures. With so many websites and blogs available we thought we’d compile a list of our favourites; the ones that really give us that “cruise bug”. Not only that, but we have been in contact with the masterminds behind our favourite blogs, to ask them a few questions about their blog and why they love cruise travel so much.
So please take the time to discover our Top 10 Cruise Blogs!
Time Spent at Sea
For those looking for all the latest cruise news and information look no further than Time Spent at Sea. In conjunction with World of Cruising, Europe’s top cruising publication, Time Spent at Sea is an extremely informative cruise blog that on a daily basis curates all the latest cruise news and information into one convenient place. Posts are short and to the point but full of information making it easy to devour. So if you wish to be kept up-to-date with all the latest cruise news, then Time Spent at Sea is the blog for you.
“It’s such a privilege to be able to tell people about places they want to go to but may never see.” - Read Full Interview Here
Founded back in 1996 by maritime enthusiast Martin Cox, Maritime Matters is a blog for the diehard cruise and maritime fanatic. Joined in 1999 by Peter Knego, a cruise journalist and historian, Maritime Matters fast became a highly popular and credited online resource for those passionate about historic and contemporary maritime culture, technology and information. Both Martin and Peter are seasoned cruisers, having travelled the world numerous times on board some of the world’s most famous and historic cruise ships. Such is their expertise that Maritime Matters is frequently quoted in national publications such as the New York Times and USA Today. Maritime Matters is a cruise blog for the truly fanatic who will lose themselves in the fascinating information and mesmerizing photography.
“When the internet was young, I typed in to the search box the word TITANIC, only 18 replies came back and I realised that there was work to be done!” - Read Full Interview Here
At the other end of the cruise blog spectrum we have Cruise Addicts, which is a more laid back and visual experience; but still delivers good content and information. You will still be kept up to date with all the latest cruise news, but you will also find a whole host of video content to keep you entertained.
One of our favourite cruise blogs isn’t actually a cruise blog at all. English Mum is the online scribbling’s of Becky, a highly published travel, food and parenting writer and well….all round awesome English Mum. Her blog details her life and hobbies, from food and drink to her family and home life and of course travel; in particular, cruising. Her writing is warm, honest and welcoming. Sifting through a few posts, it’s not difficult to see why she has gathered such a strong a loyal following. Much to our delight, there is a dedicated Cruise Holidays section on her blog which is full of her and her family’s cruise experiences and adventures. Most recently she was invited to join the inaugural voyage of Royal Caribbean’s brand new Quantum Class vessel, Quantum of the Seas! Oh and did we mention her fans include comedian and musician, Tim Minchin, celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver and pop-heart-throb Gary Barlow!
“I'm a natural oversharer so it's kind of an extension of me, really. I get to visit incredible places and nothing makes me happier than being able to tell everyone about it.” – Read Full Interview Here
Tips for Travellers
Drawing on over 25 years of travel, you can rest assured the advice Gary Bembridge’s Tips for Travellers blog is pretty sound. With over 80,000 readers each year, Tips for Travellers is a comprehensive travel blog covering everything from destinations, transportation, accommodation and must-do adventures. But for us, it is Gary’s passion for cruising that drew us in. Having been on over 30 cruises in his life time and having written numerous published cruise books and guides, it’s a pretty safe bet to say that Gary knows what he’s talking about. Both first time and seasoned cruisers will find value in his deep well of knowledge and experience – if you are considering a cruise, or maybe fancy a change from your norm; then Tips for Travellers is where you will find the inspiration.
“I live to travel as love it so much. It means I am sharing learning about my passion!” - Read Full Interview Here
If you are looking for some honest and reliable cruise reviews before you book your cruise holiday, then you may wish to swing by About2Cruise. How do we know the reviews are honest and reliable, well because Gary Bembridge of Tips for Travellers is one of their contributors, that’s why! Not only that, he joins a whole host of highly respected cruise bloggers and writers.
"Travel is in my blood since I was a child. I cannot visualise myself doing anything but writing at this stage of my life." - Read Full Interview Here
When compiling a list of Top Cruise Blogs it would be rude not to include the winner of the 2013 International Cruise Awards Best Cruise Blogger Award; Danielle Fear, aka, CruiseMiss! As you can imagine you don’t get such awards without producing the goods and Danielle certainly does just that. Cruise Miss is another cruise blog written by a cruise enthusiast for cruise enthusiasts and new comers to the cruising world. Danielle admits she wasn’t always a cruise fanatic and only caught the “cruise bug” in 2007, but since then she has been on countless cruises, documenting each in her wonderful blog; as well as lending her knowledge, experiences and advice to many top travel publications.
"It is a great feeling when someone drops you a small note to say thank you, that they have booked a particular voyage because of something you put on your blog or mentioned on another website." -Read Full Interview Here
So you’ve booked your cruise and now you have to endure the weeks, perhaps months of ever increasing excitement and planning. If you are anything like me, you will be scouring the internet for as much info and photos of your cruise to keep you going whilst you wait for embarkment day to arrive. If this is you too, then Calculated Traveller is the cruise blog for you. From things to see and do on and off board, all the way down to the sort of meals you can expect to have on board; Calculated Traveller is here to help and ensure you get the most from your cruise holiday.
“I love providing tips, suggestions, budget ideas and how to guides. I love showing people that if I can do it - you can too - and here's how.” - Read Full Interview Here
Cruise Currents, see what they did there? Is another extremely in depth cruise blog that acts as an all in one cruise blog offering latest cruise news, information, review, guides as well as an excellent editors blog – which gives a more personal account of his cruise adventures. The posts are all very well written and highly informative; which is why the blog has worked with worldwide news and media outlets such at CNN, CBS and The BBC.
It seems parenthood and cruising goes hand-in-hand and one mother who is causing waves online with her blog, Mommy Musings, is Stephanie Fauqeut. Another all-round blog about the life of an active and adventurous mother, Mommy Musings makes for a very pleasant read indeed. Stephanie has a way of combining her words and photos that make you feel not only that you are there with her, but that you are part of her family. She has a dedicated cruise section on her blog which we just submerged ourselves in – for anyone that is hesitant as to whether a cruise would be fun for all the family, then head over to Mommy Musings you will have your doubts washed away in no time!