43 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Independence of the Seas Cruise

43 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Independence of the Seas Cruise

Independence of the Seas is one of the UK’s favourite cruise ships, and since her multi-million pound refit she’s also managed to …
Tips For a Stress Free Cruise Ship Disembarkation Process

Tips For a Stress Free Cruise Ship Disembarkation Process

When it comes to getting off a cruise ship it can become quite a stressful day if you let it.  It’s definitely the …
9 Reasons You Should Book Cruise Shore Excursions (From Experience)

9 Reasons You Should Book Cruise Shore Excursions (From Experience)

When I have been on a cruise holiday, I have always taken the shore excursions offered by the cruise operator.  When I went on …
Essential Cruise Tips & Tricks For a Perfect Holiday at Sea

Essential Cruise Tips & Tricks For a Perfect Holiday at Sea

You are going on a cruise! Yeah, I am so excited for you as I know you are going to have an amazing time …
Are Cruise Holidays Family Friendly?

Are Cruise Holidays Family Friendly?

Following on from my last post about choosing an inside cabin when booking a cruise holiday, I thought it might be helpful to share …
8 Reasons Why Choosing an Inside Cabin is Perfect For a Cruise

8 Reasons Why Choosing an Inside Cabin is Perfect For a Cruise

My favourite kind of holiday is without a doubt taking a cruise, but I know some of you out there still need some convincing.  …
What Happens When The Kids Plan a Marella Cruise?

What Happens When The Kids Plan a Marella Cruise?

If you are a regular reader of Zena’s Suitcase you will already know that I’m passionate about putting kids at the heart …
5 Awesome Cruises for Young Families to Enjoy

5 Awesome Cruises for Young Families to Enjoy

There’s no doubt that a cruise is a great option for a family holiday. Usually for one payment you can get all your …
What To Pack In Your Suitcase For A Cruise Holiday

What To Pack In Your Suitcase For A Cruise Holiday

So your going on a cruise! Congratulations! A cruise holiday is absolutely my favourite type of getaway and I am feeling totally jealous right …
6 Reasons Going On A Cruise Is A Great Holiday For Busy Families

6 Reasons Going On A Cruise Is A Great Holiday For Busy Families

There’s always a lot going on in a busy house isn’t there?  Families notoriously have a lot to juggle in their daily …
How to Have the Best Family Holiday on a River Cruise

How to Have the Best Family Holiday on a River Cruise

A cruise can mean very different things to different people. To one person, it might mean a chance to see more of our world …
What Is Cruise Food Like?

What Is Cruise Food Like?

When I start talking to people about how good a cruise holiday is, one of the first questions I get asked is ‘what is …
Things To Do For Kids On A Norwegian Cruise

Things To Do For Kids On A Norwegian Cruise

The one thing that was missing from my recent cruise with the Norwegian Epic was my family. While it was lovely to have sometime …
Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

When we arrived onboard the Norwegian Epic we were a tad peckish.  All that travelling had made Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary and …
BEST Tips For Cruising With Norwegian Epic + CABIN TOUR

BEST Tips For Cruising With Norwegian Epic + CABIN TOUR

Welcome my blog post sharing all the NCL tips and tricks I learnt during my Mediterranean cruise on board the Norwegian Epic.  I was …
Glorious! Adventures Cruising The Mediterranean

Glorious! Adventures Cruising The Mediterranean

Going on a cruise is by far one of the best holiday experiences you will ever have.  I was lucky enough to take my …
A Sneak Peak On Board The Royal Princess

A Sneak Peak On Board The Royal Princess

A few weeks ago I was invited on board the Royal Princess while it docked in Southampton.  It was a wet day in August (…
The Time We Went Cruising with Kids

The Time We Went Cruising with Kids

This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while, now that I’m in the ‘no-fly’ trimester of pregnancy.  I’ve …

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