Bob Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Anderson (08 Dec 08 19:50)

I think it is because most cruisers are American and the temperature that they seem to expect in other places and sometimes their own homes is lower than we would expect but the ships oblige. Remember that each cabin has a thermostat and it works well. We use ours so that the cabin is at the temperature that we like. The cabin stewards will adjust it sometimes and if they do just tell them not to touch. ..... Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
tightwad - Answered a Question by Anderson (08 Dec 08 18:55)

When she that must be obeyed asked on our last princess cruise about the temperature,the answer was it helps against seasickness to remain cool....... cheers .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Roberts - Answered a Question by Anderson (09 Dec 08 00:10)

It's easier for people to put additional clothing on than walk around the ship naked I guess...although on a serious note they have to circulate air on the ship I guess as a fairly sealed unit it would get hot fast in there otherwise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Hunt - Answered a Question by Anderson (12 Dec 08 19:34)

When we were on Serenade of the Seas, Brian their assistant Cruise Director told us that the reason cruise ships maintain a chilly temperature is to help keep any possible instances of the dreaded NoroVirus suppressed. Makes sense. I'd rather have chilly temperatures than an outbreak!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Sam Smith's blog

Queen Mary 2- To The Rescue!

By Sam Smith

In true seafaring spirit the Cunard Queen Mary 2 was recently involved in the rescue of a British yachtsman who got into difficulty in an extreme Atlantic Storm.73-year-old British sailor Mervyn Wheatley embarked on his 19th Atlantic crossing when, sailing back single-handed his yacht was severely damaged. The lone yachtsman was taking part in a transatlantic race when it was hit by extreme weather conditions. Despite the yacht called Tamarind, being battered in 15-metre seas by winds reachin...

Read More

Jun 19 2017 05:07:02:000PM


No need to travel to Southampton!

By Rosie Taylor

Rosie Taylor's blog

 Sailing out of the UK is so popular! Some people cannot fly or just dont want to!Do you live in the North of the UK or even Scotland? I live about 10 miles from Manchester and recently took a cruise from Liverpool with Fred Olsen on the Boudicca.This summer the Boudicca will sail out of Liverpool right through to October! The range of destinations is fantastic!There is a British Isles cruise, 7 night Norwegian Fjords, a longer cruise over to Canada, you can travel south to France and th...

Read More

Jun 22 2017 07:16:42:000PM

Essentials Dubai Port Guide

By DJ Weatherall

DJ Weatherall's blog

DubaiCruising from Dubai and sailing around the UAE is still one of the winter hot spots for the UK cruise market. With flight times around 8 hours and direct services from the main UK airports its an attractive option. Often the flight choice will be 2 day flights and a night option which brings you into the city early hours of departure day. UAE Visas are stamped on arrival in your passport without charge. With the early departure after breakfast of the previous passengers often the ship w...

Read More

Jun 20 2017 12:55:15:000PM