14 Travel Facts You’ve Never Heard Of And Absolutely Need To Know

14 Travel Facts You’ve Never Heard Of And Absolutely Need To Know

Us avid cruisers spend so much time researching our cruises that we become real experts on cabin choices, acceptable dining attire, which ships have the best spa collection and even which destinations are the most bucket list friendly.

But if you’re this travel crazy, why not have a few unique facts hidden up your sleeve for the next time you opt for a shared table at your evening meal or for the next sail away party where you want to be the one impressing the rest…

 

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There's an underwater mailbox in Susami Bay, Japan, that's officially the deepest underwater mailbox in the world

That isn’t the first record Japan have broken either, click here to discover another mindblowing one…

2.

In the 1930's, female flight attendants had to weigh less than 115lbs

Times really have changed, but immerse yourself in these airplane hacks here that still stand to this day that you can’t afford to not know before your next flight…

 

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On average, there is 61,000 people in the air over the USA at any one time... Probably because 1/3 of the world's airports are located in the USA!

So, America is home to a third of the world’s airports but have you heard of the world’s best airports? Click here for the airport that lets you take a four storey slide to the terminal…

4.
Less than 1% of the world's population has been to Antarctica!

This is clearly a destination for those who live the out of the ordinary, but click here to find out which cruise line will give you the ultimate Antarctica experience…

5.

Citizens of Austria get the most vacation time. They get 22 paid holiday days and 13 bank holidays!

Other than during these paid holiday days, we reveal the only other perfect time to visit Austria right here…

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The most expensive hotel room in the world costs $83,300 per night and is the Royal Penthouse Suite in Geneva at Hotel President Wilson.

We know which hotel room we’ll never quite manage to stay in now, but which cruise ship cabins should we stay away from on purpose? Click here for the accommodation to avoid at all costs…

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The reasons food tastes different on an aeroplane is because when it takes off, the atmosphere inside the cabin dries out our sinuses and the change of the air pressure numbs our tastebuds.

Finally, an explanation! Some more news we’ve been waiting so long for is the announcement of an airline offering free flights! Click here for all the information…

8.

American Airlines once tried to cut costs by removing exactly one olive from each of their salads

Travelling means coming across quite a few extremes like this, but click here for a heads up on which food around the world will challenge your tastebuds the most…

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Pilots and co-pilots are required to eat different meals in case one of the meals causes food poisoning.

What other travel brands are introducing new and unique rules for eating whilst travelling? Click here for one cruise line exposed…

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Adding salt and pepper to your meals is considered highly offensive to chefs in Switzerland

This is just one example of the importance of going abroad ready and prepared for the culture and different rules, so here’s the cruise rules to follow to make sure you’re matching the right etiquette…

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Saudi Arabia is the only country with no rivers!

Us cruisers always want news of rivers like this for the next potential river cruises we’ll go on! Click here for everything else you didn’t think you needed to know about rivers and cruising along them…

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The shortest commercial flight is only two minutes long and operates between the Scottish Islands of Westray and Papa Westray.

The internet divided over another odd airline fact like this not so long ago- click here for the recent news of child-free zones on flights…

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The San Alfoso del Mar Resort in Chile owns the world's largest swimming pool that can hold 66 millions of gallons of water.

That’s your world’s largest swimming pool but what about the cruising worlds’ version of the world’s largest, click here for the cruise ship that’s about to break records…

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The Falkland Isles have more sheep than people! Sheep outnumber locals by 350 to 1!

Cruising takes you to adventures with animals too, find out more here about the once-in-a-lifetime holidays a ship can take you to…

 

So, which fact shocked you the most? Which one was your favourite? If you have any more weird and wonderful travel facts, please let us know in the comments below! Meanwhile, discover some more facts and hacks you may have never been aware of…

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wifi8 Insider Cruise Hacks For Unlimited WiFi At Sea It seems that checking your emails when you’re on a cruise is becoming almost as controversial a subject as tipping or smoking these days and the www.CRUISE.co.uk team have noticed that cruisers tend to fall into two camps on this issue…

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