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Cruise diary: our 15 night winter sun cruise in the Caribbean…without kids!

When I mentioned to friends we were going on a 15 night winter sun cruise without the kids I could see the shock on their faces…followed by a flash of envy and a desire to strike me off their Christmas card list forever.  I can’t say I blame them. I’d not have believed it eight …

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Top tips for planning a Caribbean family holiday

From the volcanic landscapes of St Lucia and St Vincent to the bustling Mediterranean style towns of Martinique, the Caribbean is rich with incredible sights and experiences. And while it is a destination that Mr Tin Box and I chose for our recent parents only getaway, I can imagine a Caribbean family holiday would be …

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9 photos to make you want to book a Royal Princess cruise with kids

The thought of stepping onboard a cruise ship for just one day is almost unbearable but when I got an invite to meet Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess on a turnaround day in Southampton my curiosity got the better of me. In recent years I’ve had the chance to nosy around and sail with a number …

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Navigator of the Seas with kids – how family-friendly are Royal Caribbean’s older ships? 

*Advertisement feature* Just over a week ago the girls and I returned from our first experience of a Royal Caribbean cruise and we had a blast. I’ve already written about the Back to the 80s festival at sea which we were invited to review with Lisa from Travel Loving Family and her son. But I …

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Why we can’t wait for Symphony of the Seas – the perfect multi-generational family cruise

Ever since Royal Caribbean announced the building of their brand new ship Symphony of the Seas, cruise fans have all been counting down the days ’til she comes over from Miami for her maiden Mediterranean sailing. *Collaborative post – contains affiliate links* In just 39 days I’m setting sail on her sister ship, the Navigator …

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Don’t miss the boat: sailing Back to the 80s onboard Navigator of the Seas

Exciting news! The Tin Box girls and I have added a cruise to our 2018 travel plans. We’ve been invited to sail from Southampton for seven nights onboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Even more mind-blowing for me is that it’s an 80s-themed festival cruise. The Back to the 80s Cruise is the first …

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