Cruising is so much more than just a fantastic ship and an epic on board experience. The chance to sample multiple destinations in one holiday whilst unpacking only once is a dream. Lets explore!

One day in…. Port Guides

Destination guides for cruise passenger who prefer to explore independently. Time in port on a cruise is often very limited and with just one day available (often less) to explore a destination, it’s impossible to visit all the highlights. I’ve created a series of guides focused on exploring a destination if your time is limited.

Large group shore excursions provided by the cruise line can sometimes be too rushed, too expensive or too structured for some. If you prefer to do your own thing in port or if you would like to start exploring more independently, then these guides are perfect for you. Not too prescriptive, not too basic. A perfect starting point for planning your own day ashore.

Florence shore excursions

One Day in Florence


From attractions slightly off the beaten path to all the major sights.
This guide it packed full of useful tips to help you plan your visit to get most out of your brief time in this fascinating city your can visit from Livorno. Includes interactive maps of Florence.

Flam for Cruise Passengers

One Day in Flam


From the Flamsbana Railway to a trip in an eco car up to the Stegastein Viewpoint, this guide includes tips for exploring Flam on your own
Packed full of useful tips to help you plan your visit to get most out of your brief time in this small but breathtaking port nestled at the end of the Sognefjord. Includes interactive maps of Flam and the surrounding area.

Region Guides

These guides and videos provide an overview of what it’s like to cruise different regions and some of the things to expect on your itinerary. You’ll find information on the best time of year to cruise, the different ports on typical itineraries and some of the top reasons cruise choose these regions. 

Norwegian Fjords


A short video which will give you a taste of what it's like to cruise the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton on a 7-night itinerary, taking in Stavanger, Alesund, Bergen and Flam.

Why cruise to the fjords?

8 Reasons to cruise to Norway


Norway is a perfect cruise for first time cruises. It is also on the bucket list of most seasoned cruises as a return to destination. Read this post to find out the top 8 reasons for taking a cruise to Norway.

a quick guide about cruising to wales

Cruising to Wales


Often overlooked by cruisers to the British Isles who tend to gravitate to the better-known destinations of the Scottish Isles, Ireland and London, Wales is still a largely undiscovered destination by most cruisers. Discerning cruisers who have visited have discovered Wales beauty - from the most castles per square mile in the the whole of the UK to some of the best secluded beaches in the world. This quick guide provides an overview of what to look out for when you visit.

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