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The 10 best large cruise ships in the world

Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises had an impressive showing in CruiseCritic’s 2019 survey of the best large cruise ships.

The company took eight of the 10 spots on the cruise-research website’s ranking, which was decided by reviews from CruiseCritic users. (A CruiseCritic representative said thousands of reviews were used in the website’s 2019 “cruiser’s choice” awards, but declined to give a specific number.)

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MASSIVE brawl on P&O cruise ship sparked by a passenger ‘dressed as CLOWN’ 

Six people, including three men and three women, were assaulted and injuries included significant bruising and cuts.

A passenger dressed as a clown has sparked a mass brawl on a P&O cruise ship, according to reports.

Families fled as a group of passengers allegedly used furniture and plates as weapons on board the ship, which had left Bergen in Norway 12 hours earlier.

Source: Passenger ‘dressed as clown’ sparks brawl on P&O cruise ship

7 best things to do on a Canary Islands cruise, from dune-trekking to stargazing

A great way to fully appreciate the rugged beauty of the Canary Islands is to head off the beaten track in an open-top 4×4 vehicle. In Gran Canaria, after tackling the sand dunes of Maspalomas, you can weave your way through scented pine forests, tropical plantations, mountain villages and Fataga Valley – the “Valley of a Thousand Palms”. Your tour may also include a visit to La Fortaleza, the last stronghold of the Guanche people in a cave that burrows through an extinct volcano. Continue at Source: What to try on a Canary Islands cruise, from dune-trekking to stargazing

WATCH: The Moment cruise ship crashes into Venice dock – video

People flee in panic as a cruise ship crashes into a dock in Venice. The ship also struck a tourist boat, its horn blowing as onlookers ran down the dock. At least five people were injured. 

The mayor of Venice has said cruise ships must change their routes after a huge holiday vessel crashed into a wharf and tourist boat, injuring five people.

Luigi Brugnaro said it was no longer conceivable that cruise ships could pass through the busy Giudecca canal and called for a new route to open immediately.

A video of the crash – which happened on Sunday morning after the 13-deck MSC Opera experienced an engine failure – shows people on land fleeing as the ship scrapes along the dockside, siren blaring, before ploughing into the River Countess tourist boat. See more at Source: Cruise ship crashes into tourist boat in Venice, injuring five people

Pack Up to Board The Incredible Game of Thrones Cruise That Will Take You to Multiple Stunning Filming Locations

An exclusive ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise, visiting the filming locations of this magical world. Learn about all of the settings with a Game of Thrones expert.

A unique hand-crafted ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise, visiting the filming locations of this magical world. Learn about the history of each setting with your Game of Thrones expert. Discover the stunning Dalmatian coast, between Split and the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, with a group of Game of Thrones fans. See more at Source: 7-Night Game of Thrones Deluxe Cruise – Cruise Croatia

Tour this amazing cruise Queen Elizabeth as she makes her way back to Vancouver

After a 24-year-long hiatus, the legendary Cunard Line now has one of its ships calling Vancouver’s Canada Place its homeport.

Built in 2010, the MS Queen Elizabeth made its inaugural sailing from Vancouver last week with an itinerary that takes a round trip to Alaska.

The mid-sized cruise ship has a length of 945 ft, a height of 185 ft, a width of 106 ft, a gross tonnage (GT) of 90,900, and a capacity for 2,081 passengers and 1,005 crew. She is currently the youngest ship in the Cunard fleet of three vessels and the second largest Cunarder ever built, just after the flagship liner Queen Mary 2.

Source: Cunard Line makes its return to Vancouver with the Queen Elizabeth

20 cruise ships with top sanitary inspection scores for your next pleasant ocean journey

Twenty cruise ships have received perfect scores during their most recent sanitation inspection from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most cruise ships are pretty clean, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which inspects ships to make sure they maintain proper sanitation.

Of the more than 200 active cruise ships the CDC has inspected, most received a passing grade: at least an 86 on a 100-point sanitation score. A handful received a 100 on their most recent inspection, indicating a level of cleanliness that would be difficult to top.

Source: The 20 cleanest cruise ships

World’s most beautiful cruise destinations

Travellers have been snapping, sharing and tagging all over the world, so here are the prettiest places for cruising according to Instagram.

Social media is an incredibly influential tool for travellers these days, and a vast majority of us use the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share our experiences and holiday snaps.

Source: Revealed: the world’s prettiest cruise destinations

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The best hidden gems to see on an Asia cruise

Asia was made for exploring by water where ships (and boats) can seek out tucked-away hideaways that open a window to awe-inspiring landscapes and rustic communities bursting with local culture.

Follow in the trail of spice traders through these tropical waters along untouched coastlines and deserted islands where the shimmering cobalt sea and bountiful marine life promise to turn cruises through this region into unforgettable adventures.

Source: The best hidden gems to see on an Asia cruise