Here in the Cruise International office we’re a bit fed up with the weather, so we’ve been talking A LOT about which cruises we’d like to be on RIGHT NOW.

Personally as it’s half-term next week I’d love to be setting sail with my family for somewhere warm, but as we’re currently working on the fantastic Cruise Planner (on sale Nov 16) there’s not much chance of me leaving the office…

If you’re thinking of taking a cruise with your family then it’s definitely worth checking out Carnival Cruise Lines. Thousands of you voted them Best Cruise Line at this year’s Cruise International Awards, and their ‘fun ships’ offer a fab laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for everyone. Carnival Legend’s facilities include two saltwater pools, a 9 hole miniature golf course, 24-hour complimentary room service. The ship will operate 17 European cruises between April and October 2013. Cruises from Dover will include Norway and Western Europe, British Isles, Norway and France and Baltic Wonders and St Petersburg.

Or if you fancy cruising the Med, Carnival Sunshine will embark on a schedule of nine and 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona and Venice from April to October 2013, then launch year-round seven-day Caribbean departures from New Orleans – one of my favourite cities – beginning November 2013.

 

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