Which cruise ship is right for me?

Which cruise ship is right for me?

Well over 300 cruise ships sail the world's oceans. Most of the ships are bread and butter ships, which - depending on the country of origin - are perfectly tailored to the needs of their passengers.

Meyer Werft

In January 2020, the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg celebrated its 225th company anniversary. The company's history goes back to 1795, and the traditional shipyard has been family-owned for seven generations. The MEYER Group has shipyards in Papenburg, Rostock and Turku / Finland.

Marco Polo - the most famous Venetian of all time

Marco Polo - the most famous Venetian of all time

One named not just one airport after him, but also a travel guide and a number of streets, schools and monuments in many countries around the world: Marco Polo, the restless merchant from Venice, according to his own stories traveled through Asian steppes, deserts and cities and served the ruler of the Mongols for almost two decades.

Cruise ships in front of Nea Kameni / Santorin

Tipping has to be a voluntary matter

According to the District Court of Koblenz, the tour operator must not automatically debit the generally customary tip from the passengers' on-board account during a cruise. With the decision, the action brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations against a tour operator was justified.

Luxury on the high seas: cruise ships floating dream palaces

Luxury on the high seas: cruise ships floating dream palaces

Cruises continue to delight millions of travelers around the world. The pleasant and uncomplicated way of traveling and the flair of the sea make cruises appear attractive to many holidaymakers, despite the criticism voiced by environmental activists.

Professional escort on cruises

Professional escort on cruises

Gentleman host, dancer, ambassador, entertainer or dance host. As early as 1972, the traditional British shipping company Cunard hired retired men to entertain women traveling alone on board as dance accompanists. What exactly are the tasks of a gentleman host? Which shipping companies offer this service and how much money can you earn with this very unusual job? Questions that will be examined a little more closely in this article ...

Onboard entertainment from the cruise giants

Onboard entertainment from the cruise giants

Nowadays, cruises are not just a series of shore excursions and intermittent rest periods. On the contrary: there is a lot to experience for passengers on board the cruise ships.

Cruises on the Rhine

Cruises on the Rhine

Cruises are often associated with the sea and distant lands. We overlook the fact that the good is very close.

Cruises along the Norwegian coast

Cruises along the Norwegian coast

Cruises are an ideal form of travel for people who want to experience and see a lot in a short time. Cruise providers meet this need on various routes along the Norwegian coast.

Overview casino offer on cruise ships

Overview casino offer on cruise ships

Casinos are offered on most cruise lines. Exceptions are the four ships of Disney Cruises, NCL's Pride of America and various small expedition or river ships. The casino offers of the individual shipping companies vary, and the casinos of the individual ships can also be equipped differently within a fleet.

We introduce - cruises headquarters

We introduce - cruises headquarters

The cruise industry is booming. More than two million Germans embarked on a cruise in 2016, and significant increases are also expected for the coming years. How are you supposed to keep track of things, find the right destination and the right ship?

Interesting facts about cruises

Interesting facts about cruises

Every year, more and more Germans take unforgettable ocean cruises. The cruise industry offers us a wide range of opportunities to make sea voyages for almost every taste and price. The range of offers extends from mini cruises to 120-day, great world trips.

Gambling and casinos on cruise ships

Casinos and gambling on cruise ships

According to estimates by the international industry association CLIA Cruise Ships, almost 25,8 million passengers will travel with cruise ships in 2017. The offer is broad. It ranges from luxury liners to premium and club ships to small expedition ships that go to remote destinations.

We introduce - cruise newspaper

We introduce - cruise newspaper

Cruises on rivers and on the high seas are trendy. Last year more than two million Germans traveled on cruise ships. The number of passengers, travel sales and the number of overnight stays on board the ships all grew by a double-digit percentage compared to the previous year. Across Europe, Germans are European champions in cruises ahead of the British.

Athens - Local public transport

Greece's capital Athens is really not a small town. The number of around four million inhabitants in the metropolitan region suggests long transport routes.

Dangers on the cruise ship

Dangers on the cruise ship

The folk song "A seafaring that's funny ..." sings about the joys of seafaring. The dangers of seafaring are hidden from the lyrics. Are the hypermodern cruise ships unsafe? Not in and of itself!

Change of ship for cruises - consumer rights

AIDA Cruises as is known, had problems with the takeover of those to be built in Japan Aida Prima. The Mitsubishi shipyard commissioned with the construction was unable to complete the new building within the agreed delivery date. For the second time, AIDA Cruises recently had to admit that the voyages cannot take place in the planned period.

Blackjack on the high seas - guaranteed carefree fun

Blackjack on the high seas - guaranteed carefree fun

After a long break, many cruise ships can be expected to restart in the next few months. Individual shipping companies are currently carrying out their first tests based on special hygiene concepts.

Gambling on cruise ships

Entertainment and gambling on cruise ships

Over the past ten years, the number of passengers on cruise ships has increased by 70 percent to around 30 million travelers. Cruises, originally a form of travel for the "upper ten thousand", have now become affordable for broad sections of the population.

What to look out for when gambling on cruises

What to look out for when gambling on cruises

For many people, a cruise is a high point in life. Crusaders discover unknown port cities, meet nice people and enjoy the diverse life on board. The game of chance offered in the on-board casino is also popular. The question is: what should be considered when luck beckons on the high seas?

Traveling by cruise ship - 7 moments of wellbeing

Traveling by cruise ship - 7 moments of wellbeing

In most cases, you are spoiled for choice before going on holiday. Vacations require preliminary decisions. The duration of the trip and the destination must be weighed up. What is the purpose of the trip? Do we want to relax or experience something new? Are you planning a long-distance trip or a city trip over the weekend? Do we want a club vacation or a safari?

Gardening on the cruise ship

Are gardeners needed on cruise ships? What's that good for? On board the five celebrity ships of the Solstice class gardeners are needed to give the 2.000 square meter lawns on board the ships intensive care.

Mobile prepaid internet during cruises in Europe

10.02.2014
For a current cruise within Europe, we were looking for a prepaid internet tariff for our smartphone that offers the best possible price-performance ratio.

Shipyards - Weighing the cruise ships

Ship hulls have long been made of steel. A modern cruise ship can easily use 40.000 tons of steel. That happens in shipyards. In huge halls, new ships are built in block construction with high technological input and in a relatively short time.

Take the train from Civitavecchia to Rome

Take the train from Civitavecchia to Rome

A Mediterranean cruise sometimes means that the ship is in Civitavecchia, Rome's historic port. In this case, Rome is regularly on the agenda.

Wondering how to get there?

By train or bus from Catania to Taormina

Your cruise ship lays in Catania / Sicily and you are drawn to the lovely Taormina? Well! Catania's cruise terminal and Taormina are almost 50 kilometers away. How to get there? There are two options.

Take the jet ferry to Capri

The cruise ship controls Naples and you want the approximately 20 sea emails towering in front of Naples Capri Island visit? Nothing is easier than that.

Bus travel in Malta

Malta's For northern Europeans, buses from English production from earlier times with the family photos of the drivers, photos of the favorite animal, curtains or images of saints were taken out of service years ago. The transport service provider Arriva took over the bus service. -

Compulsory Service Fee - Advertising Versus Jurisprudence

April 13, 2013 - In German law, the Price indication regulation anchored. This useful construct says in Section § 1 Abs. 1 that end consumers Final prices are to be named, i.e. prices that are charged including sales tax and other price components. German courts would not have to deal with this issue if it were not repeatedly violated.

Compensation Claims - Cancellation of Cruises

The misfortune of Costa Concordia with its consequences, which cannot yet be conclusively assessed, raises the question of what rights consumers have in such cases.

Cruise - The Federal Court of Justice strengthens the rights of individual vacationers

We still remember the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. The Federal Court of Justice recently dealt with the consequences of the volcanic eruption.

Cruise with a casino experience

Cruise with a casino experience

Casino cruises are all the rage. They are ideal for those cruise passengers who are looking for thrills and fun alongside relaxation and vacation.

Flight delay - missed cruise

The Brandenburg consumer center recently pointed out the above facts. On the occasion of the strike of the cabin crew at Lufthansa, the legal situation should be reminded once again.

Change of route on a cruise - no loss of value

Now and then you experience that one of the destination ports is not called during a cruise. The Rostock District Court had to deal with such a matter.

Missing luggage

ARAG experts have collected and presented legal tips for cruises from the judgments available. We quote from this:

In the present case, the luggage handed over to the organizers' agents at the airport did not make it to the cruise ship in Genoa. They were only able to dispose of their luggage again five days later.

Pirate Danger

ARAG experts have collected and presented legal tips for cruises from the judgments available. We quote from this:

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden on cruise ships are conceivable. A couple had booked a three-week cruise from Durban to Genoa. After embarkation, the travelers were informed that there would be route changes due to possible pirate attacks. As a precaution, three planned destinations were not called. As an alternative, an additional five-hour stay in Sharm El Sheik was inserted.

Fall in heavy seas

ARAG experts have collected and presented legal tips for cruises from the judgments available. We quote from this:

The LG Bremen had to decide on the following situation and to speak right:

A ship's guest had fallen so badly in the bathroom of his cabin in heavy seas that he could no longer take part in shore excursions. He also needed long-term pain therapy. He then sued the tour operator for damages.

When does the travel cancellation insurance not have to pay?

ARAG experts have collected and presented legal tips for cruises from the judgments available. We quote from this:

A couple had planned a cruise from Genoa. During the bus trip to the cruise port in Genoa, which is included in the tour price, the plaintiff suffered a heart attack. The couple asked the travel cancellation insurance company to reimburse the travel price.

Luxury cabin guests must accept sounds

We have seen it personally before. It was with great pleasure that we boarded our cruise ship and took possession of our cabin. What we found corresponded to the descriptions of the shipping company and gave hope for two nice, quiet weeks in the Caribbean.

Cruise ship does not call at port

ARAG experts have collected and presented legal tips for cruises from the judgments available. We quote from this:

The LG Bremen has decided under Ref .: 1 O 1335/01 that vacationers are not automatically entitled to a reduction in the travel price if a cruise ship cannot meet all the planned stops of the cruise due to adverse conditions.

Cruise ship docks in the container port

Who hasn't seen this before? Everything is right! The ship fits. The cabin fully meets our expectations. The food is amazing. The fellow travelers are very annoying. We feel that we deserve it all. And then one morning we wake up in a godforsaken container port; B. in Antwerp on

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