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Welcome To
High Seas Escapades

We are so happy you have visited our site. We are Patrick & Peter from Manchester, UK. It’s fair to say that ever since our first ever cruise on Mariner of the Seas in 2004 we have become hooked on this type of vacation.

We Love To Cruise
We have been on more than 30 cruises across 8 different cruise lines and during that time we have gathered a lot of knowledge on the world of cruising and cruise ships. So jump right on in and explore all the tips and guides we have to share with you. If there is anything specific you would like to ask us then drop us an email.

We would love to hear from you.

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Where Would You Like To Cruise?

From the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the ancient ruins and legendary cities of Europe. South American carnivals to the paradise of the South Pacific. There is so much to see and do on a cruise vacation.

The Caribbean


The Caribbean is an amazing kaleidoscope of islands that has enticed travellers & holidaymakers for years. No wonder it is the most popular cruise destination in the world.

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The Mediterranean


Ancient ruins, legendary cities and sun-kissed beaches. The Mediterranean is both a visual & sensual feast. There is so much to enjoy that you will return again and again.

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Cruise The World


From mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, cosmopolitan cities to little rural hamlets, the world of cruising offers a dazzling array of options. Step on board and explore them all

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How To Plan A Cruise

Booking a cruise can be a daunting prospect. Where to cruise? Which Cruise Line? Which Cruise Ship? What to Pack? If it’s your very first cruise then it can be even more bewildering. In this guide, we take you through the various steps to ensure you book the best cruise for yourself and your family.

6 Tips for a smoother sailing

6  Cruise Tips For A Smoother Sailing We are now officially seasoned cruisers...unofficially. I’m...

Cruise Shore Excursions – Beach Packing List

Beach Excursion Packing List One of the most popular and cost-friendly shore excursions on a...

Flying to Meet Your Cruise? Packing Tips

Flying Out To Catch Your Cruise? Some Tips   Before I begin, let me say that this is not...

Recommended Anti-Theft Travel Accessories

Recommended Anti Theft Travel Items So we all know there are practical things we can do to not...

Cruise Ship Dining

Dining Options Although the cost of food is included in your cruise fare, what exactly is offered...

Cruise Packing Essentials

Our Cruise Packing Essentials List. Over the many years we have been cruising we have learnt a...

Choosing a Cruise Cabin

Booking your cruise – choosing the right cabin OK, so you’ve decided on your cruise, chosen the...

Wifi At Sea – A Guide

Although I appreciate many cruisers look forward to sailing to take the opportunity to...