Whether reminiscing or planning a cruise holiday, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Pinterest boards are a great place to visit to get some inspiration before heading out to sea. Here you will discover the world of cruising that is a feast for your eyes.
A basic search in Pinterest such as “cruises” will bring up thousands of photos that you can like or re-pin to your own wall. There may even be some pins you’ll want to add to your own boards. Cruise line´s internet sites usually have a follow prompt, so you can follow your favourite cruise line on Pinterest too.
Even with the thousands of boards out there, you will be able to narrow it down to a few favourites you’ll want to follow. They tend to be the ones that post the most photos and have an abundance of followers.
To make things a little easier, we have picked some of the best boards to follow. Besides enjoying fabulous photographs, you can click on the source for some interesting reading too.
- Popular Cruising – https://www.pinterest.com/popularcruising/
Follow Popular Cruising on Pinterest to relive some of your favourite ships and ports or explore new ones. Click on to a few that will take you directly to their cruise podcasts.
Image: Kauai Hawaii via Popular Cruising
Hawaii is the land of flowers and waterfalls and with it comes lush and beautiful territory that can’t be seen anywhere else. The best way to see the islands from a bird’s eye view is to take a helicopter trip that is arranged by the cruise ship. The helicopter tours mostly focus on the Kauai part of the island.
- Cruise Buzz – https://www.pinterest.com/cruisebuzz/
The buzz word is out there and the word ‘cruise’ is attached to it. Get the latest information and tips with Cruise Buzz.
Image: Food on the MSC Divina via Cruise Buzz
The MSC Divina offers an enormous variety of foods from a wide variety of different cultures and cuisines, with something for everyone to enjoy. They say that presentation is everything and the dining experience onboard the Divina won’t disappoint the eyes or the palate.
- Cruise Panorama – https://www.pinterest.com/cruisepanorama/
This board has everything from ships to ports of call. Cruise Panorama is considered one of the top on-line magazines available today.
Image: Liberty of the Seas in Haiti via Cruise Panorama
Liberty of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbeans Freedom Class cruise ships and is the third largest ship in the world after their Allure and Oasis of the Seas ships,
- Cruise Ports – https://www.pinterest.com/cruisebart/cruise-ports/
Besides partaking in all the things a cruise ship has to offer from activities, spas and dining, a port of call is the highlight of any holiday. To browse some ports of call, click on the Cruise Ports link above.
Image: Cruising from Southampton via Cruise Bart
If flying isn’t your thing, Southampton is just a train, bus or car journey away. Many cruise ships from all over the world are making stops at this port with some starting and finishing their itineraries here.
- Cruising with Kids – https://www.pinterest.com/family_travel/cruising-with-kids/
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is a family expert with About.com. This mum of three has been a contributor to Fox News, AOL/MapQuest, amongst others and certainly has the experience to set anyone straight about cruising with the little ones and teens.
Image: Zip line fun via Travel with Kids
For those with an adventurous side, there’s always thrilling activities to be enjoyed. One good way to get some adrenaline pumping is by trying a zip line, a popular activity that can be found in some ports. Zoom down the line at a fast speed as you watch the world flash by you.
- Fodors Travel Cruise – https://www.pinterest.com/fodorstravel/cruise/
Who hasn’t thumbed through their travel books at WH Smith? Fodor’s has published more than 440 guides including those on cruise holidays. Pick up some great tips from a leader in travel advice on their Pinterest boards.
Image: How to pack for a cruise via Fodors
Read some advice on packing for your cruise by clicking on the image above.
- Uniworld River Cruises - https://www.pinterest.com/uniworldcruises/
Rolling along the inland European waterways is gaining popularity for those who are cruising fans and seeking a new adventure. Uniworld River Cruises on Pinterest provide some fantastic ideas to wet your appetite
Image: Venice Italy via Uniworld River Cruises
Click on the image above to view the original on Pinterest.
- About2Cruise – https://www.pinterest.com/about2cruise/
Ok, we had to sneak in our very own contributions on Pinterest. So far, we have 50 boards and over 1000 followers. The best part is that our blogs and articles are attached to many photos. If you have to track back, it will be easy to locate an About2Cruise article through Pinterest.
Image: P&O Britannia via About2Cruise
The Britannia is the largest ship in the entire fleet of P&O. Sailing the Mediterranean she made her debut earlier this year. Prior to her maiden voyage, Queen Elizabeth officially named her in Southampton. With 141,000 gross tonnage and 4,100 passengers, Britannia is a mega-ship built mainly for the British Market.
Written by Veronica Shine