Welcome to Mini Cruise Reviews. Here you will find detailed cruise reviews covering sailings on ferries and cruise ships.
Hello, I am David and since 2010 I have sailed on a variety of ships to destinations in Europe and around the world. I write about my journeys online and in travel magazines.
I especially love to wax lyrical about mini cruises. They are perfect for most people. Never sailed before? Try a mini cruise! Sailed before but not with a particular cruise line or ferry operator? Try a mini cruise! Want to celebrate an occasion like a birthday, an anniversary, or even Christmas in a unique way? Try a mini cruise! Crave the finer things in life? The cheapest way to sail in the plushest of surroundings in a luxurious suite is on a mini cruise.
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Who is David Fiske?
I am a cruise travel blogger, and I love spending time at sea. My earliest childhood cruise memory was sailing on a Scandinavian Seaways ferry (now know as DFDS) to Denmark to visit LEGOLAND Billund. My first cruise ship holiday was in 2009, and I have not looked back since. Besides blogging, I have written articles that have appeared in printed travel publications as well as online on websites and travel blogs.
I love travelling by sea for many reasons. It may well be the slower alternative to flying or travelling by train but sea travel offers a sense of freedom, glamour, and discovery alternative modes of transport cannot.
If you are in a rush to get to a particular destination, take the plane. I have done this and know first-hand that unless you are wealthy and can afford an upgrade it is not fun sitting in cattle class (otherwise known as economy class, where airlines cram passengers in like sardines).
However, if you have got the time to spare then try a ferry or cruise ship. Ships tend to sail on long journeys in the evening, sailing throughout the night while you sleep. The overnight trip means you might not lose much valuable time on your holiday as you may have first thought - and you will gain a very memorable experience on the open seas.
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