cruising isnt just for old people blog

Cruising isn’t just for old people was founded in September 2016 when I returned from my first Cunard cruise with lots to tell the world. I was fed up of telling people about my love of cruising and being greeted with a reaction of ‘but isn’t cruising just for old people!?’ so… I named the site cruising isn’t just for old people (inventive I know…)

Since then we have been focusing on building a young cruisers community and engaging guest bloggers from around the world, we’ve had over 20 guest bloggers this year, each of whom has brought us something new and exciting. I am extremely proud of the community that we have created of likeminded, friendly cruisers who aim to inform and inspire others. We tend to hang out in our Facebook group (which currently has over 850 members! click here to join) but can also all be found on Twitter/Instagram and YouTube.

We love to chat. If you have a question about cruising, please ask us! An interesting photo/story? Share it with us!

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Hey, I’m Emma.

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I’m a 23-year-old travel blogger from the UK. I’ve been cruising since I was 11 and am passionate about the idea that cruising is for everybody.

You’ll usually find me in a guaranteed inside cabin as I am very much a budget cruiser. I work full time, just blogging as a hobby.

This year is going to be incredible, I have three cruises booked so stay tuned! Click here to read more about me and my cruise history.

Find me here:      Twitter       Instagram       YouTube

Guest bloggers:

We’ve had over 20 guest bloggers this year (and are always looking for more!) Many of our bloggers have their own travel blogs or websites within other genres which means that they are specialists in niche cruise areas. Our website is very much a collaboration of the best cruising brains around (if I do say so myself…) Check out our lovely bloggers below.

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Check out Victoria’s posts here
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Check out Paul and Carole’s posts here
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Check out Stella’s posts here
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Check out Gav + Luke’s posts here
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Guest blog for us

We are always looking for new guest bloggers. To find out more about blogging for us click here: Guest blog for us.

Don’t be shy! We don’t bite and would love to have you onboard.


I'm Emma, a 23 year old travel blogger based in the UK who strongly believes that cruising isn't just for old people!


  1. Tony Carter Reply

    I have not done an NCL or Cunard cruise, so far it has been Carnival, RCi and P & O, but NCL is one of those I am keen to try

    We have done 2 Carnival cruises, Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend and the standard was superb.

    We have also done 2 cruises on the Independence of the Seas and whilst she is a magnificent ship, a bit too big for my liking despite all the facilities on board.

    Unfortunately my one cruise on the P & O Azura was a bit of a disaster (no fault of the ship I hasten to add) as I was taken ill during the trip and so never really got the chance to explore.

    For me though, Carnival have never failed to disappoint on their fun ships and I understand that they are returning to the UK next summer.

    • emmaleteace Reply

      You definitely should try NCL, if you like Carnival I imagine that you’d like NCL. I’ve never cruised on the independence of the seas but I don’t think that she is too much bigger than some of the newest NCL ships. Maybe you would prefer one of the smaller NCL ships. I would whole heartedly recommend the Norwegian Spirit, such a lovely elegant spacious ship.

      I didn’t know that Carnival was coming to the UK! I would love to try them.

      • Carnival return would be fab.. they’re skipping 2017 – Vista must not have done too well :/ They’re party ships so hope they’ll come back… but if US passengers are scared to travel they may wait 🙁

  2. Hi ya!
    I’m an NCL fanatic too! 😉 Escape is my fav ship so far, seems to have the best bars, entertainment etc & staff are awesome! Trying the Getaway in April so will see how that compares!!
    Gem x

    • emmaleteace Reply

      If you like the escape you’ll like the getaway I’m sure! I haven’t been on the escape but I’m told they’re pretty similar, think the escape is just a little bigger 🙂

  3. What a great website you have created! I love your writing style and learning all about your journeys, tips and photos.
    We have been taking our family cruising since the kids were little. We love having the home base cabin while we explore wonderful ports. We are doing pur first family trip on NCL and going to the Western Mediterranean this summer. It is so helpful and enjoyable reading all your cruising experiences.

    • Emma Le Teace Reply

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. You’ve made my day 🙂

      I’m sure you’ll love NCL, I loved them as a child and I still love them now. Have a brilliant time!

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