Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People started as a cruise blog but has evolved to become a collaborative community of young cruisers. The site brings together bloggers and cruisers from all over the globe, and all walks of life, who all share a passion for cruising and a belief that cruising is for everybody irrespective of age.
Contributors to the site share a wide variety of content, including cruise reviews, top tips about cruise lines and destination guides – all with new cruisers in mind.

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 (click here to join) but can also all be found on Twitter/Instagram and YouTube.

Hey, I’m Emma.

Girl dress norwegian breakway balconyWelcome to my world!

I’m a 24-year-old cruise blogger from the UK. I’ve been cruising since I was a child and I was recently voted favourite cruise blogger in the Wave Awards!

You’ll usually find me in a inside cabin as I am very much a budget cruiser. I’m an expert at packing light and love nothing more than encouraging others to try cruising.

You can find out more about me here. 

Find me here:      Twitter       Instagram       YouTube

Guest bloggers:

We’ve have over 40 contributors (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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Movies Under The Stars

10 things you should know before cruising with Princess

Wearing shorts in the main dining room




holland america eurodam emily of the seas


7 reasons you should get to port AT LEAST a day early

10 things you should know before cruising with Holland America


cruise blog adrienne



Cruise Review: Disney Wonder

Cruise Review: Western Caribbean – Norwegian Pearl

MSC Divina – Taster review

Ruby Princess – Differing opinions of lifelong friends 




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Paul and Carole!

Port destination guide: Singapore

Cruise Destination Guide: Santorini Greece

10 things you should know before cruising with Royal Caribbean

10 things you should know before cruising with Thomson



Ship review: Harmony of the seas

Norwegian Bliss: Solo cabin review

Harmony of the Seas: Virtual balcony review


10 things you should know before cruising with Celebrity 

Gavin and Luke

10 reasons to cruise with P&O


Pacific Island Cruise Guide


Christmas cruise review: Star Princess – Hawaii


10 things you should know before cruising with Carnival


Repositional Cruises


Does size really matter?


My time of Day: Early Morning on a cruise ship

Wandermust family

5 things you should know before cruising with a baby


10 things you should know before cruising with Costa


6 things you should know about the Celebrity Edge


Hypnotised on a cruise ship 


A complete guide to cruising with a disability


Celebrity Eclipse Suite Review


Disney Cruise Line – Myths BUSTED


Wheelchair cruising


10 things you should know before cruising with Disney 


Winning a cruise or two, Tracy’s story! 


7 reasons to cruise to NYC


MSC Magnifica – 2 day cruise (The good, the bad and the ugly)


Are Cunard for Millenials?


10 reasons why you should cruise to Hawaii (instead of staying on land)


Celebrity Cruises, Classic Beverage Package: Ultimate guide


Southampton cruise port: 7 places to watch the cruise ships. 

Video contributions:

Gary, Emily, Katie, Pippa, Jessalyn, Marcus, Anthony, Sanna, Ben, David, Corey, Richard, Kerrie, Flavia, Sherri, Brandon, Jordan, Paul, Carole, Sarah, Grace and Tommy all star in this money saving collab video that we made last year.

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.


Hey! I'm Emma. A cruise blogger, YouTuber and founder of the 'Cruising Isn't Just For Old People' Facebook community.


  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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