About me

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I’m Emma, I’m a cruise blogger, YouTuber and founder of the Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People Facebook community.  Welcome to our website!

You’ll find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. To contact me please email me at emma@emmacruises.com


Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People – Website

On this site, you’ll find loads of first-time cruise tips, ship/cabin tours, daily videos and more! If you’re taking your first cruise (or 100th cruise) I guaranteed we’ve got something for you here.

I started this site because I love cruising and I want to show the world how great cruising is. Our aim is to help cruisers (or cruisers to be) to pick their perfect cruise.

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Facebook community

If you ever have any cruise questions or photos/stories that you’d like to share, join us in our Facebook group! I am so proud of the community that we have created. We currently average 20,000 comments and reactions a month!

There is nothing I love more than seeing a new member ask a question and the members of our community helping them with their query. The group is my favourite place to be.

cruising isnt just for old people facebook group


As well as sharing written content on this site I also produce videos weekly for my YouTube channel.

Emma shares ship reviews, cabin tours, cruise vlogs and cruise booking tips and tricks. If you’re considering taking your first cruise, or are interested in learning more about a certain cruise line or ship, you’re in the right place! I upload a new video every single week. Thanks for watching, welcome to the community!

When I’m not thinking about cruising…  emma cruises loch ness british isles cruise

I work full time in the insurance industry. I studied maths at university and now work in data development (think coding, maths…). My day job couldn’t be further from the world of cruise!

I cruise as much as I can in my annual leave and am very lucky to live in Sussex, UK. This means I’m close to Southampton for those weekend cruises and London for cruise events! The best of both worlds.


How many cruises have I been on?

I’ve been cruising since I was 11 and I’ve been on 20 cruises to date. I cruised every few years throughout my childhood and teenage years but really have stepped up my cruising in the last couple of years! Below (on the right) I am with my first ever cruise ship. The Norwegian Spirit is still my favourite ship, I’m excited to be cruising on her again in 2019!

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