Cookie Policy

As with almost all websites, we use cookies for a variety of reasons outlined below. We have also included details on how to control whether cookies are allowed to be used, but bear in mind that not allowing cookies could adversely affect how a website functions for you.

This cookie statement tells you which types of cookies we use and why, and explains your rights to control them.

Cookies are small data files which are stored on your computer by your browser or your mobile device when you visit a website. They are used to record how you interact with our website and allow us to gather information which helps to improve it.

We may use cookies and similar tools to collect personal information, or to collect information that can become personal information. You can find out more about how we process your personal information on our privacy policy page:

Which cookies do we use?

We use both ‘first-party’ and ‘third-party’ cookies. First-party cookies are set by us and we use them and the data they gather for our own purposes. Third-party cookies are set by other websites that are connected to our website, for example where we display a button to share content to a social network (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter). These third parties can recognise your computer or device when you visit our website and also elsewhere on the internet.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons.

Firstly, we need some cookies to run our website; we call these ‘essential’ or ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. Other cookies let us and the third parties we work with, understand your preferences when you visit our website; we call these ‘performance’ or ‘functionality' cookies. For example, we use cookies to help us display the most relevant content when you browse our website. These types of cookies are explained in more detail below.

Finally, from time to time, we allow third parties to place their cookies on our website for other reasons, such as to advertise or gather information.

The different types of cookies we use

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies we need to make our website work; they can't be switched off. They’re usually only set when you request something via our website, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in a form. These cookies don’t store any information that could personally identify you.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this will disable some parts of our website.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to store your preferences on how you prefer to use our website. For example which content you enjoy the most or which cruise lines you might have a preference for, based on your use of our website. We use these cookies to make our website work better for you.

These cookies are not used to target you and do not collect any personal information. Not allowing these cookies prevents us from knowing you’ve visited our website and also changes the experience of our website for you as a visitor.

Some of our performance cookies are provided by Google Analytics. You can find out more about how Google Analytics uses your data here:

Functional cookies

We use these cookies to provide tools and functionality for you on our website and to offer you a more personalised browsing experience. They might be set by us or by a third-party who appears on our website.

Not allowing these cookies could stop our website working fully for you.

Targeting cookies

Our advertising partners might set these cookies to build a profile of your interests, so they can show you relevant adverts on other websites you visit elsewhere on the internet.

These cookies don’t store your personal information, but they do identify your browser and the device you’re using to browse. Not allowing these cookies will mean you’re shown less relevant advertising as you browse the internet (though bear in mind that you will still see adverts - they just won’t be tailored to your interests).

How can I control cookies?

When you visit our website, you can decide whether to accept cookies or not. You can also control cookies by using your browser settings. Web browser settings do vary but your browser’s help menu will help you find out more about how to control cookies. The main browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Firefox although there are many more. Regardless of which browser you use, if you reject all cookies, it might result in our website no longer working fully for you.

You can learn more about cookies and how to reject cookies using different types of browser by visiting

Updating our cookie statement

We might update our cookie statement from time to time to keep you informed if we decide to use cookies differently for any particular reason. Please check this page for updates.