Welcome to Cruise Modern Life is Good

This is our hub for everything about cruising. Over time we hope to make this one of the top resources on the web for researching family cruise holidays.

As a family we have been on several cruise holidays and over the years have developed opinions on what makes a great family cruise.

We have also had a number of celebrations on cruise ships from Birthdays, Christmas, Halloween & New Year.

Cruise Modern Life is Good

We will be filling Cruise Modern Life Is Good with Cruise Reports, Excursion Reports, Funny Stories, Cruising Hints, Facts and the occasional video.

Keep checking back regularly as we will be adding more content over coming weeks.

General Cruise Articles

The following articles are generic cruise articles which offer useful information on planning your next cruise. This section will grow in the coming months.

P&O Cruises

A few years back we sailed on the Ventura. We have mixed opinions on the cruise.

Princess Cruises

Join us on a tour around Crown Princess.

Jewel of the Seas

We recently sailed on Jewel of the Seas around the Southern Caribbean.

Independence of the Seas

Freedom Class ship sailing from the U.K. in summer and the Caribbean in the winter. Popular with the British market and now includes the musical Grease.

Harmony of the Seas

The World’s biggest cruise ship launched in 2016 by Royal Caribbean and Cruise Modern Life Is Good has Sailed on her . We have published a selection of features on this fantastic ship and urge you to look around.

Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas is the older sister to Harmony and we have been lucky enough to sail on her twice. Once at Halloween and once for New Year. We will be providing reports on this fantastic ship over the coming months

Coming Soon

The is loads more still to come on Cruise Modern Life is Good so please keep checking back. We have more to come on both the Harmony & Allure plus trip reports on  other cruises. We will also be publishing facts & hints about family cruising.

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  1. James O'Brien | 15th Nov 16

    Thinking of doing a first time cruise with the family this summer. Want it to be in Europe don’t mind if I fly. What ship would you recommend for a first cruise? Have one child 7 year old boy.

    • @Modlifeisgood | 20th Nov 16

      Dear James
      Fantastic to hear from you.
      You never said where you are from. Clearly depending on this can influence your decision considerably.
      The are so many good family cruise lines it would be hard to point you into a specific direction without more information.
      That said this year seems to be a slightly quieter year on the European market. The is no Oasis Class ship this year & Carnival will not be sailing again until 2018 from Europe.
      I would recommend reading around. The are numerous good sites out there to help. If I can point you to the following articles about family cruising from this site:-
      article 1
      article 2
      Also is you are planning to cruise this summer you need to get booking soon this article explains why.
      If you do decide to book let us know what you decide.


  2. James O'Brien | 20th Feb 17

    Well I booked my first cruise. We are sailing on 29/7 from Southampton on the Crown princess. Mediterranean cruise for two weeks. Did quite a lot of reading around about different cruise lines but in the end went with an itinerary we all fancied. Seems to be plus and minus points to all cruise lines. Not sure what Princess will be like for kids some people appear to rave about them others not so much so will have to wait and see. Must say princess cruises very good for 3rd person in the cabin. When I booked got 70% reduction on third person.
    Time will tell if I get the cruising bug!
    By the way loving your reports

  3. @Modlifeisgood | 5th Mar 17

    Hi James lovely to here from you again. You might be interested to see our new video footage from Crown Princess.
    I’m sure you will have a great time!

  4. Brian | 18th May 17

    I recently went on The Jewel of The Seas Cruise as well. That’s how I found you, I was a searching on youtube for somebody who filmed the layout of cruise, and i stumbled upon your surprisingly recent video. This opened me up to the rest of your videos. While I was watching your video: Review of Junior Suite 1098 my son recognized your daughter from him talking to her in the adventure beach section of the ship. It really is a small world. Looking forward to your next post David!

    • @Modlifeisgood | 29th May 17

      Hi Brian
      Yes it is a surprisingly small world.
      Hope you had a great time as well.

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