Premium All Inclusive ..what’s it all about?

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There has been lots of interest over the past week surrounding NCL cruises and their announcement that as from the 6th April they have become a Premium All Inclusive cruise line. NCL’s promotions recently have included all-inclusive drink packages, on board credit offers, Wifi packages and speciality dining packages so their cruise customers have already experienced the “All Inclusive feel” to their cruise. This is the next step and it has had a big impact, love it or hate it it’s happening.

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Don’t forget your visa!!!

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As part of my day to day role the “visa” questions come up a lot…do I need a visa? how do I get a visa? how much does it cost? All valid questions and it’s so important that you get the correct answers as the wrong visa or no visa can mean you can’t board your cruise ship!

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P&O launch Winter 2018/2019…

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It’s almost time for P&O to launch their brand new Winter 2018/2019 cruise programme. As a cruise agent it’s always an exciting time of year especially as we wait with anticipation to see what the launch will bring. The last brand new programme P&O introduced was their Fly Med programme and this was back in 2014…definitely time for something new and P&O have not disappointed. Brand new for 2019 P&O have confirmed that Oceana will be sailing from Dubai….it’s great to have some new itineraries and I’m sure that P&O passengers both old and new are going to love this.

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I Just Got Married!!

This weekend has been the most amazing and magical time for me.. on Saturday got I got married!! It was absolutely perfect and we loved every minute of it….the only sad part was it had to come to an end! In the lead up to the wedding everyone said to me make sure you stand back during the day and take it all in as it goes very quickly…..they were exactly right. From the morning getting up very early to the very last dance the day flew by and I only wish it could have lasted forever!

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Crown Princess to become home from home

I don’t know about you but when I go on a cruise one of my favourite things is the food, I love trying all the international dishes and eating food that I wouldn’t usually eat at home. I’m sure you will agree that dining on board your cruise should be one of the highlights, it certainly is for me. So when I read Princess cruises latest plans for their menu’s on board I have to say I wasn’t overly convinced from a personal perspective.

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Upgrade on your cabin?? Why you have to think very carefully….

Have you ever been asked the question when you’ve booked your cruise….”would you like to accept a complementary upgrade on your cabin if one is offered?” Of course most people’s first reaction is yes ….why wouldn’t you…first of all it’s free and secondly surely an upgrade means you will get a better cabin! Well sometimes yes this is the case, but not always! It’s not as straight forward and clear cut as it sounds.

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Surprise cruise anyone?? Yes Please!

Recently I have seen the number of cruises I have booked as surprises increase…infact I have booked four in so many weeks which is quite a lot! Every time to I speak to a customer planning a surprise cruise for their loved one I have to say I get all excited and always think how amazing it would be if someone planned me a surprise cruise! If only….!

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New Year…Is it time to book you cruise??

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Happy New Year to everyone! I really hope you’ve all enjoyed Christmas and are now looking forward to 2017! I’ve had a lovely time off with my family, especially lovely to spend the holidays with my little girl with all the magic of Christmas around. I’m always sad when it’s all over now but I am looking forward to the new year and all that it will bring…..and with the new year comes holidays!! or more specifically in our cruises! It’s the time of year where everyone starts to think of their next break away,  something to look forward to…sunshine perhaps and a time to get a great deal!!

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Afternoon tea with Santa!

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Getting into the Christmas spirit this week I took my little girl to “afternoon tea with Santa” at a local tea shop, we were joined by my sister and her two children. We kept it as a surprise and didn’t tell the little ones, they didn’t know what we were doing or where we were going…all adding to the excitement for them.  The tea room is walking distance from my house and we have been there lots of times before, it’s a small place, really pretty and quirky and their cakes are always delicious!

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Boudicca here I come!!

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Well this time next week I’ll be on board Fred Olsen’s Boudicca! I’m very excited as I have never cruised with Fred in all my time selling cruises and we are also visiting Dublin….again it will be the first time and I really can’t wait. Each year our Christmas conference is a mini cruise and this year it’s the turn of Boudicca, it’s not often we all together so it’s going to be lovely to see everyone. We’ll work hard , get to experience Fred Olsen and of course there will be a party or two during the cruise….Exciting!

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