Posted on Dec 16, 2016 Leave a Comment
Well I’m back and a great time was had by all!
I have been to Florida before on several occasions but never at this time of year. I wondered if we would find it chilly on an evening as stats tend to give a fairly large temperature variance but I need not have worried. Most days it was around 87F in the day and around 79F in the evening. This was great as the summer temperatures I was used to had been very hot to walk round Disney and queue for rides etc. Other than the more bearable weather why should you go at this time of year? Well Christmas of course. We arrived at the end of November so Thanks giving was out of the way and everywhere was getting ready for Christmas.
Posted on Dec 2, 2016 Leave a Comment
Sailors over the years have had many superstitions that they believed in. It is no wonder if you think about it as they navigated around the world with no satellites or ship to shore in-case of an emergency. Also, bear in mind as going to sea is one of the world’s oldest occupations, the time these myths were established, it is only natural that where inexplicable events have occurred, superstition and myth have played a major role in providing reasons for their occurrence.
Posted on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a Comment
This is a voyage not a cruise.
It is about as far away from mass market cruising that you can get. Is it luxurious? No. Is it all singing all dancing? No. Does it have some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway? Yes. Does it let you see the true Norwegian way of life? Yes. I am here to dispel some of the myths about Hurtigruten and to help people to understand what they are about so that people are under no illusions of what to expect.
Posted on Oct 21, 2016 Leave a Comment
With Hurricane Matthew having torn its way across the Caribbean and the Florida coast and and Typhoon Haima raging in the Far East, many Cruise ships had to seek shelter in port or re-route to avoid it as well as hotels having to batten down the hatches causing holiday misery for many.
Posted on Oct 6, 2016 Leave a Comment
Whichever side of the fence you fall on there is no doubt that Gratuities are the biggest talked about subject in cruising. They really seem to get people hot under the collar. I know I have done articles about this in the past but with some Cruise lines changing the way they operate and others upping charges, it has reared its ugly head again.
Posted on Sep 22, 2016 Leave a Comment
In the past few months there have been some tragic accidents on-board cruise ships. From the crew member who died on a carnival ship whilst doing maintenance on the lift to the latest tragedy on the Harmony of the Seas which has left one crew member dead and two others fighting for their lives.
Posted on Sep 8, 2016 Leave a Comment
You may or may not have heard that the Carnival Corporation have commissioned three natural gas-powered vessels to be built for them, in principal at least.
There has long been concern about large cruise vessels polluting the oceans. Some ports like Tampa in Florida have banned all the large ships from using their facilities sticking with the smaller vessels and then of course there is Venice that famously banned the ships and just when we had been telling our customers they could not sail into Venice, then did a U-turn on its decision and let them back in for fear of losing customer to the city.