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Finally, Cruise Lines Start to See Sense!

I have blogged about this before as there have been an unacceptable number of deaths in Swimming pools on-board cruise ships and yet only Disney Cruise lines employed actual Life guards to monitor their pools.

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HOW TO BAG A BARGAIN CRUISE

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Well it’s that time of year. The January Sales are upon us. So How do you bag a bargain Cruise?

At this time Cruise lines often offer Drinks Packages, On-board Credit, Discounts etc so how do you know what is a good deal?

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FLORIDA IN DECEMBER

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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.

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Mysterious Myth or Superstitious Nonsense?

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Ahoy there!

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.

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10 Reasons Not to Go on a River Cruise!!!

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That’s Right you heard me. Not to go….

Is it something you have been considering? Perhaps you have been on ocean cruises and want to try it? Or perhaps you have never cruised at all and this appeals to you?

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When is a Cruise not a Cruise?

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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.

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Peace of Mind

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.

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GRATUITIES – REWARD OR HIGHWAY ROBBERY?

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.

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Sensible at Sea?

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.

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Pioneers in the cruise Industry

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.

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