Dream Vacation

Well as you read this blog I am somewhere in the Canadian Rockies on an experience of a lifetime

courtesy of my wonderful employers Cruise.co.uk and the Rocky Mountaineer Company.

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The Low Down on Cruise Drinks Packages!

Are Cruise Line Drinks Packages really good value for money?

I say this as I have had a few issues with customers being disappointed at what they have received once they board the ship.  Most Companies have restrictions on their Drinks packages either quoting specific drinks or Brands that are included or a monetary value that you can order up to for example Drinks on the menu up to $8. They often have more than one level of Package as well and this is where you need to check, as more often than not, if the Drinks Package is Free it is the lower option or even a special option not usually available and not the top package.

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If you are unaware of the Hurricane situation in the Atlantic at the moment, then you may well have been on another planet as it has dominated the News for the last week or more.

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Mega ships Galore

Is the world ready for yet more megaships?

In light of recent speculation that cruise lines are not doing enough to lessen their impact on the environment the rate at which these mega ships are being cranked out seems ludicrous.  Especially as some of the ports are not really geared for the large number of ships docking at one time. Where exactly are they all going to go?

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How can I manage without my selfie stick?

Whether you think they are obnoxious devices or whether you love yours, the fact is they are being banned in many destinations. So, if you are thinking of taking one on your next cruise be warned.

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Common Courtesy

Coming from a back ground where I worked in a Travel Agency on the high-street I was mainly used to meeting customers face to face.  When I started at cruise.co.uk which was almost 4 years ago I had to adapt to a new way of working. Speaking to people on the phone it is sometimes hard to gauge how they feel about a holiday or a price as you cannot see their facial expressions.

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Take the Rocky Road

I am feeling very Privileged right now.

Anyone who knows me will now know I have been given the great privilege of an educational visit on the Rocky Mountaineer with this wonderful company I work for. When I found out I was on Cloud Nine as this is probably top of my bucket list of things do.

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Watch this space!

The Baltics and in particular St Petersburg have long been a draw for cruise ships with so much to offer the would be visitor.

St. Petersburg is an amazing city for sightseeing, with its abundance of art-filled galleries and awe inspiring architecture to explore. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and have a coffee at a local café or visit one of the many palaces or museums that the city has to offer.

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Death on the Nile or is it Life after Death?

Did you know that 10 Years ago around 60,000 British Holidays makers took a Nile cruise compared to approximately 4000 in 2016.  That is a staggering decline in anyone’s books and despite the troubles in Egypt a decline that no-one could have possibly anticipated.

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Customs? Is what they do all necessary or is it Bullying?

On my last blog I mentioned my fascination with Customs

I thought I would write about a few experiences I have had with Customs and Immigration and maybe you would like to share yours.

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