Winter Sunshine

Next week we are heading off to Miami for our first Christmas overseas with Charlie. As Chris & I met whilst we were working overseas as holiday reps this isnt really anything new for us. We are both excited to spend Christmas in the sun rather that the cold weather we have up in Scotland.

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Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi and a Bullet Train

Whilst in Tokyo we took a full day trip out to Mt Fuji and the surrounding area. This really was a full day trip that started at 7.30am. The journey time to Mt Fuji is around 2.5 hours by coach with a short stop at some motorway services for a restroom break.

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Tokyo – Japan

I am just back from a trip to Tokyo and I am pleased to say it exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time.

We flew out from Heathrow via Hong Kong we left at 5pm UK time and finally arrived into Tokyo at 10pm local time the following day. Arriving at this time of night meant we could get straight to our room and get some sleep. We stayed in the Sunshine City Prince hotel in Ikebukuro. The hotel itself was of traditional Tokyo style. Small rooms although comfortable beds, a decent shower and an all singing all dancing toilet! The only downside was the lack of storage space for clothes but as we were only there for 4 nights we managed just fine.

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Disneyland Paris Halloween

I have recently returned from a short break to Disneyland Paris. The weather was fantastic, nice and warm for October. it was really magical to see how excited Charlie was when he got to meet all the different characters. We went a few years ago but this time was different as some of the park was decorated for Halloween and the parades had the characters dressed up in spooky costumes.

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Land Tours & Cruising

If you have ever taken a look at the Tailormade  Section on our website you will see we have a huge amount to offer from 2 night hotel stays with FREE tours to 10 night fully escorted land tours combined with a cruise.

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I am off to Japan!

As I am sure you are all aware we have a huge Tailor made collection which includes various land tours combined with cruises. These offer something different for everyone and Japan offers one of our most extensive programs.

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In the path of a Hurricane

You have had your cruise of a lifetime booked for a year and a few days before travel you see the news about Hurricane Harvey and then Hurricane Irma. What happens?

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Can I take drinks on board?

This is a question I am asked on a regular basis. Can I take wine on board? Now the answer is it depends on who you are cruising with.

With all these All Inclusive offers that the cruise lines seem to be offering maybe its a way to encourage you not to bring drink on board. I think it should be allowed to take a bottle of something with you to consume in your cabin. 

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Inside, Outside, Balcony or Suite

Is it all about the cabins? Or is it all about the ship or destinations. This is something only you can really decide.

For me the cabins have no impact on the cruise I would book. Firstly I look at what options we have for our chosen dates, then we will select the best ship for us. Finally its the cabin and 99% of the time we will book an inside cabin. Our cruise on Allure I have selected a larger inside that gives Charlie a sofa bed rather than a pullman bed. Where possible I will always look for a sofa bed as I feel the upper berths can make the cabin feel really cramped.

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Inside, Outside, Balcony or Suite?

Is it all about the cabins? Or is it all about the ship or destinations. This is something only you can really decide.

For me the cabins have no impact on the cruise I would book. Firstly I look at what options we have for our chosen dates, then we will select the best ship for us. Finally its the cabin and 99% of the time we will book an inside cabin. Our cruise on Allure I have selected a larger inside that gives Charlie a sofa bed rather than a pullman bed. Where possible I will always look for a sofa bed as I feel the upper berths can make the cabin feel really cramped.

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