This Little Fishing Village Has Seriously Come of Age

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Many many moons ago I lived in Dubai with my father and his second family. It was 1977 and you could only get around in a jeep; although there was a Golf Course it was on Desert and Dad would carry around this little bit of turf to “tee off” Everything was shared with the camels and the Bedouins..My father was there for the building of the World Trade Centre (he never left) If I said a lot had changed to this small understated Emirate then that is like saying, “an Atomic blast is somewhat Noisy” I have a love of this “over the top” hugely extravagant, very bling, Up Market Vegas and here are some of the reasons why.

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Is MSC’s newest Lady Too Bling to Be Cool?

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MSC Meraviglia, MSC’s newest wonder is bursting with Swarovski crystals, LED atmospherics, ice cold waterfalls and in short will make you double take and jaws drop on every deck, she probably is’nt cool and she probably is a bit bling, but personally I cant wait to do a ship visit, I have visited several of her sisters and they offer a level of flamboyance not seen in many other cruise lines, love MSC or hate them you certainly cant ignore them….

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How Do You Get Away With Charging So Much for Water?

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Passenger Pressure Strikes Victory As Major Cruise Line Lower Water Prices
February 20, 2017

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One of my bugbears, is the extortionate price for Bottled Water sold in Hotels and more recently Cruise Ships. How can you possibly justify charging $23 for a Six Pack of water? or $6 for a single bottle?

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You Are About To Book Your 1st Cruise……HELP?

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The www.CRUISE.co.uk team think going on your first cruise should be the most exciting thing you’ve ever done. Getting married? Pfft. Birth of your first child? Please. You’ve just booked your first cruise!

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Killer of A Job…….Social Media Savvy, Know anyone with Instagram Following?

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Do you have anyone in your circle who is aut fait with Instagram or has has a large Twitter following. If so then read on….its not often a job likes this comes onto the horizon….brings to mind when I was a child and asked what I wanted to do when I grew up? the answer I gave was..I wanted to be the “Taster” at my local Smiths Crisps factory… Whilst this intern will have a few more challenges than the “Crisp Taster” it is still one of those jobs you can only dream of.

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And Another One Bites The Dust

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Cruise Lines Forced To Step In As Guests Recover From Holiday Firm Going Bust

So what do you do if you find yourself on holiday or “At Sea” when your Tour Operator “goes bust”

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What Does 2017 Have In Store for You?

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the cruise world in 2017. From brand new ships and brand new cruising locations to even more sailings from the UK, 2017 is set to be a bumper year for cruises.

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Does Having Southampton as our Main UK Port influence your booking a Cruise

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So what do the good people of Northern England and Scotland do when wanting to cruise to places other than British Isles, they “usually” fly or drive south to Southampton, its long been a bit of an issue that Southampton is where most of the Main Cruise Lines are based and only very occasionally do they set sail from Liverpool, Scotland or Avonmouth. So I read with some interest the latest Cruise and Maritime news whereby Cardiff is to be added to their list of ports. As a Cruise company they are innovative and long sighted. This is likely to be the first of many who will realise (not before time) they are missing a huge chunk of the UK market as they prefer to fly to ports further afield instead of the 8 hour journey driving south for the Winter…(or Summer)

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What is a Luxury Cruise? And What does it Mean To You?

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Whilst not everyone can or wish to afford cruise lines like: Silverseas, Regent, Seabourne, Crystal Cruises, there are many of you that do. So this blog is for you!

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A Guide to Gratuities and how to avoid “The British Problem”

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As a race us Brits are not very good at tipping, if we give “too much” we feel like we have been ripped off (which is madness), if we give too little, we feel a bit mean and try and justify with all sorts of reasons and our other half gives us “the chat”, we can often spend hours considering amounts and to whom we feel is a deserving cause. Other nations (like the Americans) to not suffer this “British problem”

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