Independence of the Seas Mini Cruise

So I have just recently booked my first Royal Caribbean cruise on-board the Independence of the seas for a mini cruise for me and my family to celebrate my parents 60th Birthdays. So I thought it would be great to write another blog about this fantastic cruise line and ship.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Goes Fully Inclusive

So for some time now Norwegian Cruise Lines have offered additional benefits such as a free ultimate beverage package, on-board credit, free wi-fi and the choice of the 3 specialty restaurants. As of the 6th of April 2017 Norwegian Cruise Lines have gone fully inclusive including free tips.

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Celebrity Edge is on its Way

So the brand new Celebrity Edge has now gone on sale for her maiden voyage on the 16th of December starting her Caribbean voyages where she will be based in Fort Lauderdale. This ship is like no other at sea with so many fantastic new amenities on-board such as the new infinite balconies which even I was blown away by this. The balcony itself is now within the cabin and has a separator if you wish to use it to separate the balcony from the cabin. You then have a switch that you can push that will open the balcony window which then opens forward and then down to produce your open balcony and see through glass frame.

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The Biggest Ship at Sea – The Symphony of the Seas

Breaking News: More Details Leaked Of Royal’s Fourth Oasis Class Ship!

So Royal Caribbean will have their fourth Oasis class ship (Symphony of the Seas) sailing out on her maiden voyage from Barcelona starting her Mediterranean itineraries. The Symphony of the seas will be the largest ship built at Sea and we will also have the same benefits and more as of the Oasis class ships.

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Japan Week

So this week marks the Japan week promoting various different cruise lines that are incorporating a stay and cruise, with new 2018 itineraries now in place.

So why is Japan a top destination in 2017 – Here’s what my colleague Holly had to say.

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First MSC World Cruise Voyage

So in December 2016 MSC announced that they would have their first world cruise go on sale for 4th of March 2019 sailing for 127 nights from Rome to the Caribbean, South America, The Panama, Mexico, USA, Hawaii, Australasia, the Far East, the Middle East and Europe arriving back to Southampton on the 11th of May.

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Al La Carte or Freedom Dining

I speak to a lot of customer everyday regarding cruise requirements and specifically their dining options. Some customers prefer to have a set time to sit down every evening to eat where as a lot of customer now seem to prefer the anytime dining, should this be available on the cruise. It seems to becoming ever so much more popular for guests to want the anytime dining and to a certain extend I can see their reasoning for this.

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What’s your Favourite Cruise Line


So I have a lot of customers that ask me whats my favourite cruise line to travel with. Over the past 9 years I have travelled on 7 different cruise lines and have never gone back to the same cruise line more than once. And my reasoning for this is that I want to experience all the different cruise lines and what they have to offer.

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Solo Cruise Travelers!


So I have a few single customers who still love to cruise from time to time and have recently said that they feel the the supplements are becoming very high. In all honesty, from the Cruise lines point of view, if they can sell that cabin with 2 passengers in it, the better it will be for them making more margin. But from a customers point of view they feel that they are being penalized for being a single traveler.

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Qantas Flies Direct From London to Perth (Australia)


So I have just recently learned that a particular airline (Qantas Airlines) will be the first airline set to introduce a direct route flight from London Heathrow to Perth in March 2018. Exciting news for some as for those that hate stop overs will now be able to fly direct!

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