What Cost Is Peace Of Mind?

What is the cost of your peace of mind when booking your cruise?

Are you one of the – I will try all of the agents, get them all to price the same holiday and then will book with the one that undercuts the rest by £5.00?

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And Now For Something A Little Different

And now for something a little different……………

I have been sat here pondering what to write about hurricane Irma and the new threat of hurricane Jose, that you haven’t already heard or seen on the television or radio etc. It is the top stories on the news, and rightly so.

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Happy National Burger Day!

Happy National Burger Day!

I kid you not – there is now a National Burger Day, and the cruise lines have wasted no time in  helping us to celebrate.

Apparently, the folks  at Holland America had the ” privilege” of tasting 127 of the finest burgers available in North America, they have then made their own secret recipe sauce so you can really enjoy the taste- how cool is that?

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What Will You Do In Rome?

What Will You Do In Rome?

Visiting Rome anytime soon? Will you be there for the day or are you intending to stop a little longer?

You don’t need me to tell you that there is so much to see and do in the Eternal City.

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MSC Cruises – What Do You Think?

MSC Cruises – What do you think?

If I had a pound for the number of times I have asked the question to a customer ” What about MSC Cruises? ” and the reply is ” No, not them, everything is in Italian and all they serve is pizza and pasta! ” My bank balance would definitely be looking healthier than it does at the moment.

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Arrivederci Roma ( and the rest of Italy as well ! )

Arrivederci Roma!! – and the rest of Italy as well!

Back down to earth with an almighty bump this week. I have just returned from one of the best breaks I have ever had.

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Last Blog About Oceania – I Promise ( For Now )

I promise that, for now, this will be the last blog I write about Oceania – and just in case you are wondering they aren’t giving me any backhanders to do these you know!

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Food Glorious Food!

Food Glorious Food!

What do you enjoy most about a cruise – is it the entertainment? Interesting ports of call,  or is it the food?

You may recall from my last blog that over the last bank holiday weekend,  together with a wonderful colleague from cruise.co.uk, Barbara,  I was invited for a 3 day taster trip on Oceania Insignia from Seville to Lisbon.

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How Did You Sleep Last Night?

How Did You Sleep Last Night?

The answer for me is definitely not as well as I have slept for the previous three nights! And the reason for this is that I have just returned from a little trip on board Oceania Cruise’s Insignia.

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All cruise passengers are equal, but some cruise passengers are more equal than others

All cruise passengers are equal, but some cruise passengers are more equal than others.

Have you any idea of what I am taking about?

Today, I took a phone call from a customer who wanted to offer some feedback about her recent cruise on board Crown Princess. This was her first cruise in Europe on board a Princess cruise ship – she is however,  an Elite member of their loyalty scheme and normally sails in the Caribbean or Alaska with them, so she does have a fair bit of knowledge about the service etc on board, and although she had a pleasant time she was quite disappointed with the food, on a number of occassions it was lukewarm and fairly bland. The service from some of the staff left a lot to be desired. She remarked that it felt as though the cruise line were ” spreading themselves a little thinly “

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