Star Princess ‘Come Back To New’

The Star Princess from Princess Cruise Lines has re-emerged following a two week multi million dollar renovation as part of Princesses ‘ Come Back New Promise’ to enhance guests on board experience .

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year , I am late to celebrate as have been knocked backwards with the awful flu bug that has swept the UK.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and celebrated the new Year in.
We had a lovely family Christmas and Stu surprised me with a New Years break in Cumbria in a cottage for us with Jacko and Gus .
Stu , Jacko and Gus had a lovely time as I was in bed the whole weekend with flu and never got to see the new year in.
I managed an afternoon at Keswick market then was wiped out for a week .
How did you spend your New Years Eve ?

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my clients a Merry Christmas and hope you all have a very happy and prosperous New Year and that 2018 is good to you .
It has been an pleasure and an honour to look after all your travel plans and thank you for entrusting me with your holidays , Its lovely to hear all about your trips when you get home and thank you for all your feedback that you have taken the time to write that can be seen on my blog page .

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Where’s 2017 gone?

Wow , I cant believe its December already , where has this year gone?

2017 has been a great year for me , I have achieved my highest level of sales with cruise co and I have helped lots of lovely clients enjoy there holidays from weekend mini cruises to around the world itineraries.

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Are P&O Party Poopers???

Have you been on board P&O 2 or 3 night cruise and been put off by the numbers of hen , stag or private parties on board who are all emblazoned with there own personal T-Shirts telling the whole cruise that Lisa is 40 or and that Tina is on her Hen do and who each member of the party is with Mother of bride , chief bridesmaid and Hen all printed on personal tops.
P&O have now decided that these short sailing are being referred back to ‘Taster cruises’ rather than advertising them as party cruises and personalised clothes are banned as they have imposed a new code of conduct that prohibits offensive and clothing with names and slogans.

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Cruise Ships Return To Hurricane Damaged Islands

Hurricane Irma caused immense devastation this year as she tore through the Caribbean and I am pleased to say that the ports are open for business and tourists now on most of the islands.
They have made a quick recovery as they need us all to keep visiting to bring passengers onto there islands as they rely so much on tourism .
The cruise industry has itself helped this speedy recovery making sure the ports were repaired allowing them to open again.
We are now in the peak winter season for the Caribbean and the cruise lines are aware how important they are to the local industries .
Where the damage is too much for the cruise lines to go to at the moment the cruise ships will alter there itineraries till they are all open and running as normal again .
Even the worst hit areas such as St Maarteen and Dominica are hoping to be open again soon but in the meantime the itineraries seem to be changing and going to Antigua and St Lucia .

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Cunard return to Alaska in 2019

Cunard has just revealed the news that it is set to return to Alaska for the first time in twenty years in 2019.

I have been selling a lot more Alaska and Rocky mountaineer trips in this last 6 months and it seems Cunard have picked up on the trend and decided to re venture to a wish destination on most peoples bucket lists.

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I’m back from Jewel of the Seas

I’ve just returned from my own holiday sailing around the Eastern Med with Royal Caribbean on board Jewel of the Seas from Rome.

Everything went extremely well and I would definitely sail on board her again .

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Its time for my own cruise

Passports and suitcases are out and packing has begun …..

I will be out of the office from Saturday 23rd September till Monday 9th October as my own cruise has finally come.
We are sailing from Civitavecchia on board Jewel of the Seas with Royal Caribbean for 9 nights on Thursday 28th September  .
Sailing Itinerary

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Weather Havoc

September has been a horrendous month for bad weather that has affected the travel industry .
We have seen Hurricane Irma and Jose create devastation in the Caribbean and then then typhoons in the Far East disrupting cruises in and out of Tokyo over the weekend.
We are aware that this is typical hurricane month for the Caribbean but this year has seen immense destruction and uncertainty for future travel plans to the affected areas.
Worst hit has been the small Caribbean Islands from Hurricane Irma followed by Jose and now we hear that a further Hurricane Maria is on the same path .
The pictures we have seen have shown islands flattened by the strong winds leaving homes and communities ruined.
Cruise lines have been rescheduled to avoid these areas but many clients are worried for there future cruises , when will they be fit to receive cruise lines again?
The priority was for guests actually travelling at the time and then imminent departures but understandably we have lost of passengers travelling over the next 12/18 months wondering how this will affect there travel plans .
In the Far East over the weekend we had guests stranded on board cruises in Busan and the typhoon was delaying the ship getting back into port in Tokyo. This means missed flights for lots of passengers and for the passengers waiting to embark they find themselves in Tokyo for extra nights with no accommodation.
Saturday was spent making sure that these clients were safe and all travel plans amended for them as quickly as possible .

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