NCL Jade Fit For Southampton

Norwegian Cruise Line ship –  Jade has been pimped/revamped the ship has recently come out of dry dock for the summer season she has just completed the make over for her season to start shortly in Southampton,  the cost to the company is said to be a multi-million pound project.

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NCL Have Got It All

Brilliant news NCL as from 6th April 2017 all of their sailings on every single ship to every destination will All-Inclusive that will also include the Tips too and this will be for all new bookings made from 6th April on wards.

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Riviera Drink’s Packages & So Much More

I along with a lot of people  like to enjoy myself when on holiday and fab news  (I think )  for all of their 2018 cruises with Riviera  they  will be offering drinks packages and cleverly planned too. With most River Cruise Lines drinks are included with Lunch & Dinner as standard,  if you are a drinker or not and include  Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks.  However often my clients will tell me they dont drink or one of the party drinks and the other one doesn’t so this is false economy.

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Mixed feelings about Royal’s Lifeguards

Interesting news from Royal Caribbean – they are going to be introducing Lifeguards to their fleet of ships and starting with Oasis of the Seas. With their management saying  ‘We are a family brand, pool-based fun is an important aspect of the cruise vacation for all guests, and we are doing everything we can to ensure they have the safest vacation possible’. With each parent being present in the pool with their child. Ok management when was the last time you went on one of your ships and saw every child with a parent with them in the pool?

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We Are In Japan For 2018

You’ve got to visit is Japan – So many things to see & do one of the most popular is The Cherry Blossom, along with  Mount Fuji, The Bullet Train the list is endless. A place on a lot of peoples Bucket List and for many understandable reasons.

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Whats the Dress Code?

When planning a cruise something that crops up is the question of “Dress Code” and most people have varying thoughts on this subject. Recently the standard has changed with the likes of Cunard, P&O etc so i thought it may be a good idea to look at this subject. With so many different Cruise Lines on various STAR ratings it does sometimes feel like a minefield to clients, and what do the dress codes mean anyway ? here is my quick guide for you….

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The White Cliffs Revival

If your sailing from Dover you will soon have the lovely benefit of being able to walk from your ship directly to a brand new Waterfront and Marina by end of 2018. Its the single biggest investment ever undertaken in the port of Dover and will be fab.

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Land vs Water

“Cruising is so expensive” – This is something that comes up in conversation from time to time especially new to cruising people, I always point out the pros & cons of both, but thought it may be a good idea to show you the advantages of cruising as opposed to Land holiday and have chosen the destination of –  Hawaii. –

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Sexy River Set For Take Off

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Who says  River Cruising should be more sexy? – The experts apparently.

I’m not sure about that one but according to those in the know,  it needs to become more sexy if it is to grow to its full potential. 2017 will be the year it is set to” blast off” but the River Companies need to develop unique products, for example in the family or city break markets. River Cruising is 10 years behind the Ocean Sector. Yes and I think that’s good we can see what they have done and learn from their mistakes !.

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Hurray An Airline Has Seen Sence

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Bravo to American Airlines- for being brave in making a statement and I for one relish it, they are going to be charging for overhead baggage on flights, this has got to be the best news i’ve heard in a long time.

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