Wonderful Shanghai pt1

When I was told that I was going to Shanghai to test out a new short land tour I have to admit I did have to pinch myself.  I have in my 16 year career been on many ships and to some fantastic destinations both as a holiday and through work but a trip to Shanghai is in a different league.  Firstly the furthest I had ever flown prior to this was Florida (which I found such a long flight itself!!.  Secondly I need a visa.

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Shanghai here I come

Yes that’s right I am currently out of the office and ready to set off for Shanghai on Saturday.  I have applied or my Visa which was a pretty easy application (however it is expensive)…Shanghai does have a visa free period, however because we are travelling outside of that area we had to apply.

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Edge to Europe

You may have heard the excitement over the last few months about Celebrity Cruises new ship Celebrity Edge.

Hailed as the Most innovative ship and a ship designed to leave the future behind, she is due for launch in 2019.

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Adonia on the move again

Last week saw the Announcement from P&O that they were to sell the much loved ship Adonia.  The ship had only just come back to their fleet for this season, but it seems that P&O have decided that the ship doesn’t fit into their fleet these days.

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That’s exactly why you book a package with me

The weekend proved another challenge for us with the continuation of crazy, unpredictable world weather.  With the absolute devastation of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Miami area of the United States still fresh in our minds we were dealt another blow in the form of a tornado which delayed Diamond Princess arrival for disembarkation into Yokohama by a day.

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Will your P&O 2019 brochure be delivered like this?

A bit of fun there from Paul Ludlow and the team at P&O.

Well this is the second time P&O have launched sailings in September – Traditionally new brochure programmes would me launched en mass around the April May time, but it seems owing to the success of an earlier launch last year they are doing the same this year.

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Cruise Gratuities – How Much?

Tipping on a cruise, how much will it cost me?  It is one of those questions I occasionally get asked by customers and I have to admit i do not know each individual amount for every cruise line so I do have to refer to a list I have saved on my laptop.  Tipping amounts are something you have to take in to account when budgeting for your cruise because it can add up.

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Pirates on the high seas

Scrolling through my Twitter feed yesterday I came across the title ‘passengers told to brace for PIRATE attack’….At first I thought I was seeing things and immediately scrolled back to the title and clicked on the link.

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Cruising is for old folk?!?

Actually no it isnt…

According to figures released by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) The average age of cruise passengers overall has fallen to its lowest in 20 years, and a record 1.7 million UK holidaymakers opted to take to the seas in 2016.  So more people are cruising and it is attracting a younger audience.

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Simply a Great Prom

After turning 40 this year, the next event (or events) on the Calendar were my Eldest Daughter Mia Leaving school and her Prom Night.  I have 2 Children Mia and Lexie who is just 9.

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