New Cruise port for Venice

I am sure you have heard about the protests over the last few years and the subsequent ban then reinstating of large ships from berthing in the lagoon in Venice.  Environmentalists say that the sheer number and the size of the new mega ships is causing untold pollution issues in the Venetian waters.

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Tell me what is on your Bucket List

Over the last few years here at we have seen the cruise industry change massively.  Gone are the days when a simple cruise will suffice, people are now wanting more from their cruise.

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Europe on the HORIZON for Carnival

Great news for fans of Carnival Cruises, having announced last year that they will return to Europe for the 2018 summer season with a brand new ship, more details have been released.  For the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will carry out Port-Intensive European Cruises Round-Trip from Barcelona.

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I can package that myself

Yes you can but…


By law, every UK travel company which sells air holidays and flights is required to hold an ATOL, which stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence.

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2016 was a great year what will 2017 bring


I am really looking forward to what this year will bring  – At the moment there are some great offers out there and our Bucket List / Tailor Made and Smarter Packages just keep going from strength to strength.

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Christmas Cruise on board Boudicca


Having Travelled on Fred Olsen Balmoral on 2 separate occasions I was looking forward to getting on board Boudicca for our annual Christmas Conference.

I have to admit I m a big fan of Fred Olsen, but it has been around 6 years since I have been on board one of their ships.

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Ports of Call or Sea Days?


After booking a passenger yesterday on a 24 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton return it got me thinking about the different itineraries, some that are port intensive and some that have lots of Sea days, as this one did.

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Fathom coming home


Remember P&O Adonia?  Do you remember where she went?

Well let me tell you.  She joined Carnival Corporations ‘voluntourism’ venture Fathom back in May 2016 and became the first US ship to visit Cuba.  She has bee taking “voluntourists” on seven-day voyages from Miami to the Dominican Republic, working on activities such as providing clean water, planting crops to help a women’s co-operative produce organic chocolate, and teaching English to the islanders.

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Harmony of the Seas naming ceremony looks amazing


Royal Caribbeans newest ship, the 270,000 tonnes Harmony of the Seas was christened in Fort Lauderdale yesterday.

One of the things I love about this story is the fact that Royal Caribbean launched a contest in South Florida looking for an educator who inspires students to “dream big, think differently, and challenge the status quo” to become godmother.

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Are we going to see another Boaty McBoatface?

I thought that I was reading things wrong when I saw the announcement on Wednesday evening by P&O cruises explaining that they are to leave the naming of their new ship to the public.

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