Wonderful Shanghai pt3

Picking up my Shanghai Blog from last year – you can read the last one here

After a great night in Suzhou, we were due to check out of the hotel to move on back to Shanghai.  We went for breakfast in the hotel restaurant – we found this to be much more traditional – and didn’t have the selection we were afforded at the hotel in Shanghai. There were pastries and there was what looked like an omelette station – but much of the selection was very Asian based – we fueled up ready for our day.

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2017 is nearly over

Well I am sat here on my Christmas Leave reflecting on what a great year it has been for me.  Next year will mark 6 years at Cruise.co.uk and 17 years within the cruise industry a fact I cannot quote believe as it has flown.

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Wonderful Shanghai pt2

If you haven’t already, take a look at my last post ‘Wonderful Shanghai Pt 2’ here 

I have to admit the title here doesn’t really tell the full story as we actually spent the day in the equally wonderful city of Suzhou which is around 62 miles from Shanghai.  Read on

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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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