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…

YOU HAVE NO ATOL PROTECTION

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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Splendid Splendida Part 2

Im sure you have read my first Blog on my Splendida Trip.  If not you can take a look here

This Blog is really to give an insight of what we did mainly on Day 2.

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Splendid Splendida part 1

Last week I was lucky enough to get in board the lovely MSC Splendida.  It has been around 3 years since I was on an MSC ship, which was the MSC Armonia (before she was stretched) – see my Armonia Blog here 

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