Even the mini breaks are worth it….

Hi, only last week I was lucky enough to get a few days away with my family.

It was a five day break that quickly became 4 after the sad news that Monarch was no longer operating came by text just minutes before my taxi was due to take me to the airport.  We quickly re booked for a late flight that evening and I managed to get a little more work done before I left… always a bonus for me as hard to switch off !

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A new addition to an old favourite

Cunard have announced they will be adding a fourth ship to their fleet.

The announcement comes in the 50th anniversary year of the QE2.

The agreement is now signed that the new ship will come in to service in 2022.  The ship will carry 3000 guests.

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Waiting for a deal? …. is it really worth it ?…..

There are many people that like to ‘book early’ .. think ahead for their travel plans , whether it be their dream holiday or a regular trip they make each and every year.

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Spectrum of the Seas … the next big thing !

Royal Caribbean have announced construction has begun on their newest ship , Spectrum of the Seas. Spectrum of the Seas will be the first of their Quantum Ultra Class ship and she will arrive in 2019.

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P&O, Cunard & Princess ‘cruise’ with the times…

Fantastic news this week has revealed that the cruise lines P&O , Cunard & Princess who are all part of the Carnival Corporation will offer same sex marriages at sea.

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Royal announces an exciting multi million pound refit……

Royal Caribbean have announced the refit of Independence of the Seas. Happening in April 2018 , I believe it is a well needed makeover for Royals family favourite. Independence was the launched in 2008 and has not had a refurb since 2013.

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Something for the weekend ……

Apart from working which I genuinely love and eating out which I too genuinely love ! there is not much else that I do differently in my life!!

However last weekend my partner said he had been given tickets to an event in Sutton park , he said he thought it was for some kind of play?! I must admit I wasn’t filled with excitement but he said we can take food and drink and sit and watch the event on around us , so my mood changed a little after he produced a mini picnic with a reasonable amount of gin and tonic!

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New Silversea ship is for them from now on .. but they were not A’MUSE’D by the new dining concept

Over my many years in travel , I have had the pleasure of booking some of the most amazing people. My customers some of which have been my most loyal for nearly 14 years are the greatest information point I can have.  They are not just customers to me they are my friends and their knowledge and expertise on things I have not experienced is worth its weight in gold.

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To drink or not to drink ? ….

Recently I have been increasingly asked  ”what drinks package does that come with?” ,when I have been looking at various cruises for my customers.

The drinks package looks set to stay and more cruise lines are offering some very price competitive packages. You must ask yourself though before you make the purchase is a drinks package right for you ?

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Shining bright like a diamond….

I was lucky enough to cruise with MSC on the Splendida, I had cruised once before with MSC quite a few years ago, but this time I felt it was a different experience. I cannot fault (and didn’t fault) the first time the elegance and beauty of the interior, but this time I felt what I can only describe as progress.

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