A few cabin essentials to make your cruise stress free!

It is a known fact that regardless of the ship or the cruise line that you are sailing with – the cabins are how shall we say …’on the small side’ Let’s face it unless you are in a suite (which the majority of people are probably not) then all cabins are restricted on space. But imagine if you know a few tricks to make that cabin space bigger or at least feel like it!

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Brazilian Cleaner goes missing at Sea!

It has recently been reported that a 36 year old Brazilian cleaner has disappeared from the MSC Musica! It is thought that Simone Scheuer Souza has vanished somewhere between Venice and the port of Brindisi where the ship docked on the 19th June.

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Travelling with a child with a different surname? ….Think again!

In my many years in the travel industry, I have come across this on umpteen occasions and I still get passengers arguing against it, so let’s put the record straight!
Adults travelling with a child or children with a different surname will be (or at least should be) questioned by immigration officials as to what their relationship to the child is, and in many situations will have to provide proof or documentation to show that they are either the parent / legal Guardian of the child or have authorisation from the child’s parents / guardians to be taking them out of the country.

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Are mini cruise are a thing of the past?!

So as we get over the 2018 cruise launch period, it has become more apparent that many cruise lines are pushing their world cruise voyages at us. There seems to be more marketing material now for the than ever before! Princess have just launched an 111 day voyage to some beautiful destinations such as south Africa, Asia and beyond and prior to that MSC have just launched their first ever world cruise, but there doesn’t seem to be much promotion for the mini cruises that many of us love!

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Ever wondered what happens when you flush the loo on a ship!

Probably not a question that has crossed your mind until now! unless you are a cruise fanatic who is obsessed with cruising! but what actually does happen to all of that human waste? not a subject to be taken lightly in fact It’s making my stomach churn just thinking about it!

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15 years, 200 cruises and just one cruise line!

Yes that is correct, A US couple from Florida have just completed 200th sailing with Carnival cruises in just over 15 years (only in America I hear you say!) that’s more than 13 cruises a year and over 878 days at sea! What is even more surprising is that over 100 of these sailings have been on the same ship! – The Carnival Sensation and 90 per cent of their Sensation sailings have been in the same stateroom!

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The first of it’s kind at sea!……….. but what is it???

I bet the suspense is just killing you! well I can tell you that the cruise line behind this first at sea is NCL! any guesses to what it could be?

NCL have made history with the first ever Ferrari racetrack at sea! would you have ever guessed it? probably not! talk about pulling it out of the bag, they have gone above and beyond that – move over Royal Caribbean! Not just any racetrack at sea like they introduced in 2016 but a branded two level Ferrari track!

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School holiday fines – to pay or not to pay!

That is the question! Not something that I have previously put much thought into but as my children are now reaching school age, I am starting to pay more attention – well my little boy is already in school but doesn’t legally have to attend until he is 5 (4 and a half at the moment) so this year we will be taking him to Lanzarote in term time and there is not a lot that the school can do about it.

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Boyzlife to feature on P&O Britannia!

Excited! Well P&O have pulled it out of the bag this time! or have they? Some of you may wondering just who on earth are Boyzlife? Well let me explain. Back in my era (the 1990’s) There were two famous Irish boy bands who went by the names of Boyzone, my all-time favourite, closely followed by Westlife. Each band were a huge success and had they hey day before splitting up in the usual way.

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P&O launch new Dubai itineraries for Winter 2019!

Well haven’t they just pulled it out of the bag! After launching their summer 2018 itineraries early, it seemed that P&O didn’t have a great deal left to offer for the launch period. They then however throw in Dubai and suddenly it’ s a whole new ball game!

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