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First cruise line to ban over 40’s! How rude!

Yes you have read that correctly! would you believe it! although not technically banned, more discouraged! I had to do a double take but it is in fact true – luxury river cruise line Uniworld have launched a new brand designed for guests aged 18 – 40 only! The new venture will be named ‘U BY UNIWORLD’ It has been created in the hope of attracting a more youthful and modern experience and will focus on more on time spent on shore by providing more time in ports of call.

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Naughty naughty Princess!

I was taken by surprise or shock should I say when I recently read an article reading the beloved cruise line Princess. My second favourite cruise line hit the headlines recently for apparently using a magic pipe to dump oily waste into UK waters!

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Could it be time to take Christmas cruise in 2017?

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I know you’re probably cursing me right now for talking about 2017 when we haven’t yet had Christmas 2016! but as we get into the festive spirit, it may be time to starting thinking about next year, especially if a Christmas cruise could be a consideration!

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River cruising – the next big thing!

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it’s hardly a new concept to the cruise industry and has slowly been on the up for a number of years now with many passengers sacrificing their beloved ocean cruises to take a more relaxed voyage down one of the many beautiful rivers that world has on offer.

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All systems go for MSC!

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The cruise line has just announced that they are to make a comeback to Southampton. Long overdue in my opinion, others may disagree but I am a firm believer in value for money and I think that’s exactly what you get with MSC! The cruise line has always received mixed reviews, mainly due to its European influence on board but if your open minded, you’ll have a great time! I will be one of the first looking for my 2018 cruise when the itineraries are released!

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P&O to re vamp the on board experience for 2017!

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I’m sure that this will be a change welcomed by P&O fans across the country. The cruise line has received a lot of criticism in the past few months regarding the overall experience. I have heard many negative reviews regarding the food, attention to detail and overall experience. Many believe that this is due to the company cost cutting and trying to save money to lower their prices but hopefully this is soon to change!

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Thomson abort landing!

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It sounds like a scene from a dramatic film but in fact in did happen in real life! My clients were travelling to Corfu to join the Thomson Dream a couple of weeks ago when their flight got caught up in a storm as they approached the Greek islands. As the plane started to land to descend to land, they were informed by the captain to brace and before they knew it, they were going back up again!

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Take note Celebrity!!

One of my favourite cruise lines, in my opinion, the service, entertainment, added extra’s and of course the modern ships are second to none and I’m sure many people will agree. However my views have slightly changed this week after the cruise line came under fire from one of my clients who had just returned from a sailing on the constellation.

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Ruined by the noise!

Probably one of the most important things to consider when choosing your cabin location – will it be free from noise. One would assume that these days, technological and cruise ship advances would mean that this would be something that we would not need to worry about but unfortunately not! there are a few ships still around that suffer from engine and vibration noise although saying that, it is a lot less common these days!

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Passengers in huge fight on cruise ship!

I would like to say that this is a rarity but unfortunately this is not the first time I have heard of a fight on board!

the incident took place between passengers on the Carnival Glory which left Miami on Saturday. Pictures have been sprawled over the internet showing around a dozen passengers punching, kicking and wrestling. It is believed that a security guard tried to stop the fight but was unsuccessful. Carnival is renowned for having how shall we say – a more ‘fun loving guest’ but this really is disgraceful!

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