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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Mother disappeared at sea!

You may have read this article in the media recently – to say something isn’t quite right would be an understatement! Chinese born Li Yingei boarded the MSC Magnifica on the 9th February 2017 with her husband and 2 children for an 11 night cruise around the Mediterranean but has since vanished.

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Jane Mcdonald shows us her knickers!

Did you see it???? If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about ‘Cruising with Jane Mcdonald’. Aired on Channel 5, the series see’s Jane take different cruises including a mega ship, river cruise. After having 18 years from cruising, the series aims to highlight what has changed in the cruise industry since she was a crew member.

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Carnival announce their biggest ever ship!

Due in early 2018, the new ship that will be named the Carnival Horizon is the second ship in the visa class alongside the Carnival Vista. Keeping up with current competition the ship is expected to be very modern and contemporary feel and we will see many new ‘firsts at sea’ including an IMAX theatre, the biggest sportsSqaure sports complex and probably the most exciting of all – Skyride, ‘The industry’s first open-air, pedal-powered aerial ride. Riders will climb on board a hanging bike and cycle their way around the 800ft suspended track, 150 feet above sea level’. This sounds amazing and I, for one would love to have a go!

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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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