The big 30!

Ok so it’s not that big or so everyone keeps telling me! This week see’s the last of my twenties, as I will be celebrating the big 3 -0 on Saturday! I seriously cannot understand where my twenties have gone, but that’s just something that I will have to come to terms with!

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Do we get what we pay for?

Here at cruise.co.uk, we pride ourselves on customer service, and we regularly call clients before they cruise to make sure that they have everything in place and also after the cruise to see if they have had a good time and enjoyed the ship. Generally everybody has enjoyed themselves and cannot wait to do it all again.

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Is there a doctor on board!

Last week, I was speaking to a first time cruiser who asked me what the medical facilities where like on board the ship. I told her that there would be a small medical centre on board with a doctor who would be on hand if they needed it.

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Premium value fares! really?

Having read the latest information regarding the new premium value fares that are been introduced by P&O and Cunard, I’ve got to say I was left thinking ‘is this just another gimmick’ I really can’t understand how changing the name of the fare is going to retain people’s loyalty!

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Be Gracious with Gratuities?

Well I’ve got to say this is not one of favourite subjects with regards to cruising and I know is a sore point for many cruisers as well, been British we just don’t like the whole idea of having to tip and that is the truth of it but we all know on many cruise lines, it is ‘expected’ if you like.

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Princess Loo Fiasco!

It can be said for many cruise lines that the service that you receive whilst on board is second to none and if in the unlikely event you were to have a problem, you can be pretty much be rest assured that it will be resolved quickly and efficiently, which is why after speaking to a client last week regarding a Princess cruise, I was shocked to hear that this was far from the case!

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How to get an Inside to outside upgrade!!!!

So I was speaking to one of my clients last week and preparing to book his upcoming cruise for him when we talking about what cabin types we have travelled in. My client said that he usually travels in an inside cabin unless there is a really good deal for an outside or balcony as they don’t usually spend much time in the cabin anyway and I’ve got to say I tend to agree.

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A vaccine for nor Norovirus!

Well you may have heard last week that the Fred Olsen Boudicca was struck down with a ghastly Norovirus type illness affecting 98 out of its 763 passengers. I really feel for the company as they have not had very much luck with the spread of viruses and unfortunately it’s not the first time and probably not the last!

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Food lovers favourite ships!

Well it’s hard to get away from the fact that one of the main reasons why people cruise is for the love of the food. Myself included – I love the fact that there is so much choice and not only does it get served right to your table there also no washing up afterwards! The cuisine on board many ships is in a league of its own and in my opinion better than many restaurants that I’ve been to!

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Hidden extras – The Facts!

For many first time cruisers, it can be quite shocking to discover that sometimes there are extra’s to pay on top of your original cruise price. Many people believe that this is misleading, however the cruise lines are very open and display in their literature that there are extras that are not included in the price.

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