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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It’s almost that time of year – let the countdown begin!

So the children are almost back to school after the summer holidays, so the next major event on the calendar is….? begins with C and ends with S Yes you guessed it, it’ll soon be Christmas!

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It doesn’t always pay to wait!

It’s a question that we are asked almost on a daily basis and unfortunately there is never a right answer! There are so many factors that Influence the price such as how many cabins the cruise line has already sold, where is the cruise going to etc. etc. but this varies every year, so what might have been a good time to book last year does not necessarily mean that it is this year! And this is the same throughout the tourism industry not just cruises!

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Fred Olsen launch kids club!

Well I never thought i’d see the day! yes it is true, named ‘little skippers’ the kids club will be featured on all 4 of the Fred Olsen ships but fortunately for some and unfortunately for others, the club will only operate during peak holiday times.

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Now is the best time cruise! Why?

In recent months, the tourism industry has taken quite a battering, with the numerous terrorist attacks around the EU including the bombing in Istanbul more recently the lorry attack in Nice, Add this to the outcome of the recent EU referendum and It has certainly left a scar that will take a long time to heal! However I wouldn’t really say that the cruise sector of the industry has really been affected

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The first underwater lounge is unveiled!

Wouldn’t it be great to go on a cruise where you could just sit enjoying your cocktail in the lounge whilst admiring the wonderful marine life around you?! I’ve got to say it creates a great picture in my mind! I’d love to be able to tell that you wouldn’t have to wait much longer but unfortunately I would be lying because it’s a French line that has actually created this wonderful concept!

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Indian call centre’s argh!

It seems to be that many companies nowadays are outsourcing their call centres to India, we all know the reason why is to save money but in the long run does this actually work?!

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Indian call centres – Argh!

It seems to be that many companies nowadays are outsourcing their call centres to India, we all know the reason why is to save money but in the long run does this actually work?!

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