Cash Upfront, Worries Left Behind

When it’s that time of the year and your planning your next holiday, price is one of the first things that comes into your head.  With a cruise it is even more difficult to budget as you need to consider the extras such as gratuities, excursions, drinks, the list can be endless.

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Running On Water!

I am one of those people who would love to be able to put on a pair of running shoes and actually enjoy a run however, I am only able to run a mile before I am shattered!  How I envy these dedicated runners who even make time to run on holiday!

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5 Spa Treatment!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love being pampered!  It could be getting my nails done, or my hair but most of all it’s the body treatments I like the best!  For all you people who are like me, I thought I would give you my top 5 spas at sea.

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Explorer Of The Seas: Up Sticks For A New Destination Mix!

As the chill sets in the Northern Hemisphere, the Explorer Of The Seas will travel south for warmer climes. Leaving European waters in October 2015 the ship will sail down to Australia. On its way it will be stopping off in Dubai. Passengers can then embark on a 11 day Middle East and Asia Cruise, before finally arriving into the lively city of Singapore.

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Cruising With A Disability

Recently a good friend of mine asked me a question, “can a person with a disability really enjoy a cruise as much as an able bodied person?” as he believes a cruise holiday is inaccessible to him.

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Broadway “Annie At Sea!”

I’m excited to tell you that Oceania Cruises have announced a new “life in the theatre” series.   This starts with the fantastic musical Annie, starring one of the original cast members Andrea McArdle. Andrea who has appeared on Broadway as Annie was nominated for a Tony award in that role and has appeared on Broadway several times.

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Pick A Port

This is a new concept!
Next year, passengers on a Fred Olsen Cruise Lines sailing from the UK will vote on where the ship calls.

The 15-day cruise on the Braemar departs Southampton on Oct. 10, 2015, visiting ports on the Iberian Peninsula.

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The New Royal Yacht?

One of my most memorable ship visits was to the sunny(?) port of Greenock in Scotland, to see the Hebridean Princess. Stepping on board, the first thing that came to my mind was the feeling of a luxury country house.  Soft carpets, rich mahogany interiors and intricate paintings on the wall all add to that big house ambience. The ship itself is very elegant and well maintained in pristine condition.  Many of the original artefacts’ on board can still be found such as ship clocks, compasses and maps. The hub of the ship has to be the cosy Tiree lounge. It was full of natural light flooding into the area from the many windows. The fireplace seemed to be the focal point of the room, with plenty of seating around. To top it all there is a small but well stocked bar for the more thirsty cruisers amongst us.  Guests can mingle here for champagne and canapés before dinner each evening. Main meals are served in the Columba restaurant. Very fine dining. Service and food was exceptional & it’s all inclusive! There are 30 cabins on board, each one unique. From staterooms to suites, there is something to suit everyone. They are beautifully decorated and very comfortably appointed to help you relax & feel at home. Single travellers are not forgotten, 10 cabins are designed with them in mind. It is worth noting that this ship has been awarded the Royal warrant. If it is good enough for the Queen……..! If your fancy is sailing round the west coast of Scotland visiting fantastic unspoilt beaches or walking off the beaten track in the glorious countryside, great service and something completely different, then give me a call. I’ll be happy to share this experience or help you with any other cruise holiday enquiry you may have.

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