Small ships are wanted!!

P&O have announced that their small ship Adonia is to return to their 2017/2018 season.  The ship was much loved by the P&O faithful and when she left the fleet to help with humanitarian work overseas there was a big hole to fill as many of the P&O fleet are larger ships and P&O were losing some of their passengers to cruise & Maritime and Fred Olsen.

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Celebrity ‘Edge’ into the future!

Celebrity cruises have announced the name of their second ‘Edge class ship’ The Celebrity Beyond is the second in the class, remembering that the first ship in a new class is named after the class.

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We three ships of Royal Caribbean….

A little early for Christmas song puns? Well I had to get a title of this latest blog from somewhere!!

The three biggest ship in the world have just ported together at Fort Lauderdale.  The Oasis class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas have met with Harmony of the seas.

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Haunted Ship….well it is almost Halloween!

Queen Mary…..no not the Queen Mary 2 before anyone tries to call me to cancel their booking.  The old Queen Mary has been reported to be one of the most haunted ships that was on the seas.

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Why is there a gym on board?

If you have spoken to me before about cruises and especially food on cruise ships you will know that different cruise companies have different menus to try and tempt passengers onto their ships.

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Queen Mary 2 did not disappoint

I have just returned from a four night mini cruise on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.  The ship has just been remastered, which is a posh word for a refit. However Cunard have spent £90 million on the re fit.  We were able to see some of the changes however as the ship was full with guests so we could not look in the new single cabins of which 15 are brand new on the ship.  There are also 30 new Britannia club cabins and the Grills staterooms have had a complete change with new interiors, carpets and decoration.

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Harmony of the seas accident

It has been reported today that in the port of Marseille a life boat has detached its self from Royal Carribean’s Harmony of the Seas and injured 4 people and killed another.

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How do they maintain cruise ships?

Cruise ships are in service all year round, seven days a week and 365 days a year.  The ships don’t stop at all unless there is any maintenance required which stops the ship from sailing.  This would be something like an engine problem or something which would affect the clients on board.

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Why is there a gym on a cruise ship?

What do you think when you hear the words Cruise ship?

Numerous lounges, huge theatre, pools, deck chairs, a casino and dining rooms…..food,  hours of over indulgence, buffet, burgers, five course meals !! I don’t think I have ever eaten as much as I have when I am not on a ship.  The thought of a 5 course evening meal every day bring churning noises to my stomach.

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Cruise ship used as Olympic hotel again

London 2012, remember that 4 years ago where the U.K. stormed the Olympics? Well it is four years on now and it is Brazil s turn and Rio is the city that is hosting the Olympics.

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