About Me

  Hello, My name is Peter and I have been working in the travel industry for over 17 years and in cruise for 10 years. I've been lucky enough in my time to have been on some fantastic trips on land based and cruise holidays and in particular consider myself a…

Posted on Mar 10, 2018
Why book early ?

As the cruise lines get ready to launch the remainder of their 2019 and yes, 2020 itineraries, there is a common question that always pops up - why should I book early ? It's a good question and there isn't a uniform answer for every customer and every cruise -…

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Posted on Feb 23, 2018
Just for Adults

Big news from P&O this week with the news that Aurora will join Arcadia & Oriana in being a adult only ship. I think this is a positive move from P&O, I only wrote a few weeks back that people were looking for more small ship experiences. While Aurora isn't…

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Posted on Feb 9, 2018
Cruise TV

Once Xmas is over the hard push from the travel agencies/operators begins to try and get you to book a holiday, TV ads are full of holiday adverts (the First Choice one is cringe worthy by the way). Cruise lines are of course no exception and no doubt you will…

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018
What about the small ones P&O ?

No I don't mean children, but rather small ships, they seem to be disappearing! P&O have just announced that on the back of their new 180,000 tonne ship launching 2020, that there will be a sister ship in 2022. This of course compliments the already huge Britannia (see pictures) and…

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Posted on Jan 12, 2018
Azamara targets the UK

Azamara Cruises have only been around for 10 years, and they actually only exist because another company called Renaissance built 6 ships but had to liquidate their assets before they could launch the cruise line. They sold a couple to what is now known as Oceania Cruises and two to…

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Posted on Dec 29, 2017
Snow Joke!

So at the time of writing, we have snow again and as usual the country is in a state of unprepared panic and to be honest it really annoys me. Snow is not unusual in this country, we don't get a lot of it but we do get it fairly regularly…

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Posted on Dec 15, 2017
Just call me Santa Cruise!

I have worked in travel for almost 18 years and always prided myself on delivering excellent service and thought I had done everything I could. But this week was a first for me! Several months ago I had a call from a lovely lady (who will remain anonymous of course)…

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017
River cruising is now for everyone

Well two weeks ago I was invited to the 7th annual River Cruise Conference in Amsterdam, its a packed two days of events with speakers, a trade fair as well as a chance to visit some beautiful river cruise ships, we even got to stay and eat on one overnight.…

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Posted on Nov 17, 2017
Are drinks packages worth it ?

It's a question I get asked almost daily, are drinks packages worth it and of course there isn't an easy answer unless you want to go through your daily intake on holiday with me! Some people literally work out how many drinks they would have to have to get their…

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Posted on Nov 3, 2017
Crew make the Cruise

I suppose everyone has their own idea of who or what make the cruise, some would say food, others entertainment. But with the bigger lines there sometimes isn't huge differences between these -  I think we all expect good food and entertainment if we have shelled out for a cruise.…

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