Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises are next to increase their gratuity charges

It seems so common these days that I am seeing cruise lines rise their gratuity charges. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are the next to announce they will raise theirs.

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Not Butlins at Sea… Real Butlins on Land

Last weekend we had our annual Cruise.co.uk conference. On most previous years we have held this on a cruise ship but this year, for one reason or another that wasn’t possible so it was instead held at Skegness Butlins.

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P&O Cruises tighten their bring-on alcohol policy as well as dress codes

P&O Cruises have made some recent policy changes which tighten things up a bit.

Firstly changes to dress code policy. The new regulations include a ban on custom group clothing with personal photos or slogans, as well as clothing with offensive messages and fancy dress outside of designated theme nights, which might include 60s, 70s, tropical, Western or black and white.

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Celebrity Cruises – Silent Disco

Celebrity Cruises are a Modern Luxury cruise brand and as such they like to try newer, more modern ideas than their more traditional counterparts from time to time.

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Just returned from the Celebrity Eclipse, what an Amazing ship

Celebrity Cruises have always been my favourite cruise line so when I got the opportunity to sail on the Eclipse for 5 nights with work I was very pleased.

In the future I will be doing more in depth blogs on the Eclipse to cover different aspects as I can’t so it justice in one blog but I can tell you that nothing disappointed me at all on this trip.

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Sad news of P&O Adonia sale but good news for Azamara guests

P&O surprised myself and quite a few others with a recent announcement that they would be selling their small adult-only ship the Adonia to Azamara Club Cruises in March 2018.

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Which Caribbean ports have been worst affected by the hurricane?

I don’t think any of us will have missed the recent news of the hurricanes that have swept the Caribbean and Florida. With so much that has gone on and so many parts affected it is hard to keep up. I have managed to find an up to date list of the current status of each island that I will list below which I found over at Cruise Critic, the most recent update was 19th September 2017.

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Royal Caribbean bring back Free Drinks package deals and BOGOHP

Royal Caribbean are the cruise kings of special offers, sometimes having multiple special offers running along side or on top of each other. I often joke that Royal Caribbean have more special offers than DFS and that is easily the case.

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Royal Caribbean make some changes to their on-board booking programme

Royal Caribbean cruises have brought some changes info effect this month with their on-board booking programmes.  The changes I read about are mainly based on the US market and I am struggling to find out how we are effected here.

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Murder on the high Seas

I am just sat here reading reports of a breaking story involving a murder at sea.

It is reported that a few nights ago on the Emerald Princess a woman was murdered by her husband whilst sailing on an Alaskan cruise.

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