About Me

I started at Cruise.co.uk back in April 2009.  I was new to the travel industry as my previous work was within the mortgage industry, due to the credit crunch (and being made redundant) this wasn't a great industry to be in so I looked for something new which is when…

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Is letting your guest choose the itinerary whilst on-board a good idea?

Fred Olsen cruises have come up with a new interesting concept of introducing a cruise product named "Choose your Cruise". On these sailings there may be a couple of set highlights but the rest of the cruise itinerary will be deceided by the passengers voting between options on a day…

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Posted on Jan 1, 2018
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. For passengers who book their cruise prepay their gratuities before the 2nd January 2018 they will remain unaffected at their…

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Posted on Dec 15, 2017
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. I had never been to Butlins before and I have to…

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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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,…

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Posted on Nov 11, 2017
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. One perfect example of this is the silent disco that Celebrity currently have on-board. They have plenty of headsets to go round…

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Posted on Oct 27, 2017
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…

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Posted on Oct 5, 2017
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. This news is a shame for many reasons. Firstly many people had confirmed future bookings for the Adonia including clients…

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017
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…

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Posted on Sep 4, 2017
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. Historically, some of the most popular Royal Caribbean…

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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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. One thing I have read is that Royal Caribbean…

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