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 20, 2013
Windstar purchases half of Seabourn’s cruise ship fleet

Windstar Cruises will double its fleet, while Seabourn's fleet will halve after Windstar's parent company reached an agreement with Seabourn to purchase three of its ships. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, which operates Windstar, will purchase the entire Pride class of ships from Seabourn, including Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend and Seabourn…

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Posted on Feb 13, 2013
NCL launch thier new drinks and speciality dining packages

Norwegian Cruise Line are a 4* American cruise company that like to differ from other cruise line's by offering what they call a "Freestyle" cruising experience.  Rather than having formal nights and set dining times they have a "resort casual" dress code (I would describe as smart casual) and open…

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Posted on Feb 3, 2013
Gratuities to rise on P&O and Cunard (but only slightly)

 Later on this spring P&O and Cunard will be increasing the amounts that they charge for gratuities.  I think that this is only to be expected once in a while as with most things.  There is always debate of whether the service charge should be paid upfront in the first place and many…

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Posted on Jan 22, 2013
Royal Princess Preview Sailings Finally Announced

Princess Cruises have finally announced when the Royal Princess' preview sailings will go on sale. Passengers on the short sailings will be able to sample Royal Princess’ many ground-breaking features, including the dramatic over-water SeaWalk, Princess Live! television studio, and plush new poolside cabanas before the ship’s inaugural sailing on June…

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Posted on Jan 13, 2013
Top Cruise Trends for 2013

I recently came upon an interesting article outlining cruise trends of 2013, I thought I must add this information to my blog as it is an interesting read. It just goes to show that the cruise industry is constantly growing and evolving as we like to here at cruise.co.uk.  We…

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Posted on Jan 4, 2013
January Sails are here !

First of all I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all of my passengers and blog readers.  I have just returned to work from an extended break, now all refreshed and rejuvenated.2012 was such an eventful and interesting year,   certainly one to remember, at least the world…

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Posted on Nov 25, 2012
Getting qualified in cruise

At Cruise.co.uk we are always trying to better ourselves as specialist cruise consultants.  We spend a lot of time doing in house training with various cruise lines so that we can give the best possible advice and share all of our knowledge with our clients. All of the main cruise…

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Posted on Oct 22, 2012
NCL announce a 3rd new ship

Norwegian Cruise line (NCL) have already recently announced that 2 new ships are being built for them (the Breakaway and the Getaway).  Now it has been announced that they will be building a 3rd ship, codenamed the Breakaway Plus.With Breakaway less than a year away and Getaway running ahead of schedule, Norwegian Cruise…

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Posted on Oct 5, 2012
Drew U Legend

Earlier this week I received some really upsetting news.  Once of my work colleagues and a friend had passed away aged just 30 years old.Drew was unfortunately diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Sarcoma in October 2011.  I used to sit next to Drew in the office and we always used…

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Posted on Sep 24, 2012
My day on board the Pullmantur Empress

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to go down to Dover to visit the Pullmantur Empress for the day.  Not really knowing anything about Pullmantur I was interested to find out what they were like. Pullmantur are a Spanish cruise line, they are owned by Royal Caribbean and their…

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