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 Mar 27, 2013
Oasis of the Seas to visit Southampton in October 2014

I have just learned that the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas is set to call into Southampton in October 2014.Oasis of the Seas, will offer cruises in Europe for the first time in autumn 2014, including making its first ever port of…

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Posted on Mar 13, 2013
MV Discovery now cleared to sail after inaugral problems

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has confirmed that mv Discovery will sail its second voyage. In a statement following the cancellation of the ship's first cruise, the line said: "We are pleased to advise that the authorities have today successfully completed their inspections onboard Discovery and given clearance for her to…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2013
First information on the 2014 cruise launches

A lot of people like to book their cruise holidays in advance for one reason or another and we find that when cruise line's launch their cruises for sale for the following year it is a busy time for us at cruise.co.uk. I know a lot of people like to have an…

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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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