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  We always like to start trends and take on new ideas and technologies and be ahead of the rest of the pack.

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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.

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Getting qualified in cruise

At 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 lines also have extensive online training courses. My colleagues and myself have decided that we will complete as many of these courses as possible as we strive to be the best cruise consultants in the industry.

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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.

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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 to have a laugh and a good bit of friendly banter.  I remember Drew telling me that he was getting some pains in his back and that he was going to go to the doctors.  I then had a week’s holiday from work and when I returned Drew wasn’t sat in his chair, it was then that I was told that Drew had been diagnosed with cancer.

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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.

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Cunard forced to cancel the 3rd October 2012 sailing on the Queen Victoria due to engine troubles

It has been recently been announced that Cunard line have had to cancel a 16 night sailing that was due to depart from Southampton on the 3rd October 2012. 

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The MV Discovery set to replace Cruise and Maritimes Ocean Countess

The owners of the 650 passenger mv Discovery have entered into a joint venture with Cruise & Maritime Voyages which the group has promised will offer passengers sharply reduced fares.

The All Leisure Group which also owns the 352 passenger Minerva and the 49 passenger Hebridean Princess wants to target the budget end of the cruise market by linking up with Cruise and Maritime jointly selling the Discovery.

Discovery will enter dry dock later this year and will undergo an extensive refurbishment before entering service under the Cruise and Maritime brand in 2013.

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Would you sail on the “new” Titanic ?

An Australian billionaire has announced plans to build an exact replica of the doomed liner.

The 21st-century version of the famous ship will be historically accurate and will make its maiden voyage from England to New York in 2016.

Clive Palmer has commissioned Chinese company CSC Jinlin Shipyard to build Titanic II – a life-sized replica of the White Star Line’s ship.

A historical research team will help to draw up the plans for the vessel, which will have the same dimensions as its predecessor, and will feature nine decks and 840 rooms.

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Please vote for us at the World Travel Awards

Once again a we have been nominated to win the award for Europes leading cruise travel agent, World’s leading cruise travel agent and World’s leading cruise online community at the World Travel awards.

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