Silversea announce a $170m Fleet refurbishment program

Silvesea Cruises are a Six star ultra luxury inclusive cruise line competing in the same market with cruise lines such as Regent, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.

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Celebrity move the Equinox from Med to Caribbean for 2017

The Celebrity Equinox had itineraries in place for the summer of 2017 sailing around the Mediterranean but it seems that Celebrity Cruises have had a change of heart. They have now cancelled all of these sailings and have announced that the Equinox will instead be sailing round the Caribbean all-year round basing her sailings out of Miami.

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Cruising like a Norwegian on the Jade

The Ship

The Norwegian Jade is a medium sized ship holding around 2200 guests. She was originally launched in 2006 as the Pride of Hawaii but was pulled from there in 2008, renamed to the Jade and brought over to Europe. This is very evident when you are walking around the ship as a large proportion of the decor is Hawaiian themed. Although there is the odd area where I feel that the decor is a little dated I did actually quite like the Hawaiian theme and the some of the colours that Norwegian cruise line use, it just makes you feel in the holiday mood. Everything was
extremely well kept and clean and I didn’t notice any wear of furnishings anywhere on the ship at all.

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An Azamazing time on the Azamara Quest

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience the Azamara Quest for a couple of nights. I boarded in Southampton on Saturday afternoon and dis-embarked in Amsterdam on Monday lunchtime.

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I’m going on Azamara Quest this weekend !

This Saturday I will be heading down to Southampton to spend a couple of nights on-board the Azamara Quest.

I am really excited about this as I have not been on an Azamara ship before and will be good to experience it for myself as I book them quite a lot and get very good feedback from my clients on them.

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Regent Seven Seas name H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco as Godmother of Explorer

Regent Seven Seas, the six star ultra luxury cruise line have just announced that H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco will be the god mother of their 4th ship, the new Seven Seas Explorer.

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Carnival Cruise lines are the next to announce a rise in gratuities charges

Carnival Cruise lines have just announced that they will be increasing their on-board gratuities charge from $12 to $12.95 a person for passengers staying in a standard stateroom.

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Oceania Cruises listen to feedback and announce fleetwide entertainment upgrade

I am a big fan of Oceania Cruises, the 5 star plus American style luxury cruise company. I think that they offer great value for money and sit nicely in-between regular cruise company’s and the 6 star ultra-luxury brands.

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P&O Oceana fails a recent hygiene inspection

Twice a year there are inspections of ships by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On the 1st March this year the P&O was inspected and unfortunately failed the checks as it scored 82 out of 100.

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It’s time for the P&O 2017 Launch !

It’s that time of year again, P&O cruise launches are always the most frantic and memorable that I can remember.

The embargo on information was lifted at 8am this morning and people are pre-registering already to get the best launch deals and cabins.

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