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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Royal Caribbean introduce a “Head Start Saving” Promotion

Cruisers who book a long way in advance can sometimes worry about missing out if a better deal comes along on their cruise further down the line, it seems that Royal Caribbean have come up with a way of counter acting this with the launch of the 2017 cruises.

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Royal Caribbean announce no price cuts within 30 days of cruising

Royal Caribbean’s chairman and CEO Richard Fain has announced that their three brands, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises will no longer have prices discounted within 30 days of sailing.

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Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean change to tips policy

Passengers of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises will no doubt be rejoicing at the change of tipping policy.

It has now been confirmed that passengers will not have to pre-pay their gratuities if they wish to take the flexible dining option.

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Surprised to read that a baby has just been born on the QM2

I just stumbled across an article from the New York Post reporting that a baby boy was recently born on-board. I was quite surprised to hear this had happened due to Cunard’s rules on pregnancy and some of the quotes written in the article.

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