Posted on Jul 7, 2016
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.
Posted on Jun 15, 2016
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.
Posted on Jun 9, 2016
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.
Posted on May 25, 2016
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.
Posted on May 11, 2016
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.
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
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.
Posted on Apr 12, 2016
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.
Posted on Mar 21, 2016
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.
Posted on Mar 7, 2016
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.
Posted on Feb 17, 2016
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.