Is Celebrity Cruises suitable for children? Yea or Nay? Get my verdict!

When thinking about cruising for families Celebrity Cruises does not spring to the fore front of my mind. Royal Caribbean are undoubtedly the leaders in the family market, due to the vast array of gimmicky amenities on board for example; water parks, ice skating, rock climbing walls, laser tag and trampoline parks but to name a few.

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Celebrity what makes them stand out from the rest?

I sailed with Celebrity Cruises on the Century around 12 years ago and my thoughts were great food, traditional ship, good service but it was a wee bit stuffy for my liking. My expectations were pretty much the same for this cruise, however, what I experience has totally change my mind and this is why…..

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Packing the kitchen sink

Next week I am going to be setting sail on the Celebrity Eclipse to say I am a little bit excited is probably an under statement it has been around about 10 years since my last cruise with Celebrity and I am looking forward to the new innovations on board but most of all the food and service.

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Monarch Airlines Collapses

Today I woke up to the sad news that the fifth largest airline in the UK has gone into administration. Monarch has been a household name since the 1960’s and it is tragic to see them them go.

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The top 3 burning questions on first timer cruisers lips!

During September I have seen a huge increase in bookings from first time cruisers. Below I have provided the answers to the top 3 questions they ask. If your a first timer cruiser it is worth having a read.

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Jade on the Tyne

I have sailed on the Jade many years back,  I have fond memories of my trip but in totally honesty I could not remember how she was layout or what I actually liked about her. The Jade has just undergone a 40 million pound refurbishment, as will the Star in April 2018, and to be honest they needed it. I honestly can say it was like I had never been on the Jade before she has been decorated to a very high standard. The Jade offers 16 dining options and 15 bars more than enough options for the 2100 guests on board.

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A guide to Oceania Cruise Line #lovetheOlife

As you may know from my last blog Oceania is a foodie’s heaven, but what else makes them stand out from the rest?

They are the not only the youngest cruise company at sea, they are the fastest growing. Their ships are beautiful, with great attention to detail from beautiful staircases to mesmerizing modern art. On board the Marina they have a 10 genuine Picasso’s, no expense was spared when she was designed.

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Caviar, Lobster and Chocolate Volcano my afternoon in foodie heaven

It was my first time on an Oceania ship and hopefully not my last.

I have sailed with Princess, Celebrity and NCL and the winner of food heaven goes to Oceania hands down. Whilst on our guided tour the Oceania representative Andrew explained to us that food is an integral part of the brand, they pride themselves on the finest cuisine at sea. Oceania spends the highest amount on food per passenger in the industry and you can tell!

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Be a part of history. It’s all in a name!!

P&O have launched a competition and some lucky winner will have their chance to be part of history by naming their new ship.

There are no rules or parameters, however, I can’t see them picking something which is extra ordinary. Surely it would have to be something similar to the rest of their ships? This time they want a name that will reflect their heritage but that will also highlight the new ship and its new experiences. This new ship hopes to bring newcomers to cruise and P&O.

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When people say they are too young to cruise, are the right ?

If you ask a room full of random people what their pre-conceptions are about cruising the responses you generally get are;

“It’s for old people”

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