Posted on May 15, 2017
Celebrity Cruises! Why not? Anyone who knows me will know how much I love Celebrity. They are known for Modern Luxury and do what they do so well, Celebrity are very elegant and sophistication that is found onboard any of the ships in the Celebrity Fleet.
Posted on May 1, 2017
Viking River Cruises is one of the biggest operators on the Rivers of Europe and beyond but now they are taking to the oceans with Viking Ocean Cruises, operating from just 2015 they are one of the newest ocean going fleets on the water however they have been extremely popular and sold incredible well.
Posted on Apr 17, 2017
Thomson Cruises have recently revealed the name and details of the next new ship to hit the Thomson Fleet, Thomson have grown significantly not only in size but in quality over the past couple of years, with the Tui Discovery in 2016, the Tui Discovery 2 in 2017 and now we know that the next ship is the Tui Explorer debuting for Thomson in 2018, and then the Tui Explorer 2 in 2019. These ships are to a much higher standard than the current ships in the Thomson fleet, and with that Thomson have said that the Thomson Majesty and the Thomson Spirit will both leave the fleet, I am surprised though as the Majesty was built in 1992, and the Celebration and the Dream which are older ships that will remain under the Thomson name, but as I always say, if you look after a ship it can operate for years – look at the Astoria in the Cruise and Maritime fleet – 1946 she entered service!
Posted on Apr 3, 2017
NCL Escape in Southampton in 2015
Today marks a moment in the history books for Norwegian Cruises Lines or more so known as NCL.
From the 6th April, onwards any cruise that you book with NCL will be Fully Inclusive, so you will as standard have the Drinks Package included which includes the Service Charge but not only this the Tips will be included as standard. This does appear to mean that they cannot be removed but they are built in to the fare, so it’s a bit different than before when they are added on to the cruise fare.
Posted on Mar 28, 2017
This has to be one of the most controversial subjects when it comes to cruising! Tip, Gratuities, Service Charges whatever you want to call them? Do you pre-pay them or tip the members of staff personally when you get on board?
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
1So the wait is finally over and Celebrity Edge goes on sale later today, although after phoning Celebrity this morning and having a chat with a rather excited consultant – I made the remark – I hope she comes to Southampton and her response was ‘well you never know!’
Posted on Mar 1, 2017
I cannot believe today marks the 1st March. Time just seems to fly! January and Febuary generally tend to be the busiest months in the travel year, just after Christmas you find some of the best deals available.
Posted on Feb 14, 2017
NCL Cruises have made some breath-taking new ships over the past few years and I think it has to be said they have really upped their game with the Breakaway and Breakaway Plus Classes. Norwegian Jade will always remain a firm favourite with the UK and European Market and the move to put her back in Southampton has proven to be a good decision, and not only does it mean that fans of this much-loved ship only need to get to Southampton, it also gives those that don’t want to fly the opportunity to sample a NCL Ship on a longer voyage. It has been recently announced that NCL will also keep NCL Jade in Southampton for her 2018 season as well.
Posted on Jan 31, 2017
It has recently been announced that Carnival will release a third Vista Class ship, the vessel was due to be built and launched under the P&O Australia label but in recent days that has been washed out, and Carnival have said that they will have it.
Posted on Jan 17, 2017
Viking have really hit the Cruising Scene hard, they are immensely popular on the Rivers of the World with countless ships cruising the Waterways of Europe, Asia, Russia and the Far East. River Cruising is a very boutique and luxury experience with small ships and an all included feel.