NCL have a Shake Up!

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.

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Carnival to Nab Vista 3 off P&O Australia but at a cost!

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.

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Viking Ocean Cruises – Would you?

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.

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Adonia to Return to Southampton!

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It has been recently announced that the Adonia which left the P&O fleet in 2015 will return to P&O in 2017. The R Class vessel originally built in 2001 for Renaissance Cruises is only 30,200 gross tons so one of the smaller vessels available, with 7 sisters, majority of which sail for the Luxury brands such as Oceania and Azamara Club Cruises, and Princess Cruises is more what I would call a discovery vessel, her size gives her so much more advantage getting in to those small ports of call, after all Azamara are all about the Destinations.

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Merry Christmas and here is to a Very Happy 2017.

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I can’t quite believe that I am sat here and we are only a couple of days away from the big day, so I wanted to take a moment to wish all my past, current and future guests a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy 2017. Since starting here at Cruise.co.uk back just under 4 years ago, I have made some very good friends, as those who I have had the pleasure of speaking to you all know I talk to much but for those endless chats its been great, and I look forward to getting to know more of you in 2017. Even if it’s just for a chat, just pick up the phone!

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Celebrity Edge is finally on its way!

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Some Exciting news for the Cruise industry last month came from Celebrity Cruises, they have been rather quite in the past year with the last new addition to the Celebrity Fleet being the Celebrity Reflection in 2012.

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MSC Return to Southampton and the first ever World Cruise!

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MSC Cruises has undergone some major changes in their head office and we are starting to see some huge changes.

Yesterday MSC announced they would base the 2,518 Passenger ship MSC Magnifica in Southampton for the entire Summer season from April to November, this Is the first time in 3 years that MSC have homeported one of their ships in Southampton.

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P&O reveal more details on the new P&O Ship!

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I must admit there is not many new ships that I really look forward to seeing, but the new P&O Ship really has me interested, I am not in to rock climbing walls or bumper cars at sea, what I love to do is sit back and take in the view, after all, you have to have an understanding with the sea to really appricate Cruising I think.

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Icon Class here we come!

It has been announced that Royal Caribbean have placed an order for 2 new ships to join the 25 existing ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. They will join the fleet in 2022 and 2024 but before that we have 2 more Oasis Class ships and 2 more Quantum Class ships to come out so some exciting years to come for Royal Caribbean!

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The Baked Alaska Parade!

I was talking yesterday with one of my guests who has recently returned from the Emerald Princess, being his first cruise he had a lovely time.

However, he said to me, there was this strange event in the main dining room. The Baked Alaska Parade! Not something I have heard or come across before. However, the bazar fact was that the waiters would parade in to the main dining room on the last evening holding Baked Alaska’s, I have no clue to why and if anyone knows, please do get in touch!

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