About Me

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 33 years, ever since leaving school. My Dad was in the Navy so I guess I get my wanderlust from him. I was a Manager in a successful Travel Agency for 16 years before joining Cruise.co.uk. I am married and have a son who…

Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Cunard and P&O listen to their Customers!

So the Countdown begins. One day to Blast off! Cunard and P&O have listened to the feedback they have received from their loyal customers and from us the agents who sell their product on the coal face so to speak. They tell us they have used this information to take…

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Posted on Mar 17, 2014
Are standards on Cruise ships being compromised by cost cutting?

We are all a few quid lighter in our purses than we were just a few short years ago. In the United Kingdom according to the Telegraph the average annual spend on Food shopping is £5000 per household. They also predict this is due to rise to £5850 annually in…

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Posted on Mar 11, 2014
Kick Off Your Cruise….

Celebrity Cruises will broadcast one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Guests on board Celebrity ships sailing to Alaska, Bermuda and Europe can enjoy all 64 matches between more than 30 competing national teams. These events are taking place from…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2014
Weather Warning – Stormy Seas

Is our planets changing climate making cruising a more hazardous pursuit? Recently there have been a long line of problems being faced by cruise lines due to the weather. This year alone has had  its fair share of issues. 7th January 2014 Queen Mary is snowbound in New York 23rd…

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Posted on Mar 2, 2014
Pancake Fun!

With Pancake Day nearly upon us, I thought I would pass on a few hints and tips to making a good pancake. The posh people among you might want to call them crepes! But I am from Yorkshire and in Yorkshire we eat good old fashioned Pancakes! I have to…

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Posted on Feb 22, 2014
Norwegian Escape Accommodation Unveiled

We have had our first glimpse today of the Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape. The cruise line today unveiled the largest ship to date at approximately 163,000 gross tons and 4,200 passenger berths, scheduled for delivery in fall 2015.  They proudly unveiled the wide variety of staterooms on the new…

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Posted on Feb 16, 2014
Exotic Myanmar (Burma)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral, recently called at Yangon, the capital of Myanmar or Burma as you may know it better. The 1,350-guest ship stayed for two nights in this exotic city from the 14th February 2014. Captain Robert Bamberg, Master of Balmoral, said: “We would like to thank…

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Posted on Feb 16, 2014
Is Family Cruising a Rip-off?

Family friendly Many cruise lines portray themselves as family friendly but this is not just about the facilities on board for the kids, like clubs, skating, climbing, pools and slides etc. It is about the whole family experience. This starts with getting the right accommodation at the right price. Are…

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Posted on Feb 12, 2014
Strictly Come Dancing Hits the High Seas.

P&O Cruises popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises have just got bigger and better.  New for 2014, the Strictly cruises will be packed with more stars and more sparkle than ever before. Each of this year’s four dedicated cruises will have two pairs of the programme’s professional dancers, legendary acerbic…

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Posted on Feb 5, 2014
Child Dies on Cruise ship

A four-year old child has drowned whilst in the pool on board the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Breakaway. The tragic accident occurred on Monday morning while the ship was en route to Florida. The child was one of two found unresponsive in the adult pool. Sadly the child was…

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