About Me

I have been in the travel industry for over 18 years and became a cruise specialist 8 years ago. I have a wide range of knowledge of all the cruise lines from River cruising with APT to 6* cruising with Silversea. I have sailed on-board with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise…

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
Royal Caribbean to open Royal Beach Club in Antigua

Royal Caribbean has now signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, to open it's first Royal Beach Club. Set to launch in 2021 near Fort James, the half-mile beach-club  will include private cabanas and a swimming pool with a swim up bar. Following on from the revitalised Perfect…

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Posted on Oct 17, 2019
NEW South Pacific Private Island for Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International has announced the latest private island destination. Vanuatu in the South Pacific! Royal Caribbean earlier this week announced a new private island and it is expected to be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world. Named Perfect Day at Lelepa. Having visited Perfect Day in CocoCay,…

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Posted on Oct 1, 2019
No More Plastic Bottles for Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Line are set to eliminate all use of plastic bottles across its entire fleet, in the new year. In a bid to become more sustainable NCL have teamed up with 'JUST Goods' founded by Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith. Jaden a well know US rapper, songwriter, actor…

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Posted on Sep 17, 2019
Cruise Ships Return to the Bahamas

After the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, three cruise lines have now announced they are set to return. Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Holland America all return to this popular destination. Princess Cruises returns on 9th October and has 19 sailings scheduled until the end of the…

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Posted on Aug 30, 2019
$250m Transformation Set For Nassau Port

Nassau’s cruise port in the Bahamas is set for a $250m transformation to expanding the capacity. The transformation will also include a new terminal building, an event and entertainment area, improved shops and new food and drink facilities. Construction is expected to start in the autumn this year and is due to…

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Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Jane McDonald’s Cruises to Land Holidays

After the ever popular and BAFTA winning show 'Cruising With Jane McDonald', we are now set to have 'Holidaying With Jane McDonald '. Above image of Iguassu Falls - possible destination for Jane? Jane McDonald is set to go on adventures and trail once in a lifetime destinations with new…

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Posted on Jul 30, 2019
Jet2 Top the Charts of Customer Satisfaction!

Jet2holidays and sister airline Jet2 have come out top for customer service in detailed new research. They have come top in the tourism and transport categories in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index. Jet2holidays achieved a satisfaction score of 83.3 against the tourism sector’s overall ranking of 80.2, while Jet2 (airline)…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas to Home-port in Euorpe!!

One of the best ships I have ever been on Allure of the Seas will be calling Barcelona home from 2020. Two Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships will be given major refits in early 2020, in what is called Royal Amplification modernisation programme, Royal Caribbean total spending will be  approximately $1…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2019
MSC Service Charges Now Included!

The long debate I have with customers travelling with MSC are the gratuities, are the included? Are they compulsory to pay on-board?  What do they charge? Are drinks packages include the service charge? Clearly MSC have also had this debate with disgruntled customers, mainly from the UK. time and time…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2019
Cuba Cruise Ban Has Big Affect!

This month saw the US Government ban cruise lines from operating sailings to Cuba. Former US president Barack Obama initiated the move, with Trump administration officials making the announcement. Announcing the changes, US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said: “Cuba continues to play a destabilising role in the western hemisphere, providing a…

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