About Me

Hello fellow cruise enthusiast! My name is Declan, I live in the Maiden city of Derry which is located in the North West region of Northern Ireland, here we are very close to the Irish border with the beautiful Inishowen peninsula on our door step.  I am married and have two kids, a…

Posted on Oct 26, 2019
Another WONDERFUL new ship for Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean recently revealed plans for its fifth Oasis-class ship, Wonder of the Seas.  Production of the ship is now underway at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, Saint-Nazaire, in France. The laying of the keel ceremony took place on the 10th Oct 2019, which marks a significant milestone in the…

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Posted on Oct 3, 2019
Stranded Ashore !

This week I received an unexpected email from a customer who was on board the P&O Azura.  My customer contacted me to let me know that she had a fantastic trip on the Azura but due to the 'issue onboard', she was expecting a full days refund from P&O.  On…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2019
Choosing the Right Cruise for Alaska

It’s fair to say that an Alaskan cruise would be up there in terms of a ‘bucket List’ cruise destination. It’s not your everyday purchase so it is important that you spend your money wisely and get the best value for money for your hard earn cash. So which cruise…

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Posted on Aug 28, 2019
Where did the Summer Go ?

It feels like only yesterday that the kids broke up for school!   That felt like the quickest summer ever, but I won't complain as its good to get the kids back to school and order restored at home.  Every year is the same you count down the days until the…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2019
Not all Clowns are Funny

I have just returned from my annual family holiday and I have been catching up on the shenanigans on board the Britannia.  From reports in the media, it appears, on Friday the 26th July while Britannia was sailing to Southampton from Bergen, a fight broke out over a passenger wearing…

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Posted on Jul 12, 2019
SAGA’s New Spirit of Discovery

Lucky for me I had the pleasure of experiencing the new Saga Ship, Spirit of Discovery recently.  I was invited on board for 2 nights beginning the 2nd July 2019 and disembarking again on the 4th July 2019.  The ship was then due to be christened on the 5th July…

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Posted on Jun 28, 2019

Tipping onboard is always a contentious issue with guests.  There are very polarising views on the topic.  Quite often we check in with clients when they return from their cruise.  We like to get some insight into how things went and it gives us some firsthand feedback on real guest…

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Posted on Jun 10, 2019

At this time of year if you haven’t already booked your holiday for the coming months then it’s going to be a bit of a challenge.  However, do not fear cruise.co.uk are here.  As we pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service we want to ensure that we find the…

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Posted on May 26, 2019
Mini Break to Majorca

The last few days for me have been blue skies and sandy beaches.  I have just returned from a 3-night break in Cala Vinas, Majorca.   I had the pleasure of Staying at the Sentido Cala Vinas Hotel which is one of the Thomas Cook Adult only properties.  The hotel was…

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Posted on May 11, 2019
What a week – Independence of the Seas is moving in 2020 !

This week has been pretty hectic in the office as we have had the news that Royal Caribbean has pulled Independence of the Seas out of Southampton for 2020.  These itineraries have been on sale since late last year and as far as we were concerned they seemed to be…

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