About Me

I started working at Cruise.co.uk  in January 2014 and thought you might like to know a little bit about me..... I was born in London but as a child spent a great deal of time playing in the Hopfields of Kent while my parents worked on the farm.  In fact…

Posted on Nov 7, 2019
Marella Discovery Goes Stateside in 2021!

Hello Cruise Lovers! Yes exciting news! Marella Discovery - a ship I liked so much, I cruised on her twice! Will be offering 7 & 12 night cruises from the USA  from April 2021. As you may know if you are a regular reader of my blog, I first sailed…

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Posted on Oct 26, 2019
Fancy a ‘Twirl’ on a Chocolate Themed Cruise?

Hello Fellow Cruise Lovers! Had enough of Brexit? The Weather? Not a Rugby Fan?  Like Chocolate?? Costa Cruises seems to think this is an untapped market, and have introduced a new eight day Mediterranean cruise dedicated entirely to chocolate!  Called (imaginatively) The Eurochocolate Cruise, dreamed up between the cruise line…

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Posted on Oct 12, 2019
Hays Travel To Buy Thomas Cook Stores!

Hello Fellow Cruise Lovers! What fantastic news!  After the terrible announcement  that Thomas Cook had ceased trading last month, with the loss of thousands of jobs. Not to mention the disruption, disappointment and shock of its passengers, both abroad and due to travel.  Hays Travel are to buy up all…

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Posted on Sep 27, 2019
Jane’s Off On Her Travels Again!

Hello Fellow Cruise Lovers! Great News! Jane McDonald is kicking off the 7th  series of the ever popular 'Cruising With Jane McDonald'. There's no news of when the series starts, but we do know it will be toward the end of this year.  Which must be some time soon as…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2019
Where In The World Will You Be in 2020?

I'm talking Destinations. New Horizons!  New Adventures to be had!  Hopefully you would have received your Destinations of the World latest brochure, full of fantastic new itineraries, ports of call, with the promise of a new adventure and immersion opportunity to far flung places! I've been thumbing through the pages…

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Posted on Aug 29, 2019
What Impact will Venice Ban have on the Industry?

After a ten-year dispute, Venice has finally succeeded in banning big cruise ships from entering its grand canal. The Italian government announced that it will begin rerouting cruise ships away from the historic city from September 2019. Residents have been complaining for years that cruise ships are damaging Venice’s historic…

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Posted on Aug 15, 2019
While The Pound Takes a Bruising – Choose To Go Cruising!

Hello Fellow Cruise Lovers! This Summer  we have seen the pound drop to an all time low in recent years.                                                             …

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Posted on Aug 1, 2019
Brawl Britannia! The Truth Behind The Headlines

  Hello Fellow Cruise Lovers! Well..... What a Carry On!  One half expected to see Babs, Charles, Sid & Kenneth make an appearance with a few custard pies thrown in! (Those of you of a certain age will know exactly to whom I refer!) I'm talking about the hoo-haa which…

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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
Another Mega-Ship On The Way from Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean have announced that a 3rd Icon Class ship is to be built by Meyer Turku  shipbuilders. This  environmentally friendly mega-ship is set for delivery in 2025 and will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Royal already plan to have  2 'Icon Class' ships  due to enter service…

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Posted on Jun 24, 2019
Fred Wants you to ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’!

..And what a fantastically good idea! As we are now very much more aware of the impact on single use plastic products on the global  environment, and specifically in our seas and oceans, Fred Olsen have introduced a new initiative to complement their existing Green Policy. Called 'Refill' and brought…

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