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.

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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 and the Eurochocolate Festival. (I didnt know this existed?)  Seems its the world’s largest international event which takes place annually in Perugia Italy.  Well, fancy!

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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 555 Thomas Cook shops!  My brother had paid out over £5K for a holiday to Mexico, only to receive the news that it was not going ahead. He has since booked with TUI and, like thousands of other affected passengers, is now waiting for his refund.

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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 October is around the corner!

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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!

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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.

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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.                                                                                                            Various world factors continually affect the value of the pound, but noticeably, according to some big-wigs in the City,  since Boris Johnson was appointed our new Prime Minister.   With talk of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit on the table once again, the City is all a quiver sending the pound crashing against the Euro and Dollar.

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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!)

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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).

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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.

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