About Me

I started at Cruise.co.uk back in April 2009.  I was new to the travel industry as my previous work was within the mortgage industry, due to the credit crunch (and being made redundant) this wasn't a great industry to be in so I looked for something new which is when…

Posted on Oct 28, 2019
P&O Announces new Food Hero sailings for 2020

P&O Cruises have recently announced their "Food Heroes" sailings for 2020.  These will include food and drink themed cruises on the new P&O ship Iona which launches in May 2020. Top food heros who will be participating include Marco Pierre White, Eric Lanlard and wine expert Olly Smith on a…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2019
Hamburg Port Anniversary a nice surprise whilst sailing on MSC Preziosa

I recently sailed from Southampton on the MSC Preziosa (I had a great time, more details on my previous blog). One of the highlights of this cruise was something which I didn't even realise was taking place during our cruise and something which the captain had made some time changes…

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Posted on Sep 20, 2019
Just back from MSC Preziosa

I have just returned from a sailing on the MSC Preziosa for 7 nights on a Southampton round-trip to Rotterdam, Bruges, Hamburg and Le Harve.  We sailed together in a group of four, my fiance Sarah, my dad, his partner Sue and myself. My dad and Sue stayed in a…

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Posted on Sep 2, 2019
NCL Ban stateroom door decorations in the latest of safety rules

Cruise line policies change over time and I have seen various ones come in over the years. Obviously ones have come in over smoking and the fire hazzards that can cause. Also rules about people bringing their own irons and hair straighteners are around and are completely understandable with regards…

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Posted on Aug 8, 2019
P&O cancel their Winter Dubai sailings due to Gulf tensions

After the recent disruption to many Cuba based cruises I was hoping for nothing too similar to occur for a good while, unfortunately those hopes seem to have been short lived. It was announced yesterday by P&O Cruises that they would be withdrawing their upcoming Dubai based Winter sailings due…

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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
Allue of the Seas to get “Amplify” Refurbishments

Allure of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's maga Oasis Class ships, one of the largest in the world. She still seems like a new ship to me but just read she actually sailed her maiden voyage back in 2010, I can't believe that time has passed already. News…

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Posted on Jul 3, 2019
Jane McDonald to feature on 2020 Festival at Sea

Jane McDonald has been getting more and more popular in the cruise industry due to her very popular tv series "Cruising with Jane McDonald". She isn't stopping any time soon and how now announced that she will be hosting a "Sail Away with Jane MacDonald" charter event in partnership with…

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Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Cruise & Maritime announce another new ship

Cruise & Maritime are a traditional cruise line aimed at the British market.  They have been growing steadily over the last few years and have some good value cruise products to offer. I generally get good overall feedback from returning guests from Cruise & Maritime but as with any cruise…

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Posted on May 28, 2019
Oasis of the Seas set for a massive refit November 2019

Oasis of the Seas was the first of Royal Caribbean's Oasis class ships. When she first came out she was quite a bit larger than the other cruise ships out there and was the world's largest. Now of course there are other large ships around which also include more Royal…

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Posted on May 2, 2019
New Speciality dining option coming to UK based MSC ship

I have sailed with MSC a few times and will be sailing with them again in the not too distant future. I did notice that even though MSC's ships are generally quite large, strangely they didn't really have anything to offer in the way of speciality dining options.  Alternative cruise…

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