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 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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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
TUI to join the River Cruise Market

Tui have had an Ocean Cruise line for a good while now. They have had some recent name changes from Thomson to Tui and now Marella but essentially they are the same brand and offer a good value for money cruise product tailored to the British passenger. River Cruising has…

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Posted on Mar 28, 2019
Scary footage and new stories won’t put me off cruising

I am sure most of us have seen and heard through the news stories about the Viking ship that recently lost engine power dangerously close to the Norwegian coast line and many passengers being airlifted to safety. There have also been plenty of videos in the news made by passengers…

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Posted on Mar 5, 2019
Princess Cruises reveals star-studded speaker line-up for 2019 UK cruises

Princess Cruises has unveiled the celebrity speaker line-up for its UK-based ship, Sapphire Princess, as it sails from Southampton during spring and summer 2019. The line-up includes household names from across the world of entertainment, politics and sport, and marks the third year Princess has hosted a speaker programme on…

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