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 Aug 13, 2018
P&O Iona important information announced

In May of 2020 P&O Cruises will be launching their newest and largest ship, the Iona. This new ship will be 183,900 tonnes and will carry 5200 guest so pretty mega. In comparison for example the Aurora is 76,152 tonnes with a guest capacity of 1878.   Even though she…

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018
First Virgin cruise ship floats out, more on order

Virgin's first cruise ship has recently floated out and in a similar theme to the Virgin colour scheme she has been named Scarlet Lady. There is still some time to wait till she starts to sail on consumer voyages with the first starting from Miami in 2020. Virgin has said…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2018
Just returned from a cruise… in the car

I have just returned from an amazing holiday.  This time I was the captain and we set off from home on a 2 week 3000 mile trip in my car to some lovely European destinations. Here was our itinerary:- Colmar - France Interlaken - Switzerland Lake Como - Italy Lake…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2018
P&O Announce the sale of the P&O Oriana

It doesn't seem that it was that long ago I blogged on the fact that P&O cruises had sold their small adult-only ship the Adonia and now I have learnt they are selling another one of thier adult-only ships. This time it is the Oriana that will be sold, a…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
Fred Olsen does it’s bit on Plastics

It seems like everyone is trying to reduce use of single use plastics these days, we have all seen it at the supermarkets with the almost complete disappearance of cheap carrier bags or at least having to pay for them. It is a good idea, I am all for saving…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2018
Do all-inclusive drinks mean a reduction in luxury?

I recently read a review posted on our website, read comments about it and found it quite an interesting subject. The review was on the Celebrity Refection and the fact that the reviewer thought that Celebrity Cruises were no longer "Modern Luxury". On of the main points of the review…

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Posted on May 21, 2018
Farewell Mr Pickles

Most people who know me will of likely heard of Mr Pickles my Siamese cat with a massive personality. Unfortunately I have sad news to report that unfortunately he passed away on Friday of last week suffering with Anaemia and kidney problems. He has been a great companion to me…

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Posted on May 8, 2018
Royal Caribbean’s Independence Finally returns back to Southampton

From overall feedback from my clients who sail with Royal Caribbean over the years I have to say that the Independence of the Seas has always received the most positive response overall, even against newer ships that have since been released. It was a real shame when she left her…

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018
Cruise lines start returning to Turkey after a break following security concerns

Many cruise lines stopped visiting Turkey itineraries after the military coup attempt in July of 2016 due to security concerns and Turkish calls on cruise itineraries are certainly a lot less common than they used to be. It seems that some cruise companies are now starting to re-introduce some Turkish…

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Posted on Apr 6, 2018
Azamara Pursuit refit the largest project of it’s kind for a UK shipyard for many years

Most people who follow cruising will have heard that P&O cruises sold their smallest adult only ship the Adonia to Azamara Club Cruises not so long ago. Azamara Club Cruises are a 5* Deluxe more-inclusive brand owned by the Royal Caribbean group.  The time has now come for the massive…

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