More disruption for P&O

P&O have just announced that they have had to withdraw the Oceana from their Dubai & Arabian Gulf Itineraries from October onwards this year. This will come as a massive blow to the schedule and also many passengers will be disappointed but hopefully they will understand. Due to recent unrest in the area with attacks […]

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Gratuities scrapped again………….

Another Cruise Line has joined the no gratuities bandwagon recently scrapping their on-board service charge from 25th June 2019. Thumbs up from me MSC, this definitely makes things easier from a Travel Agent perspective. I think with P&O also scrapping gratuities from May this year and now MSC following it will only be a matter […]

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Top Isle of Wight Festival

As always I like to report back on one of the top highlights of my year, the Isle of Wight festival. This year did not disappoint, weather was fantastic, Clara the camper van got us there in one piece, and we parked up directly opposite the entrance to the main stage, thanks to my top […]

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Isle Of Weight here we come………..

The time of year has come again to head off for my favourite festival of the year the ‘Isle of Weight Festival’. I’ve done this festival since 2012, it just gets better every year. We’re heading down tomorrow morning, myself and three friends in our trusty camper van ‘Clara’. She was given that name after […]

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Meeting great clients……………..

It’s safe to say as Cruise consultants we have a fantastic job, not only do we get to sell a great product, we also get to chat with really lovely passengers. I’ve been very lucky over the last 10 years to build up a fantastic database of regular clients who I now really treat as […]

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Royal Caribbean disappoint………..

After the big turn around for Royal Caribbean this week it does make me wonder whether passengers will lose faith in their favourite Cruise Line. Earlier this week Royal Caribbean made the shock announcement that they would be pulling the ‘Independence of the seas’ out of Southampton in Summer 2020. Seeing as these sailings have […]

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Cruising the River Severn

Last year a friend of mine bought a Narrowboat from Milton Keynes to live on, he asked me if I would help him navigate it back to Bromsgrove. The journey was an unforgettable experience as I hadn’t sailed a Narrowboat for a few years and thought it would be just like riding a bike, get […]

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Don’t miss out on the Irish Jig…………

Having taken a short mini cruise over to Ireland in December for our works Christmas conference I was sad to see that Dublin has taken the decision to reduce the amount of ship calling into Dublin from 2021 due to major construction taking place. Don’t get me wrong crossing the Irish sea in December was […]

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Viking nipped it in the bud…………

Viking hit the press this week in a big way when the ‘Viking Sky’ lost power and ran into an emergency situation losing engine power and drifting off the coast of Norway. 915 passengers and 458 crew were onboard when she suffered engine failure between Tromso and Stavanger last weekend, roughly half the passengers were airlifted to […]

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Can’t wait for this…Drag River cruising

I love it when the Cruise industry really takes risks and tries something that Cruise clients would just not expect. This is a great example. Every Cruiseline is always trying to outdo the other with competitive drinks packages, breathtaking entertainment, individual service, however, it takes something really special to make a Cruise stand out. U River […]

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