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Hi there, Having recently reached the landmark age of 40 (which of course we all know is the new 30), and having just packed my son off to school for the first time this week, I was thinking to myself at which point did I become so sensible, responsible and…

Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Get Inked With Virgin Voyages.

Get Inked With Virgin Voyages.....sounds like a bizarre strapline for a cruise operator, but from 2020 the option will be there if you want it. While many current cruise operators are introducing incredible 'firsts at sea', such as cantilevered restaurants and jaw-dropping water slides, Virgin Voyages will be offering an…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2018
Cruise Ship Firsts.

These days the cruise holiday industry is littered with ‘Mega Ships’ offering incredible innovations at sea such as glow-in-the-dark decking, cantilevered restaurants and 10 deck high waterslides with 100ft drops, it wasn't always this way! I thought it would be fun to check out some of the previous ‘cruise ship…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2018
P&O Captain In The Dock Over Pollution Allegations.

The issue of cruise tourism and pollution is an emotive subject and one that is currently under much scrutiny in France. The American captain of a P&O cruise ship is on trial in Marseille accused of using fuel with sulphur levels above permitted European limits. The Azura, capable of carrying more…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018
P&O CRUISES ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE TRIAL – ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!

Back in July P&O Cruises decided to trial an All Inclusive Drinks Package, for a short while only to see how this would be received and also to see if their product has the capacity and indeed the requirement for such a move. So, a trial was run on Azura only from the 21st July 2018…

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Posted on Sep 11, 2018
The Brand New P&O Cruises Iona On Sale Now.

The brand new Iona is finally here, brand new itineraries sailing Norway and the Norwegian Fjords throughout Summer 2020. So what's all the fuss about? Here are some interesting facts about P&O's newest and largest ship. She was named after a small Scottish Island in the Inner Hebrides which interestingly…

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Posted on Aug 28, 2018
IS AIRLINE LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE PROHIBITIVE FOR FLY CRUISERS?

I’ve been inspired to write this week following a recent conversation with regular Cunard cruiser. We were discussing a potential fly cruise holiday for himself and his wife for next year, and while being happy with both the price and the itinerary of the potential cruise holiday he had chosen,…

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Posted on Aug 14, 2018
THE TOP 5 SAFEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO VISIT (4 OF WHICH YOU CAN VISIT ON A CRUISE).

With the world the way it is these days, and cruise lines sadly boycotting certain destinations/areas in the interest of public safety, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the safest places in the world. These have been ranked by their Global Peace Index (GPI)…

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Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Polar Bear Shot Dead After Attacking Cruise Ship Worker.

In a tragically unfortunate incident, it has been reported a Polar Bear has been shot dead by a cruise ship employee who was leading tourists off a ship last Saturday on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The incident occurred during a 10-day cruise on the MS Bremen,…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2018
P&O Cruises To Trial All Inclusive Drinks Package.

For years 'All Inclusive' cruising was the limited to high-end brands such as Seabourn and Regent, offering an immersive product where just about everything, including your drinks were included in your cruise fare. More mainstream operators followed suit, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and MSC Cruises started offering All Inclusive Drinks Packages,…

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Posted on Jul 3, 2018
Costa Cruises Introduces Diet And Healthy Eating Project For Kids.

So often when eating out parents notice the options available for the little ones, the dreaded ‘Children’s Menu’. Usually consisting of burgers/nuggets/pizza etc. all with chips. Well, Costa Cruises for one have taken it upon themselves to improve their dining options with a new eating program for children. The purpose…

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