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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 Apr 7, 2019
Cruise Ship Passengers Hid Cocaine Worth Millions In Crisp Packets.

An alleged drug smuggling operation onboard a cruise ship was dismantled recently after police found a stash of cocaine hidden in bowls and crisp packets. The National Crime Agency (NCA), which has been described as the U.K.'s equivalent to the FBI, announced the arrests today. Law enforcement officials said six men…

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Posted on Mar 20, 2019
Hooking Up On The High Seas – Adults Only Cruise With A Twist.

On cruises let's face it, it happens. Consenting adults, drinks packages and sunshine can sometimes lead to, how can I put this.....'shenanigans'. There is one cruise company who have launched a sailing which actively promotes said 'shenanigans'. Ever felt the need on a cruise to 'experiment and enhance your sexual freedom…

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Posted on Mar 6, 2019
Princess Cruises Guest Speakers on Sapphire Princess From Southampton Spring/Summer 2019.

Princess Cruises have announced a number of celebrity guest speakers on their Spring/Summer Sapphire Princess itineraries sailing from Southampton in 2019. I'm not talking vacuous pop culture celebrities either, I'm sure these guests have a few stories to tell! Take a look at the full list below. Actress Linda Gray (Sue Ellen in…

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Posted on Feb 20, 2019
P&O Cruises To Offer Drinks Packages.

Following on from my recent post regarding Cunard Line now offering drinks packages on board, P&O Cruises have decided to follow suit. The last of the major players to do so and following a trial on board selected sailings last year P&O have given their guests the choice of booking…

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Posted on Feb 1, 2019
Cunard Offer New ‘World Of Drinks’ Packages.

With the majority of cruise lines now offering differing 'Inclusive Drinks' packages, it appears, of the major players,  only P&O Cruises and Cunard Line are yet to fall into line with the rest. Well, you can now tick one more of that list as Cunard Line has recently announced it…

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Posted on Jan 18, 2019
Cruise Line Dress Codes – A Few Simple Guidelines.

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when trying to arrange the right cruise for my clients is regarding dress codes. Some are still under the impression that all cruise lines are overly formal and likewise some believe certain cruise lines have let standards slip when it comes…

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Posted on Jan 4, 2019
Travel Insurance For Cruising – A Few Pointers.

We all know how important it is to have adequate travel insurance in place, not only for when we go on holiday, but also from the time of booking as this can cover monies paid in the unfortunate event of cancellation. I did wonder how many people book standard travel…

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Posted on Dec 22, 2018
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Thank You.

Well, it's that time of year again, honestly, I don't know where the time goes these days, surely a sign of me getting old! I'm taking a much needed short break for Christmas to spend some quality time with my family. My son turned 10 last week and my daughter…

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Posted on Dec 7, 2018
Cruise Ship Captain Fined £88,500 For Using Dirty Fuel.

Following on from my blog of October 9th regarding the case of the cruise ship captain being charged with pollution offences by a Marseille court, it has been reported that the captain (and his employers) have been found guilty. The captain, accused of burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels has been…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2018
Feel Like Trying Something A Little Different? – Star Clippers.

I felt compelled to write this week following a very interesting conversation with a very good, regular client of mine. For the purposes of this blog, I'll refer to him as Scott (not his real name!). Now Scott is a regular booker with me and cruise.co.uk and has in fact…

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