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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 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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Posted on Jun 19, 2018

I have written about the subject of wheelchair accessible cabins (or lack of them) before, but more recently the subject has reared it’s ugly head again. Just as an example, the Cunard Line Queen Mary 2 has 1310 cabins on board, approximately 30 of which are wheelchair accessible, that’s just…

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Posted on Jun 5, 2018
Did You Know….You Can Take Your Pet Dog On A Cunard Cruise?

Over the years I’ve organised many trips for many different clients to a host of places all over the world but only once have I ever been asked how much it would cost to take a dog on a cruise. Clients of mine were relocating to the USA and of…

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Posted on May 22, 2018
MSC Cruises Raises 8 Million Euros For Unicef.

We often hear about some of the negative aspects of cruising, particularly the effects of mass tourism and the environmental impact but much amazing work does go unnoticed. Were you aware of MSC Cruises' partnership with UNICEF? MSC Cruises and UNICEF have worked in partnership since 2009 and together established…

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Posted on May 8, 2018
Would You Consider An 8 Month Holiday? – Check Out The Ultimate World Cruise!

Ever embarked upon a full World Cruise? Ever wanted to? Those lucky enough to have done so would probably have cruised for somewhere between 3 and 4 months. One of the principle concerns for those booking such voyages remains the fact that you are away from home/family/loved ones for such…

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018
Brits and Tips.

We Brits as a nation have always been somewhat uncomfortable with the whole tipping scenario. Ok, in a restaurant environment maybe, but when was the last time you found yourself handing over extra cash to the nice lady on the checkout in Sainsbury’s or the very nice man who changed…

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Posted on Apr 9, 2018
Is Airline Luggage Allowance Prohibitive For 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 this summer, 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 Mar 21, 2018
Classic Rock Cruise Setting Sail in 2019.

If you're a fan of Classic rock you are in for a treat. Grab your old spandex trousers, brush up on your air guitar skills and get yourself over to Miami for February 10th 2019. Why? Well Royal Caribbean have launched the inaugural 'On The Blue' cruise, a one off,…

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Posted on Mar 5, 2018
Cruise Ship Firsts Through History…

With new 'Mega Ships' offering staggering innovations at sea such as glow-in-the-dark decking, cantilevered restaurants and 10 deck high waterslides with 100ft drops, I thought it would be fun to check out some of the previous 'cruise ship firsts' of years gone by. It wasn't always this way, the cruising tradition…

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