About Me

Ahoy there! Welcome to 'Set Sail with Sean.' I feel lucky that I have been able to combine my passion with my career for the past 20 years in the travel industry. It's been a privilege to have visited some amazing places and experienced once in a lifetime moments through the…

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
6 Months And Counting!

I can't believe it's only a little over 6 months before P&O's latest ship Iona will be setting sail for it's maiden voyage. The 183,900 tonne vessel will hold up 5,200 passengers and will become the largest ship within the P&O fleet and the UK market. Iona will feature a new entertainment…

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Posted on Oct 14, 2019
Fred Olsen’s Braemar Is A Record Breaker!!!

Last Wednesday Fred Olen's MS Braemar became the largest cruise or sailing vessel to pass through the Corinth canal in Greece. The 643 feet long vessel which can carry more than 1,200 passengers and crew on board measures 72 feet wide (22 metres) wide. At it's narrowest the Corinth canal is only…

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Posted on Sep 26, 2019
Stick Or Twist? – Is It Best To Book Early?

I am asked many times when is the best time to book a cruise? Should you 'Stick' and book as soon as the cruise goes on sale or do you take the gamble and 'Twist' and wait until the last minute to pick up a bargain? To be fair if…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2019
Were You Free For 245 Days?

That's correct Viking Sun has just set sail on the 31st August for a 245 day round the world journey making it the longest continuous passenger cruise. The Viking Sun which set sail from London's Greenwich Pier on August 31. can accommodate 930 guests in 465 staterooms, all with a private balcony, was…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2019
Does Age Matter – What Are The Oldest Ships Still Sailing With Each Cruise Line?

The average life expectancy of a human in the UK is 80 years of age, whilst most cruise ships have an official lifespan of 30 years. With all the hype of new ships being built and launched, in fact a record of 24 new cruise ships will make their debut in 2019.…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2019
Who Is The Biggest Cruise Line?

At the end of 2018 the total world wide cruise industry was estimated at $45.6 billion which was a 4.6% increase on 2017, with 26 million passengers travelling which was a 3.2% increase on 2017. So I thought it be interesting to find out which individual cruise line carried the most passengers by market share…

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Posted on Jul 1, 2019
MSC Are Not Taking the TIPS Anymore!!!

It's just been announced that MSC have scrapped their daily service charge from all of their cruises sailing from the 25th June 2019.  Antonio Paradiso, MSC‘s Managing Director UK & Ireland, stated: “The decision has been made in order to simplify the booking process and ensure the best possible on-board experience for our guests.”  It comes on the back with P&O Cruises also announced the decision to scrap gratuities altogether last year which…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2019

One of the revolutionary features on-board Celebrity Edge is the Magic Carpet which is a suspended platform floating 13 storeys above the sea, This spectacular space opens to several decks of the ship, transforming to a new venue depending on where it is positioned. So you can experience incredible sky-high views…

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Posted on May 28, 2019
Celebrity Does Have The EDGE!!! – Part 1

Well it has a whole been two weeks since me and a few work colleagues sampled 2 nights on the delight's and beauty of Celebrity's cruises newest edition the Celebrity Edge - and she did not disappoint! Luckily myself and partner in crime Harry arranged to go down the night…

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Posted on May 13, 2019
I Am On Celebrity – Get Me On There!!!

As this blog is being published me and my fellow colleagues will be having a 2 night sneak pre-view of Celebrity's cruises latest edition - Celebrity Edge! - Although we are travelling for only 2 nights and sailing the English Channel, I can't wait to see what this new innovative…

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