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Hello Everyone, I’d like to welcome you to my blog, I’m Angelina and I’m fairly new to Cruise Club UK, but I have settled in just great! I’ve been working in the Travel industry for over 10 years now, and I love it! Travelling and discovering new places is what I strive to do, I love going on holiday with my family we’ve done a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises and they are just the best! My kids absolutely love all the activities on board, there’s no need to leave the ship if you didn’t want to! I want to help you find your perfect cruise no matter what your budget, I will always do my best to get you the best price possible. Cruising doesn’t have to crazy expensive and isn’t just for older people, wait until you’ve tried it you’ll be converted like me! I’m always on hand to help with any queries and questions no matter what they are, to put your mind at ease so you can sit back relax and enjoy your cruise holiday. So stay tuned for some great news topics, cruise ship exclusives, pictures, video’s and loads more! Angelina

 MSC Meraviglia has released more details on the children’s programme and activities when she launches in 2017, features include a sports programme and a Michelin – Starred chef interactive cooking class

The Sports program, named The Dorebo Program is designed alongside the UK based specialist in sports – King’s Active and is aimed at children and teenagers aged from 3 years up to 17 years old. Most of the MSC fleet currently offer this for sailings within the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, and offers a schedule that features a variety of sporting and active games for all ages and abilities, which is split down into sessions, which run twice a day

In conjunction to the sporting activities, MSC Cruises has also partnered with the no fewer than two Michelin starred chef –  Carlo Gracco – ‘Doremi’ is an interactive on board cookery class which gives children from the ages of 3 years up to the age of 11 years the chance to learn basic cookery skills such as making homemade pasta, whilst getting handy tips and hints from the renowned chef himself. Once completed, children will receive a mini – chef certificate signed by Carlo Gracco

MSC Meraviglia is set to launch is June 2017, and will boast the title of the largest cruise ship with regards to guest capacity of 5,700 guests.

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MSC Cruises works in partnership with LEGO and to celebrate this fact, LEGO have launched the LEGO MSC Cruises figurine of the MSC Meraviglia which is made up of 180 bricks, and is suitable for ages 7 + and will be available for guests to purchase whilst on board in one of the many shops, priced at 10.90 EUR

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LEGO themed on board activities
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MSC Meraviglia LEGO Cruise Ship

 

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: angelina@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2536

 

The second of two identical ships within the Seaside class of ships – MSC Seaview opens to new reservations today

 

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At an impressive 323 metres long and a gross tonnage of 160, 000, MSC Seaview will boast a guest capacity of 5,429.

Designed with a typical beach condo in mind, she aims to bring the sea closer to guests enabling guests to take full advantage of the warm Mediterranean weather. Guests will have the chance to eat outside Al Fresco style, soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine with unbeatable sea views

 

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Al Fresco Dining

Offering an impressive 360 degree promenade, which features glass balustrades which wrap around the whole ship!

MSC Seaview is set to spend her inaugural first summer season in the Western Mediterranean, with a choice of 3 homeports, Marseille, Genoa and Barcelona, and will stop at exciting destinations such as Naples, offering guests to visit sights such as Capri and Pompeii, Messina for Sicily where guests can gasp in awe at the Etna Slopes, or soak up the beautiful Taormina

 

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Impressive Features and design

 

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Modern Designs

Offering inside, outside and balcony cabins MSC Seaview will feature two brand new cabin types –

Super Family –

  • Super Family Cabins comprise two connecting cabins, and feature two bathrooms and two balconies
  • They can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people, ideal for larger families or two smaller families

 

 

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Super Family Cabin

 

Super Family Cabins are available on the Fantastica Experience which is designed with greater comfort in mind and extra privileges include cabins being located on the higher decks, making it much easier to reach the stairs and lifts offering excellent access to the lounges on board.

Other benefits include a free 24 hour room service and guests are offered priority with dining reservations, combined with the freedom and flexibility to make changes on the booking, such as amending guest names and departure dates, along with flexible cancellation

Super Family Plus –

  • Super Family Plus Cabins consist of  three connecting cabins, which feature 3 bathrooms and 3 balconies
  • They can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, making them ideal for large families or smaller families
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Super Family Plus

Super Family Plus cabins are available on the Fantastica Experience

 

Don’t delay! Email me today mailto:Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 7982536

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Regent Seven Seas have introduced a ship leading the way as the ‘Most Luxurious Cruise Ship in the world’

With a price tag of $450Million, the new addition to the Regent Seven Seas fleet, will feature a variety of luxurious touches that are set to indulge any diserning guest, including Versace crockery, and stunning Murano glass fittings and features
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Luxury in design – Seven Seas Explorer

 

Seven Seas Explorer is the newest addition to the fleet in over 10 years, and is set to begin her inaugural season in Europe after being christened by Princess Charlene of Monaco

With a guest capacity of 750, the $450million cost to build her means the costing per berth will stand to be more than any other cruise ship in the world

With a tonnage of 55,254, featuring all suites including balconies she is set to boast the lowest guest to crew ratio currently offered within the cruising world

Seven Seas Explorer will set sail on her maiden voyage on the 20th July 2016, and will WOW guests throughout Europe on her inaugural season , before making her way to Miami for a selection of Caribbean sailings

The highly anticipated Regent Suite spans at 4,443 square foot, and is a purely luxurious two bedroom suite that features an in suite spa – currently the first at sea. Offering an unlimited and complimentary range of spa treatments from the highly rated Canyon Ranch. An undisturbed 270 degree view over the ships bow, with the outdoor glass enclosed seating area leads off the dining room and the living room is home to a slick black marble bar a great addition to the beautifully custom made Steinway Maroque Piano

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The elegant Regent Suite
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The Regent – in – Suite Spa

Featuring luxury at every level, Seven Seas Explorer will home a pool deck, lined with luxurious white lounging chairs that frame the swimming pool and no fewer than two heated whirlpools.

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The Large Swimming Pool featuring two whirlpools

A variety of made to order seafood, and fresh salads can be found at the Pool Bar and Grill, which features seating for around 158 guests

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Delicious bites at the Pool Grill

A host of live musical performances can be found at The Meridian Lounge alongside the dance floor for those late nights or guests can unwind and enjoy the surroundings at the Explorer Lounge again offering live music every night

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The Meridian Lounge

 

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Sleek Explorer Lounge

The Observation Lounge provides guests with the ultimate view over the ship and stunning views out to sea

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Observation Lounge

The atrium spans an impressive nine decks high and features an elegant twin featured staircase which spans both the fourth and fifth decks of the ship

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The Stunning Atrium

The elegant hall way is lined by beautiful marble and takes guests from the elegance of the staircase to the main restaurant – Compass Rose. Inspired by a range of European inspired dishes and is themed upon the sea, has an overall guest capacity of 386 and is coloured in a blue, gold and silver scheme

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Compass Rose

Elegant and truly impressive chandeliers hang above diners and the Versace bread plates and crockery, whilst Chartreuse, is the classic take on French cuisine with a modern and unique twist, serving dishes such as chorizo and seared scallops

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The Elegant Chartreuse

Seven Seas Explorer is a foodies heaven, featuring yet another impressive restaurant, offering a unique twist on Asian food – Pacific Rim serves cuisine such as Chinese barbeque pork ribs and delicious Thai Green curry

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An Asian delight – Pacific Rim

The sports deck features a jogging track and an 18 hole putting green that surrounds the tennis court, which plays home other additional games such as badminton and ping pong

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Jogging Track

Seven Seas Explorer homes a small, yet well formed casino, featuring slot machines, and for those in search of some rest and relaxation, the on board library is well stocked. Guests have the chance to lavish in the on board state of the art spa area, including a salon, or take in some time at the on board gym

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The on board Casino
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The Elegant and well stocked Library

Will this ship set the way for cruising in the future? Who knows! I do however know that this ship clearly takes luxury to a whole new level!

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Mention the word Club and it’s ‘how much is that going to cost me?’
Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have booked with us you’re a member, the best part being its FREE we don’t charge a penny & 1st time bookers will automatically be entered into our industry leading Loyalty Scheme Bonus Points. It’s our way of saying thank you (1 point = £1) and a nice saving for you*

With the quality inclusive guarantee you get the following:

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Angelina@cruiseclub.com   0161 7982536

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A follow up of the popular ‘The Cruise’ documentary has been confirmed by ITV, and is set to hit our screens in early 2017

The daily life of both passengers and crew are followed on the six – part series, sailing around the Mediterranean featuring Royal Princess, within the Princess Cruises fleet

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Crew members on board Royal Princess

 

Series one featured Regal Princess and was first brought to our screens earlier this year, and had a following of around 3.5 million watchers for each episode

‘The Cruise’ gives viewers an in sight into the daily life and experiences on a modern day cruise ship. Factual documentary maker, Wild Productions, is a U.K based operation, and is set to treat audiences with a behind – the – scenes tour of the 3, 560 – passenger cruise ship.

 

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Royal Princess was introduced to the cruising world in 2013 in Southampton, by The Duchess of Cambridge and features a vast array of facilities, including Three main dining rooms, including two with the Anytime Dining concept, an ever increasing popular choice for the modern day cruiser. She boasts no fewer than four freshwater pools, including an adults – only pool, a children’s splash pool and whirlpool spas

The first cruise line to offer the unique Times Square – style Movies Under the Stars poolside movie screen, the 300 – square foot, 69,000 watt poolside movie theatre offers guests the chance to sample a Hollywood blockbuster, whilst sailing the open sea

 

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Movies under The Stars offers complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk and cozy blankets in the evening

 

The wide variety of bars on board include the SeaView Bar, Crooners Martini Bar, Bellini Bar and Wheelhouse Bar

The on board Princess theatre plays host to fantastic shows and acts, whilst guests on board can dance the night away in one of the two show lounges, or the outdoor dance club. Other on board facilities include a 9 – hole golf putting course and simulator, a wraparound promenade deck, sports court and a jogging track, and an internet café. She features a library and card room, a shopping gallery with duty free boutiques, an art gallery and an on board wedding chapel

As Royal Princess sets sail around the Mediterranean, the on board stories of both passengers and crew are set to unfold and be aired to an audience of millions of viewers.

 

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With fares currently leading in at £1429.00 per person, based on 2 sharing an interior stateroom on the 6th November 2016, guests are given the chance to sail around the Caribbean on a 10 night voyage, which visits ports such as Fort Lauderdale in Florida, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica, St Thomas and Turks and Caicos

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Angelina@cruiseclub.com or call me directly on 0161 7982536

 

 

 

Celebrity Cruises are set to WOW diners with a unique and exciting take on Japanese Cuisine

 

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Celebrity Cruises have revealed this after a four month long trial aboard Celebrity Reflection. There are three ships that currently offer Sushi on Five including Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Silhouette

 

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Designed with authenticity in mind, Sushi on Five is a casual à-la-carte sushi restaurant enriching diners for both lunch and dinner with no cover charge. Dishes are freshly prepared and include hand rolled sushi rolls featuring fillings such as spicy tuna and shrimp tempura not to mention the very best sashimi. Wasabi is freshly prepared for the more daring of diners.

 

Discover Kobe beef ramen sliders to an enticing bowl of lobster ramen. Diners are able to sample exciting and unique dishes such as yellowtail, salmon, and octopus.

 

A wide variety of imported beers and premium sakes are served as well as unique and diverse cocktails
The menu is created by Yoshikazu Okada, a fourth-generation sushi chef. As a child, Yoshi studied the sea’s bounty with his grandfathers: one a fisherman, one a fish-shop proprietor. Reservations are recommended but not required. 
Debuted on Celebrity ReflectionSM and Celebrity Millennium®, Sushi on Five expands throughout the fleet during 2016 Celebrity SilhouetteSM on June 7, Celebrity Solstice® on July 1, Celebrity Infinity® on July 24, Celebrity Equinox® on August 6, Celebrity Constellation® on August 28, Celebrity Eclipse® on September 17, and Celebrity Summit® on October 16. Dates may vary.

 

Sample Menu includes:

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Steamed, Himalayan salt

 

 

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  
Email or call me today, to discuss your dream cruise holiday:
Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 7982536

 

 

Forget the semi – detached houses, the quaint cottage, the humble bungalow, and any other fixed abode that most of us call ‘Home’

I recently came across an article and a fascinating story of an 87 year old lady, who refers to the 6* Crystal Serenity Cruise Ship as ‘Home’ . I found myself in awe of this lady, who has resided on board for the past 8 years, and has visited some of the most exotic, and beautiful countries and destinations around the world!

After losing her husband back in 1997, she now lives everyday by words her husband quoted to her, before he passed away “Don’t Stop Cruising”

During their 50 year marriage, the couple set sail on no fewer than 89 cruises around the world

Turning 88 in May, she has called the 12 year old luxury cruise ship her home, and in turn, has seen crew members come and go, and has been on board longer than almost all of the 655 various members of crew

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She regularly enjoys cocktails with the Captain, and is often given the honour and award of being the guest with the greatest number of Crystal Cruises, which isn’t surprising as she can proudly boast 400 cruises altogether, with 15 of these being World cruises

After sailing around the World, and visiting most of the ports of call, some up to several times, she now rarely steps ashore, instead she remains on board, soaking up the quietness of the ship, whilst the vast majority of passengers disembark to experience the port they are docked in. Her days are filled with reading, taking in a movie, and just some general rest and relaxation

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Taking in a book – This is not the actual lady!

She regularly engages with her three sons and seven grandchildren, via her laptop, almost everyday, and when in the Port of Miami, she visits them personally

Being a long standing resident on board, she is regularly showered with beautiful flowers and various floral arrangements, and is sometimes allocated on board spending money. The average daily cost to reside on this luxury cruise ship is around £315.00, yet seems to offer her complete happiness combined with luxurious surroundings, fantastic dining experiences, and above all seeing the World

A favourite pastime of hers, is needlework, which she has continued for almost 50 years, and in turn regularly shows, and teaches other guests on board, the crew on board are regularly rewarded with her completed handicrafts

Dining for her is a group gathering, as she enjoys to dine with fellow guests on a table seating up to eight guests at a time, and over the years she has met a vast array of guests from different nationalities and cultures, who themselves are on board to experience the luxurious cruising experience

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Mouth Watering dishes!

I salute this lady! She is experiencing the world in a way that I myself, and probably the vast majority of people can only dream about!

Crystal Cruises offer a varied range of itineraries throughout the globe, ranging from European and Trans – Atlantic voyages, to the Cultural and enriching South America and Antarctica voyages. Voyages around Alaska and Canada are offered, along with the Caribbean and Pacific and Hawaii voyages. To enrich the more seasoned cruiser, Crystal offers World cruises visiting ever corner of the world!

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All inclusive luxury is a phase synonymous of Crystal Cruises, who prides itself on their six star service. Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits, and champagne are offered, along with the option to dine in each speciality restaurant once per cruise. Gratuities are covered for all the dining room and waiting staff.

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Other inclusions are bottled water, speciality teas and coffees and fresh juices served throughout the ship or in room. Room Service is offered 24 hours a day. Luxurious touches include a pillow menu and a nightly turndown service.

The award winning fleet of Crystal ships are not only elegant, but offer some of the most modern and upto date facilities, including full – size tennis courts, to the Chic Avenue of the Stars – the shopping promenade featuring fine jewellery

Crystal Visions is the enrichment program offered by Crystal Cruises, which features lectures from guest speakers, celebrities and destination and world affairs experts, authors plus much more

Up to five dining venues are offered, serving breakfast and lunch and there are up to eight available for dinner

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Crystal Cruises offers cruise only fares to the Personal Select Air Program, which offers the option of flights with the added option of pre and post stays and a varied range of land tours and enriching experiences to make your cruise holiday truly unforgettable!

Call me directly today on 0161 7982536

Angelina

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What New Customers Get…

  • Dedicated direct phone number to your personal Cruise Consultant
    (UK Based call centre & Cruise Expert)
  • Exclusive offers you can’t find anywhere else
  • An industry leading loyalty scheme called Bonus Points
  • We Include the following on the Majority Of Our Offers
  • Full Return Flights
    • Transfers
    • Baggage
    • All Taxes
    • Full ABTA, ATOL and a further Cruise Protection
  • Regular personal emails full of special deals
  • Interactive website & Blog full of latest offers, cruise news / blog and reviews.
  • All this and no extra charge! The reason we are a ‘Club’ is thanks to our loyal and regular customers.

Mention the word Club and it’s ‘how much is that going to cost me?’
Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have booked with us you’re a member, the best part being its FREE we don’t charge a penny & 1st time bookers will automatically be entered into our industry leading Loyalty Scheme Bonus Points. It’s our way of saying thank you (1 point = £1) and a nice saving for you*

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Today I am looking into the family cruising concept with Carnival Cruise Line, who are known throughout the cruising world to be ‘FUN’… Established for over 40 years, Carnival offers fantastic cruising destinations, combined with it’s fleet of fantastic ships and vast array of on board activities, Carnival are sure to keep all the family happy!

Families of all ages find excitement in Waterworks, Carnival’s very own on board waterpark, featuring the Twister waterslide, spanning hundreds of feet, this slide lets you go from high up, and spirals down in a fast and certainly wet slide experience!

Twister Waterslide

 

Waterworks

Whilst the Drainpipe excites with a fast and swirling finish! Other exciting features include super soakers, and huge water dumping bucket! Younger children can splash in the pool, or have fun on their very own child friendly slides.

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For the more energetic, SportSquare is the on board outdoor gym! Here activities include mini golf, basketball courts, table football and ping pong tables, and a fun rope course!

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Each Carnival ship boasts two pools, where guests can either splash around, or simply inhale the sea air and relax on a lounger.

A first at sea is the IMAX cinema experience, featured on the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Vista, here various Hollywood blockbusters, the most up to date films, and various IMAX short movies will be shown, for a small charge or alternatively guests can enjoy an outside movie, as Carnival entices guests to watch a movie, whilst lounging around the pool, under the starry sky. As night approaches, Carnival offers guests of all ages, dazzling stage shows, including talented singers, musicians and dancers performing crowd thrilling numbers surrounded by amazing stage sets, and glistening costumes, they are a sure hit with all members of the family.

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The Limelight Lounge showcases, entertainers of all kinds, including musicians, vocalists, and comedians… even karaoke stars and more!

Carnival offers a fantastic cruising experience for children of all ages, with structured age relevant groups, from 2 years up to 11 years, and 12 years to 14 years, known as tweens, right up to teenagers, aged 15 years to 17 years old. They offer unparalleled fun and excitement, with a fantastic variety of family themed activities and spaces, in their fun and energetic children’s clubs, even the most energetic of children can be tired out in the Kids Active Play. Sessions for adrenaline fuelled children include a range of activities that get them up, taking part, whilst burning some energy! Activities include, treasure hunts, energy burning obstacle courses and sports competitions.

 

Kids Active Play

 

Camp Carnival is aimed at ages 2 – 11 years, whilst on board their Carnival cruise, children experience the fun and frolics of a summer camp, whilst holidaying with their family. At Camp Carnival, each age specific group is divided into three groups, with ages 2 to 5 years, ages 6 to 8 years, and ages 9 to 11 years.

 

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Each member of staff has childcare qualifications and experience, and are committed to ensuring that each child has an amazing time, offering a variety of fun-filled, age-appropriate activities and experiences, including arts and crafts sessions, dancing, movies, toy-time and video gaming! Mealtimes for children are exciting, as children get to choose, and are given their own menus, including child friendly dinners like scrummy mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and other child favourites. In the evenings, Night Owls, is designed for children aged 6 months up to 11 years old, for a nominal fee, here children can enjoy fun filled activities with other children in their age group until as late as 3 a.m, here children can engage in various activities, games and competitions at supervised parties whilst parents can enjoy an intimate meal, or dance the night away

 

Night Owls

 

Camp Ocean offers children aged 2 years up to 11 years old, various ocean themed activities and ocean inspired entertainment. The younger members of the group, those aged from 2 years old, up to the age of 5 years old, have the chance to join the Penguin colony and get involved in various activities, such as Musical Icebergs and Ocean Bingo. Children aged from 6 years up to 8 years old are grouped into Stingrays, activities here include Pirate Game Night, making sea salt art or even designing their own aquarium. The older children of the group are the Sharks for children aged from 9 years old, up to 11 years old, activities include Marine Life Trivia, the chance to create a giant ocean mural, or taking part in ocean themed volleyball or football.

Circle ‘C’ is designed for those children aged from 12 years up to 14 years old, here they can meet new friends, enjoy dance parties, or participate in a variety of games. The area is bright and airy, and gives children the chance to ‘chill out’. For those aged 15 years up to 17 years old, Club O2, allows teenagers the chance to relax and engage with other teenagers. Here they can watch a movie, listen to the most up to date music, engage in various sporting activities, or play video games.

 

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Club O2

 

A unique feature to a Carnival cruise is Seuss at Sea, the stories of Dr. Seuss, are the timeless stories that children have grown up with.

 

Seuss at Sea

 

Younger members of the family can enjoy an extra special experience, as the  fantastical world of Dr. Seuss is brought to life, featuring an on board character parade. Children get the chance to enjoy breakfast with Dr. Seuss himself, with the option to book the character breakfast for a small charge.

 

Breakfast with Dr. Seuss

 

The on board Video Arcade boasts a huge variety of games, and is suited to players of all ages (including mum and dad!), and is open 24 hours a day.

 

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Whilst the younger members of the family, are enjoying an all action packed and fun filled experience, mum and dad, can escape to Serenity, an open deck retreat, offering peace and quiet, lounging hammocks, whilst being surrounded by the cool sea breeze and sipping a cocktail from the bar close by.

 

Serenity – Adult only escape

 

The adults within the group can enjoy a wealth of ways to chill out, as Carnival boasts its very own thermal suites, offering relaxation and complete rest. Guests have the choice of lounging in dry heat, in the Laconium, or alternatively guests can soak in the soothing moisture of the Oriental or Aroma Steambaths.

Each Carnival ship boasts an impressive running track on board, offering fantastic sea views, whilst the indoor Fitness Centre offers yoga, cycling and personalised classes, that are tailored to suit ability

 

Carnival Cruises offers a variety of family friendly staterooms, designed to accommodate a family of three, up to larger families and groups, with the option of interconnecting staterooms. Staterooms sleep up to 5 guests, and are light, airy and spacious. Each stateroom category includes benefits such as, 24 hour room service, nightly turndown service, private bathroom and shower, television, and individual climate control.

 

Family friendly Staterooms

 

Spacious Family Staterooms

 

 

Inside Staterooms – Carnival’s most affordable way to cruise, whilst still experiencing the fantastic on board facilities and in stateroom comfort.

 

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Ocean View – Offering the same on board facilities and all the comforts of the interior staterooms, but boasting a window offering fantastic views out to sea

 

Ocean View Stateroom

 

Ocean View Stateroom layout

 

Balcony Staterooms – Offer sumptuous surroundings and features, with a private balcony to sit and engage with sea views and spectacular views

 

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Balcony Stateroom Layout

 

Suites – Offering VIP status, including priority embarkation and disembarkation, suites offer ultimate space and added extra benefits

 

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Suite Stateroom Layout

 

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2536

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following on from my recent post, Cruising as a family – Royal Caribbean, today I am looking into the concept of Norwegian Cruise Line, who offer stylish and exciting ships and offer a vast array of amenities, exciting activities and venues to ensure a fun and action packed cruising experience

Families

Norwegian Cruise Line

 

Norwegian Cruise Line prides itself on the ethos of its ‘Freestyle Cruising’ and offers its guests a more  casual approach to cruising, therefore making it a great choice for families with children of any age, more so for those families who don’t want to be held to a set dining time and or restaurant.

 

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The Freestyle Dining concept allows guests to initiate their own choices, from choosing who to sit with, to choosing what to wear. Norwegian Cruise Line’s most recent ships, offer all the facilities and excitement that is normally associated with any mega-ship to ensure that families are well catered for, from the range of on board swimming pools, children’s pools, and relaxing hot tubs to the truly thrilling multi slide Aqua Parks (available on the newest ships within the fleet).

 

Poolside Family Fun

 

For those who seek the ultimate adrenaline rush, there’s the abseiling and rock climbing walls, whilst for those in search of relaxation can sample the adult – only beach clubs, with stunning ocean views, or take in a treatment in the tranquil Mandara Spa area that features a steam room, sauna and a thalassotherapy pool and available on the newest ships within the fleet, the unique salt and snow rooms, enabling the adults to truly unwind and relax, whilst the younger ones are enjoying the numerous on board children and teen facilities.

 

 

Relax and enjoy a treatment in the Spa

 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers the Splash Academy, and offers individual experiences and activities for children from the age of 3 years to 5, 6 and 9 years old,  and for the older children aged 10 to 12 years.  Children are offered the opportunity to participate in various arts and crafts, karaoke sessions, and play the on board video games.

 

Arts and Crafts Workshop

 

Norwegian Epic offers a jungle gym, offering a spacious area for children to let off steam, and a ultra modern dance floor that lights up.

 

The Splash Academy

 

The Splash Academy is spread over two stories, it is Norwegian Cruise Line’s most innovative area for children at sea, featuring various high-tech games, an on board cinema and a circus school. The activities on the lower level, features activities that are segmented for groups aged 3 to 5 years, and 6 to 9 years, whilst children aged 10 to 12 years have the full run of the upper level of the club.

 

Splash Academy

 

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Teenagers within the family are offered Entourage , a space specifically designed  for teenagers aged between the ages of 13 and 17 years, and offers activities such as air hockey, theatre workshops, pool parties and a selection of the most up to date video games, large sunken couches and large flat-screen televisions. Entourage becomes a nightclub geared for teenagers in the evening, and gives teenagers the chance to mingle and meet life long friends.

 

Entourage

 

A nursery is also offered on board, Guppies offers up to two hours a day of activities such as nursery rhymes, and features soft play areas specifically designed for babies from the ages of 6 months up to 3 years old, and it offers parents the chance to interact and have some quality time with their children in colourful surroundings. It features an Active Room with sensory-based activities, games and toys based on a daily theme, plus a Quiet Room for babies to sleep and rest, meaning parents can have the holiday they deserve whilst their little ones do too.

 

Guppies Nursery

 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s also offers a baby sitting group in the evenings, for a nominal charge, and gives parents the chance to dine as a couple, or enjoy one of the fantastic on board shows.

 

If your planning a romantic dinner for two, then leave your children with at The Late Night Fun Zone, which is open every night. (For a small fee.)

 

 

Port Play, designed for children aged 3 years to 12 years allows parents and the grown up’s within the group to experience the various ports, safe in the knowledge that the younger one’s are occupied on board in Port Play, supervised by experienced and fully qualified staff for a small fee

 

Adults can enjoy some alone time whilst in port, children can be dropped off at Port Play. (Small fee applies.)

 

Featured activities include rock climbing walls, on board bowling alleys, and a spectacular array of on board water-park areas, featuring 5 multi – story water slides and a number of hot tubs (available on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway)

 

Bowling Alley

 

Aqua Park

 

Norwegian Epic offers 3 water slides and a number of hot tubs, and features a 303 foot long corkscrew style tube and the Drainpipe, an impressive 104 foot tube that drops guests into a giant bowl like structure, the only one of it’s kind on a ship.

 

The Drainpipe – Norwegian Epic

 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a variety of main pools, with the offering of separate children’s pools, whilst Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway entice the younger children into a Nickelodeon-themed splash area.

 

Children’s Aqua Park

 

The Nickelodeon theme is extended through to the option of a character breakfast, offering fun and excitement at the breakfast table, with the opportunity for children to enjoy breakfast with their favourite characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants for a small charge. Guests are offered other exciting activities, such as mini golf, table tennis, and basketball.

 

Nickelodeon Fun

In the evening families are set to be wowed, with the award-winning entertainment on board Norwegian Cruise Line, every member of the family is truly entertained, from the acrobats that soar high above, a truly memorable experience awaits the family on board Norwegian Breakaway, with the offering of the amazing performance set by Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy guests are transported from reality with jaw dropping acrobats, who perform magical twists and turns, that transports guests on a journey through the depths of the jungle, a sure hit with all the family!

 

Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy

 

Broadway inspired shows keep the family entertained, guests are starry eyed with the sheer size and scale of the shows that are produced on board, combined with fantastic special effects and talented dancers, popular and well loved shows are brought directly to the whole family, from Broadway!

 

When it comes to accommodation, Norwegian Cruise Line’s boasts two bedroom family villas, that can sleep up to 6 people, The Haven Family Villas, feature one bedroom with a queen size bed, a separate children’s bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room featuring a dining area, they offer exclusive benefits, such as a Butler and Concierge service, exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard area which features a private pool, sundeck and hot tub, with added touches such as in stateroom plush bathrobes, fine linens, feather duvets and a pillow menu.

 

Family Haven Villa

 

Family Haven Villa floor plan

 

 

Two bedroom Family Suites are offered, and sleep up to 6 people, featuring one bedroom with a queen size bed, as well as a separate children’s bedroom, and they include a Butler and Concierge service, other exclusive amenities include special suite menus for breakfast and lunch, treats delivered every night, as well as the plush bathrobes, fine linens and a pillow menu.

 

Two bedroom Family Suite

 

Two bedroom Family Suite floor plan

 

Smaller families of up to 4 guests have the option of the Family Balcony Stateroom, which features a private balcony, many of the staterooms interconnect to allow families to be together, whilst enjoying some privacy with the added benefit of two bathrooms! They are set in a prime location, close to Splash Academy and the Entourage youth and teen facilities.

 

Family Balcony Stateroom

 

For families just wishing to have a view of the water, from a picture window, a Family Ocean view Stateroom can sleep up to 4 guests and offers comfortable surroundings. Two lower beds convert to a queen – size bed and feature a private bathroom, and two additional beds. Not available on Norwegian Epic

 

Family Ocean view Stateroom

 

Families seeking the most affordable way to cruise, a Family Inside Stateroom offers all the space and comfort a family needs, sleeping up to 4 guests, they feature two lower beds that convert to a queen – size bed, a private bathroom, and two additional beds.

 

Family Inside Stateroom

 

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

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With the need to excite, educate and offer a diverse and unique way to holiday, it was estimated that around two million kids younger than the age of fifteen experienced cruising in 2016 on cruise lines that are members of the Cruise Lines International Association Industry. In order to attract first time family cruisers,  and ensure they want to return year after year, whilst continuing to keep such a high number of children and families, happy and fulfilled, whilst engaging them in a fun, and exciting way to holiday, the cruise lines offer and continue to improve family facilities, such as well known film and cartoon characters on board, water parks with bigger and better slides, normally known to those of a land based water park, zip lines running through the centre of the ship, for a more adrenaline fuelled experience, whilst on board surf simulators offer a surf experience, plus much more…

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     Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises offer a fantastic approach to family cruising. Each cruise line offering differences, such as signature and unique features, tailored to suit the need of families.

Armed with brochures, online information, and cruising tips from experienced family cruisers, I’ve explored the following points to ensure that every member of the family is catered for by cruise line.

Royal Caribbean International

      Royal Caribbean International, are a great way to cruise as a family with younger children, up to teens aswell as catering for the modern multigenerational families. Many of the Royal Caribbean fleet offer an extensive range of activities and entertainment options, aimed at families, ranging from fantastic pools, hot tubs, and on board 3D theatres,  high scaling rock-climbing walls, on board ice-skating rinks, to SeaPlex, the on board space offering roller discos, dodgem cars, and the chance to play basketball. Those in search of adrenaline, Royal Caribbean International offer FlowRider, a surf simulator and a thrilling zip line ride across an open-air atrium which is suspended nine decks high! A more recent feature to Royal Caribbean’s ships is the North Star, a jewel shaped pod rising above the sea, offering all round views of the sea and surrounding land.

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Flowrider – Surf Simulator

Royal Caribbean offer a wide choice of staterooms suited to families, with staterooms designed to accommodate varying family sizes, all offering 24 hour room service, for a nominal charge. Ships within the fleet offer indoor promenades, featuring live parades and special shows and events. Facilities for both parents and grandparents alike, include the adult-only on board Solariums and the extensive choice of dining and evening entertainment options. Children’s clubs, and evening nursery care is offered, providing late night fun for the children, whilst a baby sitting service is offered in the staterooms, for a charge.

Adventure Ocean – The Youth and Teen programme currently offered by Royal Caribbean divides kids into age structured groups – Aquanauts for ages 3 to 5, offers story time groups and pyjama nights. Explorers  for ages 6 to 8 years offers fun and interactive science lessons, and various talent themed groups, whilst Voyagers for ages 9 to 11, offers activities such as science in the Environmentation Station, and a Girls vs Boys night.

 

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Adventure Ocean Entrance

 

Ages 12 to 14 are well catered for in the programme suited to ‘tweens’, where they can take part in arcade challenges and rock – climbing competitions, and pool parties in the evenings, whilst the oldest members of the group, for ages 15 to 17 years, have their own chill out spaces, or for the active teens, sports and dance competitions.

 

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The Living Room – Teens chill out area

 

The Royal Babies and Royal Tots nursery programs provide a colourful surrounding, featuring interactive activities for the smallest cruisers, aged 6 to 36 months. A day time and evening drop off service is available, subject to availability

 

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Royal Babies and Royal Tots

 

Another exclusive feature to Royal Caribbean is the chance for little ones to meet and a photo taken with their favourite DreamWorks character including the infamous Shrek and Fiona, and Madagascar’s very own Alex and the penguins. The character breakfast option is a must, with a  DreamWorks character making a tableside visit to the family whilst dining, a cover charge of $10.00 is applicable to guests aged 6 years and over for the character breakfast option.

 

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DreamWorks Character Dining

 

The latest DreamWorks films are on board, with same day release as they are on land, and are brought to life in the 3D theatre, or in staterooms.

 

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3D Theatre

Royal Caribbean offers dozens of dining options, from Johnny Rockets, sampling burgers and shakes – a favourite with families, to pizza’s served in Sorrento’s. A special feature with Royal Caribbean is the offering of the My Family Time Dining on board selected sailings, in the main dining room for the earliest dining time – this varies by ship and sailing, and Service Charges / tips are not mandatory to be pre paid for this option. This gives guests between the ages of 3 and 11 years, to be transferred to Adventure Ocean to engage in various activities, whilst mum and dad, enjoy a dining experience by themselves.

 

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Family Dining

 

Royal Caribbean  are offering various cruise itineraries for 2018, with sailings departing from Southampton, with no flying involved, you can simply park your car at the port, embark and sail away, cutting out the stresses that the whole airport experience might bring for families.

The larger staterooms, perfect for families always sell out fast, so be sure to book early!

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After Quantum, Anthem and Ovation of the Seas set their place in history as being described as ‘ The next great great adventure’ Royal Caribbean have announced the scheduled delivery of yet another ground breaking ship, yet to be named – due autumn 2020

 

Quantum Class Ship – Anthem of the Seas

     My predictions are that Royal Caribbean are planning to excite the cruising world yet again with new and innovative experiences, and never seen before at sea features.

    Quantum, Anthem and Ovation of the Seas, have given us a taste of just how far Royal Caribbean are prepared to go, to offer us exciting and truly amazing experiences in the Quantum Class of ships

 

NORTH STAR – A jewel shaped capsule rises 300 feet and gives guests panoramic sights of the ocean and shores around them, a first at sea, whilst RIPCORD BY iFLY gives guests a sky – diving simulated flying experience.

 

North Star

TWO70, takes ground breaking technology and combines with entertainment, in a never seen before three – storey space, which promises to WOW guests on a visual and spectacular show experience day and night. Popular with guests, both young and old, SEAPLEX is by far the largest indoor activity space centre on any modern day ship, guests can ride a dodgem, or relive their youth on the roller rink, skating to the d.j playing all the best music, whilst the adventure lovers love all the thrill at the circus, with the circus school

 

Seaplex

An experience like no other, the Bionic Bar is an innovative and unique concept to have a cocktail served – by two robotic arms, a unique and truly exciting take on the bartender role, taking the experience to a  whole new level!

 

Bionic Bar

Dining experience is like no other on the Quantum Class ships – Dynamic Dining is reviving the traditional set dining time in the main dining room, offering guests five complimentary main restaurants and more speciality restaurants than ever before. Taste buds are set to tingle in Wonderland, a unique and imaginary concept of dining experience, whilst guests can enjoy the true taste of Italy, simple and rustic dishes are tempting, in Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver

 

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Jamie’s Italian

President and Chief Executive of Royal Caribbean – Michael Bayley stated ” At Royal Caribbean we are focused on continuously improving efficiency and sustainability and the fifth Quantum Class vessel will be clear evidence of this”

As the need and desire to cruise expands year on year, with passengers demanding new and exciting experiences on their cruise holiday, the announcement of the fifth Quantum Class ship, leave our minds wondering – just what will Royal Caribbean surprise us with this time? – Watch this space!

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