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Hello My name is Olive and I would like to tell you a few things about me! I have been in the Travel industry for over 25 years now. Enjoyed lots of family holidays, to some great and wonderful places. Now working in the cruise side of the industry for over 10 years and seen some amazing ships whilst keeping my legs firmly on land. Just enjoyed a Royal Caribbean cruise with my daughter & friend, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Great entertainment, staff very welcoming, food fabulous, even took advantage of a drinks package on board and would recommend this for you! A Cruise is for all ages from babes in arms to grandma & grandad. So keep checking for our special offers for your next cruise and let’s make that next dream cruise a reality!! Till then Olive.

Here at Cruise Club UK we get a lot of cruise passengers asking if they should book their shore excursions in advance…. Our answer is always YES and here’s why:

 Lower prices than the cruise lines

 English speaking tour guides

 If for any reason your ship doesn’t port, no problem a full refund will be issued

 Guaranteed to get back you back on board in time for sail away.

The most popular and cheapest option is to pre book a multi port package. These can range anything from 2 to 9 excursions, dependant on your cruise holiday duration. Just look out for the RED PACKAGES logo as below:

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The essential collection tours are brilliant value for money. You get maximum time in port so you and your loved ones get to experience that destination has to offer. With a meet and greet service, which I have used myself in Bruges it just adds that personal touch. Also really easy signs to follow if your unsure where to go or what you need to do.

Travelling as part of a group?

Why not plan the perfect itinerary with a team of dedicated staff to assist you along the way. Plus any special requests you have such as language aren’t a problem. set your own budget to meet your group’s needs!

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You really can save $$$$ by booking in advance. I was surprised by the amount of passengers that had pre booked their excursions as opposed to those who had booked with the cruise line directly. For upto date advise and bookings call our aftersales department who will be more than happy to help you!

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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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 Explore Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise.

Family cabins

All day time & evening entertainment program.

Family friendly program.

Dr Seuss at sea.

Dining options.

Four swimming pools & 115 foot long water slide on board.

Spa & wellness serenity adult only.

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Carnival have now gone just that little bit further again and now are offering 4- 5 nights sailing with an over night in Havana Cuba.

The new sailings from the Cuban port of Havana with call at the ports of Cozumel Mexico & Key west Florida starting from the  13th July 2017 & up o the May of 2018.

Celebrating the Cuban culture, music and cuisine & liberty they held a charity event creating the largest Cuban Sandwich at seas raising over $25.000 donating all the proceeds to the Tampa museum.

Carnival have a long standing relationship with Tampa with its large Cuban community predating  Miami’s, there  is a large Italian community hence the Salami influence to the largest Cuban sandwich,

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The new addition to Tampa will benefit the residence when the cruise ship is in port making over  $350.000 every time in port.  The support is second to none considering the relationship that carnival have both with the Tampa & Miami.

Cuba is becoming more and more popular now as a destination since they have opened up to the cruise line companies so now is the time to visit before you are disappointed with all the changes which will be sooner than we think.

Carnival want too keep the 2 unique cultures together for the future cruise customer so they can experience Cuba 1st hand and still have the authentic feel to there holiday and the cruise holiday.

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 

Viking cruise:  

NEW! In Search of the Northern Lights

         Norwegian  Heritage is what you will  experience on board your unforgettable cruise:

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Swimming pool Magradom for all weathers:

 Northern lights:

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The northern lights is a one  of the wonders of the  world and sure its on your  bucket list.

Cruise operators want to bring the Northern lights closer for your experience.

Getting to the  Northern Hemisphere for  this phenomenon is being made easier now for the cruise customer.

Hurtigruten was the only company that really traveled this far north in the past but they are more of a ferry than a cruise ship so the average  cruise customer would not travel because wanting the experience as well a the comfort , not to say you would not enjoy this option.

Viking Sky:

 Viking ocean cruises will consist of 13 nights option Sailing up to the Arctic Circle taking the such likes off Tromso & Alta with Bergen in Norway.

Viking have made this  an easier option for you as a cruise customer on there super modern ocean cruises.

They have deployed one of there newest ship the Sky making this as comfortable and exciting as possible.

September through to March seems to be the best times to travel in the Arctic circle.

Also visiting Tromso one the largest city’s in the Arctic Circle in which the Viking Sky was actually christened last week.

Troms’o does boast the some of the best view’s for the Northern lights as its the Furthest Northern City.

Stavanger & Bergen are on the ports of call whilst cruising with Viking.

Whilst on the cruise you will visit the Sami Community and enjoying  a reindeer sleigh ride. You will overnight in a couple of the City’s and enjoy the overall experience of the people and the cultures on offer to you.

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, THEN TAKE A LOOK AT THIS:

Calling all Military/Armed Forces personnel, did you know by booking a cruise with the below cruise lines you are entitled to extra on board spend?

Cunard

P&O

Princess

All the armed forces of the Country:

  • British Army
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Air Force or Reserves
  • Royal Marines
  • Reserves

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What you get:

Extra on board spend on your chosen sailing, whether it be sailing from the UK or flying from the UK.

The amount can vary based on the duration of your sailing. It’s only applicable to the 1st & 2nd passengers in the cabin..

So who offers what?

Cunard UK

2-6nts $25pp

7-13nts $50pp

14-21nts $125pp

22nts and world cruise’s as well $200pp

How it works:

We book the cruise for you and you provide proof of service, issued by the MOD or discharge paper’s as a form of ID on the cruise

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The benefits for the Military are as follow’s

6nts or less $50pp

7-13nts $100pp

14nts $250pp all qualified passengers

P&O cruise-ships

The amount of on board spending money per person, is applicable for the 1st and 2nd passengers  on the duration of the cruise:

2-6nts £15pp

7-13nts £30pp

14-21nts £75pp

22nts includes world cruises £125pp

This is the cruise lines way of saying thank you and we appreciate your service to our great Nation!

 

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred .Olsen new promotion program for

2018-2019. 

 

10th  June 2017 Fred. Olsen will be promoting there new offers for sailing from 2018-2019

Starting in April 2018 The new campaigns will run 7 days consecutive for each individual offer.

The 1st offer will be 200 Euro per cabin to spend on shore excursions applicable to the sailings throughout their new program.

The on board spending will be set at the exchange rates today not when you are cruising, so no worrying about the monetary value given.

Fred. Olsen will also give you a free shore excursion up to the value of £50 per-person complimentary.

Terms & conditions will apply to the Freedom fares.

 

The new on board credit of 200 Euro can be used on any of the new 2018-19 Fred. Olsen Cruising program. So before you cruise you can check the Tours to offered on the specific cruise chosen by you and make the most of  your 200 Euro’s and have the tour you really want, remembering thou all subject to the availability at the time. As we know thou there can always be changes made at the last minute and nothing is set.

All the details will be available on board the cruise of your choice and the guest services will be there to help you along the way and make your cruise as fantastic as you have always thought and more. all applying to the freedom fares offered for each sailing from the new 2018 -19 program.

The new Fred Olsen promotion will be going forward throughout June with some great new offers:

 Photography package

Spa treatments   

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 

 

 

 

Princess Cruise’s New Destinations: 

Royal Princess:

Princess  have made the decision to put the Royal Princess, one of their largest ships from there fleet to sail the Mexican Riviera, opening the door to a wider market.

The Royal Princess is for the first time going to be cruising down the Californian Coast from LA, visiting San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco then in 2019 travelling into Alaska.

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New sailings from Los Angeles with the focus for the Mexican Rivera with the likes of  Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and the port of Manzanillo.  You  can sail on the 10 days duration from

San Francisco as well giving you the chance to over night in Cabo San Lucas, also the opportunity to go the Baja Peninsula the Sea of Cortez.

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Northern California is the New destination for this ship going into Seattle, Monterey, Astoria, and even the chance of overnight in San Francisco.

  Los Angeles , San Francisco will be part of  there new 6 home port in the America’s  bringing an array of different cultures together. A total of 8 princess ships will be offing a variation of sailings.

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Ruby Princess: 

Northern California is the New destination for this ship going into Seattle, Monterey, Astoria, and even the chance of overnight in San Francisco

 Grand princess in 2018 she will be sailing the Pacific northwest coastline round trip out of San Francisco taking in Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria and a chance to have a late stay in Seattle.

Caribbean, Pacific, Crown Princess:

There is going to be 14 days circle’s  around the Caribbean giving you a wider choice to choose from. The cruise passenger can choose the larger or the smaller ship of there choice. The round trips will be from  Ft Lauderdale taking in some of the fabulous islands on offer, Martinique, Barbados, St Kitts, Aruba, Trinidad and so many more, and the option to spend the Christmas & new year cruising.

Pacific Princess:

The smaller ship will offer something a little different for you the customer and take in St Barthelemy, Grenadines, and a new option of Iles Des Saintes.

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Crown Princess:

Alternating through the Caribbean Eastern & western offering you an option of either 10-days or 20 days the choice is yours.

The Panama Canal: 

This is a popular destination so does sell quickly sailing through the famous canal

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch: 

6 Unique sailings

10 nights loch’s of Scotland

Iceland and Islands Fjords & Norway Greenland, Iceland.

Sailing out of Dover this summer for the 1st time giving the South east cruise customer the opportunity  to experience a cruise and not have to travel over to Southampton.

10-night Lochs of Scotland:

Loch Linne, Scotland

We have not thought about the Loch often but with them just being a short distance away we never feel its somewhere we would want to visit but with this 10 days sailing showing you the Highest mountain in Great- Britain Ben Nevis, Orkney  Islands , Fingals Cave. Why would we not take this opportunity to visit our Beautiful Isle.

14-night Iceland, Ireland & Islands:

This is just an incredible place to want to visit and i think everyone should take at least one trip of there lifetime. Its got some of the most Beautiful waterways, one of the longest Fjords in Iceland. waterfalls, the chance to visit the Capital Reykjavik, and also tour Akureyri.

Oldevatnet fjord and view to the rocks of Briksdalsbreen glacier. National touristic route of Norway.

27-night ‘Fjords of Norway, Iceland & Greenland’ cruise (adult-only) 

Taking your breathaway is what this cruise will do when you see the Jaw dropping scenery, rugged mountains huge icebergs & glaciers. The magnificent waterfalls the unique Wildlife making this a unmissable adventure for one and all.

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 Boudicca: 

Next season Fred. Olsen have made the decision to stay in Dover offering 17 New sailings adding over  12 new itineraries to the new program making this more accessible again for the customer living on the South Coast of England. So give us a call on my direct number below and lets your cruise booked.

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

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Flying from the UK to Puerto Rico would involve an indirect flight, and require a pre cruise stay. But with so much to offer its worth staying a little longer, either before or after your cruise.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old San Juan, with its colourful buildings and cobbled streets. It’s easy walking distance from the cruise port, or take the free trolley and enjoy the main attractions the city has to offer. Explore scenic waterfronts, century old forts, charming plazas plus much more.

The New San Juan is modern and constantly growing. A lively City with the added benefit of tropical beaches. From luxurious beachfront hotels to vibrant nightlife.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will homeport Freedom of the Seas from May 2018, plus Carnival Fascination homeports all year round in San Juan. With prices starting from £399pp based on 7 nights.

Many Eastern & Western cruise itineraries include San Juan, Puerto Rico as a day stop.

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Excursion ideas:

Visit El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S National Forest System. Experience nature and its true beauty with stops at waterfalls and the observation tower

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For those that like adventure, why not try Xtreme zipline experience. Toro Verde adventure park consists of 8 regular zip lines and the Superman Beast, almost a mile long it’s the longest zip line in the world.

Interesting facts:

San Juan is the Capital of Puerto Rico

270 Miles of beaches to explore

The largest telescope in the world is located in Puerto Rico

UK citizens require an ESTA Visa for entry

Plaza Las Americas is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean

Golfer’s paradise with 23 golf courses

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Where history and modern Caribbean meet, Puerto Rico won’t disappoint

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: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

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Holland America  140 Years of Experience:

    Why Not check our May Mailer offers based on the following itineraries:

 Adriatic & Western Med

Southern Caribbean

Far east

Cruise Asia and the Pacific with Holland America Line

The large fleet with the teak wrap around decks, large cabins’ Dining venues diverse in every way to suit all passengers taste’s Entertainment program to surpass anything and activities on board.

Many awards for service such as the International 5 star diamond award for the Hospitality given from the moment you step on board:

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Having experienced Holland America 1st hand  when we visited the new ship Konningsdam in 2016 Whilst in the wonderful Amsterdam.So with all  these great characteristics  what more do you need when sailing either around the Mediterranean or the Far east, America the world is your Oyster.

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The med is a popular destination for a 1st time cruiser thinking is this for me or not, but once you have stepped on board and had the 1st cocktail sat up on deck just watching the world go by, getting ready for your evening and that 1st culinary experience you can make your own if you like,  or just sit back and let the wonderful chefs work their magic.

Entertainment again on board second to none even if you just want to sit there and sip your cocktail having

your after diner chat  with your new found friends you will have lots to talk about once your cruise has visited some of them wonderful destination you only thought about.

The wow factor will always be something i get when i board the many cruise’s throughout my experience just around the corner something different a hidden gem.

Sometimes keep it to yourself.

Again with the many cruise lines out there Holland America have a reward scheme called the Mariner

So build the points up and get the discounts redeemed of the cost of the next cruise and so on. So the more your cruise the more points you make.

So with are new program coming out this month with lots of different cruise options to choose maybe Holland America will be the next cruise you decided to take.

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.  

Don’t forget: Get up to £100 off your next cruise with Double Bonus Points

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Olive@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 8246

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  Norwegian Jade

Having just had  an extensive enhancement part of the new program  Norwegian Edge: 

Two new Restaurants on board, 2 new bars and lounges, public area’s refurbished with décor design updated

She will be making her  debut in Southampton this Summer for the Norwegian Fjords with also embarkation in Hamburg & Germany

Ncl have deployed 5 ships this year for the European market making it very exciting for everyone involved.

The new renovation on board the jade means that all guest will get to enjoy all the staterooms from the inside up to the haven suites:

Guest in the Haven will now experience a more chic atmosphere in there suites & villas with a complete refurbishment of the ships courtyard. Passengers will be able to soak up the sun’s rays in style in the 4 new plush cabanas on the top decks of the ship, with the new look pool area to relax and enjoy taking in all the new art work on board  the cruise as they sail in the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton

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New Restaurants on board:

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O`Sheehan’s  bar and grill

The pit stop

These 2 new venue’s will be serving up around the pool area 1950s-style American Diner atmosphere

Moderno Churrascaria:

On deck 13 with panoramic views of the ocean, new flooring’s, wall covering upgrade furniture

Cagneys Steak House

La Cucina

Norwegian signature Italian

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Tappanyaki-Japanese hibachi grill

 All of the above have been upgraded giving you a culinary experience of a life time and one to remember in the new looking dining options

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Life on board:

There is never going to be a dull moment on your cruise with the The Atrium always at the heart of the action on the Ncl Jade with its new look Marquee chandler, new custom-designed lounge atmosphere. Checking all your great picture’s in the photo gallery in the new innovative digital monitors. Not forgetting the pool area having been extensively refurbished with new lighting, flooring, tiling around the pool and whirlpools making it a place for you kids and adults alike to have fun and meet fellow cruises and talk about the great times your having. Not forgetting Ncl now have upgrade to a premium all-inclusive cruise line making life easier for the cruise passenger’s

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: Olive@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 8246

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