Cruise Industry News

The Allure of the Seas completes revitalisation

Taking just 18 days to complete, the Allure of the Seas has now had her makeover and has some new features on board.

For the shopaholics: If you are looking to pick-up some duty-free goodies, then check out the new Michael Kors and Kate Spade New York stores on-board.

For the foodies: The Royal Caribbean famous buffet style restaurant, The Windjammer Café has been expanded and will offer a restaurant-style service each evening. Speciality Mexican restaurant Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar and Japenese Izumi Hibachi and Susi  have both been added to the Allure with a new teppanyaki menu on offer.   For suite guests & Pinnacle Crown & Anchor members, the complimentary Coastal Kitchen is now available.

Other new amenities on board the Allure include the Arcade, Diamond Lounge, Suite Sun Deck, and Suite Lounge. Their super-fast internet service Vroom is now on offer to passengers sailing the Allure. In the Arcade passengers will find ring toss, Skeball and many other carnival games.

They have added 40 new staterooms to the vessel including: Royal Family Connected Suite and two new Royal Suites. All staterooms and public areas have been refreshed.

Currently sailing in Europe, the Allure of the Seas offers sailings between Barcelona and Rome.

Book before the 29/05/15 and receive a free Premium drinks package with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Book atleast an Outside Cabin or above to receive this amazing freebie! Inside Cabins do not count.

Book one of the fantastic Haven Suites and receive the following, Premium drinks package, Speciality dining package, onboard credit and $75.00 towards an excursion.

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With many itineraries to choose from you will be spoilt for choice, Mediterranean, Caribbean to name just a few.

With brand new state of the art ships and some older favorites there are many ships to suit everyone’s needs.

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premium drinks package offer

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All new ‘Suite-class ‘ for Royal Caribbean

Passengers who sail in suite categories on board cruise ships are looking for the best of the best – well, Royal Caribbean are sure not to disappoint with their all new ‘suite-class’ packages on the horizon.

This is currently in the planning phase and reports say the president of RCCL, Michael Bayley, is looking to make the programme an all-inclusive product for passengers.

No confirmed dates but according to previous news stories, the suite-class package will begin sometime in 2016.

 

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Michael Bayley introduced the suite-class idea to the Sister company, Celebrity Cruise Lines during his time with them. Passengers staying in upper-level cabins on some Celebrity Cruise line ships are given exclusive access to private restaurant Luminae, afternoon tea service, reserved theatre seating, priority tender service, luxury bath amenities, one complimentary specialty restaurant dinner and butler service.

For the more expensive suite on Celebrity Cruise Lines (Reflection, Penthouse and Royal) passengers receive the above and more!

It has not yet been confirmed if the program for RCCL will copy the Celebrity System.

At present, RCCL do not offer as much as celebrity when staying in a suite. Just the usual priority check-in, concierge club access and on some ships, VIP pool deck seating.

More information will be released in due course.

Harmony of the Seas

The brand new “oasis-class” ship from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines adds two more new itineraries to her inaugural 2016 season

In April 2016 we will see the launch of the brand new Royal Caribbean ship, the Harmony of the Seas. This will be the third ship in the Oasis Class – which are the biggest ships in the world!!1385468176

Two new itineraries announced for the Harmony of the Seas inaugural season, include a 7 Night reposition cruise from Southampton to Barcelona and a 5 Night European Voyage from Barcelona.

Don’t miss out and book your cabin today!

 

 

2016 sees Disney Cruise Line sail from the UK for the first time, on board Disney Magic sailing from Dover

 

New itineraries are on sale now!

Sailings as follows:

May 2016 7 Nights Norwegian Fjords

June 2016 12 Nights British Isles

July 2016 Relocates Dover to Barcelona

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Features include:

Unlimited snacks, soft drinks, tea coffee and ice cream daily

Exclusive adult area

24 hour complimentary room service

Special moments with Disney Characters

Disney Magic 84,000 gross tonnage with 877 staterooms

 

Don’t miss out…. Call me on 0161 798 2558 for an instant quote

 

 

 

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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

Today Royal Caribbean have announced the UK’s most popular ship INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS will be retuning to Southampton in 2016

After  being voted best family cruise ship, makes this announcement more exciting!

Itineraries will include a selection of 3 to 14 night sailings – from mini breaks to the Mediterranean

Their new ship Harmony of the Seas will kick off its summer season 2016 from Barcelona and Rome

After a £50 Million makeover the Navigator of the Seas will too return to UK waters offering customers 6 – 14 nights sailings including Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Med and Canary Island itineraries

Watch this space for deals/itineraries/promotions. IT’S ALL GOING ON!!!!!

For upto date information please call me on 0161 798 2558 I look forward to talking Royal Caribbean with you…

 

With eight stunning ships in their fleet, Silversea cruises offer luxury like no other.

 

Weighing just 36,000 tons and holding 540 passengers, the Silver Spirit is the largest cruise ship in the fleet – and the newest! The smallest cruise ship is the Silver Cloud, weighing 16,800 tons with guest occupancy for 296 passengers.

 

 

Silverseas Silver Spirit

 

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Silverseas Silver Cloud

 

Although Silverseas have smaller cruise ships for a more intimate cruise adventure, three of their ships are “Expedition” ships, offering the most intimate cruise adventure possible. The smallest of the expedition ships is the Silver Galapagos catering for just 100 passengers on board the 4,077 tons vessel.

Cruising on the Silver Galapagos will take you to one of the most isolated places in the world where you will find a variety of wildlife species that can be found nowhere else on earth. Located just off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands can be experienced with Silverseas Galapagos offering complimentary activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, Zodiac tours and nature hikes led by guides certified by the National Park of the Galapagos.

 

 

Silverseas Galapagos

 

At 6,072 tons the Silver Explorer is the largest of the Expedition ships catering for 132 passengers. This is a purpose-built vessel to take passengers into some of the worlds most remote destinations, including both polar regions!!

 

More Silversea information to follow

 

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

Now is the best time to be booking with Royal Caribbean with there fantastic deals. free drinks package and up to $400.00 per cabin on board credit until 09/02/15. Yes the free gratuities that you received from the promotion in January have now finished but don’t forget tips are not mandatory on board and down to the guests discretion.

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The drinks package you receive complimentary is called the Select drinks package and includes, Wines, Beers & soft drinks by the glass, all passengers sharing the same cabin will receive the same package – soft drinks for children. This is great news for us, just imagine that drinks bill at the end of the cruise, it can come as quite a nasty shock, this is taken of in advance and provided by Royal Caribbean, for the adults they can however upgrade this package to include spirits and cocktails.

With various worldwide sailings there will be an itinerary that will suit everyone down to the ground, Mediterranean, Far East Caribbean, Australasian, Alaskan to name just afew!

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During the month of February Royal Caribbean have also amended the deposit fee from £150.00 to £50.00 per person, this is a great booking incentive for us all to take advantage of.

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Are we all looking forward to the arrival of Anthem of the Seas – I am, Im a travel agent and have been lucky enough to win a place for myself and a friend on a 2 night stay on board this fascinating and innovative ship in April.

I’m really looking forward to boarding this brand new ship and sampling everything onboard, the new Dynamic dining facility is something I’m looking forward to doing, a first for Royal Caribbean and something m sure other Cruise Lines may follow in years to come, it gives guests more more flexibility and a chance to dine in a different restaurant every night of their cruise.

Also having a cocktail made in the Iconic Bionic Bar, once Ive been on the ship I will be able to report back to you all about there new features and I am sure some secret ones which they are keeping under wraps.

Have a great weekend all 🙂 Happy Sailing.