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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.

 

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Dress code on board your cruise ship:

We all want to look our best ( not all time) so when we choose a cruise holiday the dress code is really not that complicated, its a holiday but feels like your still staying in a hotel. I love to dress up in the evening especially but its not always necessary when your going for your evening meal its part of my holiday.

So here are some does & dont’s whilst on your cruise holiday

 

 

Day time:

Some people dress up all the time even if they are just sitting around the pool drinking a pina-colada, reading there book, or just watching the world go by. Whilst you are relaxing by the pool in your  swim suits remember its better than the birthday suit save this for when your in the cabin. But then again be careful as you can get caught out. Naked sunbathing is not the done thing on board  most cruise lines are american and there rules do not permit nude or topless sunbathing.

Smart casual is all ways a good choice daytime or night time dependent on the days activities. So remember we come in all shapes and sizes and no one is the same.

 

Evening wear:

Cruising is for relaxing so you may want to just laze around in the pyjamas,dressing gown, ( even again naked but in the privacy of your cabin.) I am sure your fellow traveler on the cruise would not be expecting to see you in your night wear when going to a formal night on board the cruise, but this  has been know to happen that’s going to turn a few heads. There could be a themed celebratory pajamas party option but double check, so  Always be careful when dressing for dinner as there is always that one time when things can go wrong and your in that embarrassing situation and we have all had one.

So the moral of the story is always be prepared for the unexpected.

 

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Royal Caribbean four new ships by 2027: 

After the launch of the Symphony of the seas last weekend in Barcelona Royal Caribbean have announced they will be launching 4 more ships in the future.

So the future is looking bright and exciting in cruising for everyone.

Family friendly cruise ships everything all in one place making it home from home.

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Moving forward to 2027 Royal Caribbean are expecting to have built another 10 ships to join there every expanding fleet, with the Icon class options being a intergural part of this new program going forward.  Royal Caribbean say expect to be wowed by the 2027 with all the new ships.

There new ship symphony has made a massive impression so far for 2018 with the new family cabin options on board and much  more to offer.

 

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So 10 ships in 10 years that is  a tall order but i am sure this will be a walk in the park so they say.

Royal Caribbean are always thinking on there feet and what the cruise customer wants so relaxing in the spa, Dining at many wonderful options, entertainment galore and so much more. Families never a dull moment from  start to finish with the kids clubs, flow rider, rock climbing whats is there not to like.

You have everything you need at your finger tips with the new interactive options to making life easier on board weather just checking dinner reservations to booking a excursion . So the world is waiting for you and with Royal Caribbean

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 March 2018. Gastro Seabourn cruise’s.

The Restaurant on Seabourn Encore

From May 2018, Seabourn Cruises will be setting the bar even higher with the Finest Dining, in the 5 Restaurants on board all there ships.

Offering passengers High quality Culinary food throughout the cruise over the fourth coming program.

Dine at your leisure chose when you dine & of course, whom you please to dine with.

Seabourn Dining is world class and matches anything out there.

Gelato:

The meaning of Gelato is ‘Ice Cream’ in Italian (you learn something every day)!!

This will be a wonderful feature for guests on board, with the highly talented team of experts offering a great range of superb Gelato.

This new concept for the Seabourn cruises is a 1st. the training for this new adventure was in Bologna Italy which is renowned in the area for the Gelato.

The chefs who are specially trained in the art of ice cream are some of the best in the world and Seabourn have taken this opportunity for their Cruise ships. Flavors galore from Mulberry, blood Orange, wild berry, rhubarb and many more.  This will be fleet wide as of Early 2019.

Sushi: 

The finest ingredients, high grade, fresh sushi, Hot & Cold offering Salmon Tataki, black king fish sashimi. This will be offered throughout the day. Bento boxes are a feature on the lunch menu. Also the Sake collection has some exceptional selections which are displayed on a lighted wall, giving you the effect of a work of art. This can be found on the Seabourn Encore and Ovation ships.

The Grill by Thomas Kelle: 

This is the american style dinning option renowned for the 50’s & 60’s style restaurant. Lobster Thermidor, Caesar salad, Elysian farm lamb, An extensive classic menu to choose from and all the chefs having been trained by Thomas Keller.  This is a popular option on the cruise, so reservations are advised.

The Patio: 

This is a less formal and casual venue to which you can enjoy the buffet style or you can take advantage of the full dinner options; Pasta’s, Soups, Pizza and the infamous Signature Napa burger’s & Hot dogs. There is something for every pallet.

The Colonnade on Seabourn Encore

The Colonnade. 

Here guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or even dinner. There is indoor and outdoor seating on offer here with the open kitchen style cooking with chefs in full view. Lots of different options on offer here. Influenced by American family style dining.

So, lots of different style dining with Seabourn throughout their full cruise programme.

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Cruising as a family has never been more exciting! With Splash Academy for children from 3 years up to 12 years, featuring activities such as arts and crafts, circus school, team building challenges, sports and family activities, to video games, the little people in your life are sure never to be bored! For children aged 13 years upwards to 17 years, Entourage offers a chilled area, featuring popular video games, various sports and themed events and pool parties. Staterooms are offered for families, and are slightly bigger in size, ranging from Family Inside, Family Oceanview, Family Balcony, and Family Mini Suites. Many of the Family balcony staterooms interconnect, so larger families can be together. Many of the family staterooms are located with convenience in mind, close to the pool deck, and the on board youth and teen facilities. Guppies Programme, is specifically for babies and toddlers from the age of 6 months, and under 3 years, and operates open play and hosted activities for both babies and parents, this available throughout the fleet.

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Staterooms on board Norwegian Cruise Line ships, is spacious and comfortable, with staterooms available for every budget. Solo travellers have the option of a single studio, which are located in a private keycard access complex, and have no single supplements, although these are not available throughout the fleet. If you choose a private balcony, then opt for a Mini Suite or Balcony Stateroom, featuring a comfortable seating area, storage is plentiful. Oceanview and Inside staterooms offer all the space you need, whilst not comprising on service levels. Luxury is plentiful in a Haven Suite, private and sumptuous retreats are a feature throughout the fleet, offering a generous sized suite with a welcome bottle of bubbly. Special services include butler and concierge service, special suite menus for breakfast, a cocktail party with the ships officers, and priority embarkation and disembarkation.

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Inside and Oceanview Staterooms (above)

 

 

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Balcony and Mini Suite Staterooms (above)

 

 

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Suites and Penthouses (above)

 

 

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The Haven by Norwegian

 

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Studios for solo guests. Available on Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss and Pride of America. Studios are designed and priced for solo travellers, which also include exclusive access to the Studio Lounge.

 

 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers freedom and flexibility throughout with offers to suit everybody!

Norwegian’s Premium All Inclusive Includes;

  • Adults can enjoy a wide variety of Premium Beverages

    Choose from an extensive range of spirits and beers, either draft or bottled, a wide selection of wines are served by the glass and tasty cocktails to alcohol-free options are available, as well as soft drinks and juices in all bars, the lounges and restaurants throughout your cruise at any time

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  • Speciality Coffee during mealtimes

    A wide  choice of Lavazza speciality coffees are served complimentary in any restaurant

 

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  • Bottled Water and Soft Drinks

    Children and adults have unlimited soft drinks, juices and water. A complimentary bottle of water is provided in each stateroom, for each guest

  • All Gratuities and Tips are included

    Gratuities and tips are also now included within the All Inclusive Package.

Norwegian’s Just Cruise – launched 1st December 2017

Norwegian’s Just Cruise fares will be made available on a selection of sailings. Staterooms will be allocated on a guarantee basis, and stateroom numbers will be allocated on final cruise documents. The benefits of this include, the best available cruise fare at the time of booking, award winning facilities and a wide selection of amazing dining options, and service charges. The option to upgrade to the Premium All Inclusive is available, which will then offer savings of more than £1200.00 per stateroom!

Norwegian Cruise Line are offering up to $500.00 per stateroom to spend as you wish on board! Just book your cruise from December 7th 2017, to 31st January 2018 for durations of 5 days or longer on the Premium All Inclusive…

If you are looking for some quality winter sun, take a look at our best selling offer! Premium All Inclusive Canary Islands cruise. Sailing aboard the popular Norwegian Spirit. Launched in 1998, and refurbished in 2011 and 2017, comparable to new ships within the cruise industry, she is a medium sized ship, with a guest capacity of 2018 guests. She boasts 15 dining options, 12 bars and lounges. Fares are leading in from £929.00 per person (based on 4th January 2018) including Return UK to Barcelona flights, Premium All Inclusive Beverage Package and tips!

 

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Norwegian Spirit

 

 

 

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Norwegian Cruise Line offers one of the most stylish and modern fleet of ships with innovative features and unique experiences. Whether its for fun and adrenaline packed experiences, such as the biggest rope course at sea, to relaxing on The Waterfront with a glass in hand admiring the sunset, or maybe giving a round of applause to a fantastic Broadway musical, Norwegian Cruise Line fleet of ships are set within a class of their own!

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Norwegian Cruise Line opens up a world of culture, exciting experiences, exploration, and above all fun! Whether it’s a Mediterranean cruise, cruising the Baltic Sea, or further afield to destinations such as the Middle East, the Far East, or even Australia and New Zealand. Indulge in a slice of paradise with a Caribbean cruise, the Bahamas or the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Explore the amazing scenery in Alaska, or experience the vibrant South America, the world is a touch away with a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise!

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Great Stirrup Cay – Bahamas

With 14 ships within the fleet, there is a ship to suit everybody, offering freedom and flexibility throughout the cruise. Norwegian Cruise Line led the world of cruising with it’s flexible approach to dining, offering Freestyle Dining, enabling you to dine how you want, when you want. All of the fleet offer daily – changing menus, in up to three Main Dining Rooms, as well as the popular Asian – fusion restaurants, buffet options offering carving and pasta stations. Dining is a 24/7 experience on board Norwegian Cruise Line and is included within the cruise fare. A small cover charge will open up a wider selection of speciality dining, from seafood delicacies at Bayamo and Ocean Blue, to a more European feel at the French inspired Le Bistro. Head over to Cagney’s Steakhouse, the American style restaurant, offering Certified Angus Beef.

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Choice Cuts at Cagney’s Steakhouse

 

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Sample fine French Cusine at Le Bistro

Entertainment is plentiful, with Broadway inspired shows, Live Music at The Cavern Club or at the Atrium or pool deck, live music plays throughout the ships. Norwegian Cruise Line lead the way with their spectacular production shows, that are designed and are exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Line. Try your hand in the Casino, featuring the newest slot machines, plus favourite table games.

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Table Games

 

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Live Music at the Cavern Club – Available on Norwegian Epic

 

 

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Broadway inspired Live Shows

 

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Seven seas mariner: 

709- 779 passengers:

46500 Tonnage:

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The Seven Seas Mariner is undergoing a $125 million dollar make over as part of a overall to the Regent program which will begin in April of 2018.

This will be all done in  Marceille France when in dry dock.

The decor throughout the ships state rooms & public area will all be revamped to reflect there new program.

      Staterooms: 

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Suites will get a makeover with the new elite slumber beds, padded head boards and furnishings to match.

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All Restaurant spaces will have a full make over and refurbishment, Furniture dishware and decor.

The compass rose and primes 7 restaurants will also receive and update throughout both venue’s. from Decor, furniture and menu’s.

There will also be a newer and modern french restaurant Chartreuse with new features too.

Pool grill is also having a revamp with infrared barbecue grills with also buffet bars for the new enhanced lunch menu giving you more choices.

Public indoor spaces:

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The new pool deck will have a open layout and teak flooring with a Mosaic tiled pool area, indoor areas with the art work furnishings new carpets throughout.

Shops, casino & library will all receive a make over too.

Spa & Gym areas.

Canyon ranch spa club will get a makeover with light woods stone tiles, Gym will have new state of art workout equipment.

Regent Seven Seas will be offering anyone who books before the end of march a free upgrade on balcony cabins, so if this is your choice of cruise and lets get you book on the Seven Seas Mariner

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Choose a cruise next time you think of booking a spa break. With a choice of departure ports available within the UK or a wide range of fly-cruise options available it’s the perfect opportunity to soak up some local cultures too. Plus a cruise comes with plenty of extras you wouldn’t find on a land based hotel/spa. These include: a choice of top notch dining venues, award winning entertainment, quirky bars, aqua parks, nightclubs, ports of call and so much more.

Here we list 4 cruise lines that tick all the boxes, offering spa cabin/staterooms all with added benefits:

Celebrity Cruises

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Norwegian Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines

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Celebrity Cruises

Their spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms come with a premium location, close to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

By booking a AquaClass stateroom you receive the following:

Balcony as standard

Complimentary access to the Persian Garden spa lounge

A personal spa concierge to arrange spa treatments

*ADDED BONUS* Exclusive access to Blu, a speciality restaurant featuring ‘clean cuisine’ that also serves complimentary breakfast every day

Aromatherapy diffuser

Priority check-in

Pillow menu

Plus lots more features. Experience modern luxury by clicking here

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Costa Cruises

Their Samsara cabins and suites are the perfect option to rejuvenate.  Unwind and relax after an exciting day exploring a new destination.

By booking a Samsara cabin or suite you receive the following:

Located in an exclusive area of the ship within the Samsara Spa

Thermal access

A Private glass elevator providing direct access

Pillow menu

Elemys amenities kit

Plus lots more features. Experience Italian style by clicking here

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Carnival Cruise Lines

Their Cloud 9 Spa staterooms offer a full range of rooms, from cosy interiors to stretch-out suites. Prepare to experience nirvana with Carnival’s Cloud 9 Spa dedicated relaxation zones

By booking a Cloud 9 stateroom your receive the following:

Unlimited access to the thermal suites

Priority spa reservations

* ADDED BONUS* Free fitness classes

Exclusive discounts on treatments during port days

On ships with a thalassotherapy pool you’re welcome to use it as much as you want!

Plus lots more features. Experience your kind of fun by clicking here

 

TOP TIP: take advantage of port days by spending the day on board, enjoying bliss in the on board spa/thermal suites

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Norwegian Cruise Lines

Their serene and rejuvenating accommodations include the Haven Spa Suite, Spa Mini-Suite and Spa Balcony. These tranquil retreats include soothing colours that add a unique and relaxing ambiance

By booking a Spa Suite you receive the following:

Complimentary access to the thermal spa suites

Easy access to the Mandara Spa and fitness centre

*ADDED BONUS*Voted World’s Best Cruise Spa by World Spa Awards

Experience the Salt room (available on Breakaway, Getaway and Escape class ships), a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body cleansing salt crystals

Plus lots more features. Experience your freestyle cruise by clicking here

So for those of you that seek a pampering spa, book your experience by sea. Then all you have to do is unpack and say ahhh!

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Celebrity Cruises will be increasing their gratuity rates from January 2, 2018.

Celebrity Cruises is increasing the automatic gratuity rates by $1. For standard cabins, the amount will go up to $14.50, the new rate for Concierge Class and Aqua Class cabins will be $15.00 and suites will have an increased rate of $18.00.

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Celebrity Cruise Line has stated that any pre-existing bookings will have until January 2nd to purchase their gratuities at the old rate. Bookings from Jan 2nd and for those guests wanting to pay gratuities on the ship from that date will have to pay the new automatic rates.

The gratuities are automatically taken off the onboard SeaPass account but guests can still change the gratuities at the end of the cruise if they really want to. The gratuities are paid and shared among crew members in the housekeeping, dining room and bar departments.

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There are some amazing and innovative ships to be launched within the next year. Take a look at some of the most anticipated ships due to enter service in 2018…

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Carnival Horizon is the sister ship to the Carnival Vista, which was launched back in 2016, a particular favorite of mine, as I sailed on Vista in her maiden year, on my first family cruise, and I absolutely loved it!!! Carnival Horizon is the newest ship within the Carnival fleet, and will be welcomed into Europe in April 2018, where she will spend her summer cruising the Mediterranean. Identical to Vista, she will feature SkyRide, the twin track cycling attraction, that gives riders a view over the Sport-square below, this is where activities such as volleyball, football and table tennis can be found. The on board WaterWorks park, is colorful and exciting, and is themed upon the famous Dr Seuss. The on board IMAX cinema is not to be missed! Experience cinema, first hand, with the stunning effects and props, that bring the film to life! Horizon has a wide variety of restaurants, included within the cruise fare, and also a selection of speciality dining options, for a small cover charge. This ship is ideal for families, and features large and spacious rooms, to accommodate larger families.

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Carnival Horizon

MSC Seaview is the identical ship within the Seaside multi generational ships, twinned with MSC Seaside. MSC Seaview will enter service in June 2018, and will have a guest capacity of 5,179 guests. The ship is dubbed as a ‘resort ship’ and features a water park that has no fewer than five slides! A warm Italian feel will be felt throughout the ship. A seafront boardwalk will encase the ship, and will be home to many bars and restaurants, as well as shopping galore! The main pool, the Panorama Pool has breathtaking views out to sea. The atrium is spanned over two decks, and its glass walls will showcase live entertainment.

 

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MSC Seaview

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