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Norwegian Bliss is dubbed as a ship for sightseeing and is one of  Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus class ships. Norwegian Bliss, is sister ship to Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy, but with added extras. She will enter service in Summer 2018, and will have a guest capacity of 4,004 , she will sail between the Caribbean and Alaska. Guests are offered unparalleled 180 degree views, from the massive Observation Lounge located at the front of the ship. The largest racetrack at sea, will allow guests to go kart their way around a racetrack, reaching speeds of around 30 mph! For the daredevils amongst us, there is the free falling Ocean Loops water slide, which glides over the edge of the ship! High adrenaline activities include a laser tag, which is set within an old and abandoned space station. Of course, Norwegian Cruise Line are Premium All Inclusive. A new feature that has been added to the Bliss, is the virtual reality view interior staterooms for solo guests.

 

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Race track

 

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Symphony of the Seas is the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, and is anticipated to be the biggest cruise ship ever! Overtaking her sister ship, Harmony of the Seas by twenty eight staterooms, Symphony of the Seas will have a 6,870 guest capacity and will arrive in April 2018 for her maiden summer season in the Mediterranean. Symphony of the Seas will feature seven unique neighbourhoods, ranging from the well known Boardwalk, and the glitz and glam of the Royal Promenade with its designer shops, to the mini gardens with real plant life. The ten story slide, The Ultimate Abyss is a sure hit among those in search of some adrenaline packed fun, as well as the trio of water slides, The Perfect Storm…

 

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A view of the Ultimate Abyss

 

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Central Park themed area with live plant life

 

Stay tuned for Part 3…

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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

Stay tuned for Part 2 !

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Counting down to my cruise next week I am excited to visit somewhere new, have a little bit of winter sun and try a new cruise line

After so many of our customers have recommended Norwegian cruise lines and hearing so many good reports I’m taking the plunge and giving them a try

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We have a night beforehand staying at La Concha beach resort in the Condado area, a 5* deluxe resort situated right on the beach. A perfect way to begin our holiday and situated equal distance from the airport and Old Town its the ideal combination of making the most of what San Juan has to offer.

The city appears to me in 2 halves, Old town San Juan, which is the main city center with the port, narrow cobbled streets, colourful old buildings, art and Latin life. Condado is located about a 10 minute drive from the old town, this is a beach front promenade area and strikes me as being more touristy, with an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos

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It will be interesting to see how the island has recovered from the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, from reading it seems that most of the large hotels are almost running as normal now with only a handful still remaining closed.

San Juan is the Capital city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, it is both an initial embarking port and one of the most popular ports of call for many cruise itineraries. Visiting San Juan offers something for everyone, the long golden beaches, colourful Spanish colonial buildings and La Fortaleza, a huge fortress overlooking the blue ocean, and of course it is the home of rum and Pina coladas so a little sampling will be taking place and a visit to the Barcadi distilery

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Carry on and read my next blog to find out where I will be going on my cruise

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: marcia@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2516

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MSC Magnifica:

New cruise program from the April – October  2018

7 – 11-10-14 Nights. 

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How about a weeks cruise on the MSC Magnifica out of Southampton 2018?

 MSC Cruises are giving someone this great opportunity to join a cruise from Southampton for 7 nights.

They want you to show all your fellow cruise passengers how too make a good cuppa & eat lots of lovely cake.

Join in all the great activities on board, visit some great locations make some new friends talk about your passion which we no is making a good cup on the British favorite tea.

All you need for this fab option is too know your tea, Yorkshire to be precise as they have joined forces with MSC Cruises.

Well we all love a good cup of Tea and can you believe it that all you need to know to join on board the Magnifica for a week is Tea.

MSC are wanting to show us British they can offer a good cuppa while enjoying all the great facilities on board the cruise,  to be enjoyed by all the family.

Kettles in every cabin to be provided so really there is no excuse for you not to be able to have that cuppa of the day.

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The new format will included some of the old favorites on board like a good Sunday roast dinner.

Also British & Irish Beers, British cruise director for all the entertainment, comedians, west end style shows and much more.

Not forgetting the little things that always make a difference to many, Colemans mustard, everyone’s favorite Marmite.

I like a nice cuppa of tea in the morning I like nice cuppa tea in the evening.

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Event and themed cruises seem to becoming the new thing when it comes to cruising, cruise lines are constantly introducing new ideas to keep cruising exciting and innovative

Some cruise lines feature Celebrities, food heroes or dancers, some ensure they are in ports for some of the worlds most popular celebrations and events. Cunard have introduced a selection of special event sailings for 2018 that still are inkeeping with Cunards history and traditions of a first class traditional cruise line

There will be 5 sailings throughout the year and I would encourage to book early as these do usually sell out very quickly

Queen Victoria – Voyage Du Vin 1st June

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This is a celebration of wine, calling at some of Europe’s finest wine destinations with ports such as Oporto and Lisbon in Portugal and Vigo in Spain. There will be bespoke shore excursions including a Douro river cruise , tastings at Colares winery and Cape Roca and the Galicia Trek and taste. There will be guest speakers and wine producers from over the world giving wine pairings, tastings, talks and dinners. You can even become a member of Cunard’s Wine academy

Queen Elizabeth – Photographic Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun 1st July

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This sailing is right up my street, a 12 night Norwegian fjords itinerary featuring some of the most spectacular scenery along the coast and 2 maiden port calls for Cunard, Bodo and Narvik. The Midnight sun peaks on 21st June with 24 hour daylight and the light and sunsets are truly stunning. Featuring photography experts including Sir Malcolm MacGregor and Paul Ward, you can join in with a variety or workshops and guided tours ashore to capture that perfect photo.

Queen Elizabeth – Big Band Ball 24th Aug

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This event is inspired by those iconic big bands of the 1920’s, combining their musicians from only 2 venues onboard creating a 13 piece orchestra performing classic music for your entertainment to dance the night away

Queen Mary 2 – Transatlantic Fashion Week 2nd September

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This has become an annual event whilst making your Transatlantic crossing you can enjoy hosted dinners, fashion shows, guestspeakers such as Hal Rubenstein the founding member of Instyle magazine and returning fashion experts Coin McDowell MBE and Gail Sackloff OBE. Exclusive to Cunard there will also be emerging new designers showcasing their new collections onboard, and once arriving in New York for the official NY Fashion week, you can put your knowledge to good use shopping your heart away

Queen Mary 2 – Journey of Genealogy 4th November

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A first for Cunard, Ancestry experts will be board to help trace your family tree. You will have the opportunity to learn how to start researching your ancestors even going back a 1000 years, explore the the largest online collection of family history records, and alongside Ancestry DNA you can discover how your DNA came together from different parts of the world

So if you are looking for a new adventure or something to excite your mind these sailings could be for you

For prices and information please contact me on 0161 798 2516 or marcia@cruiseclubuk.com

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.  

 

 

Nicknamed as the “Big Easy”, New Orleans is a Louisiana city located on the Mississippi River, close to the Gulf of Mexico.

For the first time in three years, Royal Caribbean will be docking the Vision of the Seas cruise ship here for the 2018/19 winter season, offering seven night sailings to the Bahamas and Mexico.

Prior to moving to New Orleans in December 2018, the ship will sail two 16-night Panama Canal voyages from Miami to Los Angeles, and then from Los Angeles to New Orleans. This will also be the first time in 3 years that Royal Caribbean will offer Panama Canal sailings.

Well known for its vibrant live-music and twenty-four-seven nightlife, New Orleans has lots of offer. The festival spirit will be in full swing when they sail the winter season, with the late-winter carnival renowned for its raucous costume parades and street parties. The French quarter is a great place to hang out with jazz music sounding all day and all night long. Be sure to try the cuisine whilst there, as the city is French-Founded, this has a huge influence over the food.

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New Orleans Paddle Steamer (Riverboat)

Music is a Huge part of the New Orleans culture, with a huge thanks to legend Louis Armstrong who was a native of the Big Easy, and now has a public park named after him; Louis Armstrong Park. New Orleans International Airport is named New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport.

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Louis Armstrong Statue in Louis Armstrong park

 

It could be that famous play writer Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III said it better than anyone: “America has only three cities; New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.” Even the Bright lights of Las Vegas and the Sky High buildings of New York do not compare to this unique city. New Orleans is a place like no other with a must see SkyLine for everyone visiting.

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The New Orleans, City Skyline

 

This is a place on my bucket list that I will definitely be visiting and to combine with my favourite cruise line of all time is a must for me. So, if your sailing on the Vision of the Seas from New Orleans, I may see you there.

If you would like assistance with your next cruise booking, or have any questions, please contact me on 0161 798 2512 or email me Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com – I am always happy to help.

 

Celebrity cruise lines are a Premium cruise company falling between their sister companies 4* Royal Caribbean and more specialized Azamara Club cruises.

I have sailed on a number of Celebrity ships and can honestly say I have been very impressed, from the ship layout, the service, food, exciting destinations and overall standard this cruise line definitely deserves its 5* rating, they have won many awards, most recently Best premium cruise line at the Travel weekly globe awards. In fact there is only one downside to cruising Celebrity which I have been told by a number of my passengers is that once you’ve cruised with them you won’t want to cruise with another company again.

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With 10 larger ships in their fleet sailing worldwide and 3 explorer ships sailing the Galapagos and the launch of the brand new Celebrity Edge, Celebrity are constantly introducing more innovative features in their fleet. The Solstice class feature 5 ships the first Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette and Reflection, these are the largest and all very similar, with features such as the lawn club, cabanas and secret hideaways. Millenium class are mid sized, featuring 4 ships Millenium, Infinity, Constellation and Summit, these are a firm favourite with regular cruises, and all have been recently refurbished to bring them up to date with the Solstice class ships.

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The biggest advantage of booking a Celebrity cruise right now is the complimentary classic all inclusive drinks package and $300 credit to spend onboard that they are offering on all sailings. In our new May brochure we have some fantastic offers and itineraries with Celebrity.

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If you want to stay local there are 2 Mediterranean sailings in October with prices starting at just £1549p/p for a balcony on the newly refurbished Constellation

For those that may already have plans in the Summer and looking for something a little different the Emirate states have had consistent growth as a Winter destination over the last few years. Constellation has sailings from Dubai visiting Abu Dhabi and Oman and sailing over to India and has been highly recommended from passengers of Cruise Club

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Or for the more adventurous traveller how about further afield? We have an amazing trip to New Zealand and Australia next February on the Solstice for 21 nights, or Thailand and Vietnam on the Millennium. I cruised from Singapore to Malaysia 2 years ago, it was a fascinating experience, it was somewhere I hadn’t thought to visit before but I’m so very glad I got the opportunity to do so as it opened my eyes to new cities and cultures

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

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: Marcia@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2516

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Here at Cruise Club UK we are constantly tailoring enticing offers and we have put together some cracking deals with my favourite Cruise line Royal Caribbean! I am sailing with them myself at the end of this month so please look forward to my blog on my return. In the mean time let me tell you about some exciting offers we have featured in our new mailer!

Don’t want to fly? How about sailing from the Southampton with our ex UK offers?

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Summer Spain & France

Why not step aboard Navigator of the Seas for a 6 night itinerary to France & Spain. Why not spend the day in romantic Paris from Le Havre? Why not enjoy the stunning scenery by doing a Basque coast tour when you dock in Bilbao? Or for Gijon whether you want to partake in water sport activities, absorb the culture of a typical Spanish town or gaze at the magnificent buildings it is easy to while a day away in Gijon. With prices based on a balcony special at an amazing £799 per person!!!

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Norwegian Fjords

Embark the action packed Independence of the Seas for an 8 night Norwegian Fjords cruise with scenery to die for on such an amazing ship you have the best of both worlds. Norwegian Fjords are one of the seven natural wonders of the world – pristine waters that cut through steep mountains and create a lush, fertile soil along the shore combined with an amazing ship with endless facilities and entertainment options and Broadway style shows you cant go wrong. Prices from just £859 per person & including $100 per cabin on board spending money!

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Autumn Sunshine Canaries

Looking for winter sunshine? 10 night Portugal, Canaries & Spain cruise aboard Navigator of the Seas is a fabulous cruise for those who want to get away from the British weather. Whether you want to laze on the beach or simply stay by the pool on the ship there is something for everyone. Navigator of the Seas, boasting incredible features including the Flowrider surf simulator, outdoor cinema screen and a host of amazing restaurants serving delicious cuisine from around the world. With prices starting as low as £979 per person!

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Shorter Cruises

There are 2 sailings on offer which are both aboard the Amazing Independence of the Seas. Both cruises are 5 nights in duration, one in October 2018 that visits Belgium & France and one in May Spring Bank Holiday in 2018 that visits France & Ireland. These shorter cruises tend to attract people who want to experience cruising for the first time as a taster or the more seasoned cruiser who has a few days spare and appreciates value for money. Prices start from just £489 per person.

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

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: Becky@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2518.

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Here at Cruise Club UK we are constantly tailoring enticing offers and we have put together some cracking deals with my favourite Cruise line Royal Caribbean! I am sailing with them myself at the end of this month so please look forward to my blog on my return. In the mean time let me tell you about some exciting offers we have featured in our new mailer!

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New York, New England & Canada

We are offering return flights out to New York and a 3 night pre cruise stay at the 4* Excelsior hotel enabling you to make the most of New York! The hotel offers a residential style experience in the heart of New York’s upper Westside. The hotel is located right next to Central Park and Times square can be reached in approx. 30 min walk. After your stay in New York you will be taken to Cape Liberty to board the Quantum Class Anthem of the Seas. Having been on the ship when she first launched in 2015 I hadn’t experienced anything like it before! Boasting state of the art Technology, world class dining and the best entertainment I have ever seen on any ship this really is the future but today! The 9 night itinerary on board covers New England & Canada. Prices starting from as little as £1799 per person.

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Caribbean Connoisseur

We are offering return flights out to Fort Lauderdale ready for an overnight stay at the 4* Renaissance Fort Lauderdale hotel which is located at the entrance to port everglades. After your overnight stay you will then embark on the Serenade of the Seas for your 10 night Caribbean cruise. With action packed activities, incredible dining and entertainment & acres of glass offering stunning ocean views this is a perfect ship for sailing in the Caribbean. With prices starting from just £1499 per person why not treat yourself!

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

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: Becky@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2518.

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MSC Magnifica and MSC Opera sail from amsterdam to sea and meet and greet in IJmuiden

We have some amazing offers with MSC advertised in our bumper May Mailer 2017, if you don’t know a great deal about MSC here are some interesting facts:

MSC are a family owned company with a history that spans over 30 years with an ever expanding choice of itineraries offering beautiful destinations. The MSC fleet comprises of 13 of the most modern ships at Sea with an investment plan of 9 billion euros for a further 11 ships to join the fleet.  In addition to the 4 smart ships already on sale – MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Bellissima – 7 technology advanced ships will come in to service between 2020 and 2026, enabling MSC Cruises to continue creating unique and unforgettable experiences for an ever increasing number of guests.

Here’s some facts about the ships advertised in our bumper edition mailer:

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MSC Opera – Cuba and the Caribbean

Gross tonnage – 65,591 tons

Number of passengers – 2,679

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MSC Splendida – Dubai and the Emirates

Gross tonnage – 137,936 tons

Number of passengers – 3,223

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MSC Magnifica – Northern Europe from Southampton

Gross tonnage – 95,128

Number of passengers – 3,223

MSC offer a wide range of cabin types to suite every budget, here’s a run down of what’s included:

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Priority Check-In & Check-Out « 24hr Butler Service « 24hr Concierge & Room Service « All Inclusive Unlimited Drinks including Mini-Bar « Lavishly Fitted Luxury Suites « Free Time Dining at Dedicated Restaurant « All-Inclusive Lunches & Dinners in Yacht Club Restaurant « Entry to Exclusive Areas

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Superior Sea-View Cabins on Upper Decks « Access to Private Solarium « All Inclusive Unlimited Drinks « Priority Boarding « Spa Package Including Welcome Cocktail & Massage of Your Choice and Free Access to the Thermal Area Throughout Your Cruise « MSC Room Diffuser

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Cabins on the Upper Decks « Room Service 24 Hours a Day « Premium Buffet Open 20 Hours a Day « Free Delivery of Continental Breakfast in Your Cabin « Priority Choice of Dinner Sitting « Classic Dining Style « Recreational Activities for Children « 50% Discount on Fitness Classes and Personal Trainer

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Classic Dining Style with Choice of Sitting Preference « Gourmet Buffet Open 20 Hours a Day « Swimming Pool & Scenic Gym « Broadway-Style Theatre Shows « Packed Program of Daily Activities « Turndown Service to Prepare Your Bed Each Night « Elegantly Fitted Modern Cabins

Our team are on hand to provide you with expert knowledge on all aspects of cruising with MSC.

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: Wendy@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2570

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

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