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Ultra-Luxury Six Star Cruise Line, Silversea, announce refurbishment plans for the Silver Whisper and the Silver Wind.

As a part of the “Elegant fleet-wide refurbishment” program, which was launched by the luxury cruise line back at the end of 2016, The two ships will undergo a concrete refurbishment which will be completed by December 2017. Just in time for Christmas sailings!

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The Silver Whisper is said to be scheduled for Technical refurbishments which will hopefully increase the already exceptional level of guest satisfaction on board. Public areas on board Silver Whisper are due to have a major redesign, taking some Inspiration from the newest luxury ship part of the Silversea fleet; Silver Muse, which was launched just this year. Carpet replacements and Upgrades for Panorama Lounge, La Terrazza and Observation Lounge are also on the To-Do list.

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The Silver Wind will also take inspiration from the new Silver Muse and will be upgraded in a similar format to the Silver Whisper. Reupholstering of chairs, stylish enhancements and new carpets for the casino are on the agenda. Based on the concepts of Silver Muse, the Spa and Beauty salon on board will receive a new floor upgrade.

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CEO of Silversea, Roberto Martinoli described the arrival of the Silver Muse as an “Inspirational Milestone” for the brand. The Luxury Cruise Line are hoping the makeover of the Silver Whisper and Silver Wind will be appreciated by guests on board and will also enhance the on board experience of guests sailing with them.

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Tipping crew members and staff has long been a tradition associated with cruising. Guests who are new to cruising can be in for a shock when they realise, just how much of an extra charge is added to their account, and guests who cruise on a regular basis can get lost with each cruise lines tipping policy

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Gratuities are at the discretion of the guest, and the cruise line advise that guests can tip an amount that is comfortable to them, under the recommended daily amount set by the cruise line. Of course, guests can decide not to tip and are advised to contact guest services, however this is not encouraged.

Adding to the confusion, are the varying amounts from one cruise line to another, usually the US lines charge the highest rates, starting at around $13.00 per person, per day. A typical family of four on a two week cruise would see around $728.00 (£560.00) added to their account, which can be very off putting

Comparing tips to UK companies such as P&O Cruises, who charge around £6.50 per person, per day, with children under the age of 12 years, not being included in the tipping policy

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Guests who enjoy premium staterooms, or suites can be subject to a higher rate of gratuities, to account for added extras and services, and in some cases, the services of a butler

There are some cruise lines that offer gratuities within the cruise fare, including Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, and Silversea

It has been argued that cruise lines should absorb the cost of tips into the cruise fare overall like some premium cruise lines, such as Crystal and Seabourn and Azamara. In April 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the whole fleet will include not only gratuities, but a beverage package within the cost of the fare, with this in mind, will other cruise lines follow suit?

On average, here is what can be expected to pay on some well known cruise lines:

Carnival Cruise Line – $12.95 per person per day, up to $13.95 per person per day for suite guests

Celebrity Cruises – $13.50 per person per day up to $17.00 per person per day for suite guests

Cruise & Maritime Voyages – £5.00 per person per day, this reduces to £4.00 per person per day on sailings with a duration of more than 16 nights

Cunard – $11.50 per person per day, up to $13.50 per person per day for suite guests

Disney Cruise Line – A set $12.00 per person per day across all stateroom grades

Fred Olsen – £4.00 per person per day, chargeable for all guests over the age of 12

Holland America Line – $13.50 per person per day up to $15.00 per person per day for suite guests

MSC Cruises – Charges differ between the age of the guests, and the itinerary. For example on a Mediterranean cruise, guests aged 13 years plus would pay 9.00EUR per day, children aged 3 years to 10 years would pay 4.50EUR per day, and children under the age of 3 years, would pay nothing

Oceania Cruises – $16.00 per person per day, up to $23.00 per person per day for suite guests

Princess Cruises – $13.50 per person per day, up to $15.50 per person per day for suite guests

Royal Caribbean – $13.50 per person per day, up to $16.50 per person per day for suite guests

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Lavish surroundings through out, accommodation spacious from ocean view to veranda suites with butler service included.

World wide destinations to all the seven continents, from the heart of a city & on pier side whilst most other larger ships have to anchor off shore.

 A renowned Culinary experience open dining through the fleet, with some specialty venues on board some of there none expedition ships.

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Silversea Opera Experience: 

One of the many different events to be enjoyed

    The Opera is coming to you live & direct whilst on one of the 5 luxurious cruise ships with Silversea. 

A new adventure inspired by their Italian Heritage, Opera lovers out there ( me included ) are going to be given a great opportunity to be wowed by the fabulous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with a great selection of  vocalists hand picked from Opera houses in Europe, Broadway & the West End.

Opera is one of those things that a lot of people have never had the chance to experience but now been given this opportunity whilst on board your 6 star cruise ship whilst taking in some of the most beautiful places in the world is just another string to add to their Bow.

Music has been Recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Composer, Arranger, Directer Richard Balcombe is renowned in the world of Music.

Silversea Cruise introduced something similar in the 2014 Musica Maestro which has been a great success.

Luna Rossa productions at the moment have the Grande Amore shows, which debut this November on cruises from New York  to the Caribbean on the Silver Whisper. Then will be introduced fleet wide fleet wide over the coming months with great success I’m sure.

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Football Fan? Cruise Fan? Why not take a cruise and go see a world cup football match in 2018?

The FIFA world cup 2018 will take place in Russia. Across the country, many different stadiums will play host to the games, with one being the Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. The stadium holds a massive 64,287 people for the World Cup Event. This is great news for Cruise passengers who want to see a game, as Oceania Cruise Lines and Azamara Club Cruises will both dock in St. Petersburg on the dates of the games at the Stadium, giving passengers a chance to see a FIFA world cup game. Who’s your team?

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Saint Isaac Cathedral across Moyka river, St Petersburg, Russia

There are just Seven dates with football matches at Krestovsky Stadium, and they are:

15th June 2018 (Group B)

19th June 2018 (Group A)

22nd June 2018 (Group E)

26th June 2018 (Group D)

3rd July 2018 (Round of 16)

10th July 2018 (Semi-final)

14th July 2018 (Third Place Match)

Construction of the Arena: Krestovsky Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Construction of the Arena: Krestovsky Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 Azamara Club Cruises: The small-intimate Azamara Journey Cruise Ship will set sail from London Greenwich on the 17th June 2018, sailing for 12 nights to Stockholm, Sweden. This sailing will offer Three full days in St. Petersburg on the 25th, 26th and 27th June 2018. This offers passengers the chance to see the Group D match on the 26th June 2018. She will then begin another sailing for 12 nights on the 29th June 2018, from Stockholm, Sweden to Southampton, UK. This sailing will dock in St. Petersburg for Three days on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2018, offering passengers a chance to see Round of 16 match on the 3rd July 2018.

Oceania Cruise Line: The beautiful Oceania Marina cruise ship will set sail on the 12th June 2018 from Stockholm, Swede taking 10 nights to sail to Copenhagen, Denmark. This sailing will offer a stop in St. Petersburg for Three days on the 14th, 15th and 16th June 2018. Passengers on this sailing have the chance to see Group B match on the 15th June 2018.

If you would like any further information with regards to the above sailings please feel free to contact via phone or email.

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to spend 131 night on board a cruise ship, sailing the globe? Well, imagine just how spectacular that would be on board an Intimate Luxury ship with Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line.

The beautiful Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship will be sailing the 131 night world cruise in 2020. This will be a takeover from the current ship, Navigator which is hosting the world voyages in 2018 and 2019.

The intimate ship will dry dock in spring 2018 to get ready for her world voyage. Passengers can sail round trip from San Francisco or Miami.

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Visiting 66 ports in 30 countries on six continents, the 700 passenger ship will be offering some of the best ports of call in the world. In total, there will be 13 overnight port stops, with passengers have the opportunity to visit 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ports of call will include Central America, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, South Pacific and India.

Passengers who are lucky enough to experience the whole world cruise, are also entitled to many other perks which include a Lord of the Rings themes dinner in the Auckland War, and the choice of excursions from a list of over 300 complimentary tours.

One of my favourite perks for the World Cruise Passengers embarking in San Francisco is a California cuisine dinner at the Ritz Carlton. Nice!!!

As well as all the other fantastic perks offered, the full world cruise passengers can have FREE ROUND TRIP first-class airfare. On board medical care, luggage service and unlimited laundry & pressing is another benefit.

Of course, these benefits are all in addition to the standard Regent benefits for all passengers. These include complimentary speciality restaurant meals, gratuities, airport transfers, beverages and WI-FI.

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.  

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.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company have announced they are going to offer yacht cruising from 2019.

We all know and Love the brand, The Ritz-Carlton. They are well known across the globe for their stunning hotels and unbelievable service in all of their hotels. Founded in 1983, the Ritz-Carlton have a wonderful collection of 91 hotels across the world in 30 countries. All offering a memorable stay.

Set to debut in 2019 the Ritz-Carlton Yacht collection have three ships currently on order. The first will arrive in 2019, with the other two currently set to launch in 2021 and 2022. Names are yet to be confirmed. This announcement is said to be one of the most exiting things on the Horizon for the Luxury Cruise Industry.

All three ships will have occupancy for 298 guests in 149 Balcony suites. Two of the suites will be duplex penthouse suites.

There will be no buffet venue on board, just open seating at all restaurants on board. They will offer passengers a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld who is the man behind The Ritz-Carlton three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Aqua.

Design and service will be offered to passengers at the most highest level.

Drawings of the new luxury ships show a stunning Infinity pool at the back of the ship with a helicopter pad also!! To keep in competition with the other luxury yachts currently sailing, they will have a marina platform with kayaks and a speed boat for special occasions with guests on board.

The design of the ships makes them look like a very high-end traditional private yacht.

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.  

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.

Wellness Experience

Regent Seven Seas have now upgraded the wellness program which will be 1st introduced on the Seven seas Voyager ship.

Oceania their sister company have also just introduced this new program to there fleet for the new cruise sailings, click here for more details on a previous blog.

The customer will now be able to take shore excursions which will also have the wellness program incorporated in.

Canyon Ranch and Spa will offer you an array of special treatments and the healthy menu option once on board.

New program:

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There is a cover charge for the shore excursion & spa treatment of $299 per-person

The new themed options for this will begin in the summer on sailings to the Mediterranean, with over 10 shore excursions to choose from.

Giving them a chance to learn some Tai Chi in Marseilles:

A swim in the lake Vouliagemni lake in Greece: 

 learning about fragrance’s and how they make you feel with the opportunity to make you own.

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After all this & you are given the option to choose a 50 Minute treatment from the list from:

Body buff

Tangle me up wrap

 Ocean Scrub

Vitamin infusion facial

If you want to indulge yourself in more options within the Canyon ranch spa there is a wide selection to choose from. Choices range from fitness classes and personal training, or you may  prefer acupuncture or just like being pampered and taking well deserved rest.

New breakfast options at the pool grills: 

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The healthy eating Menu  at breakfast times are varied from: Muesli, nuts, exotic fruits, low fat yogurts, or combined to make your  favorite smoothie, a great way to healthy kick start you day.

At Dinner you can dine at the Canyon ranch with a selection of balanced starter’s main’s & desserts.

Regent Seven Seas provide a ultra-luxurious cruise experience to all corners of the world

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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Alaskan Highlights:

Azamara Quest: 

The decision to have the ship the Quest in Alaska for the 2019 cruise program Plus Special event cruise’s:

11 New sailings covering either 8-10 days Throughout the months of May – September 2019. 

The 1st Time for Azamara to be in Alaska so making a very exciting venture for not just the cruise line but also the cruise passengers as well.There will be options to do pre & post cruise excursions making sure you have the best  experience of the Alaskan scenery and wildlife.

Always giving you some extra times in port and longer to explore your surroundings.

Special event cruise 2019 program: 

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Edinburgh Tattoo

Cannes film festival

Spanish  and Monaco grand prix

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Solar Eclipse Indian ocean  

Rouen festival

All of the above are now on sale with Azamara Club Cruise’s something different for everyone to enjoy, from being a film buff, car enthusiast, astronomy

Never be lost with the wide selection above to choose. Azamara will  give you an  Aza azamazing evening as part of there program.

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Not only all of the above they have also so teamed up with Perry Golf to offer 8 Golf themed cruises taking in The British Open – The masters tournament:

I believe this will appeal to both Male & female as Golf is a popular sport for everyone Young and old alike.

The new program is going to pulling away from the Turkish ports and black seas traditional Mediterranean to focus on giving the cruise customer more options in one country with the likes of:

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Japan

New Zealand

    Mexico

  Norway – Spain – France-Italy- Greece

So all this in mind for the new program for 2019 and them just have the two small & fabulous ships Quest & Journey there has never been a better time to make the changes to the program for the future cruise passengers.

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

My Christmas starts when the Christmas markets open, it’s a family tradition for as long as I can remember, so a few years ago we decided to branch out take in my family’s European roots and visit a ‘real’ German Christmas market instead of just staying in Manchester.

It’s so hard to choose where to go as every city offers something different, then deciding which country, over the years the magic of Christmas markets has grown so much that not only is there Germany, but Austria, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland even Scandinavia and Spain

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Eventually we decided on Cologne, wow what an experience. The city offers everything you could ask for, a total of 8 different markets, the most spectacular infront of the Dom (Cathedral), there is shopping galore, try a typical German beer in a Beerhaus or you can take a short river cruises for the afternoon. There is so much to see and do that if you do get ‘marketed’ out there is so much more sightseeing to do

Bruges, Zurich, Vienna, Budapest followed, all offering something different, from the variety of local food, to handicrafts and decorations all typical of the countries traditions. The main focus of a Christmas market for us is the Bratwurst, a spicy typical German sausage and of course the Gluwein, mulled wine as we know it in the UK, a hot flavoursome red wine, but in each country and even city you can never get the same, each city has its own recipes. This year I have just returned from Nuremberg the home of the Bratwurst, each stall has a disclaimer for their own families recipe which is still made in traditional way, funnily enough these are much smaller than what you usually find and they say its so they don’t have to compromise on ingredients, taste and price

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I love this type of holiday it makes me feel so Christmassy and the smaller towns are so pretty, there is always an old quarter that is picture perfect. If this sounds like your kind of holiday too then I could think of nothing better than to try a River cruise, one is definately on my bucket list. These usually start or end in Nuremberg, Vienna, Budapest or Cologne depending on if you choose the Danube or the Rhine. Sometimes you can end up walking the same routes everyday so to try a different city in one holiday really appeals to me, plus you get to sample the scenery along the way, my goal is to spot these fairytale castles up in the hills that I’m always seeing photos of. Another advantage is it can save you lots of time, no matter how long I spend researching hotels I always seem to be in the wrong area and miles from the centre, a river cruise docks in the heart of the town so don’t need to worry about getting lost. Plus most include a variety of shore excursions and walking tours. If you add in your entertainment and food onboard they are very good value, plus there is always a bit of room for a gluwein and a cake (a tip for any cake lovers out there be sure to include Vienna in your trip. I think my mum made me visit every cake/coffee shop there)

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You can also take a at any time of year, I’m sure Summer is a lovely time to visit when everything is green and the sun shines, but for me December is the most magical time to visit Europe, the buzz of the markets, the lights, children singing carols, and the smells of wine and spices in the air

If anyone would be interested or would like to share their own experiences please don’t hesitate to get in touch I would love to help you book your perfect winter break

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For any last minute Christmas ideas I have the perfect solution for you. We at Cruise Club UK have just sent out our latest Christmas brochures featuring so many offers, for the first time ever we have split them into 3 separate brochures to make them easier to read to our passengers, our general mixed mailer, Prestige featuring 5/6* cruise lines and our popular Tour & Cruise progamme.

One of the most exciting is our Prestige mailer featuring a wide selection of our best offers from Azamara, Oceania, and Regent cruise lines just to name a few

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We have packaged some fantastic itineraries with Oceania and for 2018 they have some brilliant early booking adminoffers, but they are ending soon. If you can book before 31st December you can take advantage of 50% off deposits, up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom, this is in addition to the O’Life promotions that feature on most 2017/18 sailings.  For those that aren’t aware or are first time cruisers with Oceania, you can choose between either free shore excursions, free house drinks package or onboard credit of up to $300p/p, and on selected sailings they are even including free gratuities, so your cruise could be fully all inclusive, imagine not having a huge bill at the end of your holiday, or having the onboard credit to treat yourself to something different, the speciality restaurants onboard Oceania’s ships are in a league of their own, I’ve been told people sail with them just to eat here. Or perhaps there’s an excursion you wouldn’t normally do, visiting somewhere different can take your holiday to another level. Or one for the ladies here you could spend your day indulging in the Spa onboard on a sea day.

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We have featured 4 Mediterranean itineraries in our brochure but we aim for the most competitive price on all sailings

For some winter sunshine head to the Canaries in April on the Riviera. Sailing from Barcelona we have prices starting from £2189p/p for 12 nights

Scandinavia has grown in popularity in the last few years so experience the marvel of St Petersberg with 2 nights onboard the ship on Medieval Marvels, 10 nights from only £2299p/p

One of my favourite itineraries the Adriatic and Greek islands, visit some of the most picturesque ports in the Mediterranean on Nautica in November, from Venice to Athens visiting Italy, Croatia and Greece, you can book an inside stateroom for £1699p/p

If you are looking to try Oceania for the first time and don’t want to spend too much, or just looking for an extra holiday this is our best offer yet, 7 nights from Barcelona on the Nautica around the Western Med with prices starting at £1319p/p. With everything that’s included this is a true bargain and not one to miss out on

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