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Conde Nast have announced that Seabourn cruise lines have just been awarded ‘Best small ship cruise line’ this year for a consecutive time by their readers.

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Seabourn are an Ultra Luxury cruise line and ranked as one of the best in the world and have a number of accolades behind them over this last decade. They are small and intimate with a high level of customer service onboard ensuring their guests needs come first and no request is too small.

Richard Meadows president of Seabourn made the following statement to Conde Nast.

 “Our hardworking teams, both on the ships and ashore, take pride in delivering the ultimate ultra-luxury travel experience, and receiving this recognition speaks volumes about their dedication to delivering at a high level day in and day out. Earning the Condé Nast Traveler “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” Readers’ Choice Award is a true testament to the line’s exceptional itineraries, immersive experiences, and outstanding service that continue to attract sophisticated travelers year after year “

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What makes Seabourn stand apart from other cruise lines?

Their ships attract experienced travellers who are looking for a luxury experience without stuffiness, they want word class service in a casual environment, there are no formal evenings onboard which entices guests to relax onboard, creating an almost home from home atmosphere.

All suites onboard Seabourn have oceanviews and many with verandahs, the cruise line offers an all inclusive service with complimentary drinks including fine wines and premium spirits, welcome champagne and in suite bar. Their ships carry a maximum of 600 passengers, which enables you to visit some of the most spectacular destinations in the world, including a collaboration with many Unesco World Heritage properties and smaller unique ports that you cant find with larger ships.

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Seabourn also offer a number of partnerships onboard including to offer guests an uplifted experience, Belinda King Creative Productions are offering An Evening with Tim Rice, Spa and Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil is a holistic spa experience, incorporating a physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. The Grill by Thomas Keller is a unique culinary experience exclusive to Seabourn, offering modern twists on iconic American style dishes from 50’s and 60’s

If you fancy something a little more special for your next cruise contact me to discuss itineraries with Seabourn and experience the wonder of this cruise line for yourself

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western med 6Short duration cruises of less than seven nights, are the perfect long weekend breaks, and in the past Costa Cruises has been the leader for short duration cruises, with some itineraries ranging from three to five nights, embarking in either Barcelona or Genoa, and calling into ports such as Marseilles, Corsica and Majorca, to name a few. As these durations are becoming increasingly popular, cruise lines such as MSC, Royal Caribbean, Azamara and Oceania have a handful of four and five night duration sailings, the amount of time in port is less than longer duration sailings, however there may only be one day at sea, or none at all.

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The more popular Western Mediterranean itineraries are generally durations between seven to twelve nights, and depart from ports such as Barcelona, Rome and Marseilles, and guests can expect to visit the well known ports whilst enjoying some leisurely days at sea in between. Itineraries such as these, can include porting in the Canary Islands, Tunisia and Morocco

A perfect way to cruise the Western Mediterranean region, without the hassle of flying and checking in at airports, is to sail out directly from a UK port, such as the well known Southampton, with Harwich and Dover also being popular embarkation ports. Although this is a great option, not only for ease, but for an unlimited luggage allowance, there is of course a downfall, and this is the famous Bay of Biscay, which can either be a smooth sailing experience, or can be an extremely rocky sailing experience!

A cost effective way to cruise, is by sailing on a repositioning cruise, these cruises generally sail from the Mediterranean, over to the Caribbean, or from the Caribbean over to the Mediterranean. These itineraries can usually be found in April, May, September, October and into early November. These itineraries usually embark in Barcelona or Rome, and call into various Western Mediterranean ports, the Canary Islands and Morocco, before heading to the Caribbean

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: Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com or 0161 7982536

 

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      Everyone has mentioned the phrase ‘Bucket list ‘to family and friends once or twice whether young or old.

A cruise would be one of the best option to challenge your list also make the most of your holiday & bucket list at the same time.

Fabulous destination’s  world wide on a cruise of your choice.

Service on board cruise ships will be the best.

Comfortable accommodation from inside-outside-balcony- suites your choice.

Food

Fine Dinning on board

Entertainment second to none.

excursions to all the wonderful places whilst in port see the place on your bucket list as well.

Destinations over the world:

Cuba has become a popular destination with Cruise goes since the restriction in 2015 have eased. Taking in some of the places of the writer Ernest Hemingway. You can just take in your surroundings & experience Cuba with the local people too.

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Japan is on my bucket list before its to late. English is not the 1st language of the Japanese. Cruising does make it good value for money whilst visiting as can be a expensive destination.

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Alaska  one of the last frontiers to be explored further, so again while watching the rugged landscape & wildlife on show you can be sailing along marine life below, glaciers in front and all the family making  some fabulous memories.

Galapagos Islands are a remote as you will get for you nature lovers but again you can take a cruise into these scattered volcanic islands for your chance to swim with the seals, take pictures of the giant tortoises or even walk in the foot steps of Charles Darwin.

Above is just a few of the wonderful places to see & do some of the most amazing things whilst your Bucket list is being ticked.

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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

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.

Want to be one of the first to walk on the new carpets?

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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: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com 0808 278 0342

 

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

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: mailto:Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com  0161 7982536

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Silversea Cruises:

 

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.

Make sure you check out the next cruise sales whilst onboard & receive your instant onboard spend!

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Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 

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)

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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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(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: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com 0808 278 0342

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.  

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

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