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Why not explore further and relax for longer? Norwegian Cruise Line offer some of the most innovative ships at sea, designed to make any family holiday a truly memorable one!

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Norwegian Cruise Line prides itself on the ethos of its ‘Freestyle Cruising’ and offers its guests a more  casual approach to cruising, therefore making it a great choice for families with children of any age, more so for those families who don’t want to be held to a set dining time and or restaurant.

 

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The Freestyle Dining concept allows guests to initiate their own choices, from choosing who to sit with, to choosing what to wear. Norwegian Cruise Line’s most recent ships, offer all the facilities and excitement that is normally associated with any mega-ship to ensure that families are well catered for, from the range of on board swimming pools, children’s pools, and relaxing hot tubs to the truly thrilling multi slide Aqua Parks (available on the newest ships within the fleet).

 

Poolside Family Fun

 

For those who seek the ultimate adrenaline rush, there’s the abseiling and rock climbing walls, whilst for those in search of relaxation can sample the adult – only beach clubs, with stunning ocean views, or take in a treatment in the tranquil Mandara Spa area that features a steam room, sauna and a thalassotherapy pool and available on the newest ships within the fleet, the unique salt and snow rooms, enabling the adults to truly unwind and relax, whilst the younger ones are enjoying the numerous on board children and teen facilities.

 

 

Relax and enjoy a treatment in the Spa

 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers the Splash Academy, and offers individual experiences and activities for children from the age of 3 years to 5, 6 and 9 years old,  and for the older children aged 10 to 12 years.  Children are offered the opportunity to participate in various arts and crafts, karaoke sessions, and play the on board video games.

 

Arts and Crafts Workshop

 

Norwegian Epic offers a jungle gym, offering a spacious area for children to let off steam, and a ultra modern dance floor that lights up.

 

The Splash Academy

 

The Splash Academy is spread over two stories, it is Norwegian Cruise Line’s most innovative area for children at sea, featuring various high-tech games, an on board cinema and a circus school. The activities on the lower level, features activities that are segmented for groups aged 3 to 5 years, and 6 to 9 years, whilst children aged 10 to 12 years have the full run of the upper level of the club.

 

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Teenagers within the family are offered Entourage , a space specifically designed  for teenagers aged between the ages of 13 and 17 years, and offers activities such as air hockey, theatre workshops, pool parties and a selection of the most up to date video games, large sunken couches and large flat-screen televisions. Entourage becomes a nightclub geared for teenagers in the evening, and gives teenagers the chance to mingle and meet life long friends.

 

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A nursery is also offered on board, Guppies offers up to two hours a day of activities such as nursery rhymes, and features soft play areas specifically designed for babies from the ages of 6 months up to 3 years old, and it offers parents the chance to interact and have some quality time with their children in colourful surroundings. It features an Active Room with sensory-based activities, games and toys based on a daily theme, plus a Quiet Room for babies to sleep and rest, meaning parents can have the holiday they deserve whilst their little ones do too.

 

Guppies Nursery

 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s also offers a baby sitting group in the evenings, for a nominal charge, and gives parents the chance to dine as a couple, or enjoy one of the fantastic on board shows.

 

If your planning a romantic dinner for two, then leave your children with at The Late Night Fun Zone, which is open every night. (For a small fee.)

 

 

Port Play, designed for children aged 3 years to 12 years allows parents and the grown up’s within the group to experience the various ports, safe in the knowledge that the younger one’s are occupied on board in Port Play, supervised by experienced and fully qualified staff for a small fee

 

Adults can enjoy some alone time whilst in port, children can be dropped off at Port Play. (Small fee applies.)

 

Featured activities include rock climbing walls, on board bowling alleys, and a spectacular array of on board water-park areas, featuring 5 multi – story water slides and a number of hot tubs (available on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway)

 

Bowling Alley

 

Aqua Park

 

Norwegian Epic offers 3 water slides and a number of hot tubs, and features a 303 foot long corkscrew style tube and the Drainpipe, an impressive 104 foot tube that drops guests into a giant bowl like structure, the only one of it’s kind on a ship.

 

The Drainpipe – Norwegian Epic

 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a variety of main pools, with the offering of separate children’s pools, whilst Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway entice the younger children into a Nickelodeon-themed splash area.

 

Children’s Aqua Park

 

The Nickelodeon theme is extended through to the option of a character breakfast, offering fun and excitement at the breakfast table, with the opportunity for children to enjoy breakfast with their favourite characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants for a small charge. Guests are offered other exciting activities, such as mini golf, table tennis, and basketball.

 

Nickelodeon Fun

In the evening families are set to be wowed, with the award-winning entertainment on board Norwegian Cruise Line, every member of the family is truly entertained, from the acrobats that soar high above, a truly memorable experience awaits the family on board Norwegian Breakaway, with the offering of the amazing performance set by Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy guests are transported from reality with jaw dropping acrobats, who perform magical twists and turns, that transports guests on a journey through the depths of the jungle, a sure hit with all the family!

 

Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy

 

Broadway inspired shows keep the family entertained, guests are starry eyed with the sheer size and scale of the shows that are produced on board, combined with fantastic special effects and talented dancers, popular and well loved shows are brought directly to the whole family, from Broadway!

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Introducing Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Splendor will join the world’s most luxurious fleet in February 2020, with enhanced elegance and style that have made her sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer renowned since her launch in 2016.

Bookings will be open for Seven Seas Splendor on Wednesday 11th April 2018

 

 

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Regent Seven Seas continue to set a new standard for travel, from the impeccable personal service to the elegant public spaces, as well as gourmet dining options, new outside spaces and a world-class spa.

 

 

It’s all included too:

Unlimited shore excursions

Unlimited drinks included

Fine wines & premium spirits

Pre-paid gratuities

Open bars and lounges PLUS in-suite mini-bar replenished daily

 

With upto 89 free excursions available on a choice of sailings:

February 2020 – Barcelona to Miami – Splendor at Sea

February 2020 – Miami to Los Angeles – Luxury Perfected

March 2020 – Los Angeles to Miami – Regal Mexican Riviera

April 2020 – Miami to New York – Jewels of the Tropics

April 2020 – New York to Barcelona – Perfection across the Atlantic

April 2020 – Barcelona to Venice – Majestic Mediterranean

May 2020 – Barcelona to Rome – A Summer of Splendor

June 2020 – Rome to Barcelona – Ancient Wonders Expedition

June 2020 – Barcelona to Monte Carlo – Inspired Iberia & Italia

June 2020 – Monte Carlo to Rome – Old World, New Ship

At every turn, Seven Seas Splendor exudes excellence, comfort and grace. The perfect way to arrive at places you’ve always dreamed of exploring! A glorious holiday experience awaits with the flawless combination of boutique ports of call and relaxing sea days. Be the first to experience perfection!

 

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Has anyone traveled to the beautiful island of Jamaica? Well I have and I can tell you its a great place to take in all of what the Caribbean has to offer!

I stayed in Runaway Bay on the North Coast of the Island, 30 minutes drive a long the coast, rich in natural beauty, laid back and everything that I wanted for a week of relaxation.

 

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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Azamara Club Cruises have announced information on the refit of their new addition to the fleet, Azamara Pursuit.

If you were not already aware, Azamara have acquired the ship that is currently operating as the P&O Adonia. The ship will enter in to wet dock ( this is similar to dry dock, but instead the ship will be in water ) in Spring this year at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

During this time the ship will be fully re fitted to be be nearly identical to her sister ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey. The work is expected to conclude at the end of July, ready for her maiden voyage on 1st August.

The maiden voyage on Azamara Pursuit will see her sail from Southampton on a Norway Intensive itinerary for 12 nights, itinerary below. This will be the first time in many years that Azamara have sailed from Southampton which is a fantastic opportunity for those that prefer to sail from the UK to try out Azamara.

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In a company first, Pursuit will have a christening ceremony, again in Southampton! Their other two ships entered straight in to service once completed so this is a very exciting event for Azamara and is sure to attract a lot of travel media attention.

We have some fantastic deals for the maiden voyage on Pursuit so if you would like to experience it for yourself please give me a call!

 

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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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If you are a parent sailing on MSC Seaside you will soon be able to locate your children in public spaces using the MSC for Me app.

The app, which was released back in March, is already up and running on both MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside, but doesn’t include the child-finding capability, which launches in a “few weeks” on MSC Seaside.

You will be able to locate your children (from ages 1 to 11) on a map of the ship, so long as your children are in a public space. There are no sensors in the cabins, so it will not tell parents if their children are in their room.

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For now, cruisers can use MSC for Me to find their way around the ship via turn-by-turn directions enabled by 3,275 beacons (essentially serving as onboard GPS satellites). Other functionalities include the ability to make restaurant reservations, book shore excursions or see the day’s schedule.

Further down the road, MSC will not only update the app but the technology onboard its ships as well, adding facial recognition that will enable the ship to push personalized messaging to people as they move through the ship.

Smart cabins are also in the works, as are robotic entertainment and virtual and augmented reality, which should be rolled out on ships in 2019. (Virtual reality is already in use by the future cruise sales office as cruisers on one ship can use VR to see what the experience on a different ship is like.) The line will also be improving its Wi-Fi technology.

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Celebrity Cruises have celebrated the ceremonial keel laying of Celebrity Flora, an expedition ship built specially for sailing around the Galapagos Islands. The ceremony took place at the shipyard in Tolkamer, the Netherlands.

As a part of the keel laying, a 49.2-ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed in the dock before the block was lowered into position.

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Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making its debut on May 26, 2019. It will be offering 7-10 night cruises and 11-15 night cruises.

Celebrity Flora has its inaugural sailing in 2019, has a crew of just 80 and guests of 100 giving a very personal feel.

Features will include the outdoor Ocean Grill, serving fresh local ingredients and seafood; an upper-deck observatory with cosy seating and a library; The Vista open-air lounge with cocoon-style chairs, private cabanas and a hot tub; a marina stocked with Zodiacs; and environmentally-friendly systems, including anchorless technology that can maintain the ship’s position while also protecting the sensitive sea floor.

Celebrity Flora will offer guests the best accommodation there is on board. The ship is built specifically for this destination

Norwegian Cruise Line have announced their Summer 2019 deployment with five ships in Europe, three in Alaska, two sailing to Bermuda, as well as programs in the Caribbean, Canada/New England and Hawaii. 

The Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Spirit will sail in Europe.

The Norwegian Epic will return to Europe in summer 2019 to sail seven-day Western Mediterranean cruises, with embarkation available in either Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia).

The Norwegian Getaway will return to their Baltic sailings of nine-day itineries with ports-of-call that include Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia and a day cruising past the Stockholm Archipelago.

The Norwegian Jade will spend her summer 2019 season cruising the azure blue waters of the Greek Isles and Italy from May 12 through October 24, 2019. 

The Norwegian Star, which will undergo a refurbishment in spring 2018, will also sail the Greek Isles and Eastern Mediterranean, offering primarily seven-day cruises with a small selection of nine, 10, 11, and 12 day sailings departing from Venice, Italy from May 12 through November 10, 2019.

The Norwegian Spirit will homeport in Southampton for the summer of 2019 and sail 10-day or longer itineraries to the British Isles, Iceland, Norwegian Fjords, the Arctic Circle, and the Baltics. 

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Andy Stuart, President and chief executive office for Norwegian Cruise Line has said “We have carefully crafted a mix of itineraries for summer 2019 that provide our guests with an incredible array of cruise vacation experiences in some of the most sought-after destinations across the globe, With exotic cultural-centric cruises in Europe, adventure opportunities in Alaska and quintessential summer beach getaways in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Line’s itinerary options will fulfill every summer travel wish list.”

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The Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel will be back in Alaska with the Bliss offering a new seven-day Glacier Bay voyages departing each Sunday from Seattle beginning May 5 through September 22, 2019.

The Norwegian Dawn will return to her very first homeport of New York City offering seven-day cruises to the Bahamas & Florida. The Dawn will also offer May and June departures from New York to Canada/New England. 

For guests heading to Bermuda, the Norwegian Gem will sail from Boston and the Norwegian Escape from New York.

The Norwegian Breakaway will be based in Miami, offering seven-day Caribbean itineraries. 

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The Pride of America will be back in Hawaii on a week-long program that Norwegian confirmed will continue through April 2021.

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The number of UK Cruise passengers will hit or surpass the 2 million mark by 2020 according to leading cruise experts.

The cruise industry has finally become known as a mainstream holiday.

The symbolic figure has been a goal of the UK cruise sector for many years, and in 2016 (the last year of available figures), UK cruise passengers reached 1.9m.

Despite the devastating hurricanes, 2017 was described as a “perfect year” for the industry in terms of performance by the three leading cruise companies — and 2018 is set to surpass it.

The CEO of Carnival UK, David Dingle stated “We are getting very close to that 2 million figure,” he also said “We hit 1.9 million passengers in 2016, so I definitely think we will hit 2 million by 2020.”

Dingle, who is also deputy chairman of CLIA, added: “I genuinely feel we have broken through the ‘glass ceiling’ at long last. I think we are at the stage where cruising is being recognised as a mainstream holiday.”

Andy Harmer, SVP Membership & Director of the UK & Ireland Cruise Line Industry Association, said he believes the 2 million mark will be reached before then.

Dingle also dismissed any Brexit concerns, saying that the cruise industry is one of those sectors that will be largely unaffected by the UK leaving the EU: “There is no reason why UK passengers would be treated any differently from, say, US passengers when they come to Europe,” he stated

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It has been noted that the cruise industry is undergoing a significant new ship building programme following the financial slump in 2008

Next year sees the launch of many megaships from all the major lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and Carnival

There are 72 ships on order that total a value of $50 billion and are set to be built before 2025

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