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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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Italian owned Costa Cruise Line have today announced their partnership with Italian Football team Juventus.

For all of their sailings within Asia, Costa Cruise Line will be offering a Juventus Experience on board for all passengers.

Guests on board will be able to view Juventus content at anytime from the TV in their cabin. They can also learn about Juventus’ history, as there will be a fantastically decorated “Juventus Museum” corner, showcasing related Memorabilia. Of course you can pick up a souvenir, just visit the Juventus Shop on board!

They will have a fantastic mini club on board where children can play with the Juventus Official mascot, Jay. In my opinion, the highlight of the new partnership will be a Juventus trainging program, for children aged 5 to 14 years old. Aspiring footballers are encouraged to sign up regardless of the technical level, as the training will be managed and trained by coaches from Juventus and the program is copied from the Juventus Soccer school “Juventus Academy”.

The cruise line say the new partnership with the Italian Football Giant, will accentuate Costa Cruises Italian DNA and enrich the on board offerings to passengers.

Costa Neoromantica, Costa Victoria and Costa Neoclassica are the three ships kicking off the 2018 Asia Sailings.

Due to the new partnership, cabins will be getting full very quickly, so don’t miss out on your chance to be apart of this new program!

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Thomson Cruise Line announce “Electric Sunsets” cruise for September 2018.

Plans have been revealed for a special 80’s themed music voyage on board the TUI Discovery. The Adult Only sailing, will depart from Newcastle on the 1st September 2018, passengers will visit Amsterdam and Zeebrugge (for Bruges), before disembarking in Southampton.

Former Radio 1 DY Sara Cox will headline on the Sunday, with a guest appearance from lead singer of 80’s band T’Pau; Carol Decker. Headlining on the Monday, Music lovers will enjoy sounds from Trevor Nelson.

Passengers on board can expect a Guilty Pleasure Party, Classic Eighties Movies, a silent Disco and Ministry of Sound sunset pool parties featuring top DJs Adamski and Brandon Block.

Richard Sofer, the Managing Director of Thomson Cruises said he is excited for the new “Electric Sunsets” itinerary and to take passengers back in time to the Iconic 80’s era. He isn’t the only one said to be excited, DJ Sara Cox also said “DJ’ing anywhere is amazing and on board a huge ship will be epic. The energy will be electric and the ports of call are party scenes in themselves so it promises to be a fantastic few days for everyone on board.”

The sailing is All Inclusive which means all your fabulous food and drink is included for the entire duration of the cruise, and the best part: its UNLIMITED!!! So, the only spending money you will need is for the souvenirs in Amsterdam and Bruges.

This one off sailing is due to sell out very quickly, so I would say get your cabin booked if it’s something you are interested in.  The ship has capacity for 1,830 passengers in total. DON’S MISS OUT!!!!

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Strictly Come Dancing Cruises: 

Back by popular demand by you the passenger.

From April to August 2018 • Onboard: Britannia, Azura & Ventura

The Atrium of the ship is where you will first notice with all the fabulous costumes and glitz of the ballroom dresses. Feather, sequins all the lovely bright colors dazzling in the light so

getting even closer to show and the stars costumes being displayed for you.

Spot the strictly stars enjoying there cruise just like you, chatting with passengers photos been taken, a few laughs along the way i am sure. Camilla Dallerup, Ian Waite, Arlene Phillips, & everyone’s favorite Craig Revel Horwood  ( fabulous darling ).

The theme as we know is dance so never a dull moment on your cruise from Southampton 2018. There is so much to do on board relating to the strictly cruise competition between the stars & guests alike , Tango, waltz, quick step, fox trot, and many more.  Competitions Main event after all the dancing is over the duration of your cruise will be held in the main theater where guest & strictly dancer’s  will compete with each other for the coveted prize the Glitter ball. 

Even if you are not taking part in the competition do not feel like your left out because this is not the case. Lots of daily events guide via Horizon will keep you informed all the events for the day regards to cruise and shows on board.

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This is always a firm favorite with the passengers to watch the show performed by one of the many dancing professional couples.

 

To round all of this up,  you will then see the most beautiful Rumba preformed leaving you mesmerized knowing that you have had such a great cruise.

So if your a keen dancer or want to learn some of them steps then why not book your next cruise with P&O Cruise and make sure you have the (time of your life )

Exact dancer names are to be advised but we will keep you upto date with information

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                                   Royal Caribbean drinks package is back with buy one get one half price: 

           On Selected sailing throughout there extensive cruise program.

                    Royal Caribbean’s new offers to the Mediterranean &  Far East begins 5th September 2017.

Back by popular demand is the deluxe drinks package ( very good i have to say. )

            The whole family will be catered for with the drinks package’s from cocktails, beers, wine’s, soda, premium coffee’s and lots more never going thirsty.

            Kids get the Soda refill option too, no need to come looking for you whilst your relaxing, all they have to do is take the soda cup there unlimited drinks of soda.  So none of this looking for you and having to ask for another drink.  ( Relax enjoy the ride ).

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This is also part of the above campaign on a selected sailings which has proven very popular for Royal Caribbean with families & couples a like. Just giving a large family the flexibility to have a fabulous cruise holiday without stretching the wallet to far. So both of these option combined is a great way to combine your cruise holiday whilst lapping up the wonderful destinations as well.

So why not check out the Royal Caribbean cruise program for the 2018 calendar and give me a call so we can get your next fantastic cruise holiday booked.

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

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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?

Saint Isaac Cathedral across Moyka river, St Petersburg, Russia
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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Many cruise lines have been forced to cut the time their ships spend in port when visiting Canadian ports.

Along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, cruise lines have had to cut the time they spend in port by reducing their speed to 10 Knots, which is nearly half of the previous speed cap. The new procedures came into place a couple of weeks ago by the Canadian Federal government, in a plan to protect the whale population of North America.

With slower speeds, it means spending more time sailing between ports.

The decision has been made by the government in hope it will prevent the chance of collision between the whales and cruise ships.

As of now, there are five cruise lines which have confirmed itinerary changes due to the newly enforced speeds. Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are all affected.

Silversea, Seabourn, Princess and Cunard are still reviewing the new restrictions but have not as of yet made changes or decisions.

Due to the amount of deaths caused by cruise ships, the low population reduced by 2 to 3 percent over the past 12 months.

In this area alone is 20 percent of the world population of Whales, so it is very important to make changes now before it is too late.

Asking cruise lines to join in helping make this change is a great step to take and will hopefully raise more awareness to Wildlife danger.

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 Explore Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise.

Family cabins

All day time & evening entertainment program.

Family friendly program.

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Dining options.

Four swimming pools & 115 foot long water slide on board.

Spa & wellness serenity adult only.

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Carnival have now gone just that little bit further again and now are offering 4- 5 nights sailing with an over night in Havana Cuba.

The new sailings from the Cuban port of Havana with call at the ports of Cozumel Mexico & Key west Florida starting from the  13th July 2017 & up o the May of 2018.

Celebrating the Cuban culture, music and cuisine & liberty they held a charity event creating the largest Cuban Sandwich at seas raising over $25.000 donating all the proceeds to the Tampa museum.

Carnival have a long standing relationship with Tampa with its large Cuban community predating  Miami’s, there  is a large Italian community hence the Salami influence to the largest Cuban sandwich,

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The new addition to Tampa will benefit the residence when the cruise ship is in port making over  $350.000 every time in port.  The support is second to none considering the relationship that carnival have both with the Tampa & Miami.

Cuba is becoming more and more popular now as a destination since they have opened up to the cruise line companies so now is the time to visit before you are disappointed with all the changes which will be sooner than we think.

Carnival want too keep the 2 unique cultures together for the future cruise customer so they can experience Cuba 1st hand and still have the authentic feel to there holiday and the cruise holiday.

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If you have read my previous blog you will be fully read up on my trip to Amsterdam, here is part 2, our second day began with opening our curtains and seeing our ship MS Koningsdam  from our window, followed by the mother of all breakfasts at our hotel, there was so much to choose from, especially if your a sucker for fresh bread like me, and the most amazing cumin flavoured cheese, so much so I even bought some to bring home, the price I paid i shall not disclose!

MS Koningsdam is Holland America’s newest ship launched in April 2016 she is their largest in their fleet to date and the first in their Pinnacle class. And what a ship she is, I’ve seen quite a few whilst working here at Cruise Club UK but wow this is by far the most impressive ship for me

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Much more modern than I expected, Koningsdam has a bright open feel, what I loved most was the pale greys and creams with a splash of bright orange, pink and green flowers, beach towels and napkins giving an edge that makes her stand out from the others

Koningsdam, inkeeping with her Dutch heritage is a mix of contemporary and classic design which is significant of the Holland America line, her name also lends well to her roots “Koning,” means king in Dutch, and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in over 100 years.

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We began our tour in the Atrium which was light and airy, followed by the spa and pool deck, including the exclusive concierge area with private sun loungers and hydrotherapy pool. Dining plays a large part on any cruise and you wont be disappointed on this ship. The Lido restaurant has a more upmarket feel to any other buffet restaurant, instead of one large serving area they have smaller individual themed service stations for different types of food.  The main restaurant was spectacular, bright and colourful with creams and yellows, the pictures you may have seen do not do this justice at all. There are also a number of new speciality restaurants and innovations including the Culinary Arts Center, new ala carte dining such as Tamarind, Canaletto and Sel de Mer. Then there was my favourite Blend by Chateau Ste. Michelle, where you can blend your own wine whilst sampling a variety of grapes to help create your perfect wine

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Artwork features heavily on the ship and with a modern feel you can discover creative new art around every corner, the Koningsdam has been decorated with a music theme and the art certainly blends well with this

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Club Hal is popular for families, I was even told that their kids clubs are one of the best at sea, although I would say Holland America isn’t a cruise line that first springs to mind they are very welcoming for the younger generation

Public areas flow with the same style of openess and space, plenty sunbeds around the pool with a retractable roof for when the weather isn’t too great, a homemade ice cream section and a modern style theatre ready for your evening entertainment

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All in all I was extremely impressed with this ship, my first Holland America experience, my only complaint was that we had to leave for our flight home, oh how tempted I was to become a stowaway.

Whether your a previous cruiser with Holland or similar lines, a first time cruiser or someone who likes the finer things in life I can truly recommend this ship and you will not be disappointed. She is currently sailing from Amsterdam to Northern Europe and then will move over to the Caribbean for the Winter season so if this sounds like your kind of cruise do not hesitate to contact me today marcia@cruiseclubuk.com

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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.

New Orleans Paddle Steamer (Riverboat)
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.

Louis Armstrong Statue in Louis Armstrong park
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.