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When it comes to accommodation, Norwegian Cruise Line’s boasts two bedroom family villas, that can sleep up to 6 people, The Haven Family Villas, feature one bedroom with a queen size bed, a separate children’s bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room featuring a dining area, they offer exclusive benefits, such as a Butler and Concierge service, exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard area which features a private pool, sundeck and hot tub, with added touches such as in stateroom plush bathrobes, fine linens, feather duvets and a pillow menu.

 

Family Haven Villa

 

Family Haven Villa floor plan

 

 

Two bedroom Family Suites are offered, and sleep up to 6 people, featuring one bedroom with a queen size bed, as well as a separate children’s bedroom, and they include a Butler and Concierge service, other exclusive amenities include special suite menus for breakfast and lunch, treats delivered every night, as well as the plush bathrobes, fine linens and a pillow menu.

 

Two bedroom Family Suite

 

Two bedroom Family Suite floor plan

 

Smaller families of up to 4 guests have the option of the Family Balcony Stateroom, which features a private balcony, many of the staterooms interconnect to allow families to be together, whilst enjoying some privacy with the added benefit of two bathrooms! They are set in a prime location, close to Splash Academy and the Entourage youth and teen facilities.

 

Family Balcony Stateroom

 

For families just wishing to have a view of the water, from a picture window, a Family Ocean view Stateroom can sleep up to 4 guests and offers comfortable surroundings. Two lower beds convert to a queen – size bed and feature a private bathroom, and two additional beds. Not available on Norwegian Epic

 

Family Ocean view Stateroom

 

Families seeking the most affordable way to cruise, a Family Inside Stateroom offers all the space and comfort a family needs, sleeping up to 4 guests, they feature two lower beds that convert to a queen – size bed, a private bathroom, and two additional beds.

 

Family Inside Stateroom

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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.

424x290_mainDiningRoomsEnjoy the dining experience in up to three main dining rooms

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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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An increasingly popular cruising destination, is Southeast Asia. Cruise lines are becoming more adventurous and diverse with their offerings on their itineraries

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Bangkok

 

If it’s your first time visiting Southeast Asia, or perhaps you want visit the many delights and sights that Southeast Asia has to offer, then more often than not, a cruise is an excellent option. The most popular option is the Singapore to Hong Kong itinerary.

 

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Hong Kong Harbour

 

Singapore is an excellent embarkation destination, and is easily reached from major UK airports, either direct, or indirect. Singapore is a bustling and modern city that offers a vibrant and exciting insight to Southeast Asia, combining an exotic food scene with a vast array of shopping malls, to the smaller market stalls.

 

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Singapore City Skyline

 

The more classic cruising itineraries, include ports of call in Thailand, including the bustling Bangkok, or the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Itineraries will often head towards Vietnam, featuring ports of call such as Halong Bay, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and for Saigon, it’s Phy My.

 

Vietnam

 

As you near to the end of your culture enriched Southeastern Asia itinerary, you will sail past the high rise buildings that line Hong Kong harbour

Other options include cruise itineraries that depart from Singapore and sail towards India, Sri Lanka, even as far as Australia!

 

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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

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It’s plan a cruise month this October 2017. Each week will have a different destination theme, week 1 is Europe, so please read on and discover Cruise Club UK’s top cruise tips, including staff top tips too.

For those who are yet to cruise it can be a challenge on where to start looking and what suits your needs. Here we aim to provide you with the best tips to get the most out of your dream cruise:

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Look for cruises with overnight in port or late departures, giving you more time to explore

7 night itineraries are destination heavy, if you want some quality days at sea to experience the ship look for 12-14 night itineraries

Spas are at their busiest on sea days, look out for discount deals on port days

Be prepared to leave your cabin early, even if your transfer is hours later – your cabin steward has to prepare for the next guest arriving by lunch time!

Holiday insurance is a must – whilst most ships have hospitals, doctors and nurses onboard medical bills can soon add up in case of illness or an accident

Most river cruises don’t feature a formal night, so leave your fancy clothes at home!

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Sunbed policies vary between cruise lines, some have a 30 minute rule – leave unattended and your items will be removed from the bed and held for you

Research your port of calls, ie Ephesus and Olympia are best visited on an organised excursion, due to the long coach journey from the port, plus you get an experienced guide included

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Santorini has a great bus service which is cheap and makes it easy to explore. Rhodes town is very close to the port, easy for a wander round

If you have already visited a destination, try a secondary city. For example Barcelona – try a day trip to Sitges with its fabulous beach and street lined cafes

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Kotor, Montenegro – The sail into the port is stunning, it takes about an hour from the Adriatic Sea through the fjord like surroundings. It’s definitely worth getting up early to witness. Once in the UNESCO town of Kotor explore the well preserved medival town.

WARNING: Spanish IVA (VAT) of 10% is charged while in Spanish ports or Spanish waters

And remember when sailing in EU waters you mobile data is now included at no extra cost!

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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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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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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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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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