Cruise Holidays

 

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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Have you ever fancied visiting one of the best and most exciting cities in the world? Well now you can! Cruise Club UK take a look at the amazing destination proving very popular with our customers as part of our New York cruise and stay packages.

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With more airlines than ever flying from the UK to New York from most major airports your guaranteed to find a bargain.

There’s also many areas of New York that you can choose to stay in, the most popular being the Manhattan area with an estimated 55 million visitors each year, wow now that takes some beating. I personally would recommend Manhattan with it being centrally located for most of New York’s major attractions.

 

Dress code on board your cruise ship:

We all want to look our best ( not all time) so when we choose a cruise holiday the dress code is really not that complicated, its a holiday but feels like your still staying in a hotel. I love to dress up in the evening especially but its not always necessary when your going for your evening meal its part of my holiday.

So here are some does & dont’s whilst on your cruise holiday

 

 

Day time:

Some people dress up all the time even if they are just sitting around the pool drinking a pina-colada, reading there book, or just watching the world go by. Whilst you are relaxing by the pool in your  swim suits remember its better than the birthday suit save this for when your in the cabin. But then again be careful as you can get caught out. Naked sunbathing is not the done thing on board  most cruise lines are american and there rules do not permit nude or topless sunbathing.

Smart casual is all ways a good choice daytime or night time dependent on the days activities. So remember we come in all shapes and sizes and no one is the same.

 

Evening wear:

Cruising is for relaxing so you may want to just laze around in the pyjamas,dressing gown, ( even again naked but in the privacy of your cabin.) I am sure your fellow traveler on the cruise would not be expecting to see you in your night wear when going to a formal night on board the cruise, but this  has been know to happen that’s going to turn a few heads. There could be a themed celebratory pajamas party option but double check, so  Always be careful when dressing for dinner as there is always that one time when things can go wrong and your in that embarrassing situation and we have all had one.

So the moral of the story is always be prepared for the unexpected.

 

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Royal Caribbean four new ships by 2027: 

After the launch of the Symphony of the seas last weekend in Barcelona Royal Caribbean have announced they will be launching 4 more ships in the future.

So the future is looking bright and exciting in cruising for everyone.

Family friendly cruise ships everything all in one place making it home from home.

New Iconic class for a Iconic cruise line.

 

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Moving forward to 2027 Royal Caribbean are expecting to have built another 10 ships to join there every expanding fleet, with the Icon class options being a intergural part of this new program going forward.  Royal Caribbean say expect to be wowed by the 2027 with all the new ships.

There new ship symphony has made a massive impression so far for 2018 with the new family cabin options on board and much  more to offer.

 

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So 10 ships in 10 years that is  a tall order but i am sure this will be a walk in the park so they say.

Royal Caribbean are always thinking on there feet and what the cruise customer wants so relaxing in the spa, Dining at many wonderful options, entertainment galore and so much more. Families never a dull moment from  start to finish with the kids clubs, flow rider, rock climbing whats is there not to like.

You have everything you need at your finger tips with the new interactive options to making life easier on board weather just checking dinner reservations to booking a excursion . So the world is waiting for you and with Royal Caribbean

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Family suites:

Tailored for families:

Stateroom 1,134 sq. ft. Balcony: 212 sq. ft.

The cabin feature’s  over  2 floors with a gaming table, private 3D cinema, Hot tub,  slides, Lego wall,  air hockey table, bumper pool on the balcony and some of the best views from the ship.

Royal Caribbean will be adding the new ultimate family suites on the new announced Oasis ship as they have been so successful on the symphony of the seas.

Which begins her new summer cruise program 2018 in Med this year the family suites are sold out wow.

Family means everyone will be looked after  so from infant to adult they will be catered for in every way.

Family time is important in this day and age, so the focus is family making time for each other, and to get the best there is with the wow factor that Royal Caribbean have to offer.

 While the kids are playing and enjoying all the facilities in the cabin and also on board the ship the mum’s  & dads  can also enjoy all the ship has to offer.
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Family fun:

Adventure Ocean programme:

Zip lines:

Flow rider:

Splash-away bay:

Rock climbing:

Mini golf:

Video games:

Sports courts:

Entertainment on board: 

Casino:

Laser tag:

Disco;

High flying Aqua theater:

skating shows:

Music:

Dining: 

 Play -makers  sports bar:

El Loco  Mexican: 

Hooked sea food:

Jamie’s Italian:

Chops grille:

Sorrento;s.

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Lots much more to choose from when on board so if you just want to casually dine then of course you can, Main dining restaurant be look after all the way.

The new ships have got the Wow and are getting bigger every year.

Lets help you choose that cruise for you and the family:

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Following on from my previous blog here is a list of the main ports of call and major towns in Iceland

Reykjavik

The capital city on the South Western coast and Iceland’s largest city. It’s a plethora of multi coloured buildings overlooked by the outsanding Hallgrimskirkja church, you can go right to the top for spectacular views of the city. Other famous landmarks are The Sun Voyager, a steel sculpture and Harpa, and the large modern concert hall most definately worth a visit.

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The Golden circle is a recommended route from here and easy to book as an excursion from your cruise, beginning in Reykjavik driving along baron roads to Geyser, onto the Golden circle and stop off at an extinct volcanic crater Kerid.

Akureyri

The second largest city in Iceland is in the North of the Island, at the bottom of the Eyjafjörður Fjord and surrounded by mountains. It is also a good base to see many of Iceland’s most beautiful natural sights including waterfalls, Lake Myvatn, volcanic areas and canyons as well as river rafting, hiking, fishing, whale watching and horse riding.

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula

This peninsula is over 90km long at the western tip of Iceland and one of the most spectacular parts of the island, in Winter it can be difficult to reach by road so a cruise is your ideal way to visit. There are golden beaches, stretches of lava fields, amazing gorges and waterfalls, lovely villages and folklore a plenty, the locals love to tell of trolls and elves. The most spectacular view however is the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a dormant volcano towering above the national park. Rumours arise that people believe it to be one of the seven chakras in the world and a meeting point for extra terrestrials

Isafjörður

The largest town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland, its an important trading port of the island, its one of the most important fishing towns, as seen on Jane Mcdonald’s show. Ísafjörður also holds some of the most celebrated festivals in Iceland, including the music festival Aldrei fór ég suður, Runners’ Festival, mud-soccer European Championships, and Við Djúpið a classical music festival

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Grimsey

Grímsey is a small island, 40 kilometres off the north coast in the Arctic. Tourists go to solely step over the line that is the Arctic circle. Home to only 100 people mainly fishermen, but over a million seabirds this is a nature and birdwatching paradise.

Husavik

Husavik a pretty little town in the north East of Akureryi, is known as the whale watching capital of Iceland and one of the best in the world, mainly so due to its ecosystem in Skjalfandi bay leading to masses of plankton, the main source of food for  humpback, mink and blue whales.

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Seydisfjordur

On the Eastern coast this is a small town full of culture, history and waterfalls. Lonely Planet have actually named it one of the best places to visit in Iceland, and with many old wooden buildings surrounded by snowcapped mountains and cascading waterfalls it is a charming little town.

So if this has whet your appetite for a visit to Iceland please contact me Marcia@cruiseclubuk.com or

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Looking forward to my trip to Iceland next month, and watching Jane McDonald’s recent cruise around Iceland it made me realise that this island has come along in leaps and bounds over the years since the renound volcanic eruption and is now one of the most popular holiday destinations for both land and cruise holidays with tourists now outnumbering locals.

This will be my 3rd visit to Iceland, each time venturing a little further afield, from my first visit to Reykjavik, to driving along the South Coast last year and this time an escorted tour to the North. It is such a vast island of extremes and is known as the land of fire and ice due to the varying landscapes.

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Iceland features greenery, black lava fields, geysers, glaciers, volcanos, wildlife, and if you’re lucky the Northern lights, it is truly tremendous country full of contrasts.

The tourist season for Iceland runs all year, all seasons offer something different. Cruise lines tend to operate their itineraries in Summer, here you get the best weather and most daylight, especially Mid Summer where you get almost 24 hours with the Midnight sun. Most itineraries sail from UK, P&O, Celebrity, Fred Olsen and Norwegian operate cruises from Southampton, with Cruise & Maritime having the biggest base from Tilbury for Northern Europe sailings. Summer provides the most colour with vivid green scenery, activities are a plenty and peak season for whale watching.

Winter does carry the most spectacular contrast, with the blue skies, black volcanic fields and white roads of snow, this island is a photographers dream, and having a glass of fizz in the hot waters of the Blue Lagoon in the snow is most certainly an experience to never forget.

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Some cruise lines operate winter cruises where you can see the dramatic changes in landscape, mainly Fred Olsen, Cruise & Maritime and P&O, plus Hurtigruten and of course Jane’s Ocean cruises, although both of these are more expedition ships, much smaller but advantages include a much more indepth itinerary, plus you have the opportunity to call at more and smaller ports than the larger mainstream cruise ships.

I would love to sail around Iceland it’s on my ever growing destination bucket list, which led me into researching all the main ports of call on an Icelandic cruise which I thought I would share with you, please see my next blog for more information

 

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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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Diamond Princess:

110.00 tonnage 

1353 cabins:

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Princess cruise  some of the most popular world heritage sites over the world.

 Ancient temples, Vibrant festivals, Healing hot springs, being very aware of there commitment to  future cruise customer and the planet.

Life on board:

There is world awaiting you on board your ship too from beginning to end, starts with the state room all comforts from home, shows to wow you throughout the cruise, Spa facilities to relax, boutiques for shopping and lots more to keep you busy.

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Dining on board: 

Some great cuisine on board from the local areas visited, also a selection of specialty dining restaurants, buffet style dining, main dining restaurants with full waiter service.

Whilst on the cruise the ships will offer you the opportunity to stay either later in the port of calls to take in show’s on offer, overnight & also stay a couple of days dependent on the destination. So take in all that is on show whilst there and not to miss that once special moment of a life time.

 World Destination:

Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, Asia, Australia and New Zealand,United states.

Japan.  

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An exquisite beauty, bustling modern cities sacred temples all existing in harmony.

A fabled country with all of the magic of the Spring & summer festivals to be experienced while you Circumnavigate this magical country whilst on one of the many cruise options on offer.

Just A quick overview princess from 2019 will again be in Japan for there sixth season sailing from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Kobe:

March through to November 19 with over 60 departures featuring over 41 destinations within seven countries & 40 Unique sailing options more than ever before.

 Japan and its rich culture, historical sites, Culinary experiences, new & old destinations throughout the new program the likes off.

  Gamagori, Himeji, matsuyama,  Niigata,  Miyako and Takamatsu will be visited for the 1st time for the cruise.

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Hakodate City:

Here you can experience one of the many firework displays or ride on the aerial tram at night.

Kochi Yasakoi dance festival is one of the 10 largest festivals and has been a 60 year old tradition in the area of Kochi.

They have wooden Naruko wooden clappers whist moving there hips dancing the the city .

Aomori City: 

The fire festival in August celebrates Kabuki & mythical stories from accent Japan, floating lanterns parade through the city. Over 3 million visitors a year come to see this spectical.

 Akita Kanto Festival

 Again a popular choice for all that visit this diverse country.

Throughout the summer its the time to catch a festival of some kind from the Samurai Village at Shimabara castle in Nagasaki.

The Aomori’s Shirakami Mountains a world heritage site and only accessible through Princess cruises.

Viewing Kumano grand fireworks Festival from the ship Diamond princess with over 10.000 fireworks this happen 3 times throughout the summer when the ship sailing into port. 

Spring Time in Japan:

 Cherry Blossoms are one of the great times to be in this wonderful country as it happens in around 9 different areas all unique in there own way. So you will get some beautiful picture’s of this special spring time occasion.

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There are some amazing and innovative ships to be launched within the next year. Take a look at some of the most anticipated ships due to enter service in 2018…

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Carnival Horizon is the sister ship to the Carnival Vista, which was launched back in 2016, a particular favorite of mine, as I sailed on Vista in her maiden year, on my first family cruise, and I absolutely loved it!!! Carnival Horizon is the newest ship within the Carnival fleet, and will be welcomed into Europe in April 2018, where she will spend her summer cruising the Mediterranean. Identical to Vista, she will feature SkyRide, the twin track cycling attraction, that gives riders a view over the Sport-square below, this is where activities such as volleyball, football and table tennis can be found. The on board WaterWorks park, is colorful and exciting, and is themed upon the famous Dr Seuss. The on board IMAX cinema is not to be missed! Experience cinema, first hand, with the stunning effects and props, that bring the film to life! Horizon has a wide variety of restaurants, included within the cruise fare, and also a selection of speciality dining options, for a small cover charge. This ship is ideal for families, and features large and spacious rooms, to accommodate larger families.

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Carnival Horizon

MSC Seaview is the identical ship within the Seaside multi generational ships, twinned with MSC Seaside. MSC Seaview will enter service in June 2018, and will have a guest capacity of 5,179 guests. The ship is dubbed as a ‘resort ship’ and features a water park that has no fewer than five slides! A warm Italian feel will be felt throughout the ship. A seafront boardwalk will encase the ship, and will be home to many bars and restaurants, as well as shopping galore! The main pool, the Panorama Pool has breathtaking views out to sea. The atrium is spanned over two decks, and its glass walls will showcase live entertainment.

 

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MSC Seaview

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