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new ships for 2016

Afternoon cruisers.


Well the time has come and Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the seas has crossed the Atlantic to start her new life in the Caribbean.

After leaving Barcelona on the 27th October she made her way over to the Caribbean to start her winter duties. 219 hours later she arrived in port everglades Florida.

As Royal Caribbean’s biggest and most advanced ship yet it was a certainty that they would be having a little celebration on her arrival, in typical Royal Caribbean fashion they did a royal rendezvous at sea.

This is where they greet the arrival of their newest ship as sea with a flotilla of their sister ships – its quite a feat.


A happy Accident in 2016 I was onboard the oasis when the new girl (allure) arrived in Florida’s waters, and in Royal tradition they had a Royal Welcome at sea.


With helicopters, Flags, Sounding the horns it was quite an experience to be part of the Royal Welcome.


The Harmony brings with her the latest all singing & dancing features:

The ultimate abyss, A 10 story slide from the top of the ship to the bottom.

All new restaurants on board (including a larger wonderland and Jamie Oliver’s at sea.

Grease the musical performing at sea.

Multiple waterslides and sports activities to make your cruise as fun as you want it to be.


What do you think of the harmony?


Too big? / Too busy ? / lots for you to do? Or sign me up – Iwant to go!


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First Impressions

The 1,830 passenger ship formerly owned by Royal Caribbean has now been bought and transformed by Thomson Cruises. The ship now approaches its 22nd year! Thomson certainly had there work cut out and in just six weeks the ship has gone through a multi million pound refurbishment and is now known as TUI Discovery and is now the biggest ship in there fleet.
I personally am not a massive Thomson cruises fan however now I have seen what they have done with the new ship they may have managed to change my mind….
First Impressions are that the ship is brimming with new technology! Every deck has touch screens so you clearly know where you are at any time as well as what’s on that day. There are high-tech screens in the main theatre as well as a virtual band that plays in the live lounge.
Stylish décor! On a Thomson ship really? I was very surprised as I would never usually class the word ‘stylish as something to be associated with a Thomson ship however Tui Discovery has changed my view entirely!Décor in the public rooms is simple yet elegant and the public lounges are all mainly refurbished in primary colours. The stunning double height main dining room is furnished with steel, glass & centrepieces such as a grand piano and chandelier.

Please visit part 2 of my blog as I explore the entertainment and facilities onboard the new TUI Discovery!

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: Becky@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2518.



We’re excited about the new ship from Carnival Cruise Lines, sailing from Europe in 2016


What’s all the hype about?

The ship is designed to bring you closer to the sea. Now I know that might sound a little ironic, however the dining venues are designed to open up the ship giving guests more time to dine outdoors

Facts and figures:

3954 Passengers

133,500 Gross tonnage

1055 Feet long

New facilities:

The sports square features a new addition to Carnival Cruise Lines – SkyRide – a bike course high above deck

IMAX theatre showing the latest blockbuster movies


Redfrog Pub and Brewery – The Carnival Vista will house its own microbrewery… All about the beer!


At Carnival waterworks experience the new Kaleid – O – Slide – A raft slide for 1 or 2 people, expect speed, flashing lights and a lot of fun

Exclusive paradise by day and a great place to dance into the night – Havana Bar & Pool Club, complete with Cuban snacks!


This sounds right up my street – Serenity Adult Only Retreat – Hammocks swaying in the sea breeze – BLISS

New cabin categories:

Havana staterooms & Suites – Situated in an exclusive location near to the Havana Bar, Pool and Club – Members only by day – Cabins feature an extra large outdoor lounging space. Suites feature an indoor rain shower plus an outdoor hammock (guests must be over the age of 12)


Family Harbor Staterooms & Suites – Decorated in a unique nautical style – located near to the family harbor lounge, which is exclusive and features day time snacks, concierge service, family movies and board games plus more. Also kids eat free in most specialty onboard restaurants and parents can get a night off with one free ‘Night Owls’ babysitting service


Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms & Suites – Elemis toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. Priority spa reservations and unlimited access to the thermal suites, free fitness classes and more

We have some great deals on her 8 and 10 night sailings from May through to October 2016

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.  




The new ship with Holland America the Konningsdam ( which translates to “king dame”. )

The new features for this new ship are going to set her apart from the rest of the Holland & America fleet.

The new Sel de Mer French restaurant having a contemporary twist in the menu, from the fresh oysters served & the Bouillabaisse. So you sea food lovers will have to try this one out.

She also has the new Grand Dutch café serving up tap beer, the specialty coffees to the favourite Dutch pastries, which we all love.

A New York style Deli on board you fancy that quick snack on board.

With The selections of dining on board your spoilt for choice, with the waiter restaurants, specialty dining and the buffet on board.

There is also the new 3 new restaurants on board starting with the Tamarind a intimate Sushi Bar.

Italian Canaletto casual small plate sharing option.

With the traditional Pinnacle Grill offering succulent steaks & seafood I love a good steak!!. With its  panoramic views all around the restaurant.


The new entertainment programme on board gives you the new 270 degree led projection in  the main showroom, adding extra sound to the shows and spectacular performances on board.

The new Lincoln centre stage is a new concept with classical strings, and 50 years of hits performed live and interactive. Wow!!!!.

With its Atrium taking centre Stage by the Guru Adam Tihany expanding over the 3 decks taking in its theme of the string quartet and high definition.

The choices on board are going to be exceptional something different for everyone weather you want to relax or take part in the cooking show, and for all you dancers out there she will be having on of the biggest dance floors on a ship with the BB jazz band taking centre stage.

Accommodation on board is going to appeal to everyone from young to the mature passenger.

Family now have to opportunity to have ocean view with 2 family bathrooms for a family of 5 passengers.

The single passenger also have a great opportunity as well with over  12 single staterooms for sole occupancy with ocean view.

I believe the start of more and more things to come.


so why not check the ship out as he is King and give us a call on my direct number 0161 798 2546

ask for me Olive.

Or if your prefer send me an email to olive@cruiseclubuk.com