A bold and decisive move from Princess in response to Corona Virus

BREAKING….Princess have made a very brave move suspended all all their cruises for 60 days.It’s a bold and impressive move in an attempt to retain confidence in their brand in a cruising generally. I have to admit I’m very impressed with their decision although heartbroken that they’ve had to make it! They’ve been at theContinue reading “A bold and decisive move from Princess in response to Corona Virus”

I’m in the Red Corner

Sir Richard Branson has spent the last 50 years shaking up the recording, aviation and holiday industries and has now turned his attention to Cruise World. One thing common to all his businesses is the way he treats his staff – Sir Richard is quoted as saying “Clients don’t come first. Employees come first. IfContinue reading “I’m in the Red Corner”

Currency Challenges on a Indian Ocean Cruise.

We recently travelled from Dubai to Singapore with Celebrity Cruises and found that this itinerary threw up a number of issues with currency which we thought were worth sharing for others sailing in the area. The itinerary is also running in reverse and I know that there are other cruise lines who are travelling theContinue reading “Currency Challenges on a Indian Ocean Cruise.”

Cruise University – why going back to school will save money on your cruise!

It’s no secret that I think Cruising is awesome – a wonderful mix of fresh air, open skies, luxury, laughter, friendship and food. I feel I t’s a great way of seeing a lot of places without having to pack and unpack every day – sometimes luxurious, sometime more basic it’s just the best wayContinue reading “Cruise University – why going back to school will save money on your cruise!”

“Would you like to pay in local currency or the currency of your card?”

When you use a card to pay for something abroad, whether its a currency, credit or debit card, you are normally given the option of paying either in the local currency or in your own home currency.

Far East cruising and the Coronovirus – update

Update to blog 28/1/20 Latest update from UK foreign office advising against all but essential travel to China – Hong Kong and Macau are excluded from this advice.If you have a China cruise booked this means that you should be able to claim on insurance if you have to cancel.It’s possible though that Cruise LinesContinue reading “Far East cruising and the Coronovirus – update”

An afternoon in Muscat; Oman

We visited Muscat, Oman on a repositioning cruise last year and wrote a Port Profile for talkExplore group https://www.facebook.com/groups/talkExplore/ which is worth a read if you’re headed that way on cruise. I really like Muscat,it’s clean air and low rise buildings are a real change from Dubai. If you have a chance to visit thenContinue reading “An afternoon in Muscat; Oman”

December in the Med – cruising out of season

Have you noticed how many last minute cruises there seem to be this year? It’s funny how cruisers start off split into two groups – maybe you’re in  the ‘book it as soon as the brochures come out’ brigade and perhaps the ‘gosh that’s cheap – let’s do it” gang? We definitely used to beContinue reading “December in the Med – cruising out of season”

Who’d like to win a cruise?!

I love a good competition don’t you?  Especially once that might win you a cruise or cruise related goodies!  I suddenly realised that there were a few I had entered that had closing dates coming up shortly so I thought it would be friendly to share them with you all – if you know ofContinue reading “Who’d like to win a cruise?!”