Cruise Ship News http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk Reviews, Deals and News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:07:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Last minute P&O Cruises with or without compromise http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/last-minute-po-cruises-with-or-without-compromise/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/last-minute-po-cruises-with-or-without-compromise/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:37:27 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3160 Last minute P&O CruisesIf you fall into the category where you are not tied down to specific dates to go on a cruise, then you have a greater chance of finding a bargain...]]> Last minute P&O Cruises

If you fall into the category where you are not tied down to specific dates to go on a cruise, then you have a greater chance of finding a bargain, although leaving it so late you have far less options, and also less of a chance of getting the stateroom of your choice in terms of its location on a ship.

If you live in the UK, then one of the first cruise lines to check those last minute cruises is P&O Cruises. You have the option to compromise the benefits that you get by choosing Saver bookings; or if you do want wish to compromise, then you still have the option of a Select Price.

There are many options available to you, as these latest last minute cruises with P&O are broken into categories, which are this week’s top late escapes, Mediterranean fly-cruise late deals, mini cruise late deals, Canary Island cruise late deals, Mediterranean cruise late deals and Fjords cruise late deals.

P&O Cruises also has a section for This week’s top Late Escapes, with prices based on per person and two people sharing in the lowest available grade of cabin. To see all these deals head to the P&O Cruises website.

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MSC Meraviglia booking options for 2017 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/msc-meraviglia-booking-options-for-2017/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/msc-meraviglia-booking-options-for-2017/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:41:03 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3154 MSC Meraviglia booking options for 2017You can already book your MSC Meraviglia cruise for 2017, giving you the opportunity to get the stateroom you desired, although we already know...]]> MSC Meraviglia booking options for 2017

You can already book your MSC Meraviglia cruise for 2017, giving you the opportunity to get the stateroom you desire, although we already know that these cabins have started to book up fast. The new ship is due to enter service in May 2017 and will only sail to destinations in the western Mediterranean.

From what we can see so far there are only 6 MSC Meraviglia itineraries for 2017 at this time, although we know that more will be added at a later date. You could take the chance and wait for more to become available, but it is always nice to get on one of the earlier cruises of a new ship, as things have a much better feel when brand new.

There are several MSC Meraviglia booking options that you can narrow down for your 2017 cruise, although you might not want to select any seeing as though there are only 6 cruises on this new MSC cruise ship to begin with.

Those 6 cruises are offered in more detail on THIS PAGE, where you will see details on each cruise. Some of the ports that Meraviglia will visit include Genoa, Naples, Barcelona, Marseille and many more.

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Royal Caribbean departures from Southampton in August http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/royal-caribbean-departures-from-southampton-in-august/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/royal-caribbean-departures-from-southampton-in-august/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:03:11 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3153 Royal Caribbean departures from Southampton in AugustIf you live in the UK and enjoy sailing, but hate the hassle involved with flying to pick up your cruise ship, the sailing from Southampton takes the...]]> Royal Caribbean departures from Southampton in August

If you live in the UK and enjoy sailing, but hate the hassle involved with flying to pick up your cruise ship, then sailing from Southampton takes the stress out of things. There are so many positives choosing this option, such as not having to check in early for flights, no baggage limits and also being able to get to the port much sooner.

Looking at the Royal Caribbean departures from Southampton in August 2015 we can see 5 sailings in all, which range from the 1st with the last sailing on August 29th.

The first sailing is on August 1, 2015 for a 14-night Spain and Med cruise aboard Anthem of the Seas, with prices starting from £1,599 per person. Next is a 14-night Italian Med Adventure aboard the Explorer of the Seas on August 9 from £1,099 per person.

Next up is the 14-night Italian Mediterranean sailing on August 15 on Anthem of the Seas, and prices start at £1,919pp. There is a 10-night Canary Islands Adventure cruise sailing on Explorer of the Seas from August the 23rd, with prices starting at £1,149pp. The final cruise is only a short one, which is a 3-night, Royal Experience, Paris & Bruges on the Anthem of the Seas. She sails on August 29 and prices begin as low as £549pp.

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Carnival Vista construction progress visually detailed http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/carnival-vista-construction-progress-visually-detailed/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150727/carnival-vista-construction-progress-visually-detailed/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:19:34 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3155 Carnival Vista construction progressWhen we first learned of the Carnival Vista cruise ship back in January the progress was slow at first, but then it always is because it involves...]]> Carnival Vista construction progress

When we first learned of the Carnival Vista cruise ship back in January the progress was slow at first, but then it always is because it involves the steel cutting and the laying of the keel. However, since its float out ceremony the progress will seem faster.

Now we are at this stage in the construction progress we are being treated to Carnival Vista behind the scenes videos and the most recent is “Below the Waterline.”

You can see the Carnival Vista construction progress visually detailed in the video we have embedded for you below. The video is presented by Peter Gonzalez, who has been talking to Carnival Vista’s Chief Engineer Cesare Boldrini about the technology that goes on behind the scenes.

In one part of the video we are told that 85 percent of the Carnival Vista technology being used below the waterline has never been used by the cruise line before.

We also get to see a closer look at the groundbreaking Azipod propulsion system, which can rotate 360 degrees for increased control. While this video might not appeal to those of you considering a cruise on the upcoming Vista, we are sure the next video in the series will, as it will go behind the scenes at the RedFrog Pub.

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What to wear on a Disney cruise explained http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150724/what-to-wear-on-a-disney-cruise-explained/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150724/what-to-wear-on-a-disney-cruise-explained/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:04:15 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3019 What to wear on a Disney cruise explainedOnce you have booked your Disney cruise the one question that keeps being brought up time and again is “what to wear on a Disney cruise” and...]]> What to wear on a Disney cruise explained

Once you have booked your Disney cruise the one question that keeps being brought up time and again is “what to wear on a Disney cruise” and thankfully the cruise line helps to explain this in a very easy, and insightful way.

We all know that during the day anything goes pretty much, although do not go into the dining hall with any wet clothing on. However, of an evening things change and you need to adhere to the dress code, which is now explained.

What to wear on a Disney cruise

For a Casual Cruise Night the easiest way to explain this is to think how you would dress if going out for a causal dinner at a restaurant. This means that a pair of khakis and a golf shirt for a man is ideal, or a collared shirt and a pair of jeans along with a pair of boat shoes. Kid are pretty much the same, and for women a sundress or a pair of casual pants and a blouse would be fine with a pair of flat shoes.

Formal or semi formal nights are very different because it gives the man a chance to crack out the tuxedo, and a lady to wear a formal gown. However, you can always wear a jacket and dress shirt on a semi-formal night. As for a woman, a sundress will also do on a semi-formal night, but a wonderful ball gown is needed for the formal night.

A full list of what to wear for dinner has been provided for you above.

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Celebrity Jet Set Sail package itineraries for 2016 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150724/celebrity-jet-set-sail-package-itineraries-for-2016/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150724/celebrity-jet-set-sail-package-itineraries-for-2016/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:04:29 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3148 Celebrity Jet Set Sail package itineraries for 2016Celebrity Cruises is always looking at ways to enhance its service and so have now given a new meaning to modern luxury with its premium charter...]]> Celebrity Jet Set Sail package itineraries for 2016

Celebrity Cruises is always looking at ways to enhance its service and so have now given a new meaning to modern luxury with its premium charter flight service. The new service is called Jet Set Sail, and is said to be a new way for customers to fly and then sail on a Celebrity cruise.

The cruise ship in question is Celebrity Equinox and is for its Summer 2016 Mediterranean itineraries, all of which you can see in detail here. The start of your holiday will begin at Stansted Airport’s Private Jet Terminal, where you can take advantage of free parking, and is just 50 meters from the terminal. From there you will then spend some time on the luxury departure lounge and enjoy a choice of complimentary refreshments.

The next part of the Celebrity Jet Set Sail package is sitting on comfortable leather seats on the plane, and tuck into a free meal and beverages. Because you are going on a cruise the 25KG baggage allowance will come in handy.

Transfers to and from the airport and port are free and you will also benefit from priority embarkation at the departure port. There are currently 7 Celebrity Equinox 2016 itineraries that take advantage of this extra special service, so what are you waiting on?

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New Princess Cruises specialty restaurant and menu http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150723/new-princess-cruises-specialty-restaurant-and-menu/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150723/new-princess-cruises-specialty-restaurant-and-menu/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3145 New Princess Cruises specialty restaurant and menuPrincess Cruises has called in the talents of Curtis Stone, the Australian celebrity chef to come up with a range of new menus.]]> New Princess Cruises specialty restaurant and menu

Princess Cruises has called on the talents of Curtis Stone, the Australian celebrity chef to come up with a range of new menus. As part of his new position with the cruise line, Stone will oversea all food being served in the main dining rooms throughout the fleet by the end of 2015.

That is not all, as the Chef will also head up a new specialty restaurant concept and menu that will have a huge amount of influence from Stone. If you have ever eaten from one of his menus, then you will understand just how big of a deal this is for Princess cruises.

The first Stone inspired specialty restaurant will be aboard Emerald, Ruby, Coral and Sun Princess by the end of the year. However, his table experience will come to the Princess Cruises fleet from early next year.

We don’t yet have any details as to the new menu items, or what the name of the new specialty restaurant name will be. However, Princess will rollout the information more towards the end of the year.

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Latest Elbe Viking River Cruises changes and cancellations http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150723/latest-elbe-viking-river-cruises-changes-and-cancelations/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150723/latest-elbe-viking-river-cruises-changes-and-cancelations/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:21:54 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3144 Latest Elbe Viking River Cruises changes and cancelationsYou need to keep checking back everyday on the Viking River Cruises website for updates to your itinerary, as there could be changes or even...]]> Latest Elbe Viking River Cruises changes and cancelations

You need to keep checking back everyday on the Viking River Cruises website for updates to your itinerary, as there could be changes or even cancellations. This is because the Elbe River level is lower than usual for this time of year, and so has caused a nightmare for river cruise schedules.

If you are due to go on one of these river cruises within the next few days, then you need to keep checking THIS PAGE. Having said that, Viking River Cruises will contact affected customers by email or phone to arrange an alternative cruise or a full refund.

Two cruises are cancelled for tomorrow, July 24. These are the Elegant Elbe onboard the Viking Schumann Viking Fontane.

There are also another two cruises affected for July 25, 2015, although these will be running an adjusted itinerary. Those affected are Berlin to Prague aboard Viking Astrild and Prague to Berlin on Viking Beyla.

From what we can see these are the only Viking River Cruises affected, but like we said, keep visiting the link above for updates on the situation.

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P&O Cruises with British Travel Awards 2015 winners aspiration http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150722/po-cruises-with-british-travel-awards-2015-winners-aspiration/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150722/po-cruises-with-british-travel-awards-2015-winners-aspiration/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:43:06 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3142 British Travel Awards 2015 winnersThe 2015 British Travel Awards finalists have now been announced within the cruise category, and we are pleased to see that P&O Cruises and...]]> British Travel Awards 2015 winners

The 2015 British Travel Awards finalists have now been announced within the cruise category, and we are pleased to see that P&O Cruises and Cunard are nominated in various categories. It is all very well being nominated, but it’s down to you, the public to choose the winners.

P&O Cruises has been nominated in several categories, and these are Best Large Ship Cruise Line, Best New Cruise Ship/Ocean, Best Family Cruise Line and finally, Best Cruise Line for Customer Service.

It will already been an honour for P&O Cruises to be nominated, but even better if they win any of these.

The winners are to be chosen by you up until, and including September 30. You cannot vote any later than this date. The winners will then be announced on November 25, 2015 during the BTA Gala Awards Dinner.

Most companies within the travel industry hold these awards in such high regard, as the winners are chosen by the pubic. If you would like to vote, then you can do so HERE.

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Last minute Norwegian Cruise Line deals beats school rush http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150721/last-minute-norwegian-cruise-line-deals-beats-school-rush/ http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/20150721/last-minute-norwegian-cruise-line-deals-beats-school-rush/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:16:47 +0000 http://www.cruiseshipnews.co.uk/?p=3137 Last minute Norwegian Cruise Line dealsMany people leave it to the last minute to take advantage of cruise deals, and this is even more important over the next few days, as people aim to...]]> Last minute Norwegian Cruise Line deals

Many people leave it to the last minute to take advantage of cruise deals, and this is even more important over the next few days, as people aim to beat the school rush. These last minute Norwegian Cruise Line deals are a fine example, as they leave over the next few days, which is ideal seeing as though many children are still at school.

We know that some children are already off school, and so some of them could already be enjoying a cruise, but before it gets too hectic and you have no issues with getting away at a moments notice, then the selection of last minute Norwegian cruises need to be taken without delay. The likes of P&O are pretty much booked up for its remaining cruises for July, which gives you an idea of how quick you need to be.

The good news at the moment is that there are plenty of Norwegian Cruise Line cruises to book at the last minute because of there being a large selection of ships to choose from. There are too many too list, and so you might want to head here to see what takes your fancy.

One thing we do know, these deals are not as good as we have seen in recent months, although this is the risk you take when booking so close to children’s summer school holidays.

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