Cruise & Travel Blog

P&O Cruises unveil Macmillan partnership

25 June 2013

We cover many topics in our blog posts designed to help our members to decide on the right cruise for them and the right destination.  We attempt to discuss the most beneficial issues at all time but today we have the pleasure of announcing a brilliant new partnership.   P&O Cruises recently announced an exciting new partnership with Macmillan cancer support with a yearlong agreement to see the cruise line’s fleet of seven ships hosting a superb range of fundraising activities and events.    Macmillan is an excellent, longstanding source of support providing help for people affected by cancer.  The organisation is there to provide all means of support possible for patients and also families and communities involved in living with cancer.  This support comes in all forms and is designed to provide a helpful system to cover each step...
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A full review of the P&O Cruises new ship keel laying ceremony

25 June 2013

After a 4.30am start at Gatwick airport this morning I was on my way to Monfalcone shipyard in Trieste, Italy, to witness the keel laying of P&O Cruises new ship for the British cruise market. This new 141,000 ton ship will be launched in Spring 2015. Up to now, little has been revealed about the 3,611 passenger ship, which has been described as a ‘modern classic’ and will include some sophisticated wow’s to be announced at a later date. Having been aboard many new cruise ships as they’re launched, I was excited to learn more about what happens from the drawing board stage to actual design and construction.Well, today I was going to find out… On my journey to Venice I learnt the construction had actually commenced back in October 2012 where the steel cutting had begun. Today, the keel...
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P&O Cruises announce celebrity chef cruises for 2013

25 June 2013

P&O Cruises have confirmed details of when the famous celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White and Atul Kokchhar will be sailing on board this year along with popular television wine expert Olly Smith. During their time on board all three celebrity personalities will be partaking in activities to meet and greet guests.   Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar will deliver culinary demonstrations as well as a great opportunity for passengers to enjoy a master-class cooking session. Book signings and interviews will also take place throughout their time on board.   Olly Smith will also be doing meet and greet sessions and interviews along with offering passengers the chance to enjoy a selection of wine tasting experiences.   P&O Cruises Adonia will also host a food and wine theme cruise aboard voyage D318 departing 22 November 2013 for a 28 night...
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Keel laying ceremony takes place for brand new P&O Cruises ship

25 June 2013

At 1300 hours today the keel laying ceremony took place for the brand new P&O Cruises ship.  The new ship will be the largest cruise vessel ever built for the British market at 141,000 gross tons and the ceremony took place at the impressive Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy.  The ship will be delivered in 2015 and we cannot wait to see what P&O Cruises will unveil in the upcoming months.    The new build once complete will be a “modern classic”, reflecting the best “best of the best” from all seven ships within the fleet.  It will be an inspirationally innovative design taking P&O Cruises to the next level with an unprecedented number of passenger facilities and comforts.  Iconic signatures of the brand will remain and it is certainly set up to be an exciting 2015 for...
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A visit to see Oceania Marina

24 June 2013

We brought you all the news from our ship visit to the see the brand new Royal Princess last week but she’s not the only ship Bolsover Cruise Club staff have visited recently.  Some of our Sales Consultants made the trip to Southampton to see the Oceania Marina.      The Marina and her sister vessel Riviera are the latest additions to the Oceania fleet and are considered two of the most beautiful ships to debut in recent years.  The most striking features of these vessels are the designer touches including the amazing Laique grand staircase and the incredible Owners’ Suites, furnished by none other than Ralph Lauren Home design.  These magnificent suites are the showcase of the Marina and provide some of the most spectacular accommodation at sea.       Bolsover Cruise Club Sales Consultants Kay and Jessica visited...
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Any excuse….We have the answer!

03 June 2013

Deciding to do a cruise holiday for the first time is a big decision but for some it can be bigger than others.  We have heard countless excuses not to take a cruise, from the fear of not being able to spend as much time in places as you’d like to the classic fear of seasickness and even some people believing it is not a genuine way to travel.  Believe us when we say, we have heard them all but when considered in more detail, we can honestly say that most of these reasons are both speculative and unfounded, therefore it’s our job to prove why.  We would even go as far to suggest that for every excuse or reason not to cruise out there, there is a cruise line that could prove the opposite.    We make this statement...
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