Cruise & Travel Blog

Live sport on board P&O and Cunard

13 March 2013

Sports fans will love the breaking news that P&O Cruises and Cunard Line will both soon feature a 24 hour live sports TV channel on board each ship in their fleets.  The new channel will be operated by IMG Media and will be aptly titled Sport24.    We all love going on holiday, especially when that holiday is a cruise, but for sports lovers out there it can be incredibly frustrating when it coincides with something you really want to see.  For some it can be terribly annoying to book a holiday and then find out it lands right in the middle of Wimbledon or you sail on the day of the FA Cup Final. Well, now you don’t even have to worry about it.  Gone are the days aboard P&O and Cunard of searching for reception on your mobile...
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Star Clippers classic cruising

13 March 2013

Traditional sail ships are few and far between in the modern world of cruising but they are still out there and now they are better than ever.  Star Clippers are a prime example of this and this exceptional cruise line offers passengers something truly unique when it comes to getting away.  There are three different sail ships in the fleet known as the Star Clipper, Star Flyer and the largest of the three, the Royal Clipper.  All of these fantastic ships offer a throw back in time and the chance to experience cruising in a very different way to what we have all become accustomed to.  This method of sailing is a throwback to the classic sailing ships of the 19th century.  On board you are more likely to discover antique paintings and glamorous brass fittings than interactive televisions screens....
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Adult Only Cruising

13 March 2013

With so much modern day emphasis on family friendly holidays, especially for cruising we decided it was time to take a closer look at the other side; the adult only side.  Family cruising is fantastic and the amount of ships offering innovative facilities these days is truly special, however there are many passengers out there looking for a holiday with a more exclusive feel to it; a holiday that takes things at a slower pace whilst still offering the chance to be active in exploring some excellent ports of call.  Many of our clients love the adult only cruise options for the chance to get away and completely relax, to enjoy the peace and quiet and to simply recharge.  Therefore it’s important to acknowledge the beauty of adult only cruising as well as holidays for families.    If you’re looking...
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Valentine’s Day Cruising

13 March 2013

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so we thought what better time than to look at the best ways of spending this romantic day on board.  Cruising is one of the most romantic ways to see the world and the amazing amenities available these days allow couples to choose from such a thrilling array of ideas to celebrate a special day in the calendar in style.  On that note we decided to take a look at the top 5 things couples could do for the ultimate Valentine’s Day on board a cruising holiday. There are so many romantic things to do on board a cruise but we thought we’d share our favourites.  Firstly to start the day, it has to be breakfast in bed, perhaps with the added touch of a glass of champagne.  If your travelling in a balcony stateroom...
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The Rise of the River Cruise

13 March 2013

Considered one of the hottest trends within the cruising industry to come along for a while, the river cruise sector is rapidly increasing.  Welcomed by many as an alternative to ocean cruising, the rise of this concept provides a great way to feed your adventurous spirit.  Ocean cruising and river cruising present very different characteristics.  The ship designs themselves are inevitably different due to the itineraries in which they undertake with river cruise ships designed on much smaller scale.  Here at Bolsover Cruise Club we have seen a huge rise in the demand for this style of vacation and it leads us to ask why?  Well here’s my opinion on it.  The itineraries available are becoming incredibly good, you can take in some amazing sights all over the world with the ability to set foot from the ship and straight...
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Family Cruising

13 March 2013

Families and cruising walk hand in hand these days and the magnificent range of choice continues to get better and better.  Cruise from the comfort of the UK or opt for a fly cruise straight to the sunshine, the decision is yours and the opportunities are endless.  P&O Cruises continue to offer exciting holiday opportunities aboard family ships such as the excellent Azura and Ventura.  Sail aboard a 7 day cruise break or opt for a longer voyage to the far reaches of the Eastern Mediterranean.  Royal Caribbean also offer exciting cruises from the UK aboard the uniquely amazing Independence of the Seas or even delve into the luxurious world of Celebrity Cruises aboard The Celebrity Eclipse. When it comes to fly cruising the choice continues in style.  Princess Cruises will this year unveil their brand new Royal Princess with...
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New P&O Getaway Offers!!

13 March 2013

With the announcement today of the brand new P&O Cruises Getaway offers we thought this would be the perfect time to talk a little bit more about these fantastic sailings.  If you’re flexible and looking to take a holiday for exceptional value, then take a look at the cruises available as they truly are outstanding.  Lets start by looking at exactly what a Getaway offer provides.  Many passengers often shy away from the offers, as they do not provide a definitive stateroom number at the time of booking, however, when you delve deeper there really is nothing to lose.  Simply choose the stateroom category you are interested in and once booked you are guaranteed a minimum of that grade.  If a cabin in that particular grade does not come available then you will be upgraded to a higher grade of...
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Lets Talk Hawaii!!

13 March 2013

The isles that make up the fantastic US state of Hawaii create a truly unforgettable cruising experience.  Recent times have seen this fabulous destination continue to rise in popularity and become one of the destinations the heart longs to visit.  Not only does Hawaii represent the opportunity to indulge in sun drenched waters but the paradise ambience created is entirely unique.  It was once thought that the only way to cruise the beautiful Islands of Hawaii was by enjoying a world cruise however, many cruise lines have introduced exceptional itineraries to circumnavigate these sumptuous ports of call for a brilliant insight into the Hawaiian way of life.  Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line are just two examples of cruise lines that designate a ship to enjoy back to back Hawaii itineraries during the wintertime period for sensational weather and the...
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Fly Cruising

13 March 2013

The idea of a fly cruise for many can seem somewhat of a daunting prospect.  Many passengers prefer sailing from the UK due to the hassle free ease and simplicity of arriving at the cruise terminal and stepping straight on board to begin your holiday.  We agree it is pretty special and we do love cruising from the UK but sometimes you might wonder what it would be like to head straight out to the sunshine or maybe go a bit further afield and take in a new destination, perhaps the Caribbean for example for some winter sun.  If this is the case and you’re contemplating heading on holiday for a fly cruise but aren’t sure whether it’s for you, then let us try and put your mind at ease.   We’ll start with the questions that many clients of...
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Alaska 2014 with Holland America

13 March 2013

If ever there’s been a thought in your mind about possibly trying a cruise to Alaska then let us tell you straight away, it’s fantastic!  Alaska cruising is something we would not just recommend but implore cruising enthusiasts to try once in a lifetime.  The sightseeing is simply amazing and the ports of call you visit are more than just unique, there are not enough words in the dictionary to express how memorable the experience can be.  Of course there’s more to it than just saying the words “I want to do an Alaskan cruise”, there’s the decisions over when to go, who to travel with, what stateroom to go for and much more.  Sometimes it’s hard to even decide where to begin when planning this type of cruise so allow us to take a few minutes of your time...
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