Cruise & Travel Blog

Cruise from Southampton

02 May 2013

Cruising from Southampton could not be easier.  This brilliant UK port has been in full flow for many years now and continues to attract the world’s most renowned cruise lines.  With the incredibly effective systems in place and the impeccable work of the Southampton port staff it’s certainly not hard to see why.   So what’s so special about Southampton?  Well for starters, the history.  This UK port has been home to a vast amount of cruise ships over the years and has therefore developed an unrivalled reputation in the UK.  As one of the largest ports around, Southampton boasts multiple cruise terminals meaning many ships are able to dock on the same day without causing delays or hassle to any of the passengers on board.    P&O Cruises as well as Cunard Line have been operating out of Southampton...
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What to expect when booking a cruise

02 May 2013

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go, almost like the song except this time instead of leaving on a jet plane you’re setting sail on a cruise ship.  At this stage your cruise has most likely been booked for months, you’ve spent a long time watching the calendar in anticipation and read your pre cruise documents so many times your now worried the cruise line check in representatives won’t be able to read it due to the wear and tear.  In fact, by now you’ve probably found that your entire house has become a haven of list-making just to be sure you haven’t forgotten anything.  You leave the house in the morning and arrive at the cruise terminal to be met by the excitement of seeing the ship for the first time.  The wow factor sets in and you...
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Katherine Jenkins P&O Cruises Oriana Opera Preview

02 May 2013

We thought we would give you a little video preview of what to expect on board the brand new P&O Cruises featuring star singer Katherine Jenkins.  The two new cruise include X323 and X326.  Read more about these brilliant new sailings at our news page and to learn how to pre-register click here. 

A guide to cruise gratuities

02 May 2013

Gratuities are often the last thing you want to think about when heading off on holiday but nevertheless, just like going out for an evening meal, leaving a tip will eventually come around and it is always good to know what to expect before the time arrives.  It is for this reason that we thought it would be good to take the time to look closer at gratuity requirements on board and talk you through the possibilities you may face with different cruise lines.   There is a range of different ways cruise lines tend to approach gratuities.  It was for many years the done thing to provide envelopes in staterooms for passengers so that when the time came to depart and head home, guests would be able to place money into these envelopes to hand to crew members as...
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A closer look at P&O Cruises Oriana

02 May 2013

The Oriana is a true classic and from the moment she arrived on the scene has captured the hearts of every single guest who has sailed aboard her.  Ask any past passenger with P&O Cruises and they will all speak of their love for this beautiful ship.  Following the exciting news that P&O Cruises have introduced two new sailings aboard her for 2013 to feature the operatic star Katherine Jenkins we could not think of a better time to take a closer look at this P&O Cruises creation.   The Oriana was launched by Her Majesty the Queen in 1995 and instantly provoked a response with guests desperate to take a look on board and marvel at her luxurious interiors.  The ship succeeded the first ever Oriana that entered service back in 1960 and therefore had a lot to live...
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New look for staff in the brand new Bolsover Cruise Club uniform

02 May 2013

It’s a brand new look for the team here at Bolsover Cruise Club as today we debut our new uniform.  Never before has Bolsover Cruise Club adopted a dedicated uniform for staff as we have always based it on a particular colour scheme but from today the new uniform takes place with our staff looking great in the trademark blue and white Bolsover colours.  As the Number One Independent Cruise Agent in the UK for P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises we thought what better way to mark another special year of success than with a brand new look.  Rolling out the new uniform in time for the launch of the 2014 cruises ties in perfectly with a new year and a new style.  Following a consultation process between November and December 2012 the idea of a brand new...
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P&O Adonia’s Year of Discovery

02 May 2013

The announcement of the 2014/2015 cruises certainly caused a lot of excitement in the office.  P&O Cruises unveiled brand new itineraries with Ventura heading off for fly-Med itineraries but perhaps the most intriguing and desirable of the new itineraries has to be the Adonia’ year of discovery cruising. Making the most of her smaller, intimate size, the P&O Adonia will visit some of the most enchanting unique ports the world has to offer in 2014 with a range of stunning sailings to choose from.  Discovery cruising is the name of the game for this glorious vessel in 2014 and we thought what better time than to introduce to you some of the real highlights on show.  For starters not only will you get to visit beautiful ports of call aboard this ship in 2014 but you’ll also have the opportunity...
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P&O Cruises Ventura Fly Med 2014

02 May 2013

For the very first time ever in 2014 P&O Cruises will introduce Mediterranean fly cruises.  These brand new sailings will be aboard the ever popular Ventura.  Itineraries will sail out of both Savona and the beautiful port of Venice and will be available from the end of March through to October.     The itineraries will include options for both 7 and 14 nights taking in some of the Mediterraneans most attractive and exciting destinations.  You have the opportunity to explore cities such as Rome, Dubrovnik, Venice and Florence but these thrilling ports of call have also been accompanied by the addition of a few smaller, intimate gems that are certain to be popular in 2014.   The 7 night itineraries will include four ports of call creating the perfect collection of exploration and relaxation.  The 14 night itineraries will...
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Celebrate St Georges Day With A Cruise

02 May 2013

It’s St Georges Day, a day where we celebrate our nation and patriotically reflect on our heritage.  We though what better day than this to take a closer look at cruises sailing in and out of our beautiful country.    There are so many exciting cruises to depart without the need of a flight not just for 2013 but now for 2014 and 2015 as well.  Sail from the great ports of Southampton, Harwich, Dover, Liverpool and more with the comfort of simple, hassle free check in processes and a relaxing start to your holiday.  Cruising from the UK couldn’t be easier, just see our guide page for example for more details but for now let’s take a closer look.  For starters you don’t have to worry about luggage, how great is that?  How many times have you put the...
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P&O Cruises 2014 2015

21 March 2013

The new P&O cruises programme for 2014 has been released and if you are thinking of taking a cruise with a varied and interesting programme, you are in for a treat. The inclusion of even more short cruise breaks than ever before is one of many of the highlights, taking the total offered to 35.   For those who love theme cruises, following from the success of the Strictly Come Dancing and celebrity chef and wine expert cruises there will be more of them to come. Plus in 2014 the 30th anniversary of P&O Cruises Music Festivals at Sea will be celebrated – surely something not to be missed! Solo travellers will also be pleased to learn that there will be more cabins for solo travellers, including the first single balcony cabins on the newly refitted Arcadia.    There will...
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