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Iglu Team Meets Oasis Of The Seas

clock 17th October 2014 | comment0 Comments
September 15th 2014, a date that has been in every cruisers diary for a long time. This was the day the largest cruise ship in the world, Oasis of the Seas was coming to Southampton for the first time. Costing over 800 million dollars to build and weighing in at a staggering 225, 285 GRT, she dominates the seven seas. After launching in 2009, the world has been taken by storm by this revolutionary ship and people from all over the world have travelled to her home port of Fort Lauderdale to see her. It was never speculated she would come to the UK so after it was announced she would complete a two week dry dock in Rotterdam and then stop in Southampton before her transatlantic back to Americ... [More]

Christmas Market Cruises - Are They The Perfect Winter Getaway?

clock 10th October 2014 | comment0 Comments
As the chill sets in and we succumb to the dark mornings, winter wardrobe and distant memories of summer, at the blink of an eye it appears winter is well and truly here. When you think of winter, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it cosy nights in front of the fire? Having to deice your car in the morning? Or delicious roast dinners on a Sunday? Like many, the first thing I think of is Christmas. The time of year when infectious smiles ooze from all around, we spend time with long lost family and the eerie weather does not stop us dressing in glittery dresses for that all important Christmas party. The Christmas Market Experience Everything about Christmas is happy and p... [More]

5 Best Ships For Adult-Only Cruises

clock 25th September 2014 | comment2 Comments
It appears there is a strong emphasis on family friendly holidays at the moment, especially cruises, so I thought it was time I have a closer look at the adult only side of the industry. We all know how fantastic cruising is for families and the range of facilities and activities for children on modern day cruise ships beats any land based resort. From award-winning kids clubs, water parks and jam-packed schedules of fun, cruising is the ultimate holiday for children to create life changing memories. However, for some people, a holiday is a time to switch-off and escape from the children. With every day stress of the school run, activities, dinners, fancy dress costume making, sleepovers, re... [More]

Why Has Asia Become Such A Popular Cruise Destination?

clock 11th September 2014 | comment0 Comments
An intoxicating presence, enchanted architecture and intriguing discoveries – Welcome to Asia. A place where buildings are as intriguing as the local traditions, the culture is richer than the tantalising cuisine and the fast paced lifestyle is as infectious as the local’s happiness. Asia’s infectious character is sure to take a part of every visitor’s heart and never return it… Asia as a cruise destination It was only a few years ago that cruises predominantly explored the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, however as the industry expands, cruises are delving further and further into new destinations. From the Middle East, Africa and Australia to the South Paci... [More]

5 Best Ships For Foodies

clock 5th September 2014 | comment0 Comments
Is the food your favourite thing about a cruise? I am sure for many the answer is yes and for those who say no, I have a feeling you might change your mind after reading this blog. Dining has always been a vital element of a cruise, but even more so now than ever. With cruise lines taking a major focus on its cuisine, some of the best food in the world is now said to be found at sea. With Michelin-star chefs, five star restaurants and unique ingredients from around the world, a cruise truly takes you on a culinary journey like no other. It is not about the quantity of food onboard that makes it so appealing, it is the quality. Whether you are passionate about food or not, there is no getting... [More]

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