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What's Your Favourite Cruise Ship?

7th June 2010

What's your favourite cruise ship? We have a few here at Iglu Towers. [More]

Come fly with me?

28th May 2010

With the ash cloud subsiding why not try a fly cruise? [More]

It's been a busy but exciting seven days....

30th April 2010

Iglu Team at the Agency Achievement Awards and the Celebrity Eclipse Launch [More]

Claire Experiences the Magic of Disney Cruise Lines

24th February 2010

Updated April 2018

After sending a well-deserving member of the team - Claire - off on a fabulous 3 night Disney Cruise Line Bahamian cruise onboard Disney Wonder (the sister ship of the Disney Magic), she was all too eager to share her experience upon return. 

 

 

A smooth check-in was a good start to my holiday, I was impressed with the spacious Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal used by Disney Cruise Line, and it was great fun walking through Mickey's ears to board the ship. From the moment you set foot onboard the crew make you feel extra special – I won’t spoil the special surprise, you’ll need to cruise with Disney to see why!

The ship is in excellent condition, and my stateroom was a Deluxe Oceanview on deck 5. All staterooms have a bath with shower which is a plus. I found it very easy to find my way around the ship from here; it’s not that big and by the second day you’ll know where everything is located.

The ship offers fantastic entertainment for all her guests; Disney characters are always on hand to entertain adults and kids alike. One night of my cruise was ‘Pirate night’ with everyone dressing up in keeping with the theme.  If you're lucky enought to have a themed night during your cruise, definitely join in - it’s brilliant fun! There was also a fireworks display at sea, something that Disney Cruise Line do on most of their cruises (weather permitting), and I can assure you it was a blast! I also enjoyed shows on each night, they are truly magical and not to be missed, I especially recommend the Toy Story production show.

 



Now for the best part - the food is out of this world! My favourite restaurant was the Italian restaurant Palo. Its adult only, but don’t worry, the children will be more than happy to check out the kids clubs while mum and dad take a break to be wined and dined in style! I advise making a reservation in advance though, as space is limited and it’s very popular!

The dining onboard is based on a rotational dining system, where you dine in a different restaurant every 3 nights, with the same waiting staff moving with you. One night you can eat in the Animators Palate, decorated with black and white sketches of Disney characters that change to colour as you dine - very different! You’ll also have the choice of Tiana's Place, Tritons, 
Cabanas, Diasy de-Lites, and Pinocchio's Pizza - eachoffering outstanding dishes and service. All that's left to say is get packing now and sample the Disney Difference!


The Most Popular Cruise Destinations of 2009

30th December 2009

As another year of cruising comes to an end, we thought we'd take a look back at 2009 and the most popular cruises and destinations. Unsurprisingly, our number one cruise destination is the Mediterranean - with a huge range of cruise lines and itineraries featured in this diverse and fascinating region. With many Med cruises departing from UK ports, there's often no need to fly and this certainly keeps the cost down. Royal Caribbean's, Independence of the Seas sailings from Southampton reflected this trend, and made her our most popular ship of 2009. Packed with stunning leisure and entertainment options, the Independence delighted cruisers on voyages to the Med and the 5th most popular destination, the Canary Islands.

Our 2nd most popular destination is the Baltic, Fjords and Scandinavia. A growing market, the stunning sights and history of the Northern Europe are proving a favourite with cruisers. Almost all cruise lines offer itineraries in this region now, with Fred. Olsen and Cruise and Maritime Voyages offering superb traditional voyages on more intimate sized ships, for an absorbing experience.

The Caribbean is our third most popular destination and there's nothing better than a spot of island hopping under sun-kissed skies. Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises, premium quality sailings in have proved extremely popular in this region, as have P&O Cruises British style cruises and Royal Caribbean's action packed adventures. In fourth place we find European short break cruises. These cruises offer a great taster of what a cruise line has to offer, with Ireland, Bruges & Amsterdam amongst the most popular ports of call.

Outside the top 5 we find more specialised cruises like the transatlantic crossing and world cruises. Cunard Line are undoubtedly the leaders in the transatlantic voyage with their decadent Southampton to New York sailings. The world cruise sector offers chance to be a part of an epic journey, to discover Australasia, the Far East or closer to home. 'Once in a lifetime' destinations like the Panama Canal, South America and Alaska also make our top 10 destinations with Dubai - a relatively new and fast growing destination for cruise holidays.


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