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Discover Luxury River Cruising with Scenic and Emerald Cruise Show

clock 30th July 2018 | comment0 Comments

We recently partnered up with Scenic Tours & Ocean Cruises and Emerald Waterways to bring an exclusive event to our Scottish customers, hosting an afternoon tea for 25 lucky VIPs at the Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride, Glasgow.

 

 

We were very excited to present these cruise line partners to a new area in order to showcase their beautiful ocean and river products, along with the very exciting luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse.

Our guests were greeted by the Iglu Cruise team and William Young - a representative from Scenic Tours - in the morning with welcome tea and coffee, starting the day off right. William then gave our guests an informative presentation on each of these two exciting brands. Many of our guests had experienced both ocean and river cruises in the past and were very much looking forward to being introduced to all that Scenic and Emerald can offer – including why they should choose to sail with these brands.

 

 

The highlight of the day for most of our guests was the introduction to Scenic Eclipse; a stunning luxury yacht. This gorgeous new ship is turning heads everywhere, being equipped with its own helicopter and also a seven-seater submarine that can take guests to destinations previously inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

Many questions were raised and answered, and stories were swapped of previous adventures over a beautiful afternoon tea of delightful sandwiches, cakes, and pastries.

All in all, a wonderfully relaxing and informative afternoon was had by all.

Thank you to all who were in attendance on the day, it was great meeting you and we can’t wait to see you at our next show.

Find out more about all our upcoming events.



Watching the World Cup on a Cruise

clock 6th June 2018 | comment0 Comments

World Cup season is right around the corner once again, and football fans that are due to be cruising during the month-long season have probably begun wondering how possible it will be for them to watch the games. If you’ll be on a cruise during the world cup, rest assured that most of the mainstream lines will be screening the matches onboard.

 

P&O Cruises

 

The nation’s favourite cruise line will be showing world cup games onboard on their sports channel – Sports 24. Not only this, but they are actually offering an exciting Baltics cruise which includes a stop in St Petersburg while games are held there.

 

 

Cunard

This traditional cruise line will also be screening world cup matches onboard, in cabins and in some public spaces on their sports TV channel.

 

Azamara Cruises

With two itineraries including up to three days in St Petersburg, Azamara Cruises are offering guests plenty of opportunities to get absorbed in the hype of the games. Enjoy the beauty and originality of the city as well as taking in a live game or two.

 

Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises

These three popular cruise lines will also have ships positioned in St Petersburg during the world cup games, during some fantastic Baltics itineraries.

 

 

Pullmantur

As a Spanish cruise line, it possibly won’t be a surprise to learn that Pullmantur are going above and beyond with celebrating the world cup and all things football in 2018. Two ships, Sovereign and Horizon, will offer screenings of the games in public spaces as well as in cabins, and Spanish games will be shown on the big screen in the theatre. As well as this, there will be a number of football themed activities on offer. These will include a mini world cup for guests to show off their skills, a football quiz, and face-painting for the kids. There will also be special arts and crafts workshops at which children can design their very own football kits.



10 Worldwide Events to See on a Cruise

clock 31st May 2018 | comment0 Comments

Why watch the big event you’ve been waiting for on the TV, when you might be able to get out on a cruise and see it? From sports tournaments to festivals, the world’s most popular events are more accessible than you think. Discover how you can combine your interest with your holiday, with our 10 worldwide events you can see on a cruise.

 

 

1. World Cup

The world cup is arguably the most highly-anticipated sports event of all, with patriots all over the world getting involved and excited whether they’re usually interested in football or not. This year the prestigious tournament will be held in Russia, and many cruise lines – including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Azamara Cruises, and P&O Cruises - are including a stop in St Petersburg, so that passengers can take in a game or two.

2. Cannes Film Festival

This stunning, annual festival is watched by film fans and celebrity followers all over the world, whether it be for the unique productions or the fashion choices. Located on the Cote d’Azur, Cannes often features on European cruises, so if you’ve dreamt of seeing the event, why not consider a Mediterranean cruise in May?

3. Grand Prix

The exciting F1 calendar takes race competitors all over the world, and happily many of the locations can be reached on a cruise. Get in touch with our team about cruises to see the grand prix in Singapore, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, and Monaco, and about the various cruise and stay F1 packages we offer.

 

 

4. New Orleans Mardi Gras

This world renowned festival in New Orleans dates back to 1699, when French explorers arrived to the area. Celebrations have thrived over the years, and the rhythm, colour, and flavours of the event have captured the attention of people all over the globe. There are a number of Caribbean cruises which include New Orleans in their itinerary, on which you can be a part of this springtime event.

5. US Tennis Open

Located in New York in August/September, the US Tennis Open is the last Grand Slam event of the season. Held in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, tennis fans all over tune in to watch the world champions battle it out. Royal Caribbean often cruises in this region of North America, or why not consider adding a few days on to a grand Cunard transatlantic?

6. NY Fashion Week

In September every year fashionistas everywhere look to New York for new styles and inspiration. Instead of simply being glued to the media for a week, consider being a part of the action on one of Cunard’s unique Transatlantic Crossing Fashion Week cruises. Onboard events include catwalk shows, exhibitions, and specialist guest lecturers, and of course you can add a few days on to your trip to spend in New York itself.

 

 

7. British Golf Open

Golf cruises are a very popular choice when it comes to themed cruises, and the annual British Golf Open in particular is easy to experience as part of a holiday. Talk to our sales team about arranging a UK cruise in conjunction with the Open, which will include tickets to a round or two and possibly some special golf experiences onboard.

8. Rio Carnival

The mere mention of Brazil often generates visions of colourful feathers and samba music, thanks to the world-renowned Rio carnival. This 5-day party happens every year before Lent, and offers a fantastic excuse to eat, dance, and celebrate for anyone who needs one! See the carnival on a South American cruise which includes a stop in Rio de Janeiro.

9. ICC Cricket World Cup

Held at four year intervals since 1975, the ICC World Cup has been held in gorgeous locations including the Caribbean, Australia, and India. Those who enjoy the game can combine their interest with a cruise by simply timing their holiday with the tournament. It can also be possible for us to procure tickets to the games and add a few land days to your trip if necessary.

 

 

10. Melbourne Horse Racing

One of the most highly-esteemed horse races in the world, the historic Melbourne Cup has been captivating enthusiasts since 1861. Held in early November, cruise lines such as Carnival and P&O Cruises usually offer cruises that begin or end in either Sydney or Melbourne, and often include tickets to the races in with the package.



The Best of the Autumn 2017 Iglu Cruise Show

clock 12th October 2017 | comment0 Comments

Due to ever-increasing demand for our Iglu Cruise Holiday Show, we recently held our second and final show of the year at the beautiful Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Guests were greeted with spectacular views over the venue, where the sun was shining and our staff were smiling. With faultless transport links, complimentary parking, and welcome drinks on hand throughout the day, the atmosphere was relaxed and cheerful. Hundreds of cruise fans turned out to be a part of the event, to discuss their future cruising needs, and gain valuable advice from our experts.

An impressive array of cruise line representatives, travel agents, and other specialists were on hand to offer information and guidance, and to inspire cruisers with all possible cruising options. With six live talks taking place throughout the day, guests could find answers to all their holiday questions with ease.

A real highlight of the day was BBC presenter Nicholas Owen’s talk about his life experiences, and love for cruising with Cunard. With Cunard in attendance, guests were privy to an authentic and thorough insight into life onboard their ships. Other talks included ‘Why River Cruising Could be for You’, which explained the exciting versatility of cruising the world’s rivers, and ‘Handcrafted Cruise Holidays’, during which our very own experts detailed the possibilities of a tailor made cruise.

As well as making the most of the opportunity to learn more about all things cruise, guests also had the chance of winning a Luxury Hamper, courtesy of Holland America Line. We would like to thank all entrees, and are delighted to congratulate our winner - Jerry from Bognor Regis!

We at Iglu Cruise thoroughly enjoyed our day with all of those who attended, and can’t wait to see you at our 2018 shows, which are set to be even better!



Looking back at 2016….another fantastic year for Iglu Cruise & the industry!

clock 28th December 2016 | comment0 Comments

As we’re already extremely busy working on making 2017 the best year yet for Iglu Cruise customers, we can’t help but smile thinking about the fantastic moments we’ve shared and things we’ve achieved in 2016. What a great year for cruise!

 

Handcrafted Holidays

 

Handcrafted Holidays

 

2016 saw the launch of the new and improved Handcrafted Holidays, which are unique discoveries handpicked by us, so that many itineraries can include hotel stays & cultural immersion tours. These can be personally tailored to your own preferences so your holiday is completely about you, and the best part is that all of the organising is done by us!

 

We designed several handcrafted holiday brochures this year, including our first Asia & Alaska brochures.

 

View Asia brochure.

View Canada & Alaska brochure.

 

Specialist Cruising

 

We saw amazing success with our new Escorted F1 Grand Prix Cruises, where customer feedback told us they enjoyed the more personal touch to a holiday, having been guided personally by Iglu Cruise.

 

F1 Grand Prix Cruise

 

If combining your cruise holiday with an F1 Grand Prix sounds good to you, check out our F1 Grand Prix Cruises brochure.

 

Read about Iglu Cruise’s time at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

 

Single cruisers, we couldn't forget about you! We've enhanced our blog this year and have introduced solo cruising emails, full of handy hints and tips. Our most popular blogs include: single cruising recommendations and you're a solo traveller but you love to dance. We will continue to secure fantastic offers with no or low single supplements next year.

 

River & Luxury

 

2016 was our year for river! We achieved our first ever river cruise awards, and we’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded River Cruise Line Agent of the Year! A big thanks to our River Cruise Product Manager, Margaret Mccorriston, voted River Cruise Ambassador of the Year for her amazing work this year, and we can look forward to Margaret bringing you more exciting, fantastic value river experiences in the New Year.

 

Also an exciting year for river cruising trips, as we sent Kathleen, from the River Team on a Paris to Normandy itinerary onboard Avalon Tapestry 2.

 

Avalon Tapestry 2

 

Dave, from our Commercial Team, was very lucky to have been invited onboard the newly launched, most luxurious ship at sea, and has written a blog to let us know what is so special about about a Regent Seven Seas Cruise.

 

Awards We’ve Won

 

We are thrilled to have had another multi award-winning year which saw us win 15 titles, including three awards in one week! Some of our accolades include Online Travel Agent of the Year at the CLIA Cruise Awards, which we have achieved now for 5 years in a row and we have continued to solidify our presence as Number 1 Cruise Agency for multiple cruise lines, including MSC Cruises and Carnival Corporation. We would like to thank our committed cruise partners for their continued support throughout the year & our loyal customers who have voted for us!

 

View all Iglu Cruise awards.

 

Iglu Cruise Events

 

Iglu Cruise Show

 

In 2016 we saw 100’s of cruise enthusiasts walk through the doors at our cruise shows. The Iglu Cruise Shows were held at the amazing Kempton and Sandown Park Racecourses in April and October of this year. We were so pleased to be joined by the likes of TV presenter and actress, Julie Peasgood in April and journalist Sara Macefield in October. They both provided our guests with their extensive knowledge and experience within the Talk Theatre forums and the one-to-ones throughout the day.

 

Other events we carried out in 2016 included afternoon teas with Regent and Oceania and Daily Mail & Conde Nast trade shows.

 

Industry Events

 

The Iglu Team were lucky to be invited to several iconic events of 2016, including the christening of Oceania’s Sirena, plus many of us were let loose onboard the largest ship at sea, Harmony of the Seas.

 

Onboard Harmony of the Seas

 

Other notable events that we were lucky to attend include the Taste of London Food Festival with Celebrity Cruises.

 

For any big events we attend, we make sure to post live updates on social media for our customers to join in on all of the action. Make sure to follow us on social media so you don’t miss out!

 

Facebook, Twitter

 

Iglu Cruise on Tour

 

The Iglu Cruise Team sailed far and wide this year so that we can continue to provide our customers with absolute first hand insider knowledge.


For anyone who ever wondered what it is like to cruise on Hurtigruten, Rob, from our sales team tells all in his diary about his cruise to Norway onboard MS Kong Harald, or you can find out what it’s like onboard MSC Preziosa from Rob’s colleague, Michael.

Other great trips include Sharon, from our Commercial Team’s 11 night cruise onboard Celebrity Reflection and our Marketing Manager Natalie’s incredible weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

 

F1 Grand Prix Cruise

 

 

Final Words As We Say Goodbye To 2016

 

With new ships launching, new refurbishments and the introduction of new itineraries bringing you more destinations than ever before, we’re looking forward to raising the anchor and setting sail on an exciting journey with you in 2017!

 

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Iglu Cruise!

 



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