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Writing for the Daily Mail, Zoe Griffin has explained that she went on a trip with Ocean Village with her brother, sister and two parents and despite original reservations, really enjoyed her break.

She remarked that the family joined the cruise in Barbados and ended up taking part in activities including swimming with dolphins and snorkelling with stingrays in Antigua.

Meanwhile, on board the vessel, there was plenty to do to keep entertained, such as swimming competitions, cocktail making and salsa dancing.

Meanwhile, a host of restaurants were on offer, ranging from formal dining to a more casual eatery, with menus offering food groups such as seafood and a carvery.

There was also a gym offering views out to sea, which was especially helpful for Miss Griffin as she was in training for the London Marathon.

Ocean Village alternatively offers breaks to locations including the Mediterranean, while celebrity chef James Martin also spends some nights on board particular ships.

Written by Chris Smith

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Repositioning cruises 'are real bargains'
At least that is the opinion of Daily Mirror journalist Alan Hart, who has claimed that people can cruise from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean for just £50.

He explained that repositioning cruises see ships migrate like birds in the changing of the seasons.

For example, many ships spend the winter months in the West Indies before going east to Europe via the Caribbean.

"I spotted one with Ocean Village Two costing less than £1,200 a head for 22 nights," he explained.

The price includes a flight to the Caribbean as well as flights back to the UK from docking destination.

However, this comes after the Passenger Shipping Association recently claimed that holidaymakers could be saving themselves a lot of hassle by opting for cruises from the UK, saying that not having to fly takes the trouble out of cruises.

Written by Lyndsey Telford

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New terminal to open in Southampton
The new facility will be the first purpose-built cruise terminal to be built in the UK for almost four decades and will see around 4,000 passengers through it every day, reports TravelMole.

Priority use of the terminal will go to Carnival Cruises brands such as Princess Cruises and Ocean Village.

In related news, a new cruise terminal has opened in the US city of Seattle, news which may of interest to those intending to book a holiday to North America.

Writing in the Telegraph, travel journalist Jane Archer insists there has never been a better time to embark on a cruise holiday, following new figures which showed the number of Britons sailing off on such breaks increased by 11 per cent last year.

She advises: "When budgeting for a cruise, remember that you will have to pay for drinks - they are included only on the ultra-luxury lines such as Silversea, Regent and Seven Seas Cruises."

Written by Mike Cotgreave

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Ocean Village will 'continue to receive investment' Ocean Village brand will be phased out over the next two years, the two ships operated by the line will continue to receive investment.

Established in 2003, Ocean Village appeals to holidaymakers that are new to cruising and has gained a reputation as a young and fun cruise line.

As part of its commitment to attracting passengers, Ocean Village has announced plans to air a series of new TV adverts in January, the Travel Trade Gazette reports
Nick Lighton, managing director of Ocean Village, commented: "Ocean Village is extremely good at getting cruise virgins into the marketplace."

"As the brand phases out it gives agents the opportunity to build a new customer base and transfer those customers on to other Carnival brands."

Around 60 per cent of Ocean Village passengers are new to cruising, with an average age of 43.

Written by Fiona Mayers

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Fashion tips for summer from Ocean Village Mediterranean cruise this summer may be interested in some up-to-date fashion tips released by Ocean Village.

Wendy Elsmore outlines the top shoes of the season, from flats to heels, all of which can be displayed with pride onboard cruises this summer.

She promotes flat sandals as a type of footwear that is "easily adaptable and allows you to slip effortlessly from the time of boarding to between dining and dancing, sightseeing and sipping cocktails".

According to Ms Elsmore, shoppers are likely to be "spoilt for choice" this summer and she notes that flat sandals suit a range of clothing, from swimwear and sarongs to summer dresses.

Loafers and pumps meanwhile are described as stylish and practical and a "must" for cruisers and those on shore excursions due to the level of comfort they offer, while platforms can bring a touch of glamour to a cruise.

In terms of heels, suede fringe sandals and peep-toe gold are tipped as the top styles.

Written by Jemima Sammons

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Culinary Caribbean cruise with TV chef Ocean Village this summer.

Television chef James Martin, famous for his appearances on This Morning and Saturday Kitchen, is sailing onboard Ocean Village on a selection of dates this summer.

Martin will be preparing mouth-watering numbers on a seven and 14-night cruise sailing this June 14th and again on August 26th.

"If you're lucky enough to be travelling on board with James you'll get the extra treat of seeing his cookery demonstrations and if you're dining in the Bistro he may even be cooking your dinner," the cruise line notes.

Martin boasts a bistro onboard both Ocean Village andOcean Village Two which offer pumpkin ravioli with sage and tomato butter, grilled field mushrooms topped with rarebit and ratatouille chutney.

For dessert, cruisers can sample the pineapple tarte tatin with black pepper caramel or the rich chocolate and raspberry tart with white chocolate ice cream.

Written by Jemima Sammons

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Marmalade sandwiches ahoy on Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two Ocean Village.

Paddington Bear first appeared in Britain in 1958 as he arrived at a London railway station having travelled from deepest Peru.

And now more than 50 years on, the classic character is to travel on Mediterranean cruises on Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two.

"With this exciting new addition we can offer families memorable experiences with not just one, but two of the most popular and enduring children's characters of all time. Mums and Dads have grown up with both Paddington and Bagpuss and children today still adore them," Gill Haynes, Head of Marketing Communications, stated.

Bagpuss has been cruising with Ocean Village for the past year.

She added that Paddington and Bagpuss would "delight" and "entertain" cruisers - who will be able to have photos and even tea with the cult icons - while demonstrating the cruise line's commitment to imaginative family-friendly holidays.

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Ocean Village to focus on Med in 2009 Ocean Village will offer its cruise customers the chance to enjoy more Mediterranean cruise holidays in 2009, it has been revealed.

New itineraries for the 2009 season include sailings to Cairo, Istanbul and Venice onboard the original Ocean Village and also Ocean Village Two, which will sail to the eastern Mediterranean for the first time.

The two ships will cruise to a range of ports include Palma, Majorca and Venice, Italy offering a range of seven and 14-night fly-cruise holidays.

Ocean Village managing director Nick Lighton told TravelMole: "These new calls at Venice, Cairo and Istanbul will create a real buzz of excitement with agents and passengers alike."

Holidaymakers can enjoy excursions on a "Palaces and Pyramids" trip to Egypt where they can see the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo

Other sailings include a "Tapas and Togas" sailing between Palma and Barcelona, calling at Tunis, Rome, Genoa and St Raphael.

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Ocean Village targets casual cruisers Ocean Village is stepping up its campaign to attract casual cruisers by making its television advertising debut.

Potential cruise passengers can expect to see the red and pink "hot" colours of the Ocean Village logo backed up by the distinctive voice of ex-Eastenders actress Tamsin Outhwaite on ITV ahead of the summer 2008 cruise season.

The campaign is set to focus on the cruise company's ethos of providing cruise holidays for people who "don't do cruises" and will feature beach scenes, mountain biking and "lazy" alfresco lunches.

"By focusing on the brand's signature colours and laid-back, casual style, we've aimed to produce an ad that motivates cruise virgins, has a fresh, upbeat feel and is inalienably Ocean Village," commented Gill Haynes, Head of Marketing at the cruise line.

According to Ocean Village, the marketing campaign is targeted at the 35-54 year-old demographic.

The advertising campaign will launch on January 11th 2008 and will run during peak-time programming.
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Ocean Village caters to dance fever Ocean Village has responded to requests from passengers to provide dance classes by introducing a new dance-fitness regime to its cruises.

Latin-inspired Zumba allows passengers to create an easy dance rhythm through a combination of six simple dance steps and was implemented on ships Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two after results from survey 'Murder on the Dancefloor' revealed that a quarter of Britons would like to improve their footwork on the dance floor by learning some easy moves.

Meanwhile, the study also revealed that 62 per cent of women would prefer to lose weight through dancing than by joining a gym.

"Now that we offer Zumba onboard our passengers can learn a few new dance steps and get really fit into the bargain," commented Nick Lighton, Managing Director of Ocean Village.

He added that he expected take-up of the dance classes to surge in the coming week as television show Strictly Come Dancing has a "massive effect" on sign-up to dance classes

Other entertainment available onboard Ocean Village cruises includes acrobatic shows such as Planet, taking place on Ocean Village Two.
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