Cruise news: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian entertainment update | Cruise | Travel

GETTY Cruise ships not only take you to explore new countries, but also keep guests entertained Cruising is big business, with almost two million Britons setting sail on a cruise in 2017. But, when cruise goers are enjoying some down time between exploring new destinations, they like to be kept entertained with onboard activities. In fact, entertainment is such an important part of cruise ship life that 58 per cent said they value on-board entertainment options when going on a cruise, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. Some…

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QE2: Iconic ship transformed into luxury floating hotel in Dubai  | Cruise | Travel

The QE2 is re-opening its doors as a luxury floating hotel, restaurant and exhibition space later this week.  The iconic cruise ship, now permanently docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, was formerly owned by Cunard but now belongs to PCFC hotels, part of Dubai government’s Ports, Customers and Free Zones Corporation.  Having undergone a multimillion pound makeover, the new ship has been restored to its sumptuous and former glory, with a twist of modern touches bringing it into the 21st century.  Guests can still expect period furniture and famous memorabilia, along…

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Cruise secrets: Stay onboard at the dock for discounted deals and spa treatments | Cruise | Travel

Depending on the duration of your cruise, the ship is likely to stop off in multiple ports along to way, offering passengers the chance to head out on excursions and visit the local area. However, according to some cruise-goers, there is an excellent reason to stay onboard. At least some of the time anyway. A cruise is packed with onboard activities meaning there is little chance of getting bored while sailing. Although, with many people on the ship, prior booking or early rising is essential if you want to best…

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Cruise: Royal Caribbean reveal this trick to make you spend more money | Cruise | Travel

A cruise boss has revealed how he has doubled the company’s earnings in the past three years, simply by getting customers to spend more money. The chief executive of Royal Caribbean, Michael Bayley, has revealed how he gets passengers to splurge more cash than they might have originally intended. The psychological trick is based on ‘reference points’, which influences customer’s spending behaviours by making them reframe how they think about prices. This simple trick was revealed by Business Insider, who explained that the cruise operator allows customers to pre-purchase more…

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Cruises: Four free drinks and all-inclusive packages available now | Cruise | Travel

Here are four excellent cruise deals including extra money to spend on board, free drinks packages and all-inclusive offers available now. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises is currently giving passengers the chance to claim free drinks packages when booking an eligible Ocean View Stateroom by 31 May 2018. This applies to selected sailings departing as part of their April 2018/19 programme, such as a seven-night Alaska Fjord Cruise or ten-night Southern Caribbean Cruise. The deal gives cruise-goers a free Classic Drinks package for two – which includes soft drinks and alcoholic…

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Danube River Cruise: Ama Waterways to launch new cruise in 2019 | Cruise | Travel

Launching in May 2019, AmaWaterways has revealed its new Danube river cruise. The new cruise, AmaMagna, is set to be the biggest ship launched in 2019, twice the width of traditional European river vessels.  The 194-passenger ship includes 98 standard staterooms, each covering over 300 square feet. Other features include a large heated sundeck for taking in the endless vistas, swimming pool equipped with whirlpool and sky bar, an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, spa with new treatments, fitness room and generous common areas for a variety of onboard events and entertainment. It will…

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