Cruise secrets: Secret line crew use to play this prank on passengers | Travel News | Travel

Cruise staff often get bored when cruises go on for weeks at a time and boat life can get monotonous, workers have revealed. “It got mundane really fast,” one former staff member said on Reddit. “It was basically the same comedy of errors each day of the week, with a different ‘cast’ of passengers each week.”  One former crew member has revealed that sometimes they would entertain themselves by making fun of passengers. The trick was to confuse passengers into thinking activities were available to them that in fact didn’t even…

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Trips to suit every taste | Cruise | Travel

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE: In Livorno, Oceania Cruise passengers can check out the market, right (Image: ALAMY/GETTY) MARKET TIME IN THE MED The essence of Europe is beautifully showcased on this voyage with Oceania Cruises (0345 505 1920/oceaniacruises. com) which accentuates the cuisine and culture of each destination with special excursions. At Livorno, passengers visit the city’s market before delving deep into the Tuscan countryside for a cooking demonstration and lunch at the former country home of the famous Medici family. Corsica injects a Gallic infusion with mountain-bike adventures and village…

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Cruises 2019: Caribbean island holiday update: Opened ports after Hurricane Irma and Maria | Cruise | Travel

Last year, many of the Caribbean islands were badly hit by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The former made landfall in Florida Keys on 10 September while Hurricane Maria landed on 20 September, hitting Puerto Rico. The latter is the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico with the death toll still unconfirmed. With cruise ship routes popular throughout the Caribbean, some islands such as Barbados, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were only mildly affected. Which ports were affected the worst by the hurricanes and…

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Cruises: How often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? | Travel News | Travel

The 33-year-old cruise worker was found 26 miles outside of the search zone after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship near Cuba. After 22 hours of searching 1,600 square miles, he was eventually found and a lifeboat was sent to rescue him. He is currently in a stable condition after being treated onboard, with Carnival Cruise president Christine Duffy calling it “miraculous”. But how often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? Thankfully, the rate of people falling into the sea is rather low. The 33-year-old cruise worker was found…

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MSC Seaview review: Cabins, dining, entertainment and prices explained | Cruise | Travel

FILIPPO VINARDI MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience and although Swiss-owned, it is famous for its Italian-style and multi-generation family-orientated cruise ships. Its ships are mostly based in the Mediterranean and Florida but it takes the British market very seriously, with UK and Ireland managing director Antonio Paradiso declaring the UK “the most dynamic cruise country in the world”. This summer it has two ships sailing from the UK, MSC Splendida and MSC Opera, but only a few years ago…

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Marella Cruises: Marella Explorer cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

NC The Marella Explorer is home to the first Champney’s spa at sea. Marella Explorer is the biggest ship to join the growing fleet of Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises – and is aimed at the British market with relaxed all-inclusive and great-value holidays. It’s been sailing the world for more than 20 years but a massive four-week multi-million-pound makeover has created a 1,900-passenger ship with contemporary attractions (reflected in the on-deck extravaganza with soulful rapper Craig David) while not losing the more traditional style. Prices are keen –…

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