Cruises 2018: Check travel insurance policies to save money | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays for 2018 are continuing to increase, as more people take to the sea for their next big trip. Whilst they can be a great way to see the world, they can also be slightly expensive. British travellers may not purchase travel insurance, something many admit to despite it potentially leaving them out of pocket. Over a third of British travellers admitted they struggled to get insurance due to medical conditions or age. As part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Travel Aware campaign, medical travel insurance provider AllClear…

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Cruise gives free holiday to boy with Snapchat name ‘Carnival Cruise’ | Cruise | Travel

Carnival Cruise has offered a 15-year-old boy a free holiday with his family in Florida. Adrian Lipscomb, from Prospect, Virginia, had an unusual online username that caught the attention of the cruise liner. Using the Snapchat app, his name was @CarnivalCruise despite it having no resemblance to himself. The cruise liner then went looking for the man himself to source the name for them to use themselves as part of the Carnival brand. A rather clever way to find him went viral when they realised where he was. The cruise…

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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas in pictures: Largest cruise ship in the world | Cruise | Travel

Royal Caribbean have welcomed the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship to their fleet just days before it’s maiden voyage. It is the largest cruise ship in the world, over 238 feet tall and 1,118 feet long – just 20 metres shorter than the Empire State Building. Holding up to 5,518 guests onboard at one time, 118 more than their Oasis of the Seas ship, it has an abundace of record-breaking amenities on the ship. The first guests are to set sail on March 21 for a one time only…

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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Entertainment, dining & prices | Cruise | Travel

ROYAL CARIBBEAN The Symphony of the Seas at sea Harmony previously held the title of world’s largest cruise ship, with her 5,497-passenger capacity, but has been knocked off the pedestal by Symphony’s additional 21 passengers. “This ship is the perfect blend of our greatest hits we know guests love and a line-up of vibrant new restaurants, activities and unparalleled entertainment – all purposefully designed around vacationers’ preferences,” said RCI’s president and CEO Michael Bayley at the shipyard exchange ceremony before Symphony’s inaugural season sailing the Mediterranean. STATEROOMS New for Symphony…

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Cruise news: Cunard announce new ‘Oceans of Discovery’ 2019 programme | Cruise | Travel

Cunard has announced their new 2019/2020 programme with an exciting new list of destinations and maiden voyages on the menu. Their “Oceans of Discovery” programme will travel from November 2019 to April 2020. Passengers wanting some new destinations will have ten maiden calls at destinations in Japan, Australia and Papa New Guinea. It will also include a number of additional overnight stays at certain destinations. Cape Town, Auckland and Buenos Aires will now have two full days on offer to explore the cities. Cunard’s world voyage, the only one to…

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River Cruise holidays: Amadeus launches new ship for 2019 | Cruise | Travel

The new ship, Amadeus Star, will include 70 spacious deluxe cabins and twelve suites to sail some of Europe’s most iconic rivers including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways. This exciting announcement follows the launch of the 162-passenger Amadeus Queen in spring 2018, which will run similar routes. The company also launched the Amadeus Province in 2017 which offers cruises around two of France’s most beautiful rivers – the Rhône and Saône. The two conjoining rivers run through the French provinces of Burgundy and Provence, with the…

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