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 ship storm viral video: Passengers vomiting and ‘thrown into walls’ | Cruise | Travel

Cruise ship holidays often face difficult weather when out at sea, battling cyclones and storms. They can leave passengers struggling onboard with sea sickness and falling objects. Passenger Jessica Grace posted a video showing a P&O Australia ship during a storm, with doors being slammed open as the liner battled strong waves. It also showed the huge waves outside the window as well as the swimming pools overflowing as they rocked. Other passengers reportedly struggling to get around the ship and stay upright. She told Daily Mail Australia: “Everyone walking…

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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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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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Cruise Captain Tuvo reveals secrets onboard a ship during cruises at sea | Cruise | Travel

Cruise secrets that have been revealed over the years have opened up the world of the cruise holiday. From cruise crew parties to dirty cabins, many of the secrets may have been better to stay hidden. Yet with the cruise industry continuing to grow as more Britons take to the seas for their holiday, there is still much that remains a mystery. Express.co.uk spoke to Captain Tuvo from the ITV documentary “The Cruise” about some of the things he has learnt by being a captain onboard the Star Princess. Captain…

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Cruise ship P&O to increase tipping charges onboard | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are a great way to see the world without the hassle of booking flights and hotels. They can also be a pricey trip with many costing thousands of pounds. Many may not realise what the tipping etiquette is when it comes to being on a cruise ship. Do you tip on a cruise holiday or not? Tips on a cruise ship are often added onto the price, meaning passengers should offer a tip to the people working on the ship and their room steward. Cruise ship P&O Cruises…

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