CLIA has revealed the UK cruise industry has bounced back after the shutdown in 2020. They have published their latest research today which shows that holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took around 1.7 million cruise holidays last year, nearing demand levels last seen in 2019. In data published today, CLIA revealed that: We foundContinue reading “UK Cruise Industry Bounces Back!”
Category Archives: Cruise Ports
Princess Cruises reveals Coronation details for UK-based ships
An array of coronation-themed events and entertainment will feature on two Princess Cruises ships based in the UK to celebrate the crowning of King Charles III next month. Guests aboard Sky Princess and Regal Princess, both sailing out of Southampton, will enjoy a host of activities designed to celebrate King Charles’ ascension to the throne.
Princess Cruises unveils new signature seafood restaurant – ‘The Catch by Rudi’
New Concept from Award-Winning Chef Rudi Sodamin The Catch by Rudi Princess Cruises has unveiled a new speciality seafood restaurant, The Catch by Rudi, a joint partnership with culinary icon Chef Rudi Sodamin, head of culinary arts for Princess. Debuting on Enchanted Princess as she emerges from dry dock on 15th April and coming soon toContinue reading “Princess Cruises unveils new signature seafood restaurant – ‘The Catch by Rudi’”
Princess Cruises Celebrating 55 years Cruising Alaska in 2024
Emma has been learning all about Princess Cruises forthcoming 2024 Alaska programme in quite an unusual place – Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England! Princess Cruises invited Emma to sample a flavour of Alaska by meeting Vickie Pullin of Arctic Quest to hear all about her time in Alaska. Vickie also brought along a selection of herContinue reading “Princess Cruises Celebrating 55 years Cruising Alaska in 2024”
Kerala, India – Cruise Excursion Guide
Cochin was quite an easy place to spend a low key, DIY day – other friends walked to a landing point for small passenger ferry across to the old town and spent a nice day there looking at the old Indo Dutch buildings, theChinese fishing nets and doing some shopping before returning to the port by Taxi – if we return to Cochin in the future that will be our plan for the day.
Sitka, Alaska – Cruise Port Guide
Sitka, on the Pacific Coast of Barenof Island in Alaska, is one of the more unusual Cruise ports to visit featured on an Alaskan itinerary. Originally built by Russian traders in the early 1800’s, when it was known as the city of ‘New Archangel’, Sitka has a very different feel to the wild west, gold rush, mining towns that form most of the other ports of call in Alaska. It is definitely worth a visit if you get the chance!!
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe – Cruise Port Guide
on this particular morning our plan was simple…. leave ship, get taxi to the fictional Honoré. In reality this is a pretty village called Deshaies on the north coast of Basse-Terre a forty kilometre, one hour drive to the north coast of the island….
Stornaway, Scotland – Cruise Port Guide
Stornoway, on the east coast of Lewis, is a busy port and a popular stop on Round Britain cruise itineraries. A new cruise terminal with deep water berth is under construction but at present only smaller vessels can moor alongside, larger ships tender passengers ashore to the CalMac pier. Cruisers are met by a team of Cruise Ambassadors, local volunteers, who are on hand to offer information and assistance. The currency here is the Scottish £ and, whilst Gaelic is a frequently used language on the islands, locals also speak English. The Sabbath is strictly observed here so most shops are closed on a Sunday.
Juneau, Alaska – Cruise Port Guide
Juneau, the capital of Alaska since 1906, was our first port of call. It is the only American State Capital not accessible by road – everything and everyone arrives by boat or air! Named after one of the two men -Joe Juneau and Richard Harris – who discovered gold in the area back in 1880, the town quickly grew up as mines flourished in the hills above and by 1906 Juneau was centre of the worlds gold mining trade. Unfortunately it was a short lived title and by the 1940s labour shortages due to WW2 meant that the mines closed. Today the cruise industry is the main source of income and employment history of Juneau for the town and the Mendenhall Glacier is its most promoted attraction.
Exciting new shore experiences for P&O Arvia
P&O Cruises reveal exciting new shore experiences for Arvia P&O Cruises newest ship Arvia, brand new in December 2022 will offer a range of brand-new shore experiences in the Caribbean which are not available on any other ship in the fleet. These new shore experiences include: Guests will also be able to enjoy a varietyContinue reading “Exciting new shore experiences for P&O Arvia”