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The Steel Cutting is a hugely important ceremony, because it signals the start of the construction process. It confirms that banks and others have signed off and the work force has been engaged. There is no turning back. There may of coarse be turning sideways, because the Arcadia was when at this stage, to be the Queen Victoria and...
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This makes life easy when choosing where you might want to go on the Oceana, and it is interesting the see the way the ship navigates itself around the globe from season to season. The Oceana has many interesting itineraries. Why not join the very friendly community and chat group for this ship by clicking the picture icon. Click...
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Princess cruise ships are still represented in reception of the Southampton P&O building. They still have offices there and use the port, with many sailings from Southampton. So, they are a genuine option for many UK cruisers who like these ships. The company used to be directly joined to P&O, now all three companies in that building, Princess, P&O...
The very useful DORIS VISITS CRUISE TOOL for the list of future cruises on the Oriana. Just click the cruise number in the green box to go straight to check details, availability and to see the latest details for the cabins still available. Also, why not join the Oriana community and chat site by clicking the picture. CLICK THE...
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The IONA is the first in the Excellence class for P&O. (third in build)The initial sailings, prior to winter re-location have gone on sale. All will be on the same route as snagging and the watchful eye of technicians learn how this ship works.Click here to choose a date to see the new ship.  A first in class means the...
For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition, it is a bucket list adventure. It is not like any other cruise, certainly nothing like a two week cruise round the Caribbean - nothing. Sure, it is expensive, and it takes a lump sum pension payout, or the nerve to spend your savings, but it does define the...
Cruisers love the fantastic entertainment, from TV stars to west end shows. They may mention food and price in a long sentence, but they will mention entertainment. There is no where else, except maybe Las Vegas where it is so easy to see so much. But in Vegas one show can cost the price of a cruise! Maybe this...
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The new ship was named on the Scottish Island of IONA, because the name is IONA.Over 30,000 people entered to name the ship, and the winner was revealed on the beach in IONA. The new ship, one of the first if not the first of the Excellence class of ships will enter service in May 2020 (it appears seven are on order)....
We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment at airports because a traveller has bought a bottle in duty-free with all the intentions of enjoying their holiday, and as they change planes the bottle is confiscated. Where have we seen that? Numerous airports:- South Korea changing planes for Australia, Fiji etc, Canada changing planes for the Pacific or down...
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Adding Jeff Dingle to our site is long over due because he is one of the nicest guys on the cruise circuit, hugely talented and a friend. Jeff has studied every move Bruno Mars makes and his portrayal of him is perfect. You could be at a Bruno Mars concert, but you are on a ship. At the moment...