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Why cruising is better than a normal holiday!

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Added by Alex TC on October 15, 2012 at 13:42 — No Comments

Is there any cruises for solo travelling?

I have been on a number of cruises with friends and family. But know find myself free for the summer. Is there any cruises

that have reasonable rates for solo travellers. Also which cruises would you recommend for young solo travellers like myself.

Added by Vanessa on May 25, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

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Added by THOMAS COOK BASINGSTOKE on January 31, 2012 at 20:12 — No Comments

Try something different??!!

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Added by THOMAS COOK BASINGSTOKE on January 26, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Take to the seas with Mickey, Minnie and The Muppets!

Changes are planned for the ever popular Disney Cruise lines and passenger numbers are at an all time high - despite the very strange decision not to sail in Europe for Olympic year.

Passengers joining the Disney Fantasy in Florida's Port Canaveral will be accompanied on their cruise by Miss Piggy and Kermit as the Muppets take to the seas to celebrate the release of the latest Muppet Movie. The characters are appearing in the The Case Of The Stolen Show - an interactive game for…

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Added by Thomas Cook Cascades on January 23, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

P&O Arcadia - Vicky's Mini Cruise!

This was my first visit on Arcadia all though I have cruised many times with P&O before, most recently being Ventura.

The atrium was fantastic and very glam! I really enjoyed the champagne reception onboard and thought this was a great touch for gold members and people who have booked suites and mini suites.

 

As this was only a 3 night cruise, I dined in the Meridian restaurant every night, all though you could go to the Belvedere which is self service, for…

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Added by Thomas Cook Cwmbran on December 30, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

The Celebrity Century

I was lucky enough to experience the celebrity century, And would reccomend it to anyone.

The Century was luxurious sophisticated and had a contemporary style.

With a Martini and a piano bar onboard you can work your way through the cocktail list.

The Century had an amazing spa with fantastic treatment rooms with floor to ceiling windows with views of the ocean.

The food was always at a high standard and a good variety to suit all taste buds from healthy low fat…

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Added by Thomas Cook Teesside Park on December 21, 2011 at 19:41 — No Comments

Great service

My wife and I booked our first ever cruise for my 50th birthday, a couple of years ago through Thomas Cook, via the telephone.
We have now completed our 7th cruise and all but one have been booked through the same Thomas Cook agent, namely, Jodie Gulec.
I can honestly say that I have been given nothing but the greatest advice and customer service that I have ever known, the companies and Jodie's attention to detail is second to none.

Mike Flynn MBE

Added by Mike Flynn on December 19, 2011 at 15:47 — No Comments

Top 3 Winter Cruise Destinations

Want to get away from the rain, snow, freezzing weather conditions?  Need a Winter sunshine boost?  Here are my top 3 Cruising hot spots to put some warmth back in to Winter:

1. Caribbean - Cruise from 7 Nights + enjoying the beautiful and varied Caribbean Islands or maybe do a Cruise & Stay.

2. Dubai - amazing 7 Night Cruises which you can tie in with pre or post stays in Dubai.  Chance to enjoy some glorious weather as well as the highlights of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and…

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Added by Jo Rigby on December 16, 2011 at 11:49 — No Comments

Cunard Queen Victoria

I was lucky enough to be invited along to an educational day onboard the beautiful Queen Victoria with one of my colleagues to experience this ocean liner.

We sat waiting in the Cruise Terminal ready to board wondering what to expect as we had not experienced a Cunard liner before.

As we walked through, we were faced with a beautiful three-tier Grand Lobby. There was a pianist playing music - a lovely calm atmosphere.

 

We were taken around the ship to look at a…

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Added by THOMAS COOK BASINGSTOKE on December 13, 2011 at 14:18 — 1 Comment

Some things never change........

As this is the month in which Thomas Cook celebrates two anniversaries - 174 years of trading and 203 years since the birth of Thomas Cook - it occurred to me that the world of cruising may have seen a few changes, however, not much has changed....

 

It is virtually impossible to talk about the history of cruising without mentioning Cunard.  The 'British Queen' their first liner with a royal connection was designed to carry passengers to expanding cities of Canada during the…

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Added by Thomas Cook Cascades on November 30, 2011 at 13:48 — No Comments

Royal Caribbean - Liberty of the Seas

Laura Stanley - Thomas Cook Stafford

 

I have been onboard the Liberty of the Seas on my own holiday to the Caribbean.

The ship itself is stunning as soon as you step onboard you're greeted with glass lifts, marble floors, large chandeliers and sweeping staircases.  I would reccommend this ship for both families and adults as there os plenty to do for everyone whether you want an active or chilled out holiday, you can have either.  Onboard you have the choice of an…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 29, 2011 at 16:08 — No Comments

Oceana ship visit

Just returned from a very informative ship visit onboard the Oceana. My experience on the ship was what I expected and from the amenities available on the ship I would highly recommend her to first time cruisers. From the moment I entered the atrium I was "Wowed" by this, the heart of the ship. The ship itself has a very sociable and informal approach which makes it family-friendly, ideal for groups and single travellers, special attention has been paid to the needs of disabled passengers.…

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Added by Thomas Cook Trowbridge on November 29, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments

P&O Azura and Ventura

Azura and Ventura

I stayed on the Ventura first in a mini suite, lovely, real egyptian cotton bedding, brabantia bins, kettle and 2 TV's!!  This ship felt instantly newer compared to the Oceana and the rooms felt much larger with a lot more room in the bathrooms also.  The entertainment areas were lovely and airy and there was plenty of outdoor space.  There were brilliant childrens facilities, seperate baby room, toddler room and teenage facilities.  The baby room had all beds…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 28, 2011 at 14:23 — No Comments

Royal Caribbean Independance of the Seas

From my experience on the Independance of the Seas there really is something for everyone.  I was lucky enough to spend the day on this ship whilst it was docked in Southampton and would recommend this ship to both couples/adults and families.  I really was amazed by the variety of facilities on offer.

During the day I visited the Solarium Spa which would be an absolute treat to relax in and the cantilevered whirlpool built onto the side of the ship looked fantastic with its views…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 28, 2011 at 14:19 — No Comments

P&O Oceana

I have been onboard the P&O Oceana on a personal holiday and was my first time onboard a cruise ship which I enjoyed thoroughly.

Onboard the P&O Oceana I stayed in a balcony cabin which I found a little small but was decorated lovely and exceptionally clean and the balcony was lovely to have.  We sailed to Bruges on a mini weekend cruise and did feel some movement in the ship during the evenings but put that down to the time of year and didn't really affect us in anyway.  The…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 28, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas

I have been very lucky to work onboard both of these beautiful ships.  They are part of the Vision family with the Royal Caribbean Group and they have a feeling of being very open and spacious.  They have huge glass windows in the dining room and the atrium which gives amazing views out to sea.

The atmosphere onboard was always very relaxed but they do hold captains cocktail parties if you wish to take part and offers you the chance to get all galmmed up!!

Both of these ships…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 28, 2011 at 12:36 — No Comments

My Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship Review

I have been lucky enough to experience this fabulous addition to the NCL family.  The Epic is a fantastic ship which caters for all tastes.  The cabins are tastefully decorated with plenty of room no matter which category you choose, they even have an amazing area specially designed for single travellers with their own cabins and area where they can mingle with other single travellers.

The buffet and the main restaurants serve some fantastic food but also try one of the speciality…

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Added by Thomas Cook Stafford on November 28, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Just back from the Ruby Princess

Hi it's Carolyn at Teesside Park .Have just returned from a 9 night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the beautiful Ruby Princess sailing out of Fort Lauderdale.If anyone has any questions about the ship or itinerary please feel free to call me on 0844 3357709.. 

Added by Thomas Cook Teesside Park on November 27, 2011 at 15:28 — No Comments

just returned off oceana

what can i say the service on board was excellent the cafe jardin operated by marco pierre white was well worth a visit and they had a special offer on the cover charge so take a look, it is a good size ship although the cabins are smaller it is fine for the amount of time you actually spend in them i would recomend this ship if you require any futher info re dress code entertainment etc then please get in touch will be happy to discuss futher

Added by Thomas Cook Cwmbran on November 25, 2011 at 11:41 — No Comments

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