Thursday, 15 May 2014

Small Ship Cruising

New from The Cruise Village...

Small Ship Cruise Experts

Cruising can be intimate. It can be personal. Cruising can take you off the beaten path and open a world of adventure and exploration. At least, it can when you choose a small ship cruise. From the freedom of a Turkish gulet to the heritage of tall ships and the splendour of mega yachts, experience more. Discover small ship cruising with Small Ship Cruise Experts.

Take a look at our new website: http://www.smallshipcruiseexperts.co.uk

Friday, 22 November 2013

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Southampton 2015



Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Southampton 2015

The second ship in the new, highly innovative Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean International will become the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever to be based in Europe when it is launched in spring 2015. Anthem of the Seas will call Southampton home in April 2015 and offer cruises to the Mediterranean before being based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the winter months.

Visit The Cruise Village today to advance register your details.



Phil Nuttall
Director
The Cruise Village

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Cunard Three Queens in Liverpool for 175th Anniversary



Maritime history is to be made in Liverpool in 2015 as Cunard celebrates its 175th Anniversary. Two special events will be held in Cunard's spiritual home of Liverpool.

On the 25th May 2015 all three Cunard Queens will be together in the Mersey, Liverpool.

And to celebrate 175 years (to the exact day) of Britannia departing on her maiden transatlantic voyage, Queen Mary 2 will set sail for the New World on a 10 night voyage calling at Halifax, Boston and New York.

All the details can be found here, where you can also advance register for these cruises!


When QE2 arrived in the Mersey for the first time in 1990 more than a million spectators turned out to see her, so register early as we expect demand to by VERY high!


Phil Nuttall
Director
The Cruise Village

View our fantastic cruises and cruise holidays online at The Cruise Village

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Cruise Village British Travel Awards 2013 Nomination

The Cruise Village are proud to announce that we have been nominated for the "Best Travel Retailer for Customer Service" award at the prestigious 2013 British Travel Awards.

This is a great honour and a credit to my team, some of whom have been with the family business over 30 years. To be short listed alongside some of the UK's biggest household names is testament to our focus on customer service and the huge investment we have made for our customers. 

Customer care and personal service is sadly lacking in many businesses nowadays, yet it is the single biggest factor in the ability to maintain existing clients and to attract new customers. It is something that I personally will not compromise and I am so pleased that my business has been recognized in this way. I am also proud to be Blackpool born and bred and to put Blackpool on the map through my business. 

I just need people to vote for us now! You can register your vote by clicking here. Hopefully we will make the final three and bring a national travel award back to the Seaside."



Phil Nuttall
Director
The Cruise Village

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Carnival Cruise Line Tests All Inclusive Drinks Package

Carnival Cruise Line Tests All Inclusive Drinks Package

Carnival Cruise Lies is testing the "All Inclusive" drinks package on FOUR of their ships. Calling it "My Awesome Bar Program" it gets passengers unlimited beverages for about $50 per person, per day. 

Phil: "I think that Carnival has pitched this price correctly at $50 per guest (ave $100 per stateroom) because we had a discussion in Cruise Village HQ and the opinion of who would take this because of the perceived value - was split. Some said yes - it is great value for me, but others simply said that they don't drink that much  and are quite happy to pay as they go."

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Azamara Club Cruises to go All Inclusive for 2013

Azamara Club Cruises to go All Inclusive for 2013

"At last I hear some of you say! Well the great news is that from Spring 2013, Azamara Cruises will change their fare policy to a much more all inclusive experience."

Azamara Club Cruises amazing packed fare policy will be getting even better, just in time for Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey’s next European season (starting 27 March and 15 May 2013, respectively). Here’s a small taste of what’s new. 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Favourite Cruise Ports

Favourite Cruise Ports

Phil: I picked this article up from the PSA Passenger SHipping Association and it makes interesting reading. Especially as I was asked recently by Princess Cruises Dean Brown, what my favourite cruise destination was. I replied New York...here's the article.