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Royal Caribbean Confirms New Ship to be Based in Southampton


The Anthem of the Seas will replace Royal Caribbean's International's 3634 guest Independence of the Seas, which has sailed from the UK port since its launch in 2008.

Now the world's lagest ship, the 4180 guest Anthem of the Seas will be the most innovative and technology advanced cruise ship ever to be based in the UK.

It will have sky diving, dodgems and the North Star - a glass pod that extends 300 feet above the ocean and over the sides of the ship to deliver 360 degree views for the guests.

The ship is one of four currently on its order books - Quantum of the Seas will enter service this Autumn and in mid 2016 a third Oasis class ship will enter service.


Crystal Cruises Offers Free Regional Flights


Crystal Cruises is offering complimentary regional flights from selected airports on all of its European voyages, if you book by 28th February. 

Flights are available from Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. 

These are in addition to the flights from London that are all included in all of Crystal Cruises' European Fly/Cruise packages.


Carnival Reveals Star Studded Entertainment Programme


The line up include Jennifer Hudson, LeeAnn Rimes and Olivia Newton-John. A total of 15 chart topping acts including Foreigner, REO Speedwagon will entertain guests on 49 concert dates while the ships are docked at ports of call. Carnival is also enhancing it's in house entertainment including bands and increasing its interaction with guests.


Alfie Boe to Entertain on a P&O Cruise Short Break


The leading tenor will be performing on the Azura four night cruise break in the May half term school holiday.


Costa launches 'slow cruises


The line is launching its slow cruises this year to allow customer to go more at their own pace. The itineraries will have longer stopovers at ports, often overnight and part of the next day. In the Spring Costa neoRiviera will sail on 12 day itineraries to make the most of destinations in the Mediterranean away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism.

On June 1st there will also be 13 and 15 day premium cruises in Northern Europe, beyond the North Cape and to the finest Baltic cities.


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