Monthly Archives: February 2011

What Price Loyalty?

It seems to be the year cruise lines change benefits for their loyalty schemes. In January, Royal Caribbean announced a whole raft to their Crown & Anchor Society with immediate effect. P&O are currently sending out information regarding changes to … Continue reading

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Farewell Ferret – aka: Steve Read Who Loved Cruises!

In case you’re wondering, ferret isn’t a derogatory term but rather his nickname from when he worked at the Evening Tribune in Nuneaton, due to his ferreting out a story. Yes, sadly on the 21st February 2011 many of us … Continue reading

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Love Boat Unloved A Bit Longer – Updated

On the 2nd February, an auction with sealed bids was held in Genoa for the Pacific, only to be suspended at the 11th hour. The late journalist, Steve Read, had written about it in his blog after contacting the official … Continue reading

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Grand Princess Loses Her Handle

As the late, great journalist, Steve Read wrote back in December, Princess Cruises are completely changing the look of the original Grand class, Grand Princess Of course, if they’d done more to generate revenue it wouldn’t have been a loss-maker … Continue reading

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Steve Read, Ship Nut, Friend. RIP

It’s with a heavy heart I write about the sad and unexpected passing of my friend, journalist, Steve Read. I’d last spoken to him in the middle of the night (aka 3am last Saturday morning) about various shippy-related things including … Continue reading

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