Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ship Visits – Travel Agents or Public?

There is a long-held belief by cruise lines they will get more sales by treating travel agents to free boozy lunches. They reckon the public (potential cruisers) only want a nosey with no intention of booking and, as a result, … Continue reading

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SS Rotterdam – Success or Failure?

Many of you will be aware this former flagship of Holland America Line is now a static hotel and conference centre in the city of its birth. Despite major problems and expenses causing umpteen delays, she arrived to a huge … Continue reading

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Another Canberra? I Bloody Well Hope Not!

Every time P&O announce a new ship, so many people post on various outlets about it being called Canberra. Why? There are many other names out there or they could just come up with a new one like they did … Continue reading

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