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Category Archive for '2015 Schedules'

I’ve just seen the all-inclusive offer for Anthem of the Seas for 2015. At first I was a bit nonplussed by the ad – all I could see was the picture of the SkyHook-thingy and the words ‘This changes everything’, with which I couldn’t bring myself to agree. Then I read the advert more closely […]

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I’ve read some stories that Azura has had some of her 2015 cruise dates changed. The cruises affected seem to be A508, A509, A510, A511 and A512. The main changes are to A509 to A512. In the 2015 brochure these cruises were ¬†scheduled to start on Saturdays in May: 2 May (A509), 9 May (A510), […]

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About a month ago I did a post about Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Quantum’ class ship which will be based in Southampton in summer 2015. That post went into as much detail as I could work out about the Dynamic Dining concept which will be in place on her, but I’ll be the […]

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(Update: corrected wrong specification of cruise price comparisons.) It may seem a little odd, but it was on the very day that the booking for our already-selected 2015 cruise was confirmed that we received our copy of the 2015/16 P&O brochure! But better late than never. It’s really going to be for reference rather than […]

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So let’s do it. Eh? I hear you say… Well, a bit of background might be in order. I posted a while ago about the range of ships that will be operating out of Southampton in 2015. Not only will there be all the P&O and Cunard regulars, there will be some newcomers. P&O will […]

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I’ve had a bit more opportunity to look through P&O’s just-announced programme for summer 2015. What seems clear to me is that there’s a bit of a divide opening up – prices on Britannia, Ventura and Azura seem to be noticeably lower than prices on the rest of the fleet. Oriana and Aurora definitely seem […]

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P&O have just published their itineraries and prices for the summer 2015 & winter 2015/16 seasons. I haven’t had time to do any detailed analysis but the following points leap out:- As widely expected, Oceana will be doing the Mediterranean fly-cruise program; The overall structure of the Med fly-cruises will be the same in 2015 […]

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Update: they’ve arrived via an online TA’s site. I’ve uploaded a copy here. BritanniaDeckplans I’ll do some analysis later. Some differences are obvious: there’s no Sea Walk ¬†on the Sun Deck, and there is an aft pool (the Terrace Pool), on the Sun deck. But other aspects are very similar – the layouts of decks […]

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Cunard have published details of their 175th anniversary celebrations next year. There are going to be a number of events, including a re-creation of their first-ever voyage from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, which will be done by Queen Mary 2 (methinks not an absolutely accurate re-creation, then….). You can finds the details of all […]

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Details are beginning to emerge of the cruise lines’ schedules as regards cruises from Southampton; or at least, which ships will be cruising from the south coast port. P&O will operate seven of their ships out of the port – the existing fleet except possibly Oceana (it’s rumoured she’ll be doing the Mediterranean fly-cruises that […]

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