Cruise News!

Hope you have enjoyed your week!

Firstly a story which made international news! P&O Australia’s ship, Pacific Dawn rescued three sailors in the Pacific Ocean after their boat was damaged and began to sink. The three men maintained radio contact with Alan Dockeray the Captain of Pacific Dawn, he picked up their distress call, then hardly had to alter course in order to rescue them. Have you ever been on a ship that went on to rescue sailors in need?

A huge piece of indirect cruise news this week has been the very sad collapse of Thomas Cook Travel Agency.

Most importantly I feel for all the Thomas Cook and Thomas Cook Airline employees. To find yourself unemployed overnight through no fault of your own is terrible I can not begin to imagine what these people are feeling. It is heart warming to see cruise companies, travel companies and airlines offer job applications specifically for ex Thomas Cook employees. I do hope many are back at work soon.

Far less important, however still important to people who have booked holidays is the uncertainty over their holiday booking. Cruise companies were very quick to release comments on twitter, hopefully putting customers minds at ease! I’ve added a selection below.

I do hope everyone with holidays booked are still able to go.

News From Xiamen, China! The old P&O Oriana was officially christened as Piano Land in a spectacular ceremony on 26th September. Piano Land is the first cruise ship for Astro Ocean a joint venture by China Travel Services and the China Ocean Shipping Group. Wishing all who sail on her happy cruising!

Finally some VERY exciting news, following Cunard releasing their future cruises brochure last week. P&O Cruises are teasing us about their upcoming release of the biggest collection of cruises yet! Featuring cruises in Summer 2021 and Winter 2021/22! Lots of cruises to think about taking!

@paulludlowUK twitter

Pre registration opens on Monday 14th October, on sale exclusively for Caribbean, Baltic and Ligurian Loyalty tiers on Monday 21st October and on general sale on Wednesday 23rd October!

Happy browsing and let me know what you’ve booked, so I can follow you and admire your photographs!

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