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    7 Questions with Jo @ Wellington NZ

    Where's the best place you've ever stayed? I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some amazing places, but I love The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi. The man who delivers the toast is starched and turbaned to perfection and looks like the most important person there. What's your oddest travel moment? An overland convoy through the disputed desert territory between Morocco and Mauritania. We had to get off our overland truck, walk one by one over a Saharan sand dune, past a tin shed serving as Customs post staffed by a completely desert-wrapped soldier with a machine gun. Once all the travellers had walked across, each vehicle in the convoy had to push pedal to metal to try and get across the sand dune without getting bogged .. or going off track and ending up in the surrounding minefield. The last vehicle was a truck with big clown faces on the side, crewed by clowns from Belgium heading to West Africa to entertain trauma-impacted children. Surreal. Have you had a perfect travel moment? Really, you wanted me to pick just one?! I love reflecting on the ‘champagne moment’ each day I’m on holiday - so dozens, but sharing a water hole with an elephant in Chiang Mai and having him ‘hold my hand’ with his trunk is right up there. And the first time I saw a lion on safari in Namibia. And the in-house cooking school at the Tuscan villa was the fulfilment of a very long held dream. What are your three suitcase essentials? Packing cells to contain the small stuff, bubble wrap to protect the impractical treasures I invariably find and a pair of very comfortable shoes. Where's next on your wish list? At home, an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound in New Zealand. On my next UK trip, I really want to visit Hadrian’s Wall. Next big trip - cycling in France or Italy. What is the biggest myth about Wellington? It’s just a place to pass through on your way to the ferry. Wellington is a great place to get the stories of New Zealand, interspersed with film, food, craft beer and friendly locals. The feedback I hear most often is ‘I wish I’d known as I would have stayed longer.” Now you know - two nights minimum! The most unorthodox way you’ve travelled? Reed boat out to the islands on Lake Titicaca. Not sure it’d pass any current H&S legislation though!
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    Aussie BBQ!!

    Dont forget its our Aussie BBQ event next week! There will be event only offers, and Aussie style BBQ, ice cold beers on arrival and you might even be lucky enough to win a prize in one of the prize draws. To register for the event click here
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    Anyone Tuning In?

    Is anyone planning to tune into the new Cruise Show - Cruising with Jane McDonald? I never usually watch these things but then always regret it as everyone says how good and informative they are! http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/286367/msc-viking-avalon-and-celestyal-to-feature-in-new-series-of-cruising-with-jane-mcdonald Shannon
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    Live the Thai Life Event

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    Only a few more days until out Thailand event in Chaophraya!! If you haven't already you can click on the link above to sign up. Its going to be a great night
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    7 Questions with Amanda @ Silversea

    1. Where's the best place you've ever stayed? – Well I would have to say – cruising the East Coast of America on a Silversea ship – Silver Whisper and docking in Bermuda – it was just beautiful and an amazing trip. 2. What's your oddest travel moment? - Travelling all the way over to Sydney – sitting in a bar and meeting a very old friend - just shows you the world is such a small place. 3. Have you had a perfect travel moment? – lying on the beach in the Maldives – on a sunlounger with a lovely cocktail in hand. 4. What are your three suitcase essentials? – Heated rollers/A really good romantic book/Sunglasses 5. What's your top travel tip? – when packing roll your clothes in your suitcase or holdall – you get more in and they don’t crease anywhere nearly as bad as folding them. 6. What is the biggest myth about Silversea – clients who have never been on Silversea – think it is expensive but actually I always say to people its not what you pay to get on a ship it is what you pay to get off – with Silversea you can walk off without a bill to pay – all your drinks – top branded drinks/wine/champagne – your gratuities and port charges/afternoon tea/specialist coffees etc are all included – along with the amazing nearly 1.1 guest to crew ratio the service. 7. Tell us the most unorthodox way you’ve travelled? - Well for me this unorthodoxed – I rode around Corfu when I was 25 on a motorbike.
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    Royal Caribbean Do it Again!!

    Is there any end to Royal Caribbean’s kindness? The cruise line has cancelled 2 of its sailings to free ships up to assist in the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Royal Caribbean issued the following statement on their website earlier today: “We are cancelling these cruises to utilize the ship for humanitarian efforts in areas of the Caribbean with urgent need.For both the Empress sailing on 13 September and the Majesty sailing on 15 September, the cruise fare and fees will be 100% refunded to the original form of payment, and we are also offering a 25% future cruise credit, based on the cruise fare, if a new cruise is booked in the next 30 days. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 01932 834 145.” We love this Well done Royal Caribbean!
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    Rocky Mountaineer Event

    If you are planning your next holiday and are looking for some inspiration then look no further. Experience an award winning rail journey through the Canadian Rockies taking in iconic Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise is just part of your holiday. See the sights of the majestic glaciers viewed from your Alaska Cruise. This has to be the ultimate “bucket list” experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. - Meet the experts - Enjoy complimentary refreshments - Event only offers To Register for this Event Click HERE
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    RCCL BEST CAMPAIGN EVER!!!

    Royal Caribbeans new Campaign is here and its the best one yet!!! It’s time to go all in this September with Royal Caribbean's sizzling new offer. When you book a selected cruise with Barrhead Travel before November 6, you’ll get their best ever drinks package, plus buy one get one half price on selected European China cruise fares – ideal for dynamic duos! We know families can’t get enough of our holidays. So for those looking to take the whole gang along, we’re offering 25% off third and fourth guests (that includes big and little kids). Don’t miss out—Have a look here in our deals section for special offers!
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    Do you want to win a £150 Barrhead Travel Voucher?

    It’s Competition time How would you like to be in with the chance of winning £150 towards your next Barrhead Travel holiday? We want to know the in’s and out’s of your cruise, what was your favourite thing about your cruise? Did you find any hidden gems while on excursions, the more details the better! All you have to do is enter a cruise review here and we will select the best review at the end of August. So.. What are you waiting for?.. Get reviewing 1. This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over. Proof of age, identity and eligibility will be requested. 2. Entrants must be a validated member of Barrhead Travel Community. 3. No persons (including their immediate families) connected with the administration of this competition are eligible to enter. 4. To enter the competition you must submit a cruise review within our Cruise Reviews section here 5. Entrants must submit their review by Thursday 31st August 2017 at 23:59 (“Closing Date”). 6. Barrhead Travel Community reserves the right to remove any entrants that do not adhere to the competition guidelines. 7. All valid entries will be entered into the competition. One winner will be selected at random by an independent adjudicator. The winners will be contacted by email 72 hours after the closing date. The winner who accepts their prize (“Prize Winner”) will need to provide their full name and email address and confirm they agree to these terms and conditions. The winner will be given 7 days to respond. If they do not respond within the timeframe, a new winner will be selected. 8. Winner will receive a £150 Barrhead Travel holiday voucher. 9. The prize is non-refundable and non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 10. The Prize Winner agrees and hereby grants Barrhead Travel Community permission to use, copy, distribute, and publicly display their entries on any of Barrhead Travel’s channels or their media partner promotional channels for all purposes related to this competition without any compensation or attribution to you. You also agree that the Promoter may use the Prize Winner’s name and likeness to administer and promote this competition, including for media interviews and promotional events connected with this competition. 11. Barrhead Travel Community reserves the right to contact all entrants with regards to any communications relating to the competition. 12. All Entrants and Prize Winners agree to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions.
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    My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    MSC Preziosa

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Ristorante Italia

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Le Palmeraie

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Le Palmeraie

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Le Palmeraie

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

    © Barrhead Travel

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    Le Palmeraie

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Casino Staircase

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Casino

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Casino

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Casino

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Theatre

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Swarovski Staircase

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Atrium

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Sports Bar

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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    Sports Bar & Bowling Alley

    From the album: My MSC Preziosa Ship Visit

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