If you have ever dreamed of working alongside Disney characters then we have good news for you. There are job vacancies currently up for grabs with Disney Cruise Line that offer the chance to do just that. The role of youth activities counsellor could see you working on any of the company's four cruise liners, as well on its private island paradise in the Bahamas. The role involves looking after children aged between three and 17 who take part in the youth activities on board, and helping with meet and greet sessions with Disney characters. The downside? You'd need to leave Plymouth unfortunately - working for Disney Cruise Line would mean re-locating to the United States. Applicants need to be at least 20 years old, with a minimum of two years' of experience working in a similar kids’ camp environment. Being bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese is noted as a bonus, as is “microphone experience”. The shifts can be demanding, with a seven-day week working 70-84 hours … [Read more...] about Disney wants you to travel the world on its luxury cruise ships
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My mother blew her Second World War widow’s payment on a holiday to Interlaken, in Switzerland, so she could get away from bomb-blasted London to see gentians, edelweiss and alpine meadows. At the age of 24 she had lost the love of her life and from that day on she found solace in the great outdoors. She taught me to plant gladioli bulbs bottom-down and we spent weekends exploring London parks and commons to spot wild flowers pictured in an I Spy book. Fragrance was our shared joy and we both loved the highly scented rose geranium, from which we tried to make perfume (without success). And so a lifelong passion was mapped out – a love of travelling to see plants in their natural habitat and wandering in beautiful gardens. A recent cruise ship call to the Isles of Scilly reawakened my childhood memories of the rose geranium. Here it has seen a renaissance, with locally distilled, on-trend Westwood Farm rose geranium gin providing yet another excuse to stop at these pristine … [Read more...] about 20 cruises to the world’s most beautiful gardens
GUNS, knives and imitation bombs were smuggled on to ships at Britain’s busiest cruise port by undercover investigators. They exposed shocking security flaws at Southampton docks where 1.7million passengers set sail every year. A confidential report, seen by The Sun, revealed 16 knives, eight imitation IEDs and four imitation pistols were sneaked into terminals by investigators posing as terrorists. They were missed despite airport-style scanner arches, detection wands, pat-down searches and luggage X-ray machines. A fake IED left in a toilet cubicle was missed by a cleaner. Investigators carrying weapons and fake IDs were let into restricted areas without challenge. There are also claims the report has been buried and its recommendations not referred to the Department for Transport. Cruises are becoming increasingly popular with the younger generation — who are more likely to be recruited by terror groups. An insider said: “It chills me to the bone that so much … [Read more...] about Fake terrorists smuggle knives and fake bombs and guns through busiest UK cruise port
The world is merely a click away, and the way we travel is changing. We’re adventuring further afield, dining al fresco, soaking up the sun, sipping champagne poolside and sailing the seven seas. We deserve it. You deserve it. With technology at our fingertips, there is every opportunity to take a holiday. Travel companies have created a wide variety of unmissable offerings and far flung destinations, and many holidaymakers are opting for cruises for the absolute luxury they offer. Long gone are the old style cruises with retirees; cruises provide everything you could want out of a holiday and much more. Visit exotic destinations as you enjoy the view along with fine dining and fabulous entertainment. Cruise with the best in the business Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the … [Read more...] about Make your dream cruise a reality
On a recent four-night cruise to the Bahamas on the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory, a lively crowd was downing neon drinks at an equally fluorescent bar in the ship’s multi-story atrium. The casino was packed and smoky. This was old-school cruising, and everyone was loving it.Most ships have an official lifespan of 30 years, the amount of time it takes for the asset to depreciate to 15 percent of its original book value. By that measure, the 18-year-old Carnival Victory has passed the theoretical prime of her life.She’s still quite the moneymaker. By focusing on short, three- and four-night sailings from Miami to the Bahamas and back, the aesthetically outdated ship carries twice as many passengers per year as many similarly sized vessels. In fact, the Carnival Victory is just one of the many middle-aged and elderly ships that were built during a cruise boom in the 1990s but now make up a multibillion-dollar portion of the cruise … [Read more...] about Where Do Old Cruise Ships Go to Die?