I love a good sail you can always grab a bloody bargain ;)
I HATED Ventura! Definitely put me off ever cruising with P&O again.
Book separately, never include flights and use companies like Viva Voyage or American Discount Cruises don’t go direct to the cruise lines. The tips are added to your cruise bill once you board but you can have them removed by going to guest relations desk and asking them. We always choose to leave cash tips to the crew we found to be most helpful. We’ve always found the drinks packages aren’t really value for money unless you are massively heavy drinkers so I wouldn’t bother adding them on and just pay for your drinks as you go. Our first cruise cost us $160 each for a 5 night cruise around the Caribbean and the flights over there were £450 each and then we combined that with a few days in a hotel. Obviously if you are wanting to go during the school holidays that’s gonna put the price up significantly but outside of that booking it separate you should get a balcony cabin around the Caribbean for a week for less than £3000.
From Barcelona, around the Med, Naples, Malta, Sicily, Marseille. To book a last minute cruise keep checking everyday, the day previous to us booking the cruise was showing as sold out, the following day it was showing 5 balcony cabins available.
You’re absolutely right. I think it has more to do with the sort of people who use HUKD though than their age. Most young people aren’t moaners. But the ones on HUKD tend to be.