And a return of an old favourite feature here on the back of MSC’s announcement of summer cruises around Britain.
The cruises which will be for us British only will begin with a series of short cruises from May 20 followed by seven-night sailings.
My old pal, the exquisitely named UK&I MD Antonio Paradiso assures us that vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers will be allowed on board.
Just make sure you have a negative test within 72-hours of embarkation.
And MSC will even get you on shore for excursions though having enjoyed their on-board dining and entertainment….!
Barbados is plain sailing
Ruby do: With Ruby in Barbados
Barbados was my first jump-off point too… jumpin’ into the Caribbean to swim with turtles, and jumpin’ at the Crop Over carnival.
And it is the new jump-off too for Royal Caribbean for your island hopping.
Royal Caribbean is offering up to €350 off your stateroom.
They have a lead-in seven-night South Caribbean island hop holiday price.
On Grandeur of the Seas from €434 from Sunday, December 19.
We’re talking Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao (home of the blue liqueur), St Lucia and Dominica.
Greek island hopping
And we still have a few Greek islands to hop.
The Greek Islands & Aegean Sea Cruise is all yours to book for September or October from €2,139pp.
Including everyone’s favourite cruise stop-off Santorini.
MEET YOU BACK ON THE SEAS