Cruise: Scenic Cruises expert reveals how to get ‘first pick’ of cheap holiday deals for f | Cruise | Travel

Though cruise holidays might have faced yet more delays to restart dates in recent weeks, industry insiders remain positive for the future. Onboard safety remains in focus, as cruise lines hammer out new ways of improving COVID-19 measures, and big-name brands are gearing up to set sail once again.

However, if you’re looking for lashings of luxury at a reduced price, waiting until cruises take to the ocean again may be too late.

In fact, according to one cruise expert, customers can make one simple in order to get the best deals first.

And to make things even better, it comes at no cost.

Nichola Absalom is the director of global brand for Scenic who specialise in both luxury yacht ocean cruises, river cruises and excursions.

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What’s more, it usually means email subscribers will benefit before the news

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After being in cruise mode, KXIP lose by a ‘few inches’

Twenty-one needed from 17. Nine wickets in hand. How on earth do you manage to lose from here? “I have no answers,” offered skipper KL Rahul, after Kings XI Punjab, for the third time this IPL season, snuck their long hands deep down victory’s throat and retrieved defeat from its bowels.

Nearly everything had gone right for them yesterday in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders had chosen to bat on a fresh pitch, and found the ball was not coming on. Shubman Gill may seem out of place in T20, but his 47-ball 57 couldn’t really be faulted.

KKR desperately needed some acceleration, though, and it came from captain Dinesh Karthik, who blasted 58 off 29.

Atarget of 165 seemed bigger than it was given the pitch and the KKR attack. But the former had started to ease out, and the latter was blunted by Mayank Agarwal and Rahul.

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Find out where Trump and Biden stand on defense and security issues

Arms Control:

U.S. President Donald Trump: The Trump administration has withdrawn the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and (almost) the 1992 Open Skies Treaty. It has loosened the Missile Technology Control Regime’s restrictions on selling armed drones to foreign governments amid concerns about China’s defense relationships in the Middle East. As of press time, administration officials have been unwilling to extend the 2010 New START nuclear pact with Russia, which expires in February, insisting that a new version include Russia’s growing arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons and China, whose smaller arsenal is rapidly expanding and which appears unwilling to sign such an agreement.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden: Favored by arms control advocates, Biden has promised to renew New START and would likely accept Russia’s offer to extend it five years without preconditions. He also said he would rejoin the

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Calvert cruises past Allen Academy

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – After some COVID-19 cancellations, Allen academy picked up a game this week hosting fourth-ranked Calvert.

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Rams looking to build on their statement win over Medina last week and the Trojans coming off a big win over Coolidge.

Midway through the first, Allen Academy senior quarterback Brent Tucker drove the Rams down the field quickly. He was able to take it in for a short scramble score to put the Rams up 7-0 in the first.

The Trojans would respond on the very next drive. Calvert freshman Uriel Lopez gets the ball on a sweep right, fakes it downfield, and takes off to find the pylon and put the Trojans on the board. They miss the extra point, Allen Academy keeps the lead 7-6.

Lopez would get another chance as the Trojans drive down the field before

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WATCH: Cruise Ship Captain Kate McCue Schools a Rude Commenter

Captain Kate McCue of Celebrity Cruises was already worthy of admiration—in 2015, she became the first American woman ever to captain a mega-ship. 

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, McCue has now proven herself to be a grammar hero as well. 

Earlier this week, the current commanding officer of the Celebrity Edge posted a TikTok video in response to a rude online commenter who asked, “How can you be a captain? Your [sic] only a woman.” 

“Normally as I’m scrolling through comments and I see something like this, I totally ignore it and move on with my life,” McCue says in the video, which was shot from the bridge of her ship. “But I think it’s about high time I address this.”

After all, the year is 2020, she continues, and at this late stage in human development it’s shocking that, as McCue puts it, “someone still doesn’t

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Nicole Kidman Was ‘Desperate’ To Have a Baby With Tom Cruise

As it turns out, Nicole Kidman is quite the romantic. And although her relationship with Tom Cruise led to a messy divorce, she has recently opened up about how they were “happily married” at one point. Kidman even says that after first meeting Cruise, she knew she wanted to have his babies. Find out more fascinating details about their relationship below.

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise star in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

In 1999, Kidman and Cruise starred alongside each other in Kubrick’s erotic thriller, Eyes Wide Shut. And although the director is notorious for creating a challenging work environment on his film sets, the famous couple seemed to have a blast during filming.

Kidman has just recently opened up about how happy she was during this time, especially considering she

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There’s a 200% Upside for Long/Short Investors in CCL Stock

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On Thursday, Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL) gave a sobering business update. While bookings for 2021 have somewhat recovered, the update also revealed that Carnival had used every financial maneuver to raise liquidity. Carnival stock sank 3%, adding to its year to date (YTD) -67% loss.

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Today, investors have priced Carnival stock as if the world’s largest cruise line will never recover. Its two smaller rivals, Norwegian (NYSE:NCLH) and Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), on the other hand, are valued as if nothing’s wrong in the world. It’s a massive disconnect from reality.

And that opens an opportunity. Carnival remains stronger than its two rivals, so investors looking to profit from a recovering economy should consider a paired long-short strategy. In other words, buy CCL and cover with an NCLH/RCL short. 


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Cougars shake off early rust, cruise past Tulane in season opener

They waited and waited, 53 days to be exact, through schedule changes, postponements and one cancellation after another.

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Celebrity Cruises captain Kate McCue responds to ‘sexist’ TikTok user in viral video

Kate McCue, the first American woman to captain a mega cruise ship clapped back at a social media troll with a grammar lesson.

The 42-year-old captain for Celebrity Cruises responded to a now-deleted TikTok account that sent a “sexist” message that read: “How can you be a captain? Your[sic] only a woman.”


“Normally as I’m scrolling through comments and see something like this, I totally ignore it and move on with my life,” McCue started in her video response, which she posted on Saturday. “But, I think it’s about high time that I address this, because it’s 2020, and in this day and age I’m shocked that someone still doesn’t know the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your.'”

“So, just a quick reference: ‘you’re,’ as in ‘you are,’ as in ‘you are sexist,’” she continued confidently in her captain uniform. “‘Your’ is something possessive,

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Celebrity Cruises Capt. Kate McCue sinks sexist troll in viral video


As the first American woman to helm a mega cruise ship, Kate McCue often comes up against online trolls.

But Celebrity Cruises’ social-media savvy Capt. McCue has fired back in memorable style at one online critic who asked her, “How can you be a captain? Your only a woman.”

McCue’s withering TikTok video response from her ship, Celebrity Edge, has gone viral, brilliantly incorporating needed life knowledge with a stinging rebuke.

“Normally, when I’m scrolling through comments and I see something like this, I totally ignore it and move on with my life,” said McCue, 42, who became the first woman in America to assume the rank of captain for a Celebrity Cruises megaship in 2015.

“But I think it’s about high time that I address this, because it’s 2020, and in this day and age, I’m shocked,” she said gravely, before pausing for full drama. “… that someone

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