Female Captain announced at PO Cruises World Voyages

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Captain Breton and Managing Director Carol Marlow P&O Cruises World Voyages introduced their first-ever female Captain this week.Captain Sarah Breton was officially welcomed as the Master of the 1,200 passenger ship Artemis, which she set sail this week.”We are delighted that Sarah Breton has been promoted to the role of Captain on board Artemis” said P&O Cruises World Voyages first female Managing Director, Carol Marlow.“Sarah has worked on board P&O Cruises ships for many years and truly deserves to be Master of Artemis. We wish her every success in her new role”45-year-old Breton has served on more than five ships as third officer, second officer, navigator, first officer and safety officer.She was first promoted to staff captain in 2001 on the original Pacific Princess and then went on to serve onboard Coral Princess, Tahitian Princess, the new Pacific Princess, Artemis and most recently Ocean Village.“Growing up near the water I always loved boats and the ocean, so it really does fulfil a lifelong ambition of mine to be a Captain with P&O Cruises” said Breton“It is made even more special to be Captain of the first cruise ship I ever served on, after joining P&O Cruises as third officer back in 1989.”last_img read more

Examining data for three of its most popular route

first_imgExamining data for three of its most popular routes from the UK, Skyscanner found that, although overall search numbers were up in 2008, users searched for flights an average of 146 days ahead of when they planned to travel, but in 2009 this dropped to just 34 days.Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director commented:“There are two obvious reasons for this trend for later bookings. In the middle of the UK’s worst recession in decades many people didn’t want to book holidays too far in advance, in case they lost their jobs.“People also need to feel confident about the viability of airlines. Over the last 18 months, a number of airlines have folded and people are much more cautious of losing flights if they book too far ahead.“The irony of this is that although people are understandably keen to be financially prudent, it can be self-defeating as it’s almost always cheaper to book flights in advance – prices tend to rise the closer you get to the date of departure.”This wisdom was reinforced by cheap flight hunters commenting on Skyscanner’s Facebook page:“I book early if possible – it’s definitely cheaper. I pay on my credit card so don’t care if an airline goes bust – that is what insurance is for” said one user.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Skyscanner has reported a significant change in the way people are booking flights since the global downturn began. RelatedFlights to Edinburgh prove popular ahead of festivalMore people are expected to book flights to Edinburgh this month as travellers head to the city’s famous Fringe festivalSkyscanner German traffic up 13% following Lufthansa strike disruptionSkyscanner’s German site (www.Skyscanner.de) saw a 13% rise in traffic as travellers scrambled to find replacement flightsWhat are Skyscanner’s quality ratings all about?We don’t like to brag, but sometimes there are just too many great deals to choose from on our site! To make your choice a little bit easier, we’ve introduced a new feature: Quality ratings. But what is it, how do we calculate it and how can it help you…last_img read more