Are you Looking for an exciting summer seacation like no other..

then choose a roundtrip sailing from Southampton. Reconnect and celebrate with friends, family or yourself on the newly revolutionised Celebrity Silhouette® along the way exploring some of the UK’s most vibrant cities and breath taking natural landscapes.

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Never having been on a cruise before, I was both excited and nervous when Mark and the team from Arriva https://myfuturecruisecredit.com/UK offered World Privilege Plus a complementary 7 days 6 nights cruise around the coast of the UK from Southampton to Dover, Belfast, Liverpool and back to Southampton on the newly refurbished Celebrity Silhouette. The criteria was you had to be over 18 have both your vaccinations and provide a negative PCR test 72 to 24 hours before your trip.

Stay tuned for part 2 to find out how our trip went….

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Day 1 – Southampton to Dover

Arrived at 3pm for a 6pm departure, we go through the terminal, showed our passport and boarding pass on the app, health checks including PCR results and before we knew it we are were being welcome onto the ship by the friendliest bunch of people ever.. no waiting no delays altogether it took around 12 mins.

Because of the Covid issues, there were excellent procedures in place to keep everyone safe, sanitizers, masks, social distancing, and limited capacity, only 1000 guests on a 2300 capacity ship. Everyone abided by the rules, without feeling too restricted, masks were worn when moving around inside the ship, only 4 in a lift with 2 meters between you.

We were directed to our Deluxe Stateroom with balcony in Aquaclass, which comes with some nice privileges. Including Blu restaurant, Jasmine Gardens with hotbeds and sauna. My first impression of the ship was wow!!! It’s amazing, incredible, the attention to detail is on point and it showed. We unpacked and went roaming around the ship. The Celebrity Silhouette® is impressive, with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club, space to relax, and socialize in the fresh sea air, plus the Lawn Club Grill offers an interactive outdoor grilling experience. After a day of adventure you can unwind in your own cabana-styled haven at The Alcoves. 85% of the ship’s luxurious staterooms are enhanced by sweeping veranda views. Celebrity Cruises have created an extraordinary vacation experience.

Time for cocktails at one of 12 bars and dinner at Blu. Aqua Class guests’ exclusive complimentary restaurant, superb!!! There are 14 dining locations including 6 speciality restaurants including my favour Murano (French) Featuring tableside cooking and flambé dishes, the à la carte menu consists of four courses (appetisers, soups and salads, entrées and desserts) whilst the Five Senses tasting menu comprises of six courses paired with wine and designed to stimulate your senses. Book into a suite and all of these are included. Stay tuned for the next part of this adventure>>

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Day 4 – Belfast Ireland

Breakfast in bed.. no excursions booked, stayed on the ship, completed 12,000 steps then sunbathing beside the pool, a few glasses of champagne. There are lots of activities to choose from, however decided to chill in the  beautiful 22 degrees sunshine. Tonight we are booked into the French Munroe restaurant. The food and service best ever.. Lobster cooked in front of you. 

Day 5 – Liverpool

A chilled day, listening to the sound of the Beatles, there are lots of tours to choose from around Liverpool but stayed on the ship.  Dinner in Blu and then the Football great result everyone is happy.

Day 6 – Heading back to Southampton

Day 6 heading back to Southampton via Lands End and all though the trip the sun has been shining, the staff from all over the world have been outstanding with everyone we came across giving 100% to make your trip special..

We met some lovely people and had an amazing cruise. A huge thank you to Mark Feldman from Arrivia who organised this trip. Arrivia offers a travel privileges platform that opens up the world of travel to companies and their customers. Marks out of 10 a BIG 10. I am definitely hooked and my next trip is going to be a Cruise. if you would like to find out more please get in touch with the team at Arrivia.

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Day 4 – National Trust Gift Card

8% off National Trust

2020 has been a crazy year hasn’t it? Being stuck in, put in tiers of 1, 2 or 3 but luckily we are slowly getting back to normal and the National Trust Parks and Venues have started to reopen across the country and in the open spaces that are our National Trust sites, what a lovely thing to buy someone to look forward to in 2021.

This is why we have picked the National Trust gift card. If you buy today with your membership you can get an extra 8% off!

Why not buy someone an upcoming memory this year, something to look forward to in the new year… not just a pair of socks or a jumper!

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Five Amazing Hotspots to Visit Without Jetlag

Say goodbye to sleepless nights and slothful mornings. At these hotspots you’ll barely need to change your watch. Use your World Privilege Plus membership to get discounts on hotels, flights, transfers, airport parking, car rental and airport lounges.

Sicily Palermo (GMT+1)

The Italian island of Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. As Goethe put it: “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” from the big cities of Palermo and Catania fuming with people to the hidden hillside towns and the hot, remote interior. It has a gorgeous coastline and beautifully preserved ancient history.

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Tenerife (GMT 0)

The island of eternal spring: Tenerife’s charming nickname comes from its balmy vernal temperatures. But you only have to look at a map to see that it’s also the island of endless adventure, the island of beach living, the island of curious Canarian traditions and the island of volcanic virility. Tenerife is the largest Canary island, and the most popular with visiting Brits. English and Spanish speaking tourists alike will feel at home.

BOOK HOTEL, BOOK FLIGHT BOOK TRANSFER, BOOK AIRPORT PARKING, BOOK CAR RENTAL, BOOK AIRPORT LOUNGE.

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Zanzibar (+3)

This tropical archipelago is set on what was once a major trade route between East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The historic quarter of Stone Town is a warren of narrow alleyways and rain-washed former merchant houses –  after blitzing the markets for trinkets, stop for sundowners and seafood at rooftop restaurant Emerson Spice Tea House, which overlooks the bustling town below.

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Corsica (MGT +1)

Located in the western Mediterranean, just to the north of Sardinia, Proud Corsica is a French island with a fiercely independent streak. Not for nothing as Napoleon its most famous export. Check out Corsica’s many beautiful beaches they are a closely-guarded French secret. The island is best explored by car – ideally a 4×4 – for those precipitous mountain trails and pebbly coastal coves. Spend a few nights at U Palazzu Serenu, a pared-back hotel with just eight beautifully styled rooms set in the heart of the foothills.

BOOK HOTEL, BOOK FLIGHT BOOK TRANSFER, BOOK AIRPORT PARKING, BOOK CAR RENTAL, BOOK AIRPORT LOUNGE.

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Capetown (+2GMT)

Framed by the cliffs of Table Mountain on one side and glittering Atlantic waves on the other, South Africa’s second-largest city offers guaranteed sun, buzzing culture and outstanding food and drink. drive south to Boulders Beach and wander through the enormous granite rock formations that offer refuge to the continent’s only penguin colony, before returning to town to refuel on springbok tataki at The Pot Luck Club, dished up by award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts.

BOOK HOTEL, BOOK FLIGHT BOOK TRANSFER, BOOK AIRPORT PARKING, BOOK CAR RENTAL, BOOK AIRPORT LOUNGE.

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Best Foodie Destinations – #Foodie:  These Destinations Are For You

1. Japan

In a country that boasts the most Michelin Stars than any other, Tokyo is the city with the most. It’s not just sushi, Tokyo is home to a dizzying quantity of restaurants specialising in amazing Japanese cuisine. Best of all it caters for all budgets. From wallet busting skyscraper restaurants to local izakaya- Japanese-style pubs to Caribbean teamed bars. Put together it’s a foodie’s heaven.

Stay at the best Hotels in Tokyo

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2. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is arguably the better place to sample Vietnamese cuisine at its best. Eat like the locals and take to the streets for freshly prepared dishes such as pho tiu noodles Banh mi, broken rice with grilled prok,

Stay at the best Hotels in Hanoi

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3. London UK 

Yes you heard correctly, between the high class hang outs and endless pop-ups and street food that bespeckle the city, London has world cuisine covered. With a huge amount of young talent looking to make their mark. Also London bars are developing at a similar rate and diners can sip cocktails before and after their meals Voted the World’s Best Bar for the Last 3 years is Artesian at the Langham Hotel, it’s worth a visit.

Stay at the Langham

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4. Jaipur India 

Jaipur is one of the few places that represents the cooking of Rajput’s, the Prince who ruled most of Rajasthan until the sixties. Chief Vivek Sing lived and worked here in the late nineties. Try Laal maas, a hot Curry Goat made with 45 chillies to a kilo of Goat, its extremely hot, eaten with plain rice or flatbread and yogurt to cool it down.

Stay at the best Hotels in Jaipur

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5. New York

Eight Million people from every country on Earth live in New York so the different type of culinary experiences is vast. The fine dining trends changes quickly and sits side by side with the classics. Don’t miss the oysters at Grand Central Oyster Bar at the station and the finest steak house in the world.

Stay at the best hotels in New York

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Exceptional Hidden Gem Hotels in Europe

Here are 5 of our favourite boutique hotels as chosen by the World Privilege Plus team. To celebrate the cream of the crop, we takes you through the five European hidden gems that came out on top of our list. All with discounts for members of course.

Hotel Indigo, Krakow, Poland

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Krakow has long been a creative hub and this art-filled “boutique style hotel in a fabulous city”, housed in a 19th-century, neo-classical building that was once the home of Polish painter Jan Matejko, is a celebration of all that. “A lovely cosy hotel with everything you need”, one floor is dedicated to Matejko, another to playwright, painter and poet Stanislaw Wyspianski and a third to painter and illustrator Jerzy Nowosielski. A highlight is in-house restaurant Filipa 18, named after its street address, offering Polish classics with a contemporary slant. Its menu is based on what’s available at the excellent Stary Kleparz farmers’ market just around the corner, which has been going since the 12th century. Even the cocktails at industrial-chic U-Bar feature drinks made from seasonal local ingredients. “Beautiful city, beautiful hotel,” said readers. They “loved it”.
(Doubles from £58)

2 Hôtel d’Europe, France

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Originally, the Hôtel d’Europe was a large private mansion built in the 16th century (1580). It belonged first to several noble families from the Comtat Venaissin. In 1740, the house was bought by François de Boutin de Valouse who carried out significant construction work and transformed the building. It then took on the look of a large hôtel particulier of Classical style.[1] The architecture has barely been changed since then. The first important guest to stay at the Hôtel d’Europe was General Bonaparte, on the way back to Paris from his campaign in Egypt in 1799. Period decor and furniture outfit all 44 rooms and suites (Doubles from £58)

 

3 The Guesthouse, Vienna, Austria

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It’s hard to imagine that this “just lovely” Terence Conran-designed hotel was once a rather characterless 1950s youth hostel. A five-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera House and not much further to St Stephen’s Cathedral, this stylish, friendly hotel is a temple to classic modern Viennese design, with comfy, studio-like bedrooms with separate living areas, some of which have cantilevered windows with “gorgeous window seats” on which to stretch out to enjoy a book and a glass of something lovely (every room comes with complimentary wine). At the hotel’s relaxed Brasserie & Bakery restaurant you can feast on the freshest bread and pastries at breakfast and contemporary interpretations of traditional Viennese dishes for lunch and dinner.
(Doubles from £232)

4 Hotel Mercer, Seville, Spain

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Set in Seville in the Andalucía Region, 1.1 km from Plaza de Armas. The glass of cava that gets pressed into your hand on arrival at this “oasis in the heart of the city” sets the tone nicely. In the riverside neighbourhood of El Arenal, Hotel Mercer offers everything you could want on a long weekend in the city. “A true hidden jewel”, this restored 19th-century palace on a quiet cobbled street has just 12 sleekly contemporary bedrooms, two of which come with private terraces furnished with sun loungers and orange trees. After a day’s sightseeing, head up to the rooftop pool and poolside bar to cool off. Then move on to Maria Luisa, the hotel’s contemporary Andalucian restaurant, and drinks at cocktail bar Fizz, both of which are arranged around an Andalucian-style central patio.
(Doubles from £282)

 

5 Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Greece

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It would be difficult to speak of Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas without mentioning the cove itself. Here, the surrounding landscape is formed in a stunning concave, giving the azure waters and resort on its shores a feeling of deep privacy. Agios Nikolaos – an arty, sleepy town in on the north-east coast – provides the buzz, while Mirabello Bay offers the glorious horizons and water-sport opportunities. You’ll find sands are white and smooth as silk, the sky a similar shade to the water all year round and the parasols open, waiting for your arrival.

 

 

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Don’t miss our exclusive offers on Virgin Trains

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As a valued member of World Privilege Plus we’re giving you 20% discount on Virgin Trains Off-Peak Advance fares.

Train fares in Britain will rise by an average of 3.4% in January, the rail industry announced recently. The new fares came into effect on 2 January, industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said. “For public sector workers and many others in our communities who have had their pay and benefits capped or frozen by the Government, these fare increases are another twist of the economic knife.”

It marks the largest fare hike for passengers in five years. Prices increased by 3.9% in 2013.

TO BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE SAVE 20% ON YOUR TRAIN FARE  WITH A WORLD PRIVILEGE PLUS MEMBERSHIP!

From Advance train tickets to travelling off-peak, squeeze even more from your pound with some epic ways to save, get an extra 20% discount on Standard and First Class off-peak fares with a World Privilege Plus Membership. Virgin Trains are on a mission to make every second you spend with them awesome. If you’re travelling for work, they’re the business. Want a weekend away with family or friends? They’ll take you and the gang to some of the UK’s most iconic destinations, and they’ll take you there in style.

Here’s what you could save by being a WPP Member:

Enjoy a 20% discount on all Off-Peak advance fares on Virgin Trains West Coast services. Here what you could be saving:

  • London to Manchester Standard Class: originally £23, now £11
  • London to Glasgow Standard Class: originally £30, now £18
  • London to Birmingham Standard Class, originally £8, now £5
  • London to Manchester First Class: originally £45, now £30
  • London to Glasgow First Class: originally £60, now £37
  • London to Birmingham First Class: originally £27, now £17

 

Your World Privilege Plus membership will give you access to this discount from Virgin Trains plus many more special privileges and discounts. Sign up now to start saving today!

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Save on your Next Holiday with Inspira Card

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Inspira Card is your pass to a magical holiday in one of thousands of resorts worldwide! Together with World Privilege Plus we have created a special promotion for all members, you will receive a £100 discount voucher that can be used towards your next holiday when booking through Inspira Card.  Get your exclusive discount card and book your holiday anytime over the next year / 12 months. With member only prices backed by our 100% Best Price Guarantee. Take a look at some of the big savings below!

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Florida
From: £495 with your Inspira Card
Discount: £295

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Riviera Maya
From: £495 with your Inspira Card
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Austria
From: £455 with your Inspira Card
Discount: £255

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France
From: £655 with your Inspira Card
Discount: £455

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Spain
From: £495 with your Inspira Card
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Dominican Republic
From: £455with your Inspira Card
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Canary Islands
From: £495 with your Inspira Card
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United Kingdom
From: £629 with your Inspira Card
Discount: £429

Your World Privilege Plus membership will give you access to this discount from Inspira Card plus many more special privileges and discounts. Sign up now to start saving today!

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Looking for ways to keep your little ones happy this bank holiday? Join WPP and get 15% off top attraction tickets!

Keeping the kids entertained can get expensive, so why not join World Privilege Plus to get 15% off thousands of days out and attractions! Take a look at our top picks below:


Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations

Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations

Take a Harry Potter Walking Tour into the magical world of wizardry in London. Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history, amazing facts about the books and films and see many of the Harry Potter film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour features familiar Harry Potter film locations as well as iconic London landmarks and attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough and Leadenhall Markets and Monument.

Along the route of your Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take lots of pictures and see the film locations up-close:

  • Find the location used as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  • Get a photo pushing a trolley through the wall at Platform 9 ¾
  • Discover the inspiration for 12 Grimmauld Place from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • See where the Knight Bus squeezed through the oncoming double decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Walk in the footsteps of Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltraine) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) to the entrance of the Leaky Cauldron

 

The London Pass + Guidebook

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The London Pass® grants visitors entry to over 60 top attractions, museums and monuments in London. Used by more than 3 million visitors, The London Pass is a sightseeing city card helping visitors make the most of their trip, saving them both time and money. Some top attractions included are:

  • 1 Day Hop on Hop off Bus tour
  • Kensington Palace
  • London Bridge Experience
  • London Zoo
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Tower of London
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Westminster Abbey

The Big Ticket – Blackpool

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Make your visit to Blackpool a memorable one and visit Merlin’s magical attractions – from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with its breath-taking SkyWalk to the depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, you’ll be amazed at what’s new in the resort.

Don’t forget Blackpool’s all-time favourites Mooky the Clown and Mr Boo still making audiences laugh in The Blackpool Tower Circus. And why not take a whirl in the spectacular Ballroom and let the kids have the play time of their life at Jungle Jim’s Children’s Indoor Play!

Step on to the red carpet at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and get up close and personal with Britain’s best-loved celebrities. With stars such as Alan Carr, Lady Gaga and some of the Corrie cast, who do you want to meet? And, finally, dive in to the underwater world of SEA LIFE Blackpool. Home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe, SEA LIFE takes you on a journey from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths. To get any closer, you’ll have to get wet!

In order to access these exclusive discounts, plus thousands more, simply sign up at World Privilege Plus.

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