We know our business readers like to talk about high quality travel, with great service and value, so we are launching a regular ‘Travel Talk’ section to explore news, ideas, inspiration and reviews from the world of cruising, holidays and hotels. Today we highlight a major new cruise show, a behind the scenes video clip of a new P & O ship and a recommendation on how to book your next cruise.

New Cruise Show January 10 – 12th

The inaugural Telegraph Cruise Show will take place at ExCel London 10 – 12 January 2014.  Aimed at seasoned cruisers and first-timers alike, the show will feature over 30 leading adventure, family and ocean cruise lines as well as a dedicated river cruise pavilion. The show will offer advice on all types of cruise-holiday experiences, from river, themed and luxury cruising to resort-style ships accommodating more than 3,000 passengers.

For further information about the Telegraph Cruise Show and to book: (01666 511 532;telegraph.co.uk/cruiseshow). Advance tickets start from £13 and children under 15 go free.

P & O ‘Brittania’ – A New Ship For 2015

I was impressed with this short video clip, taking you behind the scenes to see the design of P & O’s newest and largest cruise ship ‘Britannia’ … 141,000 tons, due to enter service in Spring 2015. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXbaYy53T3E

http://www.pocruises.com/britannia/

Navigating Your Way Through All The Cruise Deals And Offers: Bolsover Cruise Club Solves The Problem

It’s only the 5th January and already this year, I have been sent a baffling array of information through the post and via email about different cruise lines’ discounts, deals, sales, incentives and special offers etc. Open the papers this weekend and you can’t avoid the cruise promotions for drinks packages, onboard credit, included gratuities, cabin upgrades, transport to the airport or cruise terminal etc. etc.

The truth is, the choice and combination of possibilities can be intimidating and even enough to deter both experienced and new cruisers alike. If  you just don’t know where to go for the best deal and the most helpful independent advice, let me solve the problem for you right now.

A few months back I had exactly that challenge, trying to book a cruise. I checked out endless online services, traditional major travel agencies and then I came across Bolsover Cruise Club. I found them head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of helpfulness, efficiency, customer service, knowledge and guess what … they also came up with the best deal for me.

Their website is: http://www.bolsovercruiseclub.com and their number is:  01246 819819