Couples on a two-week cruise with P&O Cruises this summer will have to fork out almost £200 extra on top of the cost of their holiday to cover the cost of their tips. The cruise line is raising its recommended gratuity by 17% from £6 to £7. The increase, which applies to all cruises after March 23, comes just 12 months after it hiked its gratuities from £5 to £6. P&O says the charge is an ‘simple way’ to thank crew for their service.
The Seine has been out of favour since the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, but those fearful of going will find it hard to resist Uniworld River Cruises’ (0808 281 1125; uniworld.com) new Joie de Vivre, which will have a “cave de vins” for wine-pairing dinners, an indoor pool that turns into a cinema, and butlers trained to Buckingham Palace standards.
Seabourn guests expect to be spoiled rotten – but there’s no reason why the experience shouldn’t be healthy as well as happy. Whether you want to relax, rejuvenate or just feel good, Seabourn reckons it can help, and their health programme – offered on all cruises including the new Seabourn Ovation, launching in May – has been devised by celebrated US alternative therapist Dr Andrew Weil.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".