Fred Olsen say that smart casual means men with jacket and or a shirt and tie in the evenings. For them this is traditional smart casual dress and the ladies are asked to dress smartly, but to be fair they don't need to be encouraged, the turn out is always very smart and proper. To be clear they state Chino type...
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The dress code does catch guests out. We have seem some very embarrassed faces on Black Tie nights when some passengers realise people do make the effort. We have seen many buy black suit and ties in the shop to comply, and some sitting, determined that they will ensure it does not apply to them until the officers on...
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Pronounced Clay-peda, Klaipeda is an unusually ice free port situated at the edge of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon in Lithuania. Baltic tribes have inhabited the area since the 7th century which more recently has been controlled by successive German states until the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. In 1923 the Klaipėda Revolt saw it added to Lithuania (apart from...
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New to Choosing a Cruise? So many questions? Within a short time you will become an expert like other cruisers, but for now a few tips might help. It is so easy to get it wrong! Choosing a cruise is easy, choosing the right cruise is a little harder. Doris Visits does try to help, just search Doris Visits. SEE THE...
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Pronounced Clay-peda, Klaipeda is an unusually ice free port situated at the edge of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Baltic tribes have inhabited the area since the 7th century which more recently has been controlled by successive German states until the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. In 1923 the Klaipėda Revolt saw it added to Lithuania (apart from a brief...
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This film is shot by a drone, so it gets up and looks down at Riga, a feast of early 20th century ornate buildings in wide streets with a population of just under a million. It is the heart of Latvia and has become extremely cosmopolitan since the iron curtain was opened. It is a classic Hanseatic city with...
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At one time the most important Hanseatic town, full of churches which all bar one stand as incredible ruins in the 'Pearl of the Baltic'.  The Swedish cruise port is on the west coast of the Baltics largest island, Gotland, and as such is not a Euro area. Sweden being one of the three EU countries not to adopt...
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Gotland is a relaxing calming island in south East Sweden which is said to take your heart rate down. The 3,040 meter limestone wall around the well preserved Hanseatic capital of Visby, began construction around 1220 but in ernest in 1270 and took over 150 years to complete. It looks like a proper castle, re-inforced by 44 towers some...
CRUISE INSURANCE - SIMPLE AND THE ONE MOST CRUISE OPERATORS RECOMMEND Did you know your European Medical card has an expiry date and needs to be renewed? Did you know you can use it in certain places in the Caribbean but should still be insured as you may have to pay and claim back? We jest not, here is a...
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This is still our favourite cruise route and we will be back on it with the Britannia in 2018 B818 in June. The Baltic was a main trading route from the day man built ships and it still is to this day. Many of these medieval towns were built as part of the Hanseatic League and have left us...
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