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Fred. Olsen take immense pride in their boutique fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel. The dress code is a little stricter, the atmosphere calmer. Their long-serving staff are carefully chosen for their friendly, caring personalities, and they stay there because the customers tip, which is no different to the...
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Whether you are on a long cruise or a short cruise a huge part of the holiday is the ability to dress up. If you are going on your first cruise we have tips inc dress code here. Whether evening or cocktail dress, smart casual or open neck shirt there might just be a need to run a iron...
Single, and cruising alone? - Cruising is very solo cruiser friendly and our chat community is also here to help - All the cruise lines take great care of all guests and that includes passengers travelling by themselves. However, it can be a minefield typing single into the internet, because so many of the websites do not reach out for...
Unravel the mystery of the amazing Baltics. You may want to see the Baltic Cruise film guides and tours without having to read the blogs, well at last we have started to clean up the hundreds of films on the  Doris Visits YouTube Channel. So, if you are off to a destination, like the Baltics, finding the films is easy. You...
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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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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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Another cruise ship comedian, Taffy Spencer, has been bemoaning lost his luggage .... well, as they say in the song, 'the days of Taffy Spencer' .... days with no clean pants! Manuel Martinez lost his flying back to do his live at the Apollo and quick back to the Britannia. These guys are on planes at least twice a week....
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Great Belt Bridge - cruising under it in the Midnight Sun - Copenhagen was a great day. Leaving any port normally means a sail away party, and sailing out of many of the Baltic destinations is idyllic because it is almost fjord or lake like as you cruise past countless islands. Back out at sea there is now a special...
Remember the disco song, 'Dance yourself Dizzy'. Some cruises have you 'walk til dizzy'. If you might like to carry your cruise card on a laniard round your neck and you have one that holds a credit card size cruise card, then pack it, though they and other useful cruise items are for sale on the ship. You will find...
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Great cruise dramatic stories about Violet Beckett, a Bridget Jones like character. Romantic with bouts of embarrassing laughter CHOICE of KINDLE or PAPERBACK or AUDIOBOOK