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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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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....
Single, and cruising solo? - Cruising is very solo cruiser friendly and our chat community is also here to help - watching the blogs this week they have been exchanging chat on how it is often cheaper to book a double room and pay the supplement. Small, new and growing this will be a great chat site.  All the cruise...
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Fred. Olsen started in this Fjord, at the start of the Baltic cruise. They 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...
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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...
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...
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 Belt Bridge - seen in 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 feature. Sailing under a...
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. This is a similar strict...