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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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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 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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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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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...
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...
Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother from Blyth, Northumberland, has been hit with a £50,000 bill for an airlift to hospital from a Marella Discovery 2. (according to the Telegraph 31st January 2018). You must be properly insured and check it is, and update your EHICard. Martin from the money program is shouting about this too now as over 5...
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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This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? First - if you are worried that you take the plunge and find cruising is not for you, there's a money back guarantee at both SAGA and FRED. OLSEN. Cruising is that easy, it stays that easy - but learn the ropes. The ropes hold the ship in dock! This blog is full of links to...