Toulon is France's main naval base that occasionally easily doubles as a cruise port. Toulon not only has a charm unspoiled by tourists, it is surrounded by idyllic villages and charming seafronts. I first went there in high company, sitting under the trees having lunch with Sir Anthony Hopkins.... let me explain. Once on a movie, the director John Glenn...
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Visiting the Trevi Fountain can be like going to a rock concert. People cram and push to get to the front, to get that great photo opportunity and when they get to the front their lens is not wide enough. It is a mess, so here is our tip, go into the clothes shop on the other side of...
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If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you have to cruise the Adriatic. We will try and make a self-tour easy using the excellent free city map from the tourist board which you can also download here. If you are going to try the tour yourself, we suggest you circle the old town once at ground level, once...
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Casablanca, Morocco's largest city on the Atlantic Coast - Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, in the central west part of Morocco is one of the world's largest artificial ports, Port Casablanca. It is the Morocco's largest city and most definitely a place as well as a film, but most people may know the 1942 film better. Kathy Kriger was such a...
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The Love Boat was a TV series that took cruising to a mass audience, see our history of Princess Cruises. One could argue that for most of the world, Game of Thrones put Dubrovnik on the map. We try and link cruise destinations with films and books, because we are entertainers and film makers. Books as Kindle versions are great...
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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success. See Jean's recap of the film after watching it on the Aurora autumn cruise of New England. Kualoa Ranch is where it was shot, and Jean was there in January while on the Arcadia world cruise and filmed it for Doris Visits with their kind...
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When on the Aurora (one of my favourite ships) R715 New England cruise I went to see $185m movie Kong: Skull Island, and it is probably a film I wouldn't have gone to see normally. However, when on ship you do get to experience new adventures including seeing the next in the King Kong franchise, after all, this cruise was taking...
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You may be disappointed that there is no glamour! The glamour has gone..... Hugh Hefner dies at 91. We were at his 80th birthday party on the beach in Cannes, wow, that seems a long time ago. Let me just and explain before you get into our blog on Cannes, well actually this is what Cannes is about, so it is...
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This is the big ending for the movie American Werewolf in Paris, which started with a leap from the Eiffel Tower and ends with a leap from the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The film has some amazing stunts in. Stuart is the executive producer of Doris Visits which is funded by his movie exploits like Bula Quo...
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If you are looking for a book - who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the...
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