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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...
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Take your bathers! Lets start by saying, neither Reykjavik, nor most of Iceland is actually icy. Reykjavik is rather small, very walkable, and very much like any small city but truely a cultural, cosmopolitan city, with great restaurants and lively nightlife. It has a population of about 200,000, and this video is shot by guest presenter and is rather fast...
You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price, and why not, it is a great full-board holiday. You can still dine in the main restaurants, dress up and enjoy black tie nights and see the great acts all in your holiday cost. You may be able to, in some cases argue that...
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This is Cunard's film on Bergen. If you are a fan of the Cunard ships then we have a chat site for you. JOIN THE NEW CUNARD CRUISE CHAT GROUP ON FACEBOOK Many Fjords Cruises will either start or finish with Bergen, which is why it earns its name the 'gateway to the fjords'. The ancient city has much Hanseatic history...
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A trip on Rauma Railway reveals the most spectacular scenic areas in Norway. Rauma Railway goes between Åndalsnes and Dombås with four daily departures all year, in very modern trains and the trip takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. In the summer an electronic guiding system provides information about the sights along the route like a bus tour guide system....
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Andalsnes attracts far more than cruisers to the tiny town nestling in the Norwegian Alps, and I don't mean troll hunters. These could be called thrill seekers, the people who choose to jump off the 6,000ft wall, the tallest in Europe, with or without a parachute. Base Jumping, or B.A.S.E. jumping, with a chute or a winged suit. From where...
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As a cruiser going into Andalsnes you might not be thinking of 'base jumping' off tallest vertical rock face in Europe (6,000ft), or even climbing it. The fact the train from Oslo stops here might not be a factor for you, but rest assured it is there to facilitate others to the spectacular sights that have to be seen to...
We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment at airports because a traveller has bought a bottle in duty-free with all the intentions of enjoying their holiday, and as they change planes the bottle is confiscated. Where have we seen that? Numerous airports:- South Korea changing planes for Australia, Fiji etc, Canada changing planes for the Pacific or down...
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In the summer the Fjords are a delight. Sailing between the huge mountains, wondering how you are not hearing the sound of the ship scratch the rocks is incredible. Classical music often plays in a section of the ship to set the mood, but you feel like a Viking on an adventure.  Sometimes, sandwiched between two Fjord cruises is a...
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