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The Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina) is the narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily the land of The Godfather, and the western tip of Calabria southern Italy. Our film is of such a sail thought between the Game of Thrones like name Tyrrhenian Sea to the north having come from Dubrovnik, into the Ionian Sea to the south on our way...
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Sardinia is renowned for having a population who live to be amongst the oldest people in the world; some put it down to the local Cannonau Wine. Food and wine can be excellent in the villages but can also be disappointing in the port, but then again you wouldn't eat out in Tilbury Docks! This can be an island for foodies,...
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It is not often cruisers get to have an evening anywhere, so this is a treat and happened on Aurora R717. Many ships that visit Venice will leave in the evening because the lit buildings, the lit boats and yachts and the reflections on the water of the Grand Canal are quite something special. The late leave is also...
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After two weeks away on ship, Ashton Rumba's his way through a Ballroom number and goes, and Debbie slips back a little as the others improve, but we still tip her for a top spot. The standard is very high. They still play the Sunday show as if it is a different day even though the TV critics all let...

Zadar, Croatia

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Located between Rijeka and Split on the Adriatic Sea, this old town boasts many Roman ruins but the history of Zadar stretches back beyond that. It is the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia with evidence of inhabitance dating back to the late Stone Age and settlements that have been dated as early as the Neolithic, that is between 15 and...
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Right on the coast of the Adriatic, the Dubrovnik old city has both prospered and suffered because of its position and maritime trade. Great wealth had to be protected and the old 12 century city replaced wooden protection initially with Limestone walls. The walls as they stand now, an uninterrupted length of nearly 2kms or 1.4 miles were built...
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One of the most prominent destinations in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is perched between mountains and sea on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic maritime city of Dubrovnik is without doubt the 'Jewel of the Adriatic'. It has a very colourful past and just trying to detail it would upset someone, so let us just say...
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The best cruise experience ever! The mediterranean has always been popular. Dancing has always been huge on cruise ships, and Strictly Come Dancing is certainly huge. It seemed natural to put them all together. With a ship holding 3,000 guests and Elstree only holding 600 most of which is consumed by relatives and friends of artists and other celebs, then...
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We have to own up and say it is not our favourite port but there are a host of tours. Many rush off to go to the Morrisons supermarket or the very British High Street which claim to be cheaper. What will have you transfixed for a while, is the glass blowing which is well worth a visit. It...
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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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