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It might be on your bucket list - The Rio Carnival The Rio Carnival has to be one of the worlds most famous events. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro for 2018 will begin on Friday, 9 February and ends on Wednesday, 14 February. You will find it hard to get a hotel if you want to go, but click here to...
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The Panama Canal got bigger - New Panamax, new costs! Less than half the length of the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Unlike the free flowing Suez, the Panama Canal is uses a system of locks. This is to save the huge amount of excavation work that would be required for it to be...
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What is a world cruise, they all sail the world? If 4 months is too much, is the shorter 45 days tempting? The Oriana leaves on a Caribbean and American Discovery on the 6th January 2018 Every time you leave a ship, having got used to leaving your towels on the floor and going down to choose what you want from the terrific menu,...
Kerala in Southern India Doris was inspired to take a tour of southern India because the food is so acclaimed. She also discovered Indian wine which she mentions when she find it again in her film of Atul Kochhar's restaurant. She had no film crew with her, but luckily there is footage from her handicam that shows you just how...
How to overview a destination the way film scouts do it We have been making films and television for a while so we tend to approach new ports the same way. To be frank it is similar to cruising, you are dropped in a new town, you have a set amount of time and a job to do. As a...
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New to Choosing a Cruise? That is what Doris Visits is here for. We try to help you                     SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. Last night we sat and had dinner, on land, with friends who had just come back from the Orient Express, now wanting to cruise. The comment...
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How not to get caught when booking a hotel Here on Doris Visits we have tested our own hotel search engine which is supplied by one of the majors - Booking.com. It means direct from this site you can look for a hotel and maybe extend that cruise by staying on a few days or a week if you end up...
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P&O Arcadia World Cruise - 2nd Leg We are pleased to announce that David and Elizabeth Taylor have joined Doris Visits to give a new wave of films in a different and contrasting style. More ships and more destinations in their own style as Elizabeth Goes Cruising again. These films are more relaxed than Jean Heard's faster cut short films,...
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Kong Skull Island is an epic movie, so is where it was shot, take a look with Doris Visits Yes, you can go there, to Kong Skull Island, where the stars made the great movie. We were very lucky and privileged that the Arcadia stopped in Oahu, and while most people rushed to the monument of Pearl Harbour, although we took...
VISAS Visas and passports can be a minefield. There are so many companies out there just trying to take your money. Always check visa requirements by countries, and then application for visa requirements. Even a TRANSIT within a country can require a visa. A transit from ship to airport or the other way round is almost always an entry into that country,...
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