There are now quite few ships for sale, I counted five this morning as I was doing some work on the Fred Olsen page. It made me wonder, as Fred Olsen always has a 'cruise sale' of some kind, whether or not they will be 'buying' next year or selling. Obviously they will be selling cruises, but maybe buying a...
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...
Cruisers love the fantastic entertainment, from TV stars to west end shows. They may mention food and price in a long sentence, but they will mention entertainment. There is no where else, except maybe Las Vegas where it is so easy to see so much. But in Vegas one show can cost the price of a cruise! Maybe this...
Small ships get into special ports. SAGA is making very interesting in roads to cruising by deliberately designing two new state of the art small ships, and tying in a deal with Jools Holland for a special dining nightclub. SAGA is for adults, and their previous suggested plimsol line on age of 50 years old, now seems lower middle...
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Guides, destinations and tour films. Leave it running and see the peace and calm of Norway and the Fjords. The YouTube playlist is of our own Doris Visits film guides and tours so you see them without having to read the blogs. The picture below is one click to just the our Fjords Cruise films, gathering endless tips from...
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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New Panamax ships, new costs! Less than half the length of the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Or, goes from Colón to Panama City. It has lakes in the middle, and you can do a partial transit or full transit (discussed click here). Unlike the free flowing Suez, the Panama Canal is uses a...
Is dependent on three things doctors advice, your insurance company's terms and conditions and restrictions, and the cruise line's policy. Some want a letter of 'fit to travel' at any pregnancy length but all have the same cut off point; 24 weeks. They all seem to suggest that the day you become 24 weeks pregnant, you must leave the ship. If...
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In the words of Cliff, or maybe his cruise ship tribute Jimmy Jemain, 'Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha' - or 'Goodbye Adonia, Hello Azamara Pursuit'. AZAMARA CRUISE DEALS @ THOMAS COOK P&O have sold their smallest ship, the Adonia, which holds just 710 guests. The Adonia, built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique at their shipyard in St. Nazaire, France in 2001 is the sister...
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Cruising is about dressing up for most people, but you can dress down, it's all about choosing the right area of a ship or the right ship and understanding the contract. Those who do dress up to enter dress code areas, expect the cruise operator to enforce the contractual terms they were promised. Those who do not wish to...