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At last we have a new passenger area tour of the Ventura, and it is looking smart. Most of the refit was technical, shops and the addition of the Dixons franchise taking over camera and iPad sales, but it shows new carpets and the other smarter areas. https://youtu.be/hHNN8WVsSOQ What is the difference between the Azura and Ventura. The Azura is maybe...
Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line'Click' the box or picture you want to join. We add more ships as the the suggestions are made by you. Why join a chat site? To share your information base with others. AIDA  AIDA CRUISES - UK Chat here AZAMARA CLUB CRUISE  AZAMARA...
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Carnival have ordered four Excellence Class ships, the first will be named Iona. However, we ask has one already arrived? The Helios Class at Aida has been floated out. The AidaNova. You might consider the Hyperion Class an equal class to the Royal Class, and if so, the Helios Class might give clues to the Excellence Class. The Helios offers...
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We all like a party, but this is amazing. Is it the forerunner to the P&O Iona? We think it is, as you will see on our notes on the Helios class in our cruise ship menus. AIDA CRUISES - UK Chat here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwyG6nsh4UY Reading through the lists of ships owned by companies, which are all on menus on Doris Visits, you...
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The IONA is the first in the Excellence class for P&O. (third in build)The initial sailings, prior to winter re-location have gone on sale. All will be on the same route as snagging and the watchful eye of technicians learn how this ship works.Click here to choose a date to see the new ship.  A first in class means the...
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There are certain performers who make magic happen, Adam Allinson is one such entertainer. You may know him as the crows nest evening pianist on the Britannia, the choir master, or the man who does Les Miserables musical theatre workshops and now is starting workshops on The Greatest Showman. He is a great friend at to us here at...
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Whilst in her second home, the Brooklyn Cruise Port New York, The Queen Victoria hosted the star studded red carpet premiere of The Greatest Showman back in 2017. Our exec producer Stuart St Paul is a voting member in the directors chapel, and gets invited to many of these events just before and after Christmas. Which ship will be...
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...
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Louise Rankine on our Ventura chat site shared this great video of a chefs Parade.She exclaims that it is, 'Lovely to see the staff getting the recognition they deserve onboard the Ventura during our cruise in July 2018. This was a dinner parade in the Baytree restaurant. The food by the way in there is delicious.' Louise has her own...
While few of us mortals can afford suites, I totally get the splash out why not it's our holiday approach. The Iona will be the first ship in the P&O fleet to have Conservatory Mini-suites. These will bring the outside into the living space. The ship plans to have as many as 95 of these cabins when releasing in...