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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...
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...
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This is still our favourite cruise route and we will be back on it with the Britannia in 2018 B818 in June. The Baltic was a main trading route from the day man built ships and it still is to this day. Many of these medieval towns were built as part of the Hanseatic League and have left us...
Single, and cruising solo? - Cruising is very solo cruiser friendly and our chat community is also here to help - watching the blogs this week they have been exchanging chat on how it is often cheaper to book a double room and pay the supplement. Small, new and growing this will be a great chat site.  All the cruise...
At Doris Visits chat sites we encourage everyone to share their positive cruise experiences, tips, pictures and videos. No moaning - gripes should be taken up with the cruise operator. We therefore have a style of our own and those who join our Doris Visits chats sites or use the YouTube channel genuinely love the ships. There is something...
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The Steel Cutting is a hugely important ceremony, because it signals the start of the construction process. It confirms that banks and others have signed off and the work force has been engaged. There is no turning back. There may of coarse be turning sideways, because the Arcadia was when at this stage, to be the Queen Victoria and...
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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...
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The new ship was named on the Scottish Island of IONA, because the name is IONA.Over 30,000 people entered to name the ship, and the winner was revealed on the beach in IONA. The new ship, one of the first if not the first of the Excellence class of ships will enter service in May 2020 (it appears seven are on order)....