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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Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits, but first there is normally an introduction from the head chef and he will introduce key staff. Because he is unlikely to use a microphone, sit towards the front... The...
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...
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...
SAGA have just released pictures and names of the suites on their stand out ships. You have to take a new look at SAGA because the future is completely different. They have taken eight names from the British Isles Shipping Forecast areas. Bailey, Fair Isle, FitzRoy, Hebrides, Humber, Lundy, Thames and Trafalgar. Saga’s chief operating officer Nigel Blanks said ‘naming...
  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read. First, I' m not saying that there was a little inside knowledge somewhere, but the Sally Katz  adventure romance novel, Her Perfect Storm has an amazing same sex marriage within the fast moving story. It was an outrageously wonderful and detailed ceremony foreshadowing same sex marriages being allowed at sea. But, alarm...
As we have just focussed on the Fred Olsen version of this money back offer for those who do not like the cruise. We felt we had to go back and mention the SAGA offer, which has been around for quite some time. Their offers come under a guarantees page. The money back guarantee version is called Love It...
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...
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...
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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...