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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...
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Voyages to Antiquity is a UK company based in Oxford and there are few UK cruise companies! We were berthed next to the Odyssey, in the Queen Victoria, which is by no means a huge ship, but the Odyssey looked like a yacht. We are so pleased to have seen it as it is both unusually British and a...
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It is on the small ships that can get right up to Tower Bridge. The Silver Wind is a luxury ship, that brings guests right into the heart of London when on a British Isles tour. In 2017 it had a major re-fit and here you can see her being towed in backwards, up the Thames against the night sky....
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Whilst they may be a touch more expensive than some of the older ships, if you want a brand new state of the art small ship experience it is certainly available. SAGA are building two new smaller ships, VIRGIN have stayed under 2,000 guests, but these VIKING OCEAN ships are at 930 guests and they are stylish. Like Fred Olsen...
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The Viking Sun sailed a world cruise of 141 days as Viking Ocean's first ever world cruise. The 745 feet long, officially classified 'small cruise ship class' holds just 930 guests in very well appointed elegant rooms. Take a look, the robot narates. VIKING OCEAN community & chat on Facebook - for these special state of the art small ships...
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The Viking Sun os the 4th ship in the fast growing very stylised fleet of ocean cruise ships. It all happened Shanghai. The Viking Ocean ships are all the same, or based on the same design. The film is worth watching for the style put into the ceremony and party. These cruises do not sit as the cheapest on...
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After sampling a few cruise lines, when you find one you like you normally stay. Cruise & Maritime guests are very loyal, some of you may not have discovered them yet. As a smaller ship experience, they sit almost parallel to Fred Olsen. There new state of the art small ships available and this ship is rumoured to be...

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A country house at sea refurbished in 2010. 16 different cabins means there is a wide spread of room to choose from on this much loved small ship. Small, but it has two pools and an Asian fusion restaurant. She is actually an ocean liner and offers voyages in Europe, South Africa and Australia. With just 600 guests she will...
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The Pacific Eden has left P&O Australia for Cruise and Maritime. P&O have an ongoing program to update ships in line with a Carnival continued objective. The Pacific Eden, a much loved ship will stay working Australia under its new name Vasco da Gama. It is a name we are surprised is not on more ships as it is the...
There are many who bemoan the passing of the Adonia from the P&O fleet, but, the ship is still around. Many small ships are still around with that old fashioned class and style that cruising is known for. In fact, the Adonia is a R-Class ship, or Renaissance Class ship that is now called the Azamara Journey. Azamara have...
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