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Question, what do these three women have in common? Adele, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield? They have all had number 1 records? No, they are all Maxine Mazumder. Maxine Mazumder is a multi award-winning and hugely talented singer who is also more than impressionist, she is a chameleon! Maxine has the incredible ability to change into different characters from Dusty to Lulu and...
There are very few women doing comedy and not many rise to the heights that Hilary has achieved. Hilary has had a fantastic TV career on shows from Copycats, the Little and Large Show, Hale and Pace to Ken Dodd. She has appeared as herself on Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques, Blankety Blank and Celebrity Squares - also, she has...
The best cruise experience ever! The mediterranean has always been popular. Dancing has always been huge on cruise ships, and Strictly Come Dancing is certainly huge. It seemed natural to put them all together. With a ship holding 3,000 guests and Elstree only holding 600 most of which is consumed by relatives and friends of artists and other celebs, then...
In an effort to help you enjoy your cruise, and as many ships either have a cinema or a sea screen or both, and as many of you may not be abreast of what is in the cinema, we have added a film section to occasionally explain, rather than critically review films, that we know are on or will...

Zadar, Croatia

Located between Rijeka and Split on the Adriatic Sea, this old town boasts many Roman ruins but the history of Zadar stretches back beyond that. It is the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia with evidence of inhabitance dating back to the late Stone Age and settlements that have been dated as early as the Neolithic, that is between 15 and...
The theatres inside ships are bigger than many Broadway and West End theatres. The Royal Theatre on the Anthem of the Seas is a Broadway-style theatre on decks 3–5. A Broadway theatre has to have more than 500 seats, this theatre has 1,299 seats. It currently plays a fully licensed production of the Ben Elton West End and Broadway musical We Will...
Eric and little Ern is a magnificent, accurate and emotional link to Morecambe & Wise that is nostalgic and entertaining. People rock with laughter whether at festivals, in the huge West End theatres or on board ship in the Limelight club. Ian and Jonty are keen members of the Stage Golf Society, as are we and many other acts like...
Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
New York New York, there is so much to do, and we have so many films, this is just our top tips of what not to miss. It is a huge city where even the locals, the taxi drivers and the police don't know everywhere, they can't know every building which is why everyone works in blocks. If you...
Renowned for being one of the top New Years' Eve destinations, and maybe the top for cruisers, Madeira is normally on the Canary Islands route. It is Portuguese and mainly Christian so Christmas is special, the streets of Funchal get beautifully dressed with thousands of lights. Even outside Funchal, almost every lamppost will be dressed up. However, on New Year's Eve,...
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