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"The government of Port St. Maarten are very proud to announce to the world that Port St. Maarten is open for business."  Cruise ship Viking Sea was the first post Irma commercial cruise to call in St Maarten and the island finds place for two cruise ships on Christmas day! The CEO of Carnival has announced that ships will...
Did you know your European Medical card has an expiry date and needs to be renewed? Did you know you can use it in certain places in the Caribbean but should still be insured as you may have to pay and claim back? We jest not, here is a quote from our own governments web site   -  'You...
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https://vimeo.com/225340570 Is this the look of Richard Branson VIRGIN VOYAGES new ship? The base, or keel has been laid in dry dock and they have started work, so they know what it will look like. They have even welded newly minted coins into the keel for good luck. It will be made in sections, around 400 to be precise, and...
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TUI are selling both the Thomson Majesty and the Marella Spirit. The new ship, the Marella Explorer, which was the TUI Mein Schiff 1, is the first of the two new ships to come in and replace the outgoing ones. The Marella Spirit will continue to sail with Marella until October 2018. TUI’s Mein Schiff 2 will move across...
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Last night (2/12/17) we were privileged to be ask to assist Manuel Martinez to the Hammersmith Apollo as his official box carrier and picture taker. He was live in a sell out Apollo special, on the bill after Jo Brand and Dara ó Briain and after him was the elegant Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Manuel in his guise as the Quantum...
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THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GET TO SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE TERMINAL DORIS VISITS TESTS THE COACH  It is a five star thumbs up from us as we get there before we know it. The London tube to Victoria was the hardest as there were closures and we did have to bus the last bit to Victoria, but the coach was easy. Victoria is...
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Status Quo, the cyclone that rocked Fiji - part 2 We continue our Doris Visits special of filming a feature film with two rock stars just days after the biggest cyclone in Fiji's history. (Click here to see part 1 first). Fiji was rocked first by a cyclone then by rock band Status Quo. Francis Rossi talks about his future,...
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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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FRED OLSEN WARMER CRUISING SALE THIS WEEK'S FRED OLSEN BEST LATE DEALS  Click here for new late deals The summer is over and X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing have started, Fred Olsen are offering up to 40% off with the big headline of WARMER CRUISING. But, also announcing that some cruises may have a free all inclusive drinks upgrade. Not...
The Britannia. Where top chefs teach. The Britannia is a large ship and has more options and new ideas including the fabulous Cookery Club. Ten top celebrity chefs appeared in the first year so watch for programmes, names and dates. The venue has 12 cookery stations that can take 24 people. Master Chefs and Food Heroes - dates. P&O have a number of...
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