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Here are some short tips for cruises, whether new or old. If you have a tip, please post them in the comments. We will try and add as many cruise tips as we can

There are facts, there is gossip, and there is scaremongering. We could be referring to the news, but we are giving the run down on Norovisus. It is sometimes called 'winter vomiting bug' and it causes sickness and diarrhoea. It can be unpleasant, for those who are already of ill health it can be harsh, but the vomiting  normally...
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If you like sports or if there is a big event on like the world cup, the ship will show the event somewhere. If the event is big enough, everywhere. https://youtu.be/zRNNKM5ueVs Watching sport on board ship is electric. The recent World Cup was an example. In the quarter final against Sweden, every venue open for the World Cup on the Britannia...
We wanted to try and do a comparison of ships, which is impossible as no two ships, no two cabins, or cruises make for the same deal. So, what is this price nightmare, and what does cruising cost? We all search and look at prices - just how pointless or not is that? Looking at prices is interesting to try...
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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On-board Spend - Is a sum of money you have in credit due to the way you booked, the deal you got when booking, or other factors and there are many. You can get more! This article is broadly based around P&O, but the system is not unusual. Many clubs like golf clubs have bar spend, it is all similar...
Is dependent on three things doctors advice, your insurance company's terms and conditions and restrictions, and the cruise line's policy. Some want a letter of 'fit to travel' at any pregnancy length but all have the same cut off point; 24 weeks. They all seem to suggest that the day you become 24 weeks pregnant, you must leave the ship. If...
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A cruise is a chance to eat well, but it can be about avoiding the volume. Given the selection of food and all the sweets and treats how do you not put on weight? here are two contrasting typical buffets. https://youtu.be/CuYo3EGhhUg It is all about choice, control, and walking the stairs. It starts before you get up, from 0630 hours there is...
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Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting. Just looking for the cheapest cruise price may not be the best answer to cheapest price. There are many things to consider on a ship which can be a small village or a large city, and you get what you pay for. Cruises costing £1,000 per night offer...
Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother from Blyth, Northumberland, has been hit with a £50,000 bill for an airlift to hospital from a Marella Discovery 2. (according to the Telegraph 31st January 2018). You must be properly insured and check it is, and update your EHICard. Martin from the money program is shouting about this too now as over 5...