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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

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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...
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The dress code does catch guests out. We have seem some very embarrassed faces on Black Tie nights when some passengers realise people do make the effort. We have seen many buy black suit and ties in the shop to comply, and some sitting, determined that they will ensure it does not apply to them until the officers on...
Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line'Click' the box or picture you want to join. We add more ships as the the suggestions are made by you. Why join a chat site? To share your information base with others. AIDA  AIDA CRUISES - UK Chat here AZAMARA CLUB CRUISE  AZAMARA...
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The Love Boat was a TV series that took cruising to a mass audience, see our history of Princess Cruises. One could argue that for most of the world, Game of Thrones put Dubrovnik on the map. We try and link cruise destinations with films and books, because we are entertainers and film makers. Books as Kindle versions are great...
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Another cruise ship comedian, Taffy Spencer, has been bemoaning lost his luggage .... well, as they say in the song, 'the days of Taffy Spencer' .... days with no clean pants! Manuel Martinez lost his flying back to do his 'live at the Apollo' and quick back to the Britannia. These guys are on planes at least twice a week....
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...
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Cruising is about dressing up for most people, but you can dress down, it's all about choosing the right area of a ship or the right ship and understanding the contract. Those who do dress up to enter dress code areas, expect the cruise operator to enforce the contractual terms they were promised. Those who do not wish to...
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Whether you are on a long cruise or a short cruise a huge part of the holiday is the ability to dress up. If you are going on your first cruise we have tips inc dress code here. Whether evening or cocktail dress, smart casual or open neck shirt there might just be a need to run a iron...
We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment at airports because a traveller has bought a bottle in duty-free with all the intentions of enjoying their holiday, and as they change planes the bottle is confiscated. Where have we seen that? Numerous airports:- South Korea changing planes for Australia, Fiji etc, Canada changing planes for the Pacific or down...
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...