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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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When you finish your transit flight, your bags go to the ship. You are not normally immigrated to the country, especially in Barbados etc when going to the Caribbean. You are taken on a bonded coach, like bonded cargo to inside the shipping terminal, so still not in the country. There you queue to be immigrated onto the ship, your...
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Alternative Cruise Parking is one we have used and been very pleased with. They and others are just out of Southampton and they will coach you to the ship without problem. We have always had excellent service. Although now we have discovered the coach from Victoria, which we took while making this film as a cruiser's guide, we have never...
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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...
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Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one, so, how to spread the money over two cruises rather than make mistakes on one... you may have your own ideas you can send us for a second film. If it is your first cruise you may think that once booked, everything is...
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Going away before the end of the year, if you are thinking of using the city sight seeing red bus,we have a 10% discount, just print it, take and use it... or book on line before. <a data-fasc-href="10% Discount coupon for Hop on Hop Off Services" class="fasc-button fasc-size-large fasc-type-flat fasc-style-bold" target="_blank" style="background-color:#9e333c;color:#e3f02d;" data-fasc-style="background-color:#9e333c;color:#e3f02d;" data-fasc-id="fasc-button-tid-1542734778755"> 10% Discount coupon for Hop on Hop...
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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. That is a series, from a book made at a cruise destination. We try and find books that are set purely on...
  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read. First, I' m not saying that there was a little inside knowledge somewhere, but the Sally Katz  adventure romance novel, Her Perfect Storm has an amazing same sex marriage within the fast moving story. It was an outrageously wonderful and detailed ceremony foreshadowing same sex marriages being allowed at sea. But, alarm...
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LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings famously never sang. But, you can cruise anywhere with anyone. We try to be different here at Doris Visits. We are film makers and as you know we have hundreds of travel documentaries as well as having made feature movies like Freight for Netflix and Bula Quo in Fiji. We...
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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 and common on many ships. Many clubs like golf clubs have bar...
You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price, and why not, it is a great full-board holiday. You can still dine in the main restaurants, dress up and enjoy black tie nights and see the great acts all in your holiday cost. You may be able to, in some cases argue that...