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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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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...
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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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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...
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Robots are now working on two cruise lines, and may soon be caring for those who need help.The Pepper robot is now in use on the Coast and Aida lines and a much far reaching program is expected for cruise ship robots before long. Just as expo skeletons are expected to replace wheelchairs and mobility shooters.  I have been very...
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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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There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos, but you have probably been looking at the Celebrity Xpedition. Here are some tips, most transfers are by tender, not the lift boat that docks at a jetty, they are normally ribs that have a wet landing wading knee deep or onto uneven rocky volcanic shores. You may then be able...
Watch Doris Visits on YouTube, just set a playlist going, Mediterranean or Caribbean and be there.The 4k 65 inch TV screens are becoming very normal. We judge what is selling by our local Costco and it always makes our TV's look old. Maybe this Christmas ... maybe not. Let's go cruising again instead. Now everyone is on line, and...
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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...
The Rules to Deck Quoits Quidditch and Deck Quoits have one thing in common. In Quidditch you ride a broomstick, in Deck Quoits you push with a broom. Of the many versions of the game Quoits, the one on board ship seems to have origins around 1930 but the original game dates back to the Ancient Greeks. Then is was more...
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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...