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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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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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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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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....
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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...
Visas and passports can be a minefield. There are so many companies out there just trying to take your money. Always check visa requirements by countries, and then application for visa requirements. Even a TRANSIT within a country can require a visa. A transit from ship to airport or the other way round is almost always an entry into that country,...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...