Cruise Tips

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

Keeping your hands subtle - Tips from our resident stuntman. That is often how I am introduced, so let's go with the physical connection because I would like you to take note of how much your hands are important. Hands can become so painful with age and of all the stretch classes I have been to at 7am on...
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I am pretty streetwise but I have been pick pocketed twice. Twice in the same place and it does not appear on the Trip Advisor top ten. Jean has been bag lifted once, again not on that list. So I thought I would run a Doris Visits slant on their pick pocket places top ten, and add to some...
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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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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...
There is a knack to finding the best bits of a location. Postcards! We have been making films and television for a while so we tend to approach new destinations the same way. To be frank it is similar to cruising, you are dropped in a new town, village, city, location and you have a set amount of time...
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Say NO to the retirement home. There are people who live permanently on cruise ships - it could be cheaper and you get better service. When we did a few tours on the Aurora in 2017 we joined in Boston and there were guests who had been on for ages. We left to edit, rejoined that ship some 6...
Remember the disco song, 'Dance yourself Dizzy'. Some cruises have you 'walk til dizzy'. If you might like to carry your cruise card on a laniard round your neck and you have one that holds a credit card size cruise card, then pack it, though they and other useful cruise items are for sale on the ship. You will find...
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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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...
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...