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This storm that hit Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands looks horrendous and brought back memories of the storm we were in in Fiji. Houses have been ripped up, rain adds to the rivers breaking banks and the flood water rises. The rain and cyclone season tends to be before the tourists arrive in what we know as the Caribbean...

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A number of people with cruises booked to these destinations have been calling us to ask should they go, should they worry. St Kitts has been hit badly by the storms and now hurricane Maria, they will need your support to get it back together build homes and re-open for business. When this happened to us in Fiji, the...
Friday 22nd September 2017 SAGA Cruises announce a second new ship. Spirit of Adventure will be a sister ship to currently being built Spirit of Discovery. It will be similar in external design, carrying less than 1,000 passengers, balconies for all cabins and retaining the intimacy and personal touches Saga are renowned for. SAGA's approach to free Wi-Fi and optional travel...
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We were in the worst ever hurricane experienced by these islands. We were locked in an establishment. Then we had to come out and work. No roads, no food, no electricity, no water, no washing facilities... nothing. And we had two major rock stars to look after, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. Our local crew had lost their homes,...
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Between 1855 and 1890 Castle Clinton was the immigration station of the state of New York. It is likely to be the boat station you will head for on your tour to Liberty Island. You will go through detailed security then take a boat to Liberty Island. Your tour will take an hour, there are restrooms but if you...
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This is not a town or a village, this is a floating city. A ship with a park, a zip line, a ten story waterfall and 20 restaurants. Setting sale from its home port of Miami, the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship ever with 2,100 crew members. That is more than many small ships...
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With the summer over, X-Factor having started we all look forward eagerly to the new Strictly on TV with the new line-up (see here) and as the Strictly on a cruise finished with promises of bigger and better next year we all look forward eagerly to the 2018 Strictly on a ship. With less than 600 tickets available for the...
Cruising has become a boom industry and new ships are being built everywhere in all shapes and sizes and with new technology to be more eco green and better to sail. Saga Cruise's chief executive, Mr Robin Shaw has announced the new 999-passenger ship evolving at Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany which will set sail summer 2019. However, as the...
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World cruise? If 4 months is too long then is the shorter 45 days tempting? The Oriana leaves on a Caribbean and American Discovery on the 6th January 2018 and with the autumn weather here in the UK before the end of August and leaves dropping fast I feel a need for sun and escape. A long cruise is such an experience....
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Yes we are a film company and our movie Freight is on Netflix. Here is the story of that film and perhaps a little of this travel show's past, straight from the horse's mouth, me. I wrote and produced the film after seeing the Michael Palin doc on Eastern Europe. He was in Moldavia where UNESCO were touring a...
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