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Renowned for being one of the top New Years' Eve destinations, and maybe the top for cruisers, Madeira is normally on the Canary Island's route. It is Portuguese and mainly Christian so Christmas is special, the streets of Funchal get beautifully dressed with thousands of lights. Even outside Funchal, almost every lamppost will be dressed up. However, on New Year's Eve,...
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St Kitts is a very pleasant town to walk around and an easy town in which to take a local bus. We went to Brimstone Hill Fortress with a very helpful driver, and maybe should have gone further into the next village just to look at life, but after the 40 minute hike up the hill, seeing the extensive...
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Adding Jeff Dingle to our site is long over due because he is one of the nicest guys on the cruise circuit, hugely talented and a friend. Jeff has studied every move Bruno Mars makes and his portrayal of him is perfect. You could be at a Bruno Mars concert, but you are on a ship. At the moment...
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Currently on the Azura Caribbean cruise, Amber Cove a joy to visit. You can either go into town, or relax in the resort. After a number of other Caribbean resorts where you are hassled from the moment you step on shore, from taxis to hawkers, this was a peaceful experience. The resort is an enclosed area where you could...
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https://vimeo.com/225340570 Is this the look of Richard Branson VIRGIN VOYAGES new ship? The base, or keel has been laid in dry dock and they have started work, so they know what it will look like. They have even welded newly minted coins into the keel for good luck. It will be made in sections, around 400 to be precise, and...
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If you are in Barbados on a Friday night, then at Oistins, it is party night. Friday night is a fish festival every week. You actually pass the Oistins area on the way to Bridgetown from the airport, but if you are a cruise passenger, it is frustrating that you can't say to the driver, 'can you just drop...
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Cruise ship Viking Sea was the first post Irma commercial cruise call to St Maarten on the December 4th 2017. It seems a long time ago but the rebuilding will continue for some time. Cruisers are least affected. The roads and beaches have been cleared and the beaches are in full swing. More than ever, the island is welcoming it's...
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Cruise ship Viking Sea was the first post Irma commercial cruise to call in St Maarten and the island finds place for two cruise ships on Christmas day! Congratulations to all concerned for the hard work on the many islands that were affected. St Kitts is open and we have just come back, see the two films. Grenada is open, was...
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We were privileged to assist Manuel Martinez at the Hammersmith Apollo as his official box carrier and picture taker. He was live in a sell out Apollo special, on the bill after Jo Brand and Dara ó Briain and after him was the elegant Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Manuel in his guise as the Quantum Mind Reader in professor Brian (and...
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The most reliable Hotel Booking site we have used - Booking.com Are all Hotel Booking sites the same? Yes, pretty much. The same as all cruise sites are the same. WHY? Because, more or less, we all use the same engines. But, having said that we have found the best service and price...