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Both Aida and Costa cruise lines have introduced robots to assist guests, these Pepper robots are cruise ship specific and speak three languages. As both Aida and Costa are both Carnival lines, and robots can work 24/7 without getting emotional, we expect to see them across the fleet eventually which means P&O and Cunard too. These robots can show...
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Whilst in her second home, the Brooklyn Cruise Port New York, The Queen Victoria hosted the star studded red carpet premiere of The Greatest Showman back in 2017. Our exec producer Stuart St Paul is a voting member in the directors chapel, and gets invited to many of these events just before and after Christmas. Which ship will be...
There are now quite few ships for sale, I counted five this morning as I was doing some work on the Fred Olsen page. It made me wonder, as Fred Olsen always has a 'cruise sale' of some kind, whether or not they will be 'buying' next year or selling. Obviously they will be selling cruises, but maybe buying a...
Have you ever seen an aft like this? Yes, they claimed to be different and this is the official released picture from Virgin Press of the aft of the first ship, the Scarlet Lady. Yes it might seem strange, but then let's think about cruising. It started by converting ships and keeping a ship-shape. Never did anyone say, this is...
While few of us mortals can afford suites, I totally get the splash out why not it's our holiday approach. The Iona will be the first ship in the P&O fleet to have Conservatory Mini-suites. These will bring the outside into the living space. The ship plans to have as many as 95 of these cabins when releasing in...
We have seen the plans emerging, and the determination from the outset to change cruising by Richard Branson. He has deliberately avoided Virgin Cruises in favoured of Virgin Voyages. He has deliberately suggested a different external look for his ships, and he has said he will revolutionise the experience inside the ship. This does not mean the huge theme...
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There are likely to be six or so ships at the popular port in Tallinn, it is a fantastic busy port! Tallinn is a gem of the Baltics; the Russians built summer homes there. TALLINN GOOGLE MAP  TALLINN TOURIST MAP Tallinn was definitely part of the Hanseatic league, Tallinn has been a working port for ages. The fort or walled city...
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Tallinn is one of the most beautiful cities when the sun is out, alfresco drinking and dining everywhere with much to see. Olde Hansa is a 15th century merchants house at the back of Town Hall Square which has staff in medieval dress for that authentic look. Olde Hansa is old German for old tribe. One of the three houses...
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Beautiful Tallinn has been war torn throughout history, so it won't surprise you it is riddled with tunnels. Kiek In De Kök. The tunnels are full of stories that your guide will reveal. Although most of the men walked round in T shirts, the ladies wore blankets supplied on the way in. It is cold underground. FRED OLSEN BALTIC CRUISE MARELLA...
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One could bravely suggest Helsinki is always on a Baltic Cruise itinerary, but is that always the case? Well, more often than not it is. It is a small city with a great shopping centre near to the port, so those who love to shop are catered for. Those who want to see what is on the suggested highlights...