Barcelona! Barcelona! You can hear the late great Freddie Mercury sing. It is a place of great food, great wine, wonderful architecture, fountains and art. The art starts at the port but as a cruise passenger you have no chance in seeing everything in a day; which is good. Barcelona is a place you can go back to many times....
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Cartagena City Guide, Jean's video report for Doris Visits It is normal to arrive around 8am and re-board by 1630hrs from a ship. https://youtu.be/nPUPNxVMClo Cartagena is located in the Region of Murcia and is very often on a Mediterranean cruise. It is an important Naval Port as well as the gateway to Murcia. It has been inhabited for two millennium, and the town...
How to survive the buffet ... Food is not about volume, so a cruise is a chance to eat well. But given the selection of eggs in the morning, which one do you choose? Good question and as they are probably from the same place there maybe little difference, but it is worth looking. Those who like the perfect un split...
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The worst places for thieves and pick pockets 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...
Packing Tips and What To Pack The old saying, he's got long pockets and short arms, use to apply to people who could not find their wallets. It now applies to people who fly. Coats with hug pockets for heavy items! But, always remember, you can ship your bags separately from the airline. See here. And if you are picking...
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Doris Visits Stockholm in Sweden Stockholm is a collection of 14 islands - it is an ABBA fancy dress night on board, buy before you go. See below. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year, there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum, to our...
The CRUISE Show, Europe's leading cruise event, visits Birmingham later this year and is set to be even bigger and better for 2017! Hopefully Birmingham will be a more exciting event than Olympia, but to ensure numbers we have seen tickets for only £2, we asked why bother charging at all? Surely the idea is to get numbers. Those leaving...
How to overview a destination the way film scouts do it We have been making films and television for a while so we tend to approach new ports the same way. To be frank it is similar to cruising, you are dropped in a new town, you have a set amount of time and a job to do. As a...
Say NO to the retirement home. People who live permanently on ships - maybe instead of going into a retirement dwelling or home How much does a retirement home cost? Add in the food, the electric, the rates and other costs, now how much? Then think about cooking and washing ... no thank you. When Mama Lee's husband Mason died in 1997...
FRED OLSEN CRUISE SALE The summer cruise sale is here - take a look at the deals. Current Fred Olsen deals, use this link to get there fast. Click here. Fred Olsen are going all out to ensure they keep their ships full are they expanding like the other cruise operators and looking to add another ship that will fit their brand. They are certainly...
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