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The further you go north, the colder it gets, the more the skies rage, the sunsets are extreme and the night skies can thrill. The more the seas can roar and you might need your sickness bands (click picture for explanation). We had force 10 gales, 97 mph winds and slept through it. Alta is known as the city...
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If you venture this far north to see the northern lights, do not miss the Alta Museum. Here is Jean's report. https://youtu.be/mw8CmQPWFmE The view is worth the bus ride! You may never get this far north again, and even if it is snow covered, so all the outside stones are covered, the museum is a treat and the view amazing. It is easy...
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Seriously, this incredible experience we stumbled upon on the way to the best beach.It should be a tour, but scheduling it would be a nightmare because no one knows when the Chi Chi fish will come. It is a fantastic look into the life of people of St Vincent shared with us by the local villagers of Buccament, who...
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Dubai is a long way away to be on a short cruise unless you fly cruise. It is on longer cruises but Fred Olsen includes it, the Arcadia does it yearly and the Oceana now has it as a new route going as far as India. Thomson does it with a fly-cruise. See links below. Whichever way you go...
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St Kitts is one of the most popular Caribbean islands to draw people seeking the sun Jean very nearly got in trouble! CRUISE INSURANCE  CAR PARKING DEALS ON BOARD ENTERTAINMENT St Kitts is friendly with smiling people to welcome you. Jean takes you to the top of the church tower, quite an effort to climb that! Look before you try! https://youtu.be/-3gHmaljXA0 Great Luggage tags that suit...
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Sydney is a very important cruise stop, not just because Sydney Bridge is iconic, but because many people use it to start or terminate a cruise. Did you know that less than half of the people on a world cruise go all the way around? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqe8XYMK2A&feature=youtu.be Yes, you don't have to do all a world cruise and many people use it...
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The adult only ship is to get a Glass House! There are always ongoing improvements, but one that is creeping in is that the bar on Deck 2 opposite the Ocean Grill is becoming a Glass House, and will be serviced from the Ocean Grill kitchen. A few things have appeared on the menu already. Here is a 2019...
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St Vincent in the Caribbean sea lies between Saint Lucia and Grenada. It is the largest of the Grenadine Islands and conjures tropical visions, but its beauty is away from the port of Kingstown which does have one of the most interesting Catholic churches that should be seen. It could easily be a location for Game of Thrones. Whilst...
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Unless the weather is very bad, the guards change each day at the palace. The palace, as visitors will know is very open so the guards march through the crowd. If you want a close-up, this video shows the route around the square and will help you choose where you are going to stand. The Danish Royal Guard march...
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Sydney is a major city in Australia with an endless amount to do, but the harbour is a special view, sailing in and out.Here is our filmed guide. Sydney is actually quite small and walkable as our film shows, but the iconic Opera House and Bridge make it so much bigger. We have five films on Sydney, so we...
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