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Paul and Carole have no idea why they have champagne and strawberries in their room they don't know, but well done. The ship may have been built back in 1986 but it has had a few refurbishments, the cabins are spacious and it is easier to watch than to tell. Check deck plans, cabins are different. Inside cabin tip,...
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Pronounced Clay-peda, Klaipeda is an unusually ice free port situated at the edge of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon in Lithuania. Baltic tribes have inhabited the area since the 7th century which more recently has been controlled by successive German states until the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. In 1923 the Klaipėda Revolt saw it added to Lithuania (apart from...
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Built and run as the Aleksandr Pushkin from 1965 by the Baltic Shipping Company, the Marco Polo found its current name in 1991 when it to the Orient Lines. She was the second ship of the Ivan Franko class also referred to as "poet" or "writer" class because Ivan Franko was a Russian poet. Since 2005 she has been the only remaining ship...
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The pleasantly called Holiday-Class cruise ship, MS Magellan was built in 1985 and known as the Holiday, then the Grand Holliday. Refurbished in 2010 she joined Cruise and Maritime in 2015. Sailing at 21 knots, she can hold about 1450 passengers and 660 crew but C&M run the ship with about 1250 guests in its 10 passenger decks. The...
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Boudicca is a small ship that with 880 passengers makes you feel very special. It is a ship that is loved and that customers return to. Fred Olsen suggest it has a sense of class, style and elegance not seen or experienced on modern megaships and floating theme parks. We would agree, it is cruising from a different era, aiming...
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Roatan is an island of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by coral reef and an underground maze of volcanic rock perfect for divers and snorkellers. The sea and beats are so special we thought this film was perfect to show of some of what it has to offer. Eco tourism is popular here, but it also has some...
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In 1502 Columbus established a dwelling at this port and it has grown, but it was not until 1870 a real harbour was established in order to export bananas, nuts and grains. Now it has a vibrant town with a palm lined promenade, cafes and open an air market. Local wine and fruit are as important as the handicrafts....
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Yes this is where we shot Mrs Brown's Boys the movie although the series had all be shot in the studio in Glasgow; yes an Irish show, produced in London, shot in Glasgow... only the BBC could take diversity that far. It is definitely a favourite show to talk about on the ships and if Stuart St Paul avoids...
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Possibly a stop before or after New Orleans, this coast has a dizzy mixture of soul and food and music. It is very much Mexico, being just off the Yucatan Peninsula where the adventure of ruins and the history of Mayan Villages could begin. If you can be dragged away from the music and fun... what is there not...
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Hamilton has been the capital since 1815. It is an easy place to walk round with beautiful parks, walkways, markets, historic monuments and buildings, cathedrals, arts centres, museums and parliament buildings. Bermuda is also visited out of the main season, as it claims to have a good climate all year round. It is a British Overseas Territory, famous for its...