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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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Jean looks at the Britannia for us in our efforts to help you SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA, we have just travelled the Britannia. It takes eight minutes of tight editing to show you all the passenger areas it is that big. The only one we didn't shoot is the exclusive private area - it is...
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Chocolates and Happiness - Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate.EVERYTHING else is made of chocolate too. Amongst the thousands of great choice shops, this is the queen... and it is here - the box shows you C&H on Google maps.GOOGLE MAP TO CHOCOLATE AND HAPPINESS  Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should...
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This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? First - if you are worried that you take the plunge and find cruising is not for you, there's a money back guarantee at both SAGA and FRED. OLSEN. Cruising is that easy, it stays that easy - but learn the ropes. The ropes hold the ship in dock! This blog is full of links to...
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Had J.K. Rowling never moved to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital in the 1990s, there may never have been a Harry Potter. Then, there might never have been a Potted Potter, the Edinburgh Festival favourite spoof spin off from Dan Clarkson. Dan, a UK actor whose first ever role was in our children film Mystical Christmas (small world) now spends a lot...
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Download Local Tourist Map here    EC$ Eastern Caribbean Dollars (The will take US $) Antigua is a jewel in the Caribbean, but St John's Port is not a port that keeps you busy for long. We also have an island tour film on our other blog which shows the historic harbour, take a look. The more popular option in...
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Seriously, this incredible experience we stumbled upon, 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 told us the baby fish can come...
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Most Canary Island Cruises will follow this typical route, though Fred Olsen ships do take in the Moroccan coast. I have always wanted to see Rick's bar in Casablanca. But, not on this version of the route. The Canary Islands itinerary is a favourite on many ships, no flying, no weight restrictions, often Southampton to Southampton. Add that to often nice weather and...
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The Azura has 3100 passengers but doesn't feel like a big ship which is why it has its fans and such a high returning customer base to its 14/19 passenger decks. With some bigger ships having over 6800 passengers and the P&O flagship Britannia having approx 3640 passengers, maybe, the Azura will soon no longer be referred to as large....
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Once you are in the Canaries area, your ship is just a floating hotel, which overnight moves you to another island. La Palma, ‘the fair isle’, was our stop having left Madeira. It is so called because of its fabulous landscape. Of all the many cruise stops, Santa Cruz is up there as one of the prettiest harbours and is...