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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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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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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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This was a ship organised tour; we booked the Jaquot Trail Hike which cost us (Nov 2017) £36. We left the ship by bus after signing a waver and travelled through interesting and lush countryside after beating the traffic of Castries. The journey was about an hour did not seem long and was faster coming back. It was like a...
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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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Chocolates and Happiness - Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate. So is EVERYTHING else. Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should have been the 5th Beatle. Jean interviews Gino in his shop. This is a very classy chocolate shop near the tower in the main square. If you pop into Chocolates and...
This is a typical world route for the Arcadia that only misses out the winter! We mean ALL THE WINTER !  A tour of all the passenger areas of the cruise ship Arcadia is on this site. Another of our favourite ships. It is classed as a mid- size ship, but we suggest it has the facilities of a larger ship...
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JOIN THE CHAT GROUP - Cruise the Caribbean Chat - If you love the Caribbean then share here. Chat and answer other people's questions. Here is where you are the knowledge base - CLICK HERE TO SHARE & CHATAnse Beach is Grenada's most famous, and it has the added comfort that you can see the ship is still parked...
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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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Alicante - a city and a port on the Cost Blanca. The Mediterranean is a very popular cruise route and Alicante is almost always on it somewhere as the second stop after either Gibraltar or Lisbon or it could be after Malaga or Cartagena. All feature in our guides of the Spanish section of the Mediterranean. We arrived around 8am and...
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