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How to do St. Petersburg on your own? - It is actually easy and after the world cup myth buster on Russia maybe more people will feel easier about visiting. Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river...
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Built by Meyer Werft at their shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, this was the first P&O ship we went on, with Stuart guesting as an after dinner speaker. We have just travelled on it down from Boston to Bermuda, so here is an up to date 2017 look at the ship. However she is in for a minor refit March...
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While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
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Edinburgh is definitely worth more than a day visit. We have three films on it, this one of the City, then one of Harry Potter sites which was asked for by two Edinburgh boys who we then joined in making the film. The third was the unexpected Royal Yacht Britannia at Leigh's Ocean Terminal. If you are sailing from Leith we...
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Pape'ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. There is very little to do in Pape'ete itself. It is a major town based around the port, like Tilbury. On docking, there will be some musicians playing by the ship, some stalls and buses, taxis and seaways waiting to take you wherever. But to see the sea and palms you need to get to a...
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Zakynthos or Zakinthos is normally a tender port. It is a port that is more likely to be seen than some of the windy islands like Santorini and Mykonos around the tip. As you sail from Croatia area, past Albania towards the tip of mainland Greece, you will pass seven Ionian Islands; the Greek Islands in the Ionian. The...
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Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, St Lucia - These are a very pleasant six-acre multi-award winning tourism site, both alluring and peaceful. It is a complete contrast to the beach and a retreat from the outside world. Marvelling the lush fertile vegetation and diverse range of tropical flowers can either be done as an excursion by itself or added to the Volcano which...
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Boston has a lot to offer, but if you are on a cruise this could be your day. Dropped off at Quincy Market by the shuttle bus, then catching the Freedom Trail. We start by taking you to the visitor's centre in Faneuil Hall run by The National Park Service. Behind that building is the trail in mid stream. The Freedom Trail...
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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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Dubai is now a popular cruise stop, and occasionally passengers are lucky enough to get an overnight. You may go for a holiday so here is a list of things to do, and things not to do if you don't want to be arrested. And being arrested here means arrested! The P&O Arcadia stops there on the way back...
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