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Buda and Pest, together make Budapest and it features on the River Cruise route - one of the many stops on the Danube. It is a top destination and it is a Formula 1 City - Formula 1 does not refer to Doris's driving of the pedal driven car round Margaret Island in the middle of the River Danube, which...
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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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Everyone has a different cruise experience because there is so much choice and so much to do. The cabin may or may not be important to you. If you spend a lot of time there or have special needs then much research will go into which cabin you have and where it is, how far from the lift, which...
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Lanzarote is another volcanic island with the darker black, red and white sand beaches and the moonscape parks that you can tour or drive through. The landscape is best seen from the Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park which is famous for the fantastical shapes created by solidified volcanic lava. These have steaming hot natural holes or wells....
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Another cruise ship comedian, Taffy Spencer, has been bemoaning lost his luggage .... well, as they say in the song, 'the days of Taffy Spencer' .... days with no clean pants! Manuel Martinez lost his flying back to do his live at the Apollo and quick back to the Britannia. These guys are on planes at least twice a week....
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Midtown does not have the same ring to it as Downtown or Uptown, but it does have more than a few great gems from Grand Central Station to the Rockefeller Centre, to Madison Gardens to the Hudson River. The bus makes them easy and gives you knowledge and tips, we share some with you, but the tour will give...
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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...
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Newhaven is a tender port, but deep enough for the Britannia to stop. Inland there is a pier and a historic lighthouse that lie between Leith and Granton. It is mainly a cargo port and for International ferries that run to Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, but the old train ferry line is derelict now although it is well serviced by the  Newhaven...
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OK, so Christmas tradition is a sleigh ride, reindeer, Father Christmas in a red hat, and curved wrought iron hand rails on the sleigh. But in Madeira it is all year round, except they are dressed in white like Gondoliers in white suits and straw hats. Not many cruisers will hit the snow, but they will get the traditional...
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All of these villages in the principality of Manilva were previously part of a huge Roman fishing Village, thought to have been called Saltum. The Castillo was there to protect the  18th-century village. Now the huge stretch of sandy beach has more value than the fishing, but, the fresh fish on offer in the restaurants is worth sampling. If...
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