FINE DINING ON BOARD THE CRUISE SHIP Whilst there is almost endless food free with special and themed nights as well as black tie nights that insist on a dress code and buffets that never do, there are fine dining options that often have a small supplement attached. There are also special FOOD HERO CRUISES as well as COOKERY CLUB on...
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This ambitious build in Midtown Manhattan between 48th and 55th streets is historic as it was taken on by one man. It was declared an American National Historic Landmark in 1987. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. leased the 22 acres from Columbia University in 1928, the development began in 1930 without the originally planned opera house as his plans changed following the stockmarket crash of...
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Antigua, is really a beach destination island. A true Caribbean holiday destination with 365 beaches; one for each day of the year! Our favourite beach is Jolly Harbour, see our beach film and blog here   Antigua Jolly Harbour Beach If you want to jump a bus tour, here is what we had on our tour. This bus tour included Nelson's Dockyard,...
You may know Jean as the main presenter here at Doris Visits, but on sea days in costume, she performs her one woman show, Royal Mistresses. It is a show which she has played all over the UK at conferences and women's guilds, all over the world on ships, and on Broadway! Recently she was on both cruises, Aurora...
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First a warning the Dubai Creek Metro stop does not take you to the area of the creek you might expect, as you will see from the film. The Gold Souk and Spice Souk are one side of the creek and the Old Souk and Heritage Village are on the other side nearer to the cruise terminal. Heritage Village and...
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The Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina) is the narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily the land of The Godfather, and the western tip of Calabria southern Italy. Our film is of such a sail thought between the Game of Thrones like name Tyrrhenian Sea to the north having come from Dubrovnik, into the Ionian Sea to the south on our way...
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Jean takes you from the Metro, through the Marina to the full on action Jumeirah Beach, where just about every mad and expensive toy and plaything is available. Power jets that have you flying up out of the sea, camel riding, parasailing behind an expensive boat, zip lines, discos, everything imaginable that money can buy is on the beach....
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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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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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King Edward VII pretended to play golf at the Royal Cromer Golf Club, so I found myself there researching Lillie Langtry and then doing a film on Cromer then finding Churchill hated it and then links to the war. Cromer has both royal and wartime history though no cruise port. One of the nearest deep ports is Felixstowe which,...
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