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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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Originally a Muslim palace "Zuda", was converted to gothic style in 1309 under James II. Who also completed the Cathedral started by his predecessor James I. Palma is an easy and inviting port to explore, on foot at almost no cost, and these wonderful places are very cheap to visit. The Cathedral and the Palace will both charge just a few euros,...
La Coruna is an increasingly popular staging post for ships leaving the UK on the way to the Mediterranean, West Africa or the Canary Islands. Transatlantic Quay is the closest European port to New York and sits on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsular. It is used by many cruise lines including P&O, Marella, Fred Olsen, Cunard, and...

Cadiz Guide

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Cadiz does deserve the label historic Cadiz, because Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world with traceable history. It is a natural harbour taken by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. Cadiz is easy to navigate and walk round, but a long walk if you get lost, see the...
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The St Dionysios monastery and Church are quite extensive so we have given them their own film. The Zakinthos guide can be found here. This film is of the Monastery built in 1948 which resisted the earth quake. It is at the other end of the port to the main town, the southern end. As is the 1633 Mary...
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Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits, but first there is normally an introduction from the head chef and he will introduce key staff. Because he is unlikely to use a microphone, sit towards the front... The...
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Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one, so, how to spread the money over two cruises rather than make mistakes on one... you may have your own ideas you can send us for a second film. If it is your first cruise you may think that once booked, everything is...
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This is the hidden gem of Cadiz. Puppets and puppeteering have moved on leaps and bounds with their use in movies from Aliens, Jaws and Jurassic Park to the stage show turned film War Horse. Now of this would be possible without the work of the worlds great puppeteers, of which Francisco Peralta González was one. Said to have built...