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You may be disappointed that there is no glamour! The glamour has gone..... Hugh Hefner dies at 91. We were at his 80th birthday party on the beach in Cannes, wow, that seems a long time ago. Let me just and explain before you get into our blog on Cannes, well actually this is what Cannes is about, so it is...
Toulon is France's main naval base that occasionally easily doubles as a cruise port. Toulon not only has a charm unspoiled by tourists, it is surrounded by idyllic villages and charming seafronts. I first went there in high company, sitting under the trees having lunch with Sir Anthony Hopkins.... let me explain. Once on a movie, the director John Glenn...
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The Love Boat was a TV series that took cruising to a mass audience, see our history of Princess Cruises. One could argue that for most of the world, Game of Thrones put Dubrovnik on the map. That is a series, from a book made at a cruise destination. We try and find books that are set purely on...
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Sicily has over a hundred tours, but only one Godfather. The island is huge. Giardini Naxos, between Cape Taormina and Cape Schisò was a quiet fishing village, but has recently become a popular seaside resort. Taormina sits in the hills and can be easily accessed by bus. Naxos was founded in 735 BC, by Greek colonists from Chalcis in Euboea. The temple of...
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Gateway to season 6 of the worlds biggest ever TV show, Game Of Thrones, Girona and Palamos are cruise stops on the Costa Brava. The Costa Brava runs from Barcelona for about 40km to the French border. The only remaining Spanish cruise stop that might be scheduled is the traditional fishing town of Palamos. The mountains and rugged coast line...
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This is the big ending for the movie American Werewolf in Paris, which started with a leap from the Eiffel Tower and ends with a leap from the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The film has some amazing stunts in. Stuart is the executive producer of Doris Visits which is funded by his movie exploits like Bula Quo...
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When on the Aurora (one of my favourite ships) R715 New England cruise I went to see $185m movie Kong: Skull Island, and it is probably a film I wouldn't have gone to see normally. However, when on ship you do get to experience new adventures including seeing the next in the King Kong franchise, after all, this cruise was taking...
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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success shot in Hawaii. See Jean's recap of the film after watching it on the Aurora autumn cruise of New England. Kualoa Ranch is where it was shot, and Jean was there in January while on the Arcadia world cruise and filmed it for Doris Visits...
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Cheers! Freedom Trail & Old Town hop-on hop-off bus We might be able to save you a quarter of the ticket price ! We are about to fly west and join the Aurora (R715) in Boston. Transfer to ship days can mean we don't see much, but if you have a whole day or even better a stop over, you might like...
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Casablanca, Morocco's largest city on the Atlantic Coast - Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, in the central west part of Morocco is one of the world's largest artificial ports, Port Casablanca. It is the Morocco's largest city and most definitely a place as well as a film, but most people may know the 1942 film better. Kathy Kriger was such a...
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