Yes this is where we shot Mrs Brown’s Boys the movie although the series had all be shot in the studio in Glasgow; yes an Irish show, produced in London, shot in Glasgow… only the BBC could take diversity that far. It is definitely a favourite show to talk about on the ships and if Stuart St Paul avoids it when on, he gets requested to mention it. The show is legendary, just as Dublin is. There are bars everywhere, and most have live music so it is easy to waste a day just enjoying yourself and seeing nothing. If you need a free Guinness visit the Storehouse Brewery, everyone gets a free drink, most leave it, so there are glasses of beer everywhere for the taking. The gaol is also famous and a must see, but apart from the buildings, the literature, the poetry and the music there are the tours and the humour. A walking tour is a good idea with a great guide. They are likely to show you all of some of St Patrick’s Cathedral which is Ireland’s largest church, Dublin Castle, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Ireland. The city is an easy place to walk, and due to the one way system it is easier than driving or parking. Said and Elizabeth are causing there on the Adonia late 2017.

If you are worried how to choose which cruise, which ship and where to go, take a look at our how to choose a cruise blog. Why not have a look at the LATE DEALS over a coffee. Doris Visits allows you to SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. We have videos of many of the cruise stops you might make from St Lucia to Barcelona, from Tallinn to St Maarten. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share.

In the book charts, SOLO CRUISER BOOK SERIES. Violet Becket has never cruised. In fact, she has been nowhere in a long time. Too long. And she has never had romance, never ever. As an older woman time is running out and she needs to make a change. This romantic read is based around cruises because once she cruises she loves it. That is her romance, well, there is a little more. Sally Katz used the films on Doris Visits to peg her books on! With permission. Each good read shows off a typical good cruise. But it is not about the places or the ships, you will know them back to front, if not you will get to know them. It is about Violet’s journey. Warning, there are two versions; HER VIRGIN VOYAGE is the lighter version, but VIRGIN VOYAGE is the full fat raunchy version like 50 Shades. Her Virgin Voyage has all the story just about 2500 words shorter. It is about a woman discovering life late in life, Violet’s story ranges three books. The second is a Baltic Cruise, again there are two versions, the third in the USA / Caribbean and there is only the lighter romance version as her story concludes for a while. Book four follows another character you have met and liked.  Follow author Sally Katz by clicking her name and then on the author page on Amazon, click follow. Then as she releases a new book your are informed.