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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Turkey, Greece, Italy And Spain

We’ve called to Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain since I last checked in with you and I didn’t really do much in any of the ports. I’ve had so much writing to catch up on and because I decided to

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Jordan, Egypt And The Suez Canal

We spent seven days at sea after leaving Mumbai and by the time we reached Jordan even I was itching for some dry land. We’d booked ‘The Lost City of Petra’ tour before joining the ship and it was a

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Cochin And Mumbai

Our first stop in India was Cochin and Marian and I were booked on a tour to see the backwaters of Alappuzha by houseboat. We left the ship early as the drive to join the boat took almost 2 hours,

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Myanmar And The Shwedagon Pagoda

We were due to arrive in Myanmar early because of a medical issue with a passenger, but due to tidal restrictions and issues with the port authority, we had to stick to our original time of 6PM. Marian and I

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Singapore And Kuala Lumpur

Singapore was a port that we decided to do on our own. I was looking forward to visiting, but it wasn’t the most important on the list and we didn’t want to get jammed up with a tour. We researched

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Darwin And Komodo Island

Darwin was our next port and our day was going to involve the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. I’d researched this before we left on Black Watch, but it can take 90 minutes to get there if traffic is bad, so I

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Exploring Amsterdam With DFDS Part 2

Our stay at the IBIS Amsterdam Central Station also included breakfast, so we both grabbed a bite on our second day before heading out. There was something for everyone, from fresh fruit and yoghurt to sausages and scrambled eggs. I

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Exploring Amsterdam With DFDS Part 1

I’d sailed with DFDS several times, but this would be my first experience at using the coach transfer service from Newcastle city centre. The bus stop was in a convenient location (directly opposite Central Station) and boarding was easy. Although

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A Pre-Cruise Stay In Newcastle Upon-Tyne

Newcastle upon-Tyne is a city full of life and vibrancy and it’s a place that I am proud to call home. In recent years, cruising from Port of Tyne has increased in popularity and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Cruise &

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Destination Jamaica – CLIA Plan A Cruise Month 2017

Each year, October marks ‘Plan A Cruise Month’ – a celebration of all things that are cruise related. It’s also a great time of year for holidaymakers to look at booking their next getaway, with many of the cruise lines

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