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Refresher Course: Etiquette on the High Seas

Etiquette used to mean “keep off the grass”. The gardener of the French monarch Louis XIV realized that the well-to-do were trampling through his garden at Versailles, so he put up signs or étiquets. It is not always effective now and

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Thomson Cruises To Rebrand As Marella Cruises

Thomson Cruises has announced that later this month, the UK’s third largest cruise line will be embarking on the biggest and most exciting evolution in the company’s history as it is rebranded as Marella Cruises. The move comes at the

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Eavesway Cruise Link Service 2018

Whenever I travel to Southampton to meet my cruise ship, I always use Eavesway, where possible, and I have done so since 2010. The service is faultless and incredibly easy. I also feel safe with Eavesway, which I know is

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Celebrating QE2’s 50th Anniversary Cunard Style!

Chris Frame of the Chris Cunard blog is my guest blogger today. He is a maritime historian, author, public speaker and travel writer, and he recently had the pleasure of joining Queen Elizabeth on her ‘QE2 50th anniversary voyage’ from

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MS Europa And MS Europa 2 To Undergo Scheduled Updates At Blohm+Voss

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ luxury ships are to be given a facelift: in September/October 2017, both the EUROPA 2 and EUROPA will dock at the Hamburg shipyard Blohm+Voss for scheduled maintenance. As well as receiving various technical upgrades, the ships will also

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QE2 A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Chris Fame and Rachelle Cross have done it again. They’ve brought us another book detailing and honouring the life of yet another remarkable vessel, the great QE2. I received a copy of the new book recently, titled QE2: A 50th

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Vote In The Cruise International Awards 2014

I need to start today’s blog by saying a massive THANK YOU to everyone that nominated me in the Cruise Awards 2014, thanks to you I have made the shortlist! 🙂 I suppose this is the part where I ask

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It’s Cruise Rant Time!

It’s that time of blog again, cruise rant time! As much as I enjoy my time at sea there are some things that irritate me. I decided today I would share a few of those irritations along with some little

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Counting Down To MSC Opera

I am now 24-hours away from boarding MSC Cruises, MSC Opera for what I am sure will be a wonderful European cruise. I am excited to this time have the chance to REALLY savour that Italian flavour. My 3-nights on

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Crossing The Atlantic

Today marks the start of our transatlantic crossing. We have another 4 days ahead of us until we reach the Caribbean and the best part about those days, we have to gain a few extra hours over the course of

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