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The Things I Miss When I’m Not At Sea

There are so many things I miss when I am not at sea. I suppose they are all collectively responsible in a way for my love of all things cruise. Some things that I miss are more obvious than others,

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Easter Island And Pitcairn Island

We spent several fun-filled days at sea before reaching our next port of call, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile. There was sun, cloud and a tug-of-war. Yes, you read that correctly, a tug-of-war. Passengers, for obvious reasons, weren’t allowed to

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Posted in fred olsen cruise lines, world cruise

For The Love Of Sea Days

The sea day, you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I love a sea day just as much as I do a port day. It’s the only time I get to sit back and do absolutely nothing. For

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P&O Cruises Britannia Rescues African Migrants

  Guests aboard P&O Cruises Britannia were awoken this morning, around 1AM local time, to a man overboard announcement, 30 miles south west of Almeria, Spain. The ship went into a sharp 180 Degree turn and travelled back 2 miles

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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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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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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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Fun Facts About Tall Ship Cruising With Star Clippers

Sailing on one of Star Clippers’ graceful tall ships conjures up images of romance and mystery; of sea-faring legends and long voyages to far-off, exotic lands. Styled on the tea clippers of the 19th C that literally `clipped’ the waves

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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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