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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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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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Posted in Cunard Cruise Line

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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Silversea Announces Plans To Lengthen Silver Spirit

Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening. The turn-key transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and

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My Favourite Sailaway Ports

  There’s a saying “I’ve not been everywhere, but it’s on my list” and strangely enough, my travel list looks and sounds a lot like that. There are various online articles across the internet that talk about the best sailaway

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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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Silversea Announces Build Of New Sister Ship

Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately 310 million euros for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. The ship is due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020. The new ship, tentatively

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