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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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Posted in General Cruise Articles

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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Posted in General Cruise Articles, New To Cruising

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch To Undergo Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch will be entering dry dock at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November 2016, in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 cruise season. The ship will undergo various engineering works, general

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Posted in Cruise News, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Antarctica On A Expedition Cruise

Antarctica is a difficult place to describe to potential travellers. It’s a place that needs to be felt to be understood. The wind howls, the snow falls and the wildlife plays at your feet. Yet despite being the driest, windiest

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Posted in Destinations, Expedition Cruising

A 7-Night Cruise Aboard MSC Splendida

It had been quite some time since I travelled down to Southampton the day before a cruise, but for my MSC Splendida sailing, that’s exactly what I did. I spent the night pre-cruise at the IBIS Budget in Southampton on West

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Posted in MSC Cruises

Eastbound Transatlantic Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2

As my two incredible weeks in America came to an end, it was time to once again head for the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and say a big hello to Queen Mary 2. As much as I love to be on

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Posted in Cunard Cruise Line

American Road Trip: New York City Part 2

Day 3 was a little less hectic, although we still had big plans and we still ate a ton of pizza! TravelShopGirl and I left Yotel and walked along to Times Square to pick up our tickets for the Big

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Posted in Destinations

American Road Trip: New York City Part 1

NEW YORK CITY…where it had all started and where it would all end, but before I joined Queen Mary 2 again, I had 4 days of exploring to do! I had last visited NYC when I was 17 years old

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Posted in Destinations

P&O Cruises Oriana To Retain her “Classical Elegance” During Refurbishment

P&O Cruises has unveiled details of the new-look Oriana, due for an extensive refit later this year. Oriana will undergo a three-week refurbishment in Hamburg at the end of November. The adult-only mid-sized ship will receive a complete makeover of

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Posted in Cruise News, P&O Cruises

American Road Trip: Philadelphia And Lancaster County

After a night of sporting excitement, it was time to bid farewell to Baltimore and head to Pennsylvania. Our first location would be the Eastern State Penitentiary and what a day and night of excitement awaited us! TravelShopGirl and I had

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