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Fire Aboard North Sea Ferry King Seaways

Reports came in last night about a fire aboard DFDS Seaways, King Seaways as she sailed her regular route from North Shields to Ijmuiden. My first thought lay with those onboard, you glimpse a headline regarding a ship being on

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MSC Opera First Impressions

I boarded MSC Opera in Southampton yesterday. I arrived at the Mayflower Terminal at 11.45am and was onboard the ship by roughly 12.15. First impressions were as I expected from MSC, very good! I have said many times that MSC

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Coming Up Next MSC Opera

I think the entire cruising universe is aware by now that I can’t stay ashore for too long, once the ship’s start calling I have to answer! With that said I thought now would be a good time to let

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The Bay of Islands welcoming committee came out in full force to greet us this morning. It was breathtaking, there were #dolphins everywhere - even a baby came to greet us! #NewZealand #marinelife #BayOfIslands #paihia I have a massive fear of heights, but yesterday I put my big girl pants on and went up the #SkyTower in #Auckland #NewZealand. I was TERRIFIED, but I DID IT! The views are absolutely incredible and I was so happy the sky was clear. 
Fun facts:

It took two years and nine months to build, at a cost of NZ$85 million. 
It's 328 metres high

Has 1,267 stairs from the base to the Sky Deck

I went to 2 levels: Sky Deck at 722 feet and the Main Observation Level at 610 feet.
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