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Counting Down To My Queen Victoria Mini-Cruise

On Friday, I am joining Cunard’s Queen Victoria for a 3 night mini-cruise to Belgium, this will be my first sailing with Cunard and I am pretty excited to be honest – I’ve been building up to this for quite

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Amsterdam Christmas Markets

This trip would see me spend a full day, evening and half a day in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. I opted to do the mini-cruise which included an overnight stay in the city, sometimes you need just a little

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DFDS Seaways King and Princess

Yesterday I returned from a wonderful Amsterdam short break with DFDS Seaways. This was my second time sailing with the company and again I was pleasantly surprised. I made my outward journey aboard King Seaways and my return journey aboard

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Royal Princess Preview Cruise Part 2

For day 2 of our Royal Princess preview cruise, we were scheduled to be anchored off Guernsey. The weather forecast hadn’t been good with high winds and rough seas predicted. Sure enough, when I peered through the curtains in the

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DFDS Seaways To Amsterdam

 Hello from Amsterdam!! Yesterday was the start of another exciting adventure but this time with a twist. There is a cruise involved but I actually started my journey aboard DFDS Seaways, Princess Seaways. She sailed me overnight to Amsterdam where

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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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