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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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Westbound Transatlantic Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2

I boarded Queen Mary 2 in Southampton on July 17, and we are currently steaming west across the North Atlantic towards New York City – in fact, we are almost there! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I

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Posted in Cunard Cruise Line

Cunard Westbound Transatlantic Countdown

It’s almost time to begin my Cunard and American road trip adventure and I’m so excited that I had to do another pre-cruise blog. I’ve never sailed on Queen Mary 2 before, but I did visit her once in Greenock

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Posted in Cunard Cruise Line, General Cruise Articles

Independence Day In New York With Cunard

Two years ago my friend and I decided we would do a two month tour of the USA, we had a good idea of what we wanted to see and do and we made the decision to sail there and

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Norwegian Breakaway Arrives in Southampton

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest vessel, Norwegian Breakaway, arrived in Southampton this morning and has certainly NOT disappointed her awaiting British audience. Next stop, New York City, but for now she remains docked in Southampton at the City Terminal and we

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Posted in Cruise News, Norwegian Cruise Line

Titanic II A Legacy Or A Curse

Titanic II, Where do I start with this? I really don’t know! Part of me thinks this is a nice idea and the vessel could also act as an educational tool, a working museum almost. The other side of me

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Posted in Cruise News

Norwegian Breakaway Float-Out

There are just 64 more days to go until Norwegian Cruise Line’s, Norwegian Breakaway, officially joins the fleet and this morning her float-out took place at roughly 7am at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The 145,000 gt cruise ship

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Posted in Cruise News, Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Breakaway Hull Art

Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday released official images of how the bow and forward hull on the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will look. The cruise line commissioned pop artist, Peter Max, to paint the 114,000 ton vessel and it may

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Posted in Cruise News, Norwegian Cruise Line

The Perks of Working On-Board

Some of these may sound pretty obvious but until you actually experience life at sea, you can only imagine what it is like. A career at sea is a lot of hard work but the benefits of it can also

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Posted in Crew Stories
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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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