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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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A Day Aboard Marco Polo

Yesterday I found myself back onboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Marco Polo, and the sun was shining for her arrival in Port of Tyne. I spent 3-nights aboard this wonderful little ship in October of last year and I was

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages MV Discovery

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending a few hours on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages, MV Discovery and what a most pleasant time it was! We met as usual in the passenger terminal at Port of Tyne and were

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A Visit To Edinburgh Zoo

On Saturday I spent the day at Edinburgh Zoo. It was a great day out and we definitely hit lucky for the weather! Apart from one shower, the day remained dry and pleasantly warm. I know you are thinking what

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Come And Visit Port Of Tyne

Voted as the UK’s best port of call by CruiseCritic in 2011 it’s not difficult to see why Newcastle Upon Tyne is an ever growing destination choice for cruise passengers. Northumberland, which borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to

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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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