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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Life Onboard Black Watch

A lot of people asked me how I could possibly want to spend 108-nights on a ship. My response, how could you not want to spend 108-nights on a ship? I love being at sea. That’s my happy place, even

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What Standards Should You Expect On A Luxury Cruise Ship?

All aboard! It’s time to roll out the red carpet and step into the land of luxury and style. Many cruise ships have upped their game when it comes to offering guests the ultimate experience. Providing VIP treatment around the

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Cochin And Mumbai

Our first stop in India was Cochin and Marian and I were booked on a tour to see the backwaters of Alappuzha by houseboat. We left the ship early as the drive to join the boat took almost 2 hours,

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Darwin And Komodo Island

Darwin was our next port and our day was going to involve the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. I’d researched this before we left on Black Watch, but it can take 90 minutes to get there if traffic is bad, so I

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Papeete And A Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

We arrived in Papeete a day before schedule, we had to take some shelter from the bad weather and we weren’t the only ship in port. We docked at around 9PM, but it was absolutely pouring with rain, so Marian

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Easter Island And Pitcairn Island

We spent several fun-filled days at sea before reaching our next port of call, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile. There was sun, cloud and a tug-of-war. Yes, you read that correctly, a tug-of-war. Passengers, for obvious reasons, weren’t allowed to

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Panama Canal, Ecuador And Peru

It’s World Cruise update time and I’ve got a lot to share with you, so let me get straight down to business. Our next exciting day was spent transiting the Panama Canal and what an experience it was. I’d previously

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Fred. Olsen World Cruise 2018: Bermuda, Cuba And Cozumel

We’re now onto day 19 of this wonderful 108-night cruise and I am loving every moment – even the non-sunbathing days that force me to sample the bar menu and try my hardest to get more than 2 points in

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For The Love Of Sea Days

The sea day, you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I love a sea day just as much as I do a port day. It’s the only time I get to sit back and do absolutely nothing. For

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Spot The ‘Big 5’ On Safari With Voyages To Antiquity

In less enlightened times, hunters coined the term ‘Big 5’ for the most difficult creatures to take down with a single shot. These days, thankfully, the shooting is done with cameras, but the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant

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