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Planning For A World Cruise

There are just 3-days to go until I join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Black Watch’ on her 108-night World Cruise and honestly, it still doesn’t feel real – even though I am almost packed. I don’t think it’s going to

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Posted in Fred Olsen Cruise Line, General Cruise Articles, world cruise

Carnival Fascination To Undergo Multi-Million-Dollar Dry Dock Before Sailing From San Juan In 2018

Carnival Fascination will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery,

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Posted in Carnival Cruise Lines, Cruise News

A Guide To Cruises In Macau

Since March 2014, Macau has started welcoming luxury cruise ships to its port after many decades in the doldrums. The port of Macau is in shallower water than neighbouring Hong Kong, which has meant that the largest global cruise lines

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Hurtigruten Introduces Northwest Passage By Hybrid Ship

With three ships in Antarctica and five ships calling in Svalbard in the 2019/2020 season, Hurtigruten is strengthening its position as the world leader in exploration travel. In addition to the exceptional encounters with nature, wildlife, and culture offered at

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Princess Cruises Announces Longest Ever Season Sailing From The UK

Princess Cruises has announced that 2019 will see its longest ever season sailing from the UK, with over one million cruise nights available on voyages from Southampton and Dover. The 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess will spend 198 days (between April and

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MSC Cruises Takes Delivery Of MSC Seaside And Announces Agreement For TWO Seaside EVO Ships

  Today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside. The delivery ceremony took place at the presence of Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, Graziano Delrio, Italy’s Minister

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch To Undergo Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch will be entering dry dock at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November 2016, in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 cruise season. The ship will undergo various engineering works, general

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Posted in Cruise News, Fred Olsen Cruise Line

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Antarctica On A Expedition Cruise

Antarctica is a difficult place to describe to potential travellers. It’s a place that needs to be felt to be understood. The wind howls, the snow falls and the wildlife plays at your feet. Yet despite being the driest, windiest

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Posted in Destinations, Expedition Cruising

A 7-Night Cruise Aboard MSC Splendida

It had been quite some time since I travelled down to Southampton the day before a cruise, but for my MSC Splendida sailing, that’s exactly what I did. I spent the night pre-cruise at the IBIS Budget in Southampton on West

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Eastbound Transatlantic Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2

As my two incredible weeks in America came to an end, it was time to once again head for the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and say a big hello to Queen Mary 2. As much as I love to be on

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