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Ross - Answered a Question by BRIGGS (14 Oct 07 20:14)

Celebrity or Princess. check out the reviews of previous travellers on cruise critic for an honest opinion.

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Keelan - Answered a Question by BRIGGS (19 Oct 07 05:33)

I've never done Alaska but have heard that Princess are excellent in this are.

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Simmons - Answered a Question by BRIGGS (20 Oct 07 00:03)

I have sailed on most of the lines and would highly recommend RCI (Royal Caribbean International) - forget Princess, P&O or Holland & America as they are all now owned by Carnival and have the same policy on all there ships - "£Bleed the passengers dry and cut all the good bits". RCI too are trying to be "Competitive" with prices and you have to be vary of waiters offering a welcome aboard drink in a special glass. After offering you a cocktail and you start to drink it they will ask you to sign a slip and charge your stateroom with $##. The main difference with RCI and the others is that they tend to offer the best shore trips at sensible prices and on Alaska cruises the trips are spectacular. If you like helicopters then a must do is to land on a glacier and walk a while. Even gentle white river rafting is possible though you might get wet. I would recommend an aft balcony cabin (over the engine screws) fantastic views.

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Morton - Answered a Question by BRIGGS (20 Oct 07 08:13)

We've been cruising for nearly 20yrs[now both in our early 50's]and our favourite cruise line is Holland America. We have been on 3 Alaskan cruises with them and have not been disappointed. Their fleet are 4/5* and quite reasonably priced.The main bulk of the passengers are American which suits us. We had pre booked premium suites on 2 cruises and had a last min.'bowels of the ship'cabin on the third.Suites are a marvelous way of traveling but on an Alaskan cruise where you are out on deck[often in cool/wet weather gear]watching and absorbing the amazing scenery,it really does not detract from the holiday to be in a much lower down cabin especially if it's a cheap last min. bargain like the one we had.Go for it, it's one of the 'must do' cruises.

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Adonia back with P&O

By Gemma Coles

 It doesn’t seem that long ago when we said goodbye to the P&O Adonia. P&O Adonia left the fleet in 2015 with much sadness to lots of passengers. The ship went to Fathom Cruises which is a line dedicated to volunteer tourism. Guests were taken to locations such as the Dominican Republic to help teach English or build water filtration systems to help with poorer countries. Carnival Group have now announced that after an upgrade to the ship, with the addition of a new rest...

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Dec 08 2016 02:49PM


Small ships are wanted!!

By Neil Holmes

Neil Holmes's blog

P&O have announced that their small ship Adonia is to return to their 2017/2018 season. The ship was much loved by the P&O faithful and when she left the fleet to help with humanitarian work overseas there was a big hole to fill as many of the P&O fleet are larger ships and P&O were losing some of their passengers to cruise & Maritime and Fred Olsen.From June 2017 she will start Mediterranean, round Britain and even an Iceland sailing. The smaller more interesting ports w...

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Dec 06 2016 01:47PM

Adonia returns to the P&O fleet

By Rosie Taylor

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The P&O Adonia left the P&O fleet in 2015 year and headed to Cuba on a new venture and was re named Fathom. The idea was to introduce volunteer tourism to cruising which involved helping communities in the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The would help build water filters and teach English to the locals.P&O loyal customer will be very glad to hear that the smallest ship is coming back to Southampton in summer 2017. The ship only has a 710 passenger capacity and is adult only making i...

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Dec 08 2016 07:00PM