MacDonald - Answered a Question by Carr (28 Aug 08 18:14)

Norwegian Fjords with Fred Olsen is terrific. Avoid big ships with other lines - they cant get into some of the prettier small fjords.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
knapman - Answered a Question by Carr (28 Aug 08 14:16)

Hi, I am glad you enjoyed the Baltics I would like to learn more about that. I have personally only done the Med, we are not beach people either, but, if you like history and the sun it will be for you. Rome I found was a wonderful experience also villefranc we enjoyed going to monte carlo etc. Barcelona well that is so fantastic, we are going again in Sept this time Sardinia, Italy and France and I can not wait. Have never done the Fjords again would be interested in learning more about. So try the Med and enjoy. Best of luck.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Bradley - Answered a Question by Carr (28 Aug 08 17:23)

The Med has some fabulous ports and so many cruise liners visiting them that it is easier to say which ports may suit you. This could turn out to be a "which is your favourite Med port" survey but, for me, the best port for easy do your own thing with plenty of photo opportunities it has to be Venice (but preferably not during school holiday time when it is just too busy).

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Goodall - Answered a Question by Carr (28 Aug 08 18:33)

We did the North Cape cruise last year with Celebrity (Century) and loved it. 3 weeks ago we did the Med and Black Sea on the Azamara Quest and loved that as well, great itinerary and great weather. You'll love whichever you choose, but you take a risk with the weather in Norway even in July or Aug.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Hood - Answered a Question by Carr (29 Aug 08 22:37)

We travelled to the Norwegian Fjords on Spirit of Adventure at the beginnig of August this year,weather was great and the ship fantastic.It is a small ship with just 320 passengers..perfect.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
williams - Answered a Question by Carr (30 Aug 08 12:39)

The answer is both or really there are three because the Med can be divided into West and East - with in my view the East Med being exactly what you are looking for in terms of easy ports, walks from the boat and tremendous photo opportunities. To get there it is more sensible to fly cruise or maybe train and cruise from Savona or Barcelona. Big advantage for Fiords is that you can leave from Southampton or Harwich and again the scenery is fantastic but more like your Baltic cruise in terms of the culture. Other main thing is to choose the right cruise line - from your tastes I would stronly advise you give both Royal Caribbean and P&O a big miss, as they are now both like holiday camps as others on this web site have constantly testified. Ports of call that are fantastic for what you want should include : Venice, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Izmir (for Ephesus), Valetta, Naples in the Eastern Med Bergen, Stavanger, Flaam, Geiranger, Alesund for the Fjords. At the end of the day I suppoe you have to decide between the Mediterranean or the North European culture but both are wonderful cruise destinations.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Gemma Coles's blog

Off to Rockley

By Gemma Coles

Well it is finally time for my holiday. I am off to Poole in Dorset tomorrow to stop at Rockley Park for 11 days. I am really looking forward to a break and spending some time with my husband. We have had a busy year so far and as I am heavily pregnant with our first baby due in August we haven’t been away at all yet this year. It has been so hot the last few days with the heatwave we had and now the weather is turning and the forecast isn’t great for our time away. I wouldn&...

Read More

Jun 22 2017 11:11:02:000AM


Travelling with a child with a...

By Lucy Jefcoate

Lucy Jefcoate's blog

In my many years in the travel industry, I have come across this on umpteen occasions and I still get passengers arguing against it, so lets put the record straight!Adults travelling with a child or children with a different surname will be (or at least should be) questioned by immigration officials as to what their relationship to the child is, and in many situations will have to provide proof or documentation to show that they are either the parent / legal Guardian of the child or have auth...

Read More

Jun 23 2017 04:28:39:000PM

No need to travel to Southampton!

By Rosie Taylor

Rosie Taylor's blog

 Sailing out of the UK is so popular! Some people cannot fly or just dont want to!Do you live in the North of the UK or even Scotland? I live about 10 miles from Manchester and recently took a cruise from Liverpool with Fred Olsen on the Boudicca.This summer the Boudicca will sail out of Liverpool right through to October! The range of destinations is fantastic!There is a British Isles cruise, 7 night Norwegian Fjords, a longer cruise over to Canada, you can travel south to France and th...

Read More

Jun 22 2017 07:16:42:000PM