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Have You Got Great Legs?


Sea Legs that is!?

If you are a seasoned cruiser the chances are you have but not everyone can handle the ship’s movement and although seasickness is hardly fatal,  with symptoms such as nausea, stomach cramps and vomiting, it can certainly put a damper on your cruise fun

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Are You A Cruise Gadget Geek?


There are many articles online about What to Pack for your cruise, but if you are a really either Cruise Crazy or Cruise Savvy these are Must-Packs!!

This is actually a really good idea – a waterproof cover or case for your Smart Phone and Video camera then regardless of bad weather especially if you also have a Selfie Stick you can always take the perfect picture!

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Comfortable Silence


Earlier this year a major Indian Airline announced a new ‘quiet zone’ for its premium seats, meaning that children under the age of 12 aren’t allowed in those areas to allow business passengers a quiet family free area

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Whats Your Bug Bear? (And How To Fix It)


As much as we all love cruising we all have a few grumbles and gripes about certain aspects on board whereas some passengers just love to complain about everything from from broken fixtures and fittings, bad entertainment, long queues, waiting times for lifts, luke warm food, surly waiters, too many English / too many Americans/ too many tattoos, slow internet, rude fellow passengers and staff pushing too many packages on board – I have heard it all!!

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X Rated 2018


It has been a big week for Celebrity X with 3 massive announcements!

Earlier this week Celebrity launched its brand new summer 2018 itineraries with a surprise announcement that Celebrity Eclipse will not be based in Southampton for the first time in eight years – it will be replaced with its Solstice Class sister ship Silhouette for 7 and 8 night Norwegian Fjord sailings, 14-night Scandinavia and Russia sailings and 14-night Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores, and Iceland and Ireland sailings all from Southampton.

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Are there any Blood Donors On Board …???


This is not an announcement that you would expect on board your cruise but a passenger told me that this unusual request was made on her recent Azamara cruise

Unless a passenger has a specific medical requirement or condition that needs treatment that can be pre planned it is not probably something that you give a second thought to when you book your cruise, my daughter had an accident last week jumping off a climbing frame and needed stitches in hospital at A&E and this got me thinking about what medical facilities are available on board cruise ships in case of accidents or illness

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How International is your Cruise?

When you think about it there are not many holidays, resorts, hotels or destinations that you might visit that are as International as cruises with such a diverse cultural and cosmopolitan population

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Should Branson Stick to Flying?

Sir Richard  Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies, was in Miami yesterday to unveil renamed ‘Virgin Voyages’ as the inspiring new identity for Virgin’s cruise line.

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Venetians Are Revolting …

Last week saw hundreds of angry Venetian demonstrators taking to the water in Venice to protest AGAIN against cruise ships as the situation reached a new height

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Flight Delay ruined my holiday (well nearly)

Well it didn’t actually ruin my holiday but it definitely ruined the start of it!

With a 3 year old daughter and a 7am flight we decided to book an airport hotel, I was up at 4am, at the airport at 5am to then be told we had a 6 hour flight delay, knowing that we usually have a 6 hour window before we have a total child meltdown I could see that this was not going to be a good start to our week in Ibiza and was not going to end well!

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