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Hi there, Having recently reached the landmark age of 40 (which of course we all know is the new 30), and having just packed my son off to school for the first time this week, I was thinking to myself at which point did I become so sensible, responsible and…

Posted on Oct 28, 2013
Hey Jude.

Not for the first time the Great British weather is making headlines again. I'm sure we've all seen pictures of storm St Jude battering our southern regions over Sunday night/Monday morning and the trail of devastation left in her wake. I also suppose that none of us are suprised to…

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Posted on Oct 21, 2013
Why can’t people just leave her alone?

At a recent press conference in Shanghai it was announced that the transformation of the retired QE2 into a five-star floating resort will be completed by 2015. This of course has been heard many times before from various global financial powerhouses claiming to want to turn our beloved QE2 into a…

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Posted on Oct 14, 2013

New snorkelling trips launched to Antarctica. A cruise tour operator is offering intrepid customers the chance to snorkel in the icy waters of the Antarctic for the first time. 'At last, finally'... I hear you cry! The expedition cruise company Aurora Expeditions has introduced a “polar snorkelling” option to its…

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Posted on Oct 7, 2013
Are you shore?!

Following on from my previous post about the crazy,  if ingenious, virtual balcony technology being rolled out on certain cruise ships I came across this. The Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht  in South Korea. This takes the whole virtual concept to a another level completely! Take a look.......   The…

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Posted on Sep 30, 2013
Just like the real thing…….well virtually.

Now I'm not sure if this is completely crazy or a stroke of genius, but Royal Caribbean International will debut its new virtual balcony concept on the Navigator of the Seas following a refurbishment in February of 2014.In layman's terms this basically means interior staterooms will be furnished with a…

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Posted on Sep 23, 2013
Help is not close at hand.

Royal Caribbean Cruises has recently announced plans to develop Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Royal Caribbean as three separate brands in the UK from next year. ‘Developing’ of course goes hand in hand with ‘restructuring’  and as part of the new focus on the separate brands there will also be…

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Posted on Sep 16, 2013
Brits & Tips.

A chap in a famous movie once said, "I don't tip because society says I have to. I tip when somebody really deserves a tip. If they put forth an effort, I'll give them something extra. But I mean, this tipping automatically, that's for the birds. As far as I'm…

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