Monthly Archives: September 2011

Voyages of Discovery TV Launched

Today Voyages of Discovery announced an exciting new online venture which allows you to watch videos and research your planned cruise at the touch of a button. Voyages of Discovery unveils new web TV channel Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:36 … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Eclipses Celebrity

Wow! What a fantastic day in Southampton yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect for the first meeting on home soil of Indy & Eclipse, while publicity pictures were taken from a helicopter swooping overhead as Indy steamed off Ocean Dock … Continue reading

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Another Cruise Ship Detention in Southampton

Back on the 27th May 2011, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a rather misleading statement saying MSC Opera had been detained so the media went to town. The statement was dated the 25th, ship returning that day after being … Continue reading

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A Ships’ Age – Launch or Service?

Up until 2006 when Cunard announced the ’40th Anniversary’ cruise for the QE2, to take place in September 2007, no one counted launch as the start of their life. After all, until that cynical ploy to sell a cruise (since … Continue reading

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RCCL Day in Southampton!

Earlier this month we had not only a Southampton first, but a UK one, when Silversea did a turnaround on the same day with Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper. They were bow to bow in Mayflower Terminal and it was … Continue reading

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MSC – Magnificent Stylish Classy

I’m having a love-in with a cruise line I have only visited ships of so far. MSC, the Italian company with gorgeous ships. Back in May, I visted Opera and fell so much in love I ended up booking the … Continue reading

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Southampton Welcomes Cruise Ship Weather Refugees

The media are saying the current gales are the tail end of hurricane Irene. Piffle! How do they explain it usually being windy either side of the equinoxes as the seasons change? It’s not every day the cruise part of … Continue reading

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