Monthly Archives: October 2011

End of an Era as Cunard Re-registers to Hamilton – Updated

Really it was only a matter of time. P&O began the transition in 2005 with Arcadia, the first to be registered in Bermuda. Oceana was next then Artemis followed after her conversion from Royal Princess a couple of months later. … Continue reading

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Have A Norwegian Getaway on Breakaway!

Recently, NCL announced their new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will be based out of New York doing week long Caribbean cruises. Today they added to that, releasing details of the first cruises. On the 30th April 2013, she will have her … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona

My tour was Scenic Palma and Valldemossa, meeting in the Manhattan Room for 8.45am. Since it was going to be the last tour called, I could quickly pop back to the padded cell for something. Annette was there when I … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Naples to Palma de Mallorca

I got back to the room about 9.30am and found my other rubbish removed – yay! – and a new box of tissues – double yay! Waited for Costa Atlantica, which was due for 1pm. I wasn’t getting off because … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Civitavecchia to Naples

For my tour I’d picked Tarquinia & the Etruscans, which was something a bit different. Originally, when I booked the cruise, I hadn’t planned to do anything in Italy because I’d been before but had been very impressed with the … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Livorno to Civitavecchia

My excursion was the Marble Caves of Carrara, although actually it should be called Marble Mountains of Carrara since there were no caves except those dug for the marble. The meeting place was the Manhattan Room for 8.45am, ours being … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Barcelona to Livorno

I finally found my Studio at 5.10pm. This really is ridiculous since it was fifty minutes from departure time. I know it’s not NCL’s fault but it’s still frustrating. The door has a card slot so only those supposed to … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Heathrow to Barcelona

And so the day had arrived when I’d be reunited with Epic nearly 16 months after the disasterous cruise! When I booked it direct with NCL, I opted for their flight and transfers, since Celebrity’s worked out so well exactly … Continue reading

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Does Celebrity Constellation Return to Southampton For Autumn 2012?

Celebrity UK say no, she’s still sailing from Amsterdam on the 5th September to Istanbul. That particular cruise calls at Cherbourg so why did the Port of Le Havre add not one (including during that cruise) but calls for her … Continue reading

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Canberra at 50

At little thing which has remained forgotten so far during 2011 and, since 14 years ago this week she was tied up at QEII Terminal awaiting her fate, I thought it was high time this fact was remembered. We all … Continue reading

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