Category Archives: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Independence OTS Cruise – Lisbon to Tenerife

We and Columbus 2 were both due to sail at 6pm so I went to the Diamond lounge just after 5pm for a while then headed out. We were late but then so was Columbus 2! I found out later … Continue reading

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Independence OTS Cruise – Southampton to Lisbon

It had been almost 4 ½ years since I last set foot on Independence of the Seas. 2nd May 2008 for the maiden voyage and now I was finally going back on a longer cruise. Shorts are an ideal way … Continue reading

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Ship Visits – Travel Agents or Public?

There is a long-held belief by cruise lines they will get more sales by treating travel agents to free boozy lunches. They reckon the public (potential cruisers) only want a nosey with no intention of booking and, as a result, … Continue reading

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Saga Sapphire

Yes Saga have released the name of the new beauty joining their fleet next year! Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as my friend Dirk’s Saga Diamond, which he named on a rendering he did last March, but … Continue reading

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Busy days!

Well the weekend was supposed to start Sunday waving Neil from Facebook of on his Azura birthday cruise. My mum was bad so I stayed home. But I managed to get across a windy Solent to Cowes where me & … Continue reading

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c.Columbus

Last Wednesday, the 25th August, this lovely little Hapag-Lloyd ship made a 4 hour call anchored off Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.  The weather was awful but I popped over and with my friend Fay, we watched her up … Continue reading

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