Category Archives: Quail/Happy Cruises

Aurora Cruise – Bergen to Southampton

Because of my back I went back to bed then stayed on the ship while Juanita went on her Hardangerfjord tour. There was a crew drill at 10am and I went to the Cyb@Study about 11am. It was like the … Continue reading

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Aurora Cruise – Alesund to Bergen

Juanita and I went on our Island Discovery tour and the escort didn’t seem to know she had to take the ticket and we weren’t given a map as we boarded so Juanita went to get some. The earlier one … 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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Love Boat Unloved A Bit Longer – Updated

On the 2nd February, an auction with sealed bids was held in Genoa for the Pacific, only to be suspended at the 11th hour. The late journalist, Steve Read, had written about it in his blog after contacting the official … Continue reading

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Post Cruise Blues

And that doesn’t include shivering and getting wet DURING it!  I thought the Med was meant to be warm in October.  It certainly was for the cruise following and even this one’s slightly hotter in Villefranche than we got.  Oh … Continue reading

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