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Busy Weekend in Southampton

While four and five cruise ships have become the norm in the Port of Southampton over the past few years, it’s very rare to get six in one day or even seven but that is what will happen over the … Continue reading

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My 2014 Highlights

It’s been a funny old year for me, most notably because only did TWO cruises! Since my back, which has been bad since June 2010, was a good 90% better, it was time to start looking for a job and … Continue reading

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New Era For P&O Cruises

In March 2015, the newest ship in the P&O fleet, Britannia, will arrive from Fincantieri. When she was unveiled in September 2013, all renderings had the usual buff on both funnels. Yet in January 2014, that was changed to Union … Continue reading

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UK Storm Affects Cruise Itineraries – Updated

The impending storm across England has resulted in several cruise lines changing their itineraries to avoid most of the bad weather. Southampton has sometimes had ships divert from Dover Cruise Port and it’s very rare Southampton is closed. One example … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Well here we are on the last day of the old year and what a busy one it’s been. Sadly the maritime year began with tragedy on the 13th January, when Costa Concordia his a rock off Giglio, partially capsizing … Continue reading

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Celebrity Constellation Cruise – Southampton to Le Havre

Well here we were. My first Connie cruise from Southampton since they changed her itinerary for refit and added one from the 25th-30th April 2007. My second cruise, first solo and just had a fantastic time. My love affair with … Continue reading

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Oriana Grand Event Cruise – Sailaway

After disembarking Ventura, I walked from Mayflower to City Terminal in the rain. Too many people from Ventura didn’t follow instructions so the road was too busy. Halfway along I passed people going from Oriana to Ventura. The walk took … Continue reading

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Ventura Pre-Grand Event Cruise

Ventura was doing a 3 night cruise on the 3oth June, arriving back with the other 6 P&O ships as part of their Grand Event. On the other side of the berth was THV Patricia, which Princess Anne will be … 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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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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Aurora Cruise – Akureyri to Alesund

Juanita had her Jewels of the North excursion so I decided to take a wander into town since we were docked so close. Unfortunately, due to my back, I could only get so far before having to turn around and … Continue reading

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Aurora Cruise – Reykjavik to Akureyri

We went to the One Hit Wonders quiz with Gavin in Champions while Juanita had breakfast. I should have got a couple of those including Nut Rocker (only heard of through my ex!) and failed to put one of Juanita’s … Continue reading

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Aurora Cruise – Nuuk to Reykjavik

Explorers put me and Juanita onto different times for the Nuuk Heritage Trail tour, even though there hadn’t been a choice when you booked. Juanita went to see if she could be put on mine but was told no, I … Continue reading

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Aurora Cruise – Dublin to Nuuk

Dublin sailaway was supposed to have an Irish theme and took place at the Terrace Pool. The music just started when the Captain came on to tell us we were about to sail and then about our journey over the … Continue reading

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Aurora Cruise – Southampton to Dublin

What a rotten day weatherwise it was on the 6th July 2011 when we headed to Ocean Terminal to board Aurora. It was a mix of sun and showers, sometimes at the same time! Thankfully the rain held off after … Continue reading

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Azura World Cruise? – Updated

In 2013 & 2014 at least apparently. This is quite a turn around for P&O fly cruises to the Caribbean. Currently we have Arcadia & Aurora gone plus Artemis on her final Far East jaunt. Oriana had one between September-December … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Cruising & Stalking

On the 25th November 2010, my mum died almost ten months to the day after being told she had cancer. She wasn’t a ship nut like me, my dad and many of my friends, but she did enjoy watching them … Continue reading

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