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The Fantastic Four – Fred. Olsen in Bergen

Well what a day this was for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Bergen. Braemar left first from Dover on the 18th followed by Black Watch (Liverpool 23rd), Balmoral (Southampton 25th) and finally Boudicca (Newcastle 26th). I watched Balmoral sail. I … 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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Fred Olsen Quartet in Bergen 2015

With all this talk of Cunard’s Three Queens events for their 175th anniversary during the year, this little nugget of information from a media presentation slipped under the radar: All four Fred. Olsen ships will be coming together in Bergen … Continue reading

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Small Is Beautiful!

I am, of course, referring to ships. A lot of people immediately dismiss a cruise on something less the size of a floating building but they have their positives. Less people, great atmosphere, can get into ports others can’t, lots … 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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Balmoral Bound

And now my first cruise of the year has arrived on the fabulous ship, Balmoral. After a stressful few months caused mainly by people who don’t listen, treat you like crap and think they’re right despite masses of evidence to … Continue reading

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Maritime Anniversaries

April 2012 commemorates two events involving passenger ships. The most famous one is the sinking of the Titanic on the 15th April 1912, having set sail from Southampton on the 10th at noon, resulting on over 1500 dead, more than … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Gran Canaria to Lisbon

Gran Canaria is beautiful. It rained in the mountain on our tour but then was boiling back in Las Palmas. Once we got back to the port, I went wandering for ship pics. This is why I prefer a cruise … Continue reading

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QM2 Cruise – Madeira to Gran Canaria

After a snooze, I went out at lunchtime to catch the shuttle and hoped it had stopped raining. Really annoyingly, the aircon was kicking out cold instead of hot after their electrical β€˜tests’ so I woke up with a sore … 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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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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