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Britannia (update)

Well, wasn’t that day fabulous – I can’t believe it’s been a week already! The sun was out, the red carpet installed and freshly vacuumed. The Queen arrived, with Prince Philip, looking wonderful and relaxed. We heard the speeches, watched

Posted in Miscellaneous, Ships

Britannia is on her way!

The Countdown Has Begun… Yes, it’s official! Britannia has left the Italian Shipyard and is on her way to the UK. She will arrive in Southampton on the 6th March. P&O can be proud of their newest creation, and so can the thousands of

Posted in Cruise line stories

P&O Departures from Southampton

Rumour has it that from this April P&O will be keeping to the timings for embarkation and will no longer have the buffet open, possibly to discourage people arriving early. However, I also understand that Fred Olsen doesn’t offer a buffet

Posted in Forum chatter

Happy New Year!

I just want to wish everyone who has visited my blog, posted comments or generally offered advice and support, a very Happy New Year – let’s hope 2015 will bring health, happiness and prosperity for us all!      

Posted in Miscellaneous


Aurora, June 2011 This is one of the most memorable cruises we have enjoyed. It’ s the furthest north I’ve been! The scenery is simply spectacular and we were so lucky with the sunshine. Locals, scientists mostly, told us that

Posted in Ports of Call (Ours)

Norwegian Cruise Line special offer…

Wow – these guys are offering free cruises for up to 6 if you and your partner / spouse / significant other pay full price! They can be children or adults, but I’m not sure if they need to stay

Posted in Cruise line stories, Forum chatter

Royal Princess on TV

I found this on one of the forums – copied  from Princess Cruises is to appear in a primetime four-partfly-on-the-wall documentary on ITV. The cruise line has revealed that camera crews were given behind-the-scenes access to Royal Princess after

Posted in Cruise line stories

Princess Royal (update)

  Well! for all those of you who saw it, I trust you found it as entertaining as Martin and I did? For those of you who didn’t see it, we agreed that the view from ‘the other side’ was

Posted in Cruise line stories

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