Crown Princess, Tallinn, Estonia

How NOT To Pick A Cruise

If you’re thinking of going on a cruise there’s more to it than just the cost or the destination to consider and while there may be many guides on how to choose a cruise that’s best for you out there I’m going to use a recent real example of cruisers who absolutely didn’t do that at all.

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Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum

Site And Social Updates: April 2018

This blog post covers some recent changes to the website and a testing of the waters of the Pinterest social media platform for the first time in several years. Additionally, some articles I’ve recently read and some videos I’ve recently watched connected to travel.

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Wheelhouse Bar

What Annoys Me About Cruise Forums

There are many things that annoy me about cruise forums and I’m only going to say cruise forums here rather than all forums simply because I don’t tend to hang around any other sorts of forums these days. In this post I’m going to go through the three ones that bug me the most: the inability of people to be able to search, people being nasty for the sake of being nasty, and people who haven’t bothered to read what they’re replying to.

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Godard Art

Art Auctions On Cruise Ships

I recently saw a video by someone claiming that she didn’t get art auctions on cruise ships, wondering why people would buy the pieces on display. There were comments supporting her position and I want to present a counter point to that. I don’t have an issue with someone not liking art but some of the arguments against art auctions on cruises make some terrible assumptions that need addressing.

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The Cruise Show: Cruising Against Hatred

This weekend there’s a big cruise show event taking place in London. This blog post serves as a personal list of the companies in attendance as a means for me to identify businesses I don’t want to deal with as the event’s connection with the Daily Mail is something I find revolting due to my views of tolerance being at loggerheads with that bile-spewing source of shit’s continuous hatred of foreigners.

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Azura Pool Deck

Cruise Vlogging Round-Up

A selection of some of the videos I’ve been watching recently on YouTube which, as you can probably tell from the title of this blog post, are related to cruises and vlogging.

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Ventura, Balcony View

Travelling In 2017 And 2018

Where did we visit in 2017? Where will we visit in 2018? Yes, it’s the end of the year so that means it’s time for a look back at what’s happened and a look forward to what’s coming up because when it comes to writing blog posts it’s way easier to be unoriginal than think of anything new to write.

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Falkland Islands, Star Princess

Princess Cruises Loyalty Changes

For many years cruising with Princess Cruises has benefitted from counting cruises with P&O towards their loyalty system, the Captain’s Circle. This will soon change and there are arguments for and against this move. Generally, though, I see this as a negative move by the company that might be perceived as an indication of cost-cutting which is likely to be a precursor to a reduction in the levels of service offered in the minds of many cruisers.

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Colourful Buildings

South America

This blog post is a summary of the various portfolio entries covering our cruise around South America in March 2016. Flying from Heathrow to Paris then onwards to Buenos Aires we picked up the Star Princess ship operated by Princess Cruises for a fabulous trip that saw us visiting the countries of Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, as well as spending a day in the Falkland Islands. This memorable trip that saw us tick off experiences such as cruising around Cape Horn, seeing penguins in the wild, seeing whales migrating, seeing an albatross, watching a dolphin swim alongside us, dance a tango, and look at the Milky Way from the Southern Hemisphere (amongst many others) was made so much better by easily the best crew we’ve ever had the pleasure of cruising with.

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