Ozanne Steps

Site And Social Updates: July 2018

The latest in a semi-regular update about changes to the site, news and information from the social media channels, and any other bits of general business. This month includes a few modifications to the website, some new Facebook groups and Twitter promotional interactions, news about yet another upcoming holiday, and the usual roundup of some articles and videos I might have perused recently.

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Sunset On Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess Cruise: Hits And Misses

A brief review of our week-long cruise on Sapphire Princess which took us from Southampton to Guernsey, La Rochelle in France, and Bilbao and A Coruña in Spain. More detailed, more photo-heavy posts will appear in the portfolio section later but this review will serve as an early summary of the trip on the Princess Cruises cruise ship as a whole.

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Beagle Channel Cruise

Site And Social Updates: May 2018

New site-related news for this month includes the addition of some floating shortcut links on all pages to get to some useful parts of the site (well, for me anyway) and the addition of an RSS feed aggregator to pull in headlines from other general travel and cruise websites. Socially, there’s an explanation about the creation of a new Facebook page related to the website and the usual assortment of links to things I’ve read or watched on the internet recently has been included.

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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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