Which one is better – Big Ship or Small Ship ?

Is it better to be on a large cruise ship or is it better on a smaller vessel. Does size matter? The question of ship size is asked by many, whether you are a first time cruiser or an experienced cruiser – the question constantly arises for discussion.

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Queen Mary 2 to Circumnavigate New Zealand in 2013

Queen Mary 2

Want to see New Zealand in style and comfort…. Now you can… Cunard Line have recently announced a new voyage on the Queen Mary 2 (QM2).

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Cunard release short sectors on board the “Queen’s”

Ever wanted to cruise on board one of the “Queen’s”, but haven’t had the time for a long journey? This is your chance !

Cunard Line have just released a selection of short sectors on board Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 around Australia and New Zealand.

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Pacific Sun Cruise, Noumea, Lifou, Vanuatu

Pacific Sun in Lifou

Eat your hearts out Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio.

It is late at night and my husband Martin and I are standing on the deck at the front of the Pacific Sun cruise ship, gazing at the stars sparkling in the inky sky. He’s behind me, arms encircling my waist, as in the famous scene from Titanic, and he leans forward to whisper something in my ear. I can’t hear what it is because the ocean and wind, combined with the ship’s engine, are making a lot of noise but I’m sure it must be something desperately romantic; it’s that kind of moment.

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Rhine River Cruise with Avalon Waterways

River Limmat, Zurich

This morning when I open the curtains in my room the view from the window is of the German town of Rudesheim, Two days ago it was Strasbourg in France, in a couple of days it will be the Dutch capital Amsterdam. I’m getting to see some of Europe’s most scenic spots yet I’m sleeping in the same bed every night. This is the beauty of river cruising.

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A cheap deal, is not always the best deal!

There has been an increase in the number of web based travel agents offering cruises at discounted prices; while this is great from a consumer’s point of view for comparing prices to ensure that you are getting the best possible deal, there are some things to look out for especially when booking on overseas web based sites.

Cruise Lines are always releasing specials, and these come with various terms and conditions. As cruises are sold worldwide they are promoted differently in each country to appeal to the local market,

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‘ISLAND PASSAGE’ – 6 Night Secrets of Vanuatu Cruise

Island Passage is a beautifully appointed catamaran with a great crew, fabulous food and all you need for a truly relaxing holiday. And if you enjoy fishing, it’s a real bonus as the crew will take you out any time you like on one of their 3 fishing boats.

Maximum no of guests is 20 – we had 14 on board.

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Which Caribbean Cruise itinerary would I recommend ?

A lot of people ask me “Which is the best Caribbean Cruise itinerary to do”. My personal answer is easy – WESTERN CARIBBEAN.

Yes there are lots to choose from and so many islands to look at…..But after working on a ship within that area….The Western Caribbean gives you the best taste for that cruise destination.

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Panama Canal Experience

Sea Princess

I was looking at some photos on the weekend of the time I went thru the Panama Canal.

I forgot how amazing and what a FULL day it was….It still takes my breathe away thinking about it even today.

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Russia onboard Celebrity Constellation


Russia has always been on my wish list – and now I have ticked it off ! I loved it….

My partner and I joined Celebrity Constellation for a 14 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise from Southampton. We had both cruised before but this trip for us was about the destinations, not specifically the ship. We chose the ports of call we wanted to visit and Celebrity fitted in with the dates and time we had available to us.

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