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8 Reasons To Choose Princess Cruises For Your Next Cruise

World-wide itineraries across seven continents, cutting-edge activities and unique excursions. Choose Princess Cruises for your next cruise holiday….   Icebergs breaking, husky dogs racing and captivating world wide adventures – not exactly the promotional video you would expect from a luxury cruise line. No middle aged couples holding hands on a Caribbean beach this time. […]
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My Review of Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Read my review of Disney Magic cruise ship and find out was it really magical…   I had the chance to tour Disney Magic when it was docked in Dublin Port recently. The first thing that struck me when I saw the 2700 passenger cruise ship was how different it looked compared to other modern […]
Uniworld's SS Antoinette

A River Cruise on Uniworld’s SS Antoinette

I blame Uniworld for the dent in my bank balance when I got home from my recent river cruise. Within 24 hours of my return, I was in House of Fraser buying new pillows and bed linen…   My handcrafted Savoir of England bed on Uniworld’s SS Antoinette was the most comfortable I have ever […]
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Top 10 Tips For Booking Cruise Holidays

While I believe that there is a cruise for everyone out there – knowing which one to choose is the tricky part! Check out my top 10 tips for booking cruise holidays and ensure you choose the right cruise for you.   1. Speak to a cruise specialist. Booking flights and hotels online is one thing […]
Norwegian Star

My Review Of Norwegian Star

I had the pleasure of stepping on board the Norwegian Star while it was docked in Dublin recently. This was my first time to see a Norwegian cruise ship, check out my review 🙂   The first thing that needs to be said is that despite the name, Norwegian Cruise Line is actually American! It also […]
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Discovering TUI Discovery

Until now, the tour operator Thomson  just happened to ‘do’ cruises under the Thomson Cruises brand. With the launch of TUI Discovery and the recent announcement to launch Discovery 2 next year, they are now (officially) a cruise line. So what makes Thomson cruises different from other cruise lines?   The first thing to point out […]
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation Of The Seas

I knew I was in trouble when I boarded and was given a 16 page map! I only had a half day to see this enormous ship. And when I say enormous I mean ENORMOUS – Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, is longer than three football pitches and higher than the Sydney Harbour bridge!   Ovation of […]

How To Choose The Right Cruise

From surf simulators to sky diving, speciality dining to exclusive retreats, cruise companies are frantically trying to out do each other. So if you haven’t tried it yet, how do you know which cruise to choose? I have seen many cruise ships over the years and I can honestly say there is a cruise for […]
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My MSC Splendida Review

I had the pleasure of boarding the MSC Splendida while it was docked in Dublin. So did it live up to the hype and what is it like inside? Read my MSC Splendida review and find out!   There is no doubt it was fantastic for Ireland attracting a ship of this magnitude to our shores, […]

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