Category Cruise News

P&O PACIFIC EXPLORER CRUISE SHIP – REVIEW

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I have just returned from a 10-day cruise to north of Sydney stopping at Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Willis Island, Brisbane and then back to Sydney on the newly re-furbished Pacific Explorer previously call Dawn Princess.

I was never on the Dawn Princess but was told the colours were dark and dingy and this has now been replaced with a light and airy décor throughout with bay windows with comfortable padded seating with cushions that were ideal for reading, snoozing and watching the world go by.

Although the cabins were small they were comfortable and clean with every effort made by the housekeeping staff to ensure that we were taken care of. Every night the bedding was turned back and alternate nights there was either chocolates or animal’s sculptures made from the towels.

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Best Cruise Discounts

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There was a time that booking a cruise vacation was simple, but with the industry growth and the many options and prices to choose from, it can now become a very overwhelming decision, especially when you want to find the best cruise discounts. Below there are some few tips that may help you to find the best cruise vacation deals for your budget.

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Princess Cruise Line celebrates 50th anniversary

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Princess Cruise Line celebrates 50th anniversaryPrincess Cruise Lines first launched in 1965 and their one ship (the Princess Patricia) made a maiden journey to Mexico. Now, 50 years later, the cruise has steadily grown to be the third largest passenger cruise line in the entire world.

They are known to take travelers to fascinating and amazing ports around the world. In addition to some new destinations, like Loreto and La Paz, you will be able to experience the same itinerary that the first cruise ship of this line experienced – Manzanilllo, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

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New Cruise Ships expected in 2015

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New Cruise Ships expected in 2015New Cruise Ships expected in 2015 - are you as excited as me when I hear about a new cruise ships coming to town. Its like a big build up and you know that it is coming and just can't wait to see what they have done. I suppose I am a little cruise groupy really!

The new year comes with exciting new cruising options, events and new ships to hit the open seas.

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Allure of the Seas – May 2015

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The Allure of the Seas is a cruise ship by Royal Caribbean and it hold 6,296 passengers as well as 2,384 members of the crew.

Starting in May of 2015, this majestic ship will be sailing from Barcelona Spain to major ports in Italy, France and Majorca.

This cruising experience is perfect for individuals who want to brag that they sailed on the largest ship in the entire world in addition to the nonstop nightlife and huge variety of dining and entrainment options.

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7 Year Old Cold Case Cruise Ship Murder Ends in Arrest In Florida

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7 Year Old Cold Case Cruise Ship Murder Ends in Arrest In FloridaIsn't it amazing to think that a 7 Year Old Cold Case Cruise Ship Murder Ends in Arrest In Florida?  Forensic science is fantastic to think how people that came to their grisly end somehow thinking that these poor individuals have the final say years down the track.

Even rapes and murders can be pinned to someone that has probably thought that they have got away with crime after so many years.  But it is hats off to the detectives that have a small thread of evidence and keep going through what people have called a cold case.

This is why I thought the story intriguing that after this many years and a new life that has been built with a new wife and then to be faced with a murder charge all of the years later.  To see the look on a persons face when they come to the

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P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest

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P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of UnrestThe headline read "P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest" And i couldn't be happier, not for the unrest obviously in Egypt but to know that a cruise line puts the safety of it's passengers before profit!

Too often companies throughout history have put the safety of people at risk and this has sometimes resulted in illness, sickness or even death.  At times it wasn't for years later that an investigation would reveal that a company was at fault.

I just wonder if the possibility of litigation is the main driver of this action?  The story is interesting all the same and here is how Adam Coulter reported this story in part...
P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest - what happened?
"P&O Cruises has cancelled a stop in Egypt's Port

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Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph Fire

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Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph FireI read a few days ago the “investigation begins for Carnival Triumph Fire” and automatically thought that this was just part and parcel of investigating the fire to find out just what actually happened.

Reading though the various reports there were only a few passengers with minor injuries but what I found surprising is the lawsuit which has been filed by Cassie Terry.
Does Carnival Triumph have a case to answer for?
In these days of litigating just about anything are these types of cases just seen as a way to make a few dollars?

// Now I could be wrong but I can’t help myself rolling my eyes when I read these types of claims and wonder what you think when you read the story below by Dori Salzman, news editor.  She wrote:

“The same day that most Carnival

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3 Day Sampler Cruise Revives That Lovin Feeling

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3 Day Sampler CruiseOK hands up if you have been on a 3 day sampler cruise…just what I thought hardly anyone but how many times have you thought that one day it will be me sailing away from the harbour and out to the wide open ocean to somewhere warm and tropical.

But I can nearly bet that the special someone that you wanted to go away with has some hesitation as they say that they will get sea sick or I hate the thought of being in that little closed off cabin day in and day out.  And even though you have done your best to try and convince them it has always been met with a negative.  Sound familiar?
How a 3 day sampler cruise got the twinkle in his eye back.
Well I am going to tell you something that will get them excited about going on a cruise and this will cut off all of the

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Do’s and Don’ts for Cruising With a Baby

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do’s and don’ts for cruising with a babyTraveling with infants and little ones can be challenging, but consider some do’s and don’ts for cruising with a baby to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
There are certain things that you want to DO in preparation when you take an infant on your vacation cruise:
- Book early to guarantee your preferred seating (earlier is preferred with little ones).

- Select a cabin with a balcony, so you can relax in the sun while your baby naps.

- Pack an inflatable baby bathtub as most cabins only have shower stalls.

- Definitely fly in the day before your ship leaves port, babies require more time, and this gives you plenty of time to purchase any last minute necessities and plan for the unexpected.

- Some research is recommended for your port of destination,

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