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What happens if the shore excursion is sold out?

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We have all been there when we have booked the cruise that appealed to us the most and where we have thumbed and daydreamed and spent hours pouring over the different pages in the glossy magazine telling us about all of the on board activities and then start to plan what wonderful things we would like to do in the ports we visit.

The big countdown to the date we sail off into the sunset seems ages away when we think oh crap we have not booked the day tour at blank….we madly ring either the agent and then no good news there ring the cruise line to be told the same thing OMG…what now??

There are a few that you can do if you are a loyal cruise passenger to the cruise line you are going with you may go to them direct on board and sweetly point out (never demand and be a right pain in

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What if luggage for your cruise is lost??

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First thing first though before you finish packing for your cruise you should of either had your travel agent either send you the baggage labels to attach to your bags that have your name and your cabin number clearly on the label OR if you have booked online you can register and download the labels and then print them off.

Ensure that the labels can be clearly seen from every handle on the bag. If you have 3 bags for example you would put 1/3 2/3 3/3 so that they know the number of bags that will go to the cabin.

NEXT STEP

When you arrive at the shipping terminal usually you will be directed to the bag drop off area where they will deliver the bags to your cabin. Don’t panic if your bag is not there straight away give them a few hours then go to

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Exciting New Cruise Ship Itineraries for 2018

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Craving to sail the world and be served with spectacular scenery and superb cruise ship experience? Plan your biggest getaway this year as we share some exciting new itineraries that you can try out for your next adventure.

Here are 4 cruise ships which can bring you to different parts of the world you intend to travel to in 2018.

Azamara

Azamara ships - Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest - take pride in offering a delightful ambiance that combines luxury and destination immersive cruising.

Azamara Journey will embark on a 102-day global voyage from Sydney to London, letting passengers visit famous destinations such as Sydney Opera House and London’s Tower Bridge this 2018.

Azamara Quest is also offering a series of Caribbean voyages

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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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