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Beached

Our travels usually take us overseas – but over recent weeks we have had the pleasure of enjoying some of Australia’s fabulous beaches. First stop was Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, with a gorgeous view of Catseye Bay from our “Seaview … Continue reading

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Four hours in Florence

I always say that taking the chance to have a look around when at different ports on a cruise is like going to a buffet and being able to taste a variety of dishes. You get to have a “taste” of various … Continue reading

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People posing in Pisa

When our cruise ship docked at Livorno, Italy, we chose to visit Pisa and Florence for the day, paying for an “on your own tour”. That is, you pay for transport only and are escorted to a meeting place to … Continue reading

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My Superstar

Karaoke is a popular evening entertainment on cruises – but I don’t know why they only run very short sessions of an hour or so. In the “real world” karaoke is generally around 4 hours, giving time for seasoned singers to sing a few songs … Continue reading

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Not too long in Toulon

Seeing the long queue that had already formed to catch the shuttle boat from our cruise ship into Toulon, on the southern coast of France, we thought we had better get a move on. The queue was even longer by the time we … Continue reading

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This is the way we wash our hands

I’m sure you’ve heard that washing your hands is the best preventative measure you can take against picking up “bugs” – bacteria or viruses – left loitering on surfaces by others. A cruise ship inevitably becomes a veritable floating petri dish of … Continue reading

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Ice and a transatlantic crossing

We happened to watch a documentary on the Titanic disaster just before departing on our transatlantic cruise. Probably not impeccable timing. But I consoled myself in that our voyage upon the “Navigator of the Seas” was to follow a totally different route … Continue reading

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All at sea

After our unscheduled stop at Port Everglades, it was a whole week at sea before our next port of call on our transatlantic cruise. A stark contrast to our maiden voyage last year we only had one “at sea” day on our hectic 7 night  Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Getting to know Genoa before fond farewells

Our final port on our 7 day Mediterranean cruise was the northern Italian city of Genoa. What a pleasure it was to take it easy, with no rushing around to join any sort of tour. We happily set off on … Continue reading

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So close and yet so far

I have just found this link to a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel: http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html Isn’t technology wonderful? Now if only our own visit to the Sistine Chapel in Rome had been so easy (and so private). But nothing compares to seeing … Continue reading

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