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Category Archive for 'Fly Cruises'

I’ve been exploring options for cruises in the Arabian Gulf on Oceana, principally for February/March next year. One thing I was tempted by was the thought of mixing the cruise (10 nights) with another holiday destination – perhaps in south-east Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore) or southern Asia (India, Sri Lanka). Doing this would require making […]

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Our next cruise

Once again it has been so long since I last posted that I ought to apologise. For whatever reason, nothing has caught my eye, or my interest in the last couple of months. But I have finally managed to crank the old brain into gear, and produced this pearl. I posted some while ago that […]

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Once again it has been a long time since I last posted. This always seems to be a quiet time of the year, and it’s hard to think of cruises when the clocks have just changed and the nights are drawing in. But there have been developments, of course. I suppose the most important of […]

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It’s all been a bit quiet in the cruise world this last week. Add to that the Bank Holiday plus a couple of days that I spent working away, and you can see why there have been no posts. But here’s a quick roundup of recent events that seem of interest to me. I suppose […]

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2014 season begins

The 2014 summer cruising season is beginning to get into gear. For P&O, most ships have now started their summer programs. Aurora and Adonia are still on the final stages of their 2014 World Cruises but they’re on the homeward stretch of those – they will finish them before the end of the month – […]

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I’ve read today that passengers on many of this summer’s Mediterranean fly-cruises on Ventura have received letters from P&O advising them they will have to pay Italian or Spanish VAT on some on-board purchases. Some cruises will pay Spanish VAT on drinks as well. It’s all very complex, and it’s all due to the fact […]

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Another P&O snippet

It seems that P& have had to arrange for regional flights for Ventura’s fly cruises in the Mediterranean this year. (They start in the spring, of course.) As originally advertised, flights were only available from London, Birmingham and Manchester. However it’s now been announced that flights for 14-night cruises will be available from various regional […]

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I gather that there has been a change in the embarkation port for some of Ventura’s fly cruises next summer. It is now planned that passengers will embark at Genoa instead of Savona. (There’s no change to the other embarkation on these ‘pendulum’ cruises, which remains Venice). The change is sensible, I think, as P&O’s […]

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The Port of Venice

This page exists to hold the map (below) showing the layout of the various berths – it’s linked to my ‘Port Resource’ page. With Ventura doing fly-cruises in the Mediterranean and with Venice being one the possible embarkation ports, I think there will be questions on the topic of the ‘how do I get to […]

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It seems very likely that Ventura will be based in the Mediterranean for a program of 7- and 14-night cruises in summer 2014, out of Venice and Savona. As yet there’s nothing definite from P&O but there was a post on Cruise Critic yesterday (16 March) reporting that a very well-known TA that specialises in […]

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