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I did some posts in the summer about a criminal prosecution that the captain of Azura faced. The essence of the issue was that on 29 March Azura was found to contain fuel with a level of sulphur content (1.68%) that was higher than permitted level of sulphur content (1.5%). A further hearing has been […]

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P&O Drinks Package

P&O are apparently going to trial a range of drinks packages on Azura. It will commence 21 July. There will be a range of packages – hot drinks, non-alcoholic, and children’s – but the headline package is the Ultimate Drinks Package. The principal features of this are: It will cost £39.95 per person per day; […]

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I contacted Carnival U.K. this afternoon to ask if there was a response to yesterday’s events in Marseilles. I received the following statement from a Carnival U.K. spokesperson: “The Carnival group carries nearly 11.5 million guests on its vessels each year and takes its legal and moral obligations towards the protection of the environment very […]

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I did a post a couple of days ago about a trial to be held in Marseilles today (9 July 2018) of the Captain of Azura for a breach of the environmental regulations regarding sulphur pollution on March 29 in Marseilles. I’ve been scouring the internet for updates, and I’ve learned that the case has […]

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I’ve just come across a series of articles relating to an alleged breach of environmental legislation by Azura when she was in Marseilles on 29 March. Apparently she was found to be burning fuel of a higher concentration of sulphur than was allowed in the port – 1.68% instead of 1.5%. What’s most interesting is […]

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It's (almost) Cruise time!

It’s almost time for us to head off to Southampton for this year’s cruise. We’ll be on A716, Azura to Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Northern Ireland. Normally, as regular readers will know, I buy internet minutes and blog from the cruise. This time, however, I don’t think that’s going to be possible – […]

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As I’m sure most of my readers will already know, a passenger was killed yesterday while on an excursion in Dominica. In addition to the fatality, other passengers were injured – though none seriously. It’s not completely clear from what I’ve read whether the excursion was one provided by P&O or not – their comment […]

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Pictures from Azura

When we were on Azura in September 2015 I took a lot of pictures of the interior of the ship, our cabin, and some of the open decks, with a view to producing a resource page in this blog for Azura. In the event it didn’t come together and the images have been languishing. That […]

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There has been even more confusion over that excursion to Cinque Terre while we’re on our forthcoming cruise on Azura. (Before I add some details, I had better explain my silence for the last week. I had a short holiday in Scotland; then when I returned there was all the usual ‘unpacking and washing’ palaver, […]

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I posted recently about the change of itinerary on our cruise next month. La Spezia is out, replaced by Livorno. Among the effects of this was the cancellation of our pre-booked excursion, “Beautiful Cinque Terre”. Except I’m now told that it isn’t cancelled after all. We heard about the itinerary change from a post on […]

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