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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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This is a holding page until I get the whole blog transferred here from the .co.uk site. In the meantime: Here’s a link to the existing .co.uk blog.

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We watched the last of the Jane McDonald Programmes this evening. Overall, we enjoyed them. I don’t think they were especially about cruising; they seemed to be more about her on a cruise, and given her personality it was mostly her. But if you’re making a TV programme you need a presenter or anchor who […]

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We finished all our remaining episodes of The Cruise yesterday evening and we’ve just watched the first of the Jane McDonald programmes so here’s a quick report on what we thought of them. We watched three episodes of The Cruise last night, and I think we enjoyed them more than we did the first three. […]

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TV Programmes about cruising

I’m a sucker for them – even though they often don’t satisfy. Recently we (Val & I) have been watching the second series of “The Cruise” on ITV which of course features guests and crew on Regal Princess. We enjoyed the first season (in 2016) but so far haven’t been grabbed so much by this […]

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The biggest ships

I’ve just read a Cruise Critic list of the 30 biggest cruise ships currently at sea – here’s a link. What’s interesting is that the smallest of the thirty is 130,000 gross tons. Just as a comparison, the original Cunard Queens were just over 80,000 GRT and Titanic was about 50,000 tons. If I could […]

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There has been silence….

…for which I must apologise. The truth is that I have been on holiday (non-cruise). You can read about it here, in fact. But I’m back now – have been for a couple of weeks, in fact – so it’s time to knuckle down and blog about cruising. Except I’m finding it hard to find […]

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Yesterday evening I came across an interesting magazine. It’s entitled “Ships Illustrated: P&O Before the Cruise Ships”. It’s a ‘special interest’ magazine published on a single topic by the publishers of Ships Monthly magazine, and as the name suggests it’s about the ships of the generation or so before P&O’s dedicated cruise ships. So it […]

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As well as the fun side of cruising – actually going one, for example – I’m also interested in how the industry operates, both technically and financially. I’ve been reading a few documents and other content on-line that add up to an interesting snapshot of where cruising is, financially, in late 2014. Drawing on these […]

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We’ve had an interesting year for holidays, and in some respects it’s made us think about what we want from a holiday. Just to recap, we had a 14-night cruise to the Baltic starting in late June. This is the 10th year that we’ve taken a cruise, and in that time we’ve done 16 (17 […]

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