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P&O have announced that none of their ships will make any previously-announced calls at Argentine ports in 2013. Both Arcadia and Adonia were due to call at Argentine ports – Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia – during their soon-to-start Grand Voyages. The reason for the cancellations is that there have been demonstrations in these […]

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P&O seems to have cancelled Azura’s world cruise, planned for January to April 2013. Instead, she is expected to do a programme of Caribbean fly-cruises. Azura’s world cruise was announced in spring last year, and was planned to be a voyage around Asia via the Mediterranean, ¬†Australasia, and Africa. The original announcement caused some surprise […]

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Andrew Sassoli-Walker, whose photographs I’ve featured here before, has taken yet more. The image here is of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 leaving Southampton at about 6 o’clock yesterday evening at the start of their world cruises. I think this is an excellent image. As usual it’s copyright 2012 Andrew Sassoli-Walker. You can see […]

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World Cruises 2012

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth both leave today on world cruises. They’re almost the last ships to do so this year. Here’s a rundown of which ships are doing world cruises (or ‘grand voyages’, by which is meant a voyage almost as long as a world cruise but which doesn’t actually circumnavigate the […]

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Following on from my last post, I learned that Andrew Sassoli-Walker had taken a number of pictures in Southampton on Wednesday and had posted them in his gallery on Cruise Page. This image shows four of the ships – Arcadia nearest the camera, then Saga Ruby, Black Watch and Balmoral. Here’s a link to the […]

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It's world cruise time

It’s early January, it’s the UK, it’s cold, it’s miserable – so what is there to think about in the cruising world to cheer us up? Well, since it’s January it must be world cruise time; and indeed this week sees a number of ships leaving Southampton, either on traditional ‘world cruises’ (i.e. a circumnavigation) […]

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It’s world cruise time again, and P&O have got various ships in various far-flung places. Aurora, for instance, is doing a ‘grand voyage’ round Asia, and at the moment of writing is in the Indian Ocean, somewhere between Dubai and Mumbai. Arcadia on the other hand is doing a westbound circumnavigation, and yesterday she transited […]

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Aurora under way

In the end Aurora was parked at her berth for several days while her bearing was fixed. The repairs seem to have been successful and she left at tea-time on Thursday (Auckland time). That’s several days later than scheduled so she’s now heading for San Francisco as fast as she can – her current World […]

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World Cruises

This weekend the ships have been leaving Southampton for their world cruises. Saga Rose & Saga Ruby were the first to leave, I believe – these two grand veterans ( the former Sagafjord and Vistafjord) left together on 5 January, and won’t return until mid-March or later. Then today (Sunday) Cunard’s QEII and Queen Victoria […]

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