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Embarkation was a rather slow and cumbersome affair. We left the Grand Harbour hotel at about 12:40, having first seen our bags put on a van. The actual coach transfer took just a couple of minutes – City terminal is only a short distance away. Then we went straight into security, which again only took […]

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Why we don't fly-cruise

I mentioned in my last post that I have already booked a cruise for 2013. It will be for fourteen nights on Ventura from Southampton to the western Mediterranean. Of those fourteen nights not much more than half will actually be in the Mediterranean – the rest will be on the passages between Southampton and […]

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Cruise for 2013

Bookings for P&O’s 2013 programme opened this week, and we’ve made our booking. We’ll be back on Ventura, on a 14-night cruise to the western Mediterranean. It will call at Valencia, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Civitavecchia, Ajaccio, Gibralter and Corunna, and three of those will be new ports for us. There are always discussions when the […]

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I understand that from 2013 Island Cruises’ ship Island Escape will go all-inclusive. That is all food, drink, tips and service charges will be included in the ticket price. I didn’t actually know that Island Cruises would still be in business in 2013 – I had understood that they had been closed down at around […]

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P&O 2013 brochure has arrived

Even though we’ve known all about the cruises in it for several weeks, it’s still fun to get the actual brochure. Ours (Val’s, actually) arrived on Thursday but I haven’t yet had the chance to look through it properly. There is one obvious difference, however, which is that the pages bearing the cruise information no […]

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I’ve done some basic analysis of the distribution of the 2013 P&O cruises, and it turns out that my first assumptions were completely wrong. The table above shows the %ages of the total number of cruises on all seven ships, on ex-Southampton sailings, and by destination. I’ve grouped all cruises to a given area together […]

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2013 cruises

Cunard and P&O got their 2013 programmes up on their websites over the weekend. In P&O’s case this was after a rather embarrassing pause during which they had to admit that a technical problem was preventing them from doing so, but by late yesterday they’d obviously solved the problem. I hope to do a detailed […]

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The on-line travel agent Cruise Kings has made Cunard’s and P&O’s cruise schedule for 2013 available via their site. This is a few days in advance of the official release, which I believe is supposed to be 24 March. Here’s the page with the Cunard details, and here’s the one for P&O. They do both […]

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