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I really don’t know what to make of this one. Carnival Corporation have launched a new campaign to promote cruising in general, and therefore across all nine of their brands: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess, Cunard, Seaboard, Aida, Costa, P&O (UK), and P&O Australia. On the one hand that’s laudable, but on the other […]

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Gratuities

There are often long debates on cruise forums about gratuities: how to pay them, why should they be paid, who should receive them, and so on. I came across this story on the BBC News site just now, about a traveller in the 1760s who was facing the same issues when making overnight stops at […]

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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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Ventura 2013 – pictures

We finished our cruise on Ventura this year in late June, of course, and I’m embarrassed to admit that it’s taken me this long to get the photos sorted out. But the job is (mostly) done now. Here’s a link to a Picasa album I did early with some pictures of La Sagrada Familia┬áin Barcelona, […]

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I thought I’d pass on this link, to a very good Cruise Critic newsletter on how the ships actually work. It’s mainly about the engines, propulsion system and power distribution systems. There’s maybe not a lot terribly new to anyone who’s read some stuff, but a good summary none the less.

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