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Sharing our love of travel and cruising, hoping to inspire you along the way!

Cruise destinations 2019

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Looking for some inspiration and new destinations to cruise too? Check out our 4 favourite cruise destinations around the world.

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Marco Polo Cruise Ship Review

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Our Marco Polo Cruise ship review will show you all around the lounges and bars, food and dining options, deck areas and a selection of cabins. We have also included video tours which we hope you will find useful.

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Our first CMV Marco Polo Cruise Ship experience – Will we cruise with CMV again?

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We have just have returned  our first CMV cruise on the Marco Polo Cruise Ship, a 3 night Festive Dublin Cruise. Here we describe our daily experiences so you can see if we would cruise on the Marco Polo again …

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Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2018

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Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2018 A year older and a year wiser! To be honest we did not have the best start to 2018, we were thrown a real curve ball with some health issues. However, reflecting on …

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Marella Discovery Cruise Ship Review – Food and Dining Options

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Marella Discovery Cruise Ship Food and Restaurant Review Here is our Marella Discovery Cruise Ship Food and Restaurant Review and after spending two weeks on this ship cruising around Norway Seeking the Northern Lights we certainly ate a lot! We …

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Paul and Carole’s Cruise News November 26th 2018

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Paul and Carole’s Cruise News 26th November 2018   Our cruise news today focuses on Celebrity, Carnival and our current favourite Marella Cruises! Celebrity Cruises I have a fondness for Celebrity Cruises as I worked as a nurse many moons …

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Outside Cabin Review – Marella Discovery Cruise Ship

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Outside Cabin Review Marella Discovery Cruise Ship We spent two weeks in an outside cabin on the Marella Discovery Cruise Ship.  We were allocated cabin 2544 on Deck 2, and here is our comprehensive review to see if this cabin …

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River Cruising – Will I change his mind?

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River Cruising – Yes or No? The fact of the matter is that I would love to try river cruising but Paul is adamant that this type of cruising is not for him. Attempts at discussing this type of cruising …

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Cruise News and our membership to the #ChooseCruise Club

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Paul and Carole’s Cruise News 8th November 2018   We have just become members of the CLIA #ChooseCruise Club and wanted to share this news with you. We want to bring you what’s new in the world of cruising with …

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Marella Discovery Cruise Review – Seeking the Northern Lights

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Marella Discovery Cruise Review Seeking the Northern Lights  Our Marella Discovery Cruise Review explains what it is like to cruise with Marella. We joined the Marella Discovery Cruise Ship in Southampton for a 14 night cruise to Norway. The cruise …

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Thailand – Why This Country Should Be On Your Bucket List

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Thailand Why This Country Should Be On Your Bucket List by Paul and Carole Amazing Beaches Unspoilt beaches can be found all over Thailand. With bans on rows and rows of sunbeds your really can get the Robinson Crusoe experience. …

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Reasons why you should consider a Cruise Holiday

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Reasons Why You Should Consider A Cruise Holiday by Paul and Carole My love for a cruise holiday began nearly 30 years ago when I had the opportunity to work as a nurse on Celebrity Cruises, however it took me …

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Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle Cornwall

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Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle, Cornwall We were invited by are good friends Tony and Tina to spend my birthday weekend at the Beachside Holiday Park. They have been visiting this park for many years and had always sung it’s …

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An afternoon spent wandering in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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An afternoon wandering around Painswick in Gloucestershire Situated in the famous Cotswold hills, surrounded by some of Gloucestershire’s most delightful countryside is the historic wool town of Painswick. Our house sit with Harvey and Red was under a mile away so we …

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Our first Princess Cruise Experience – Visiting the Royal Princess Cruise Ship

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Our first Princess Cruise experience The Royal Princess Cruise Ship What does this cruise ship have to offer? We were invited by Princess Cruises to come to Southampton and spend the day on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship. This was …

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House Sitting in Cardiff Wales

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House Sitting in Cardiff, Wales We have now been house sitting for a few years and have had some wonderful experiences. House sitting enables us to explore new places like a local, with no accommodation costs and enjoy the company …

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Saga Sapphire Cruise Ship

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Cruising with Saga Is it just for the really old? The name Saga has always been associated with the elderly, and now that we are over 50 we wanted to see for ourselves if this cruise line is really just …

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Lamai Koh Samui – A guide on where to stay, shop, eat, drink, relax and party! 

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Lamai Koh Samui – A guide on where to stay, shop, eat, drink, relax and party! Lamai Koh Samui is one of our favourite places to stay. Situated on the east coast just south of Chaweng, it is a lively …

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Everything you need to know about P&O Cruises

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Guest Post by Anna – The Cruise Blogger Everything you need to know about P&O Cruises P&O Cruises offer some great deals from the UK and our only experience so far has been a 2 night cruise on the Ventura Cruise …

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Enjoy Beach Hotel Review, Fisherman’s Village, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Enjoy Beach Hotel Fisherman’s Village Paul and Carole’s Review Our first stop after a long flight via Singapore was at the Enjoy Beach Hotel in Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. We chose this hotel because of it’s location and the sea …

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