Netherlands and Norway Fjords Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

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  Netherlands and Norway Fjords Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas Every year we try and spend a quality week with our Dad’s, Bo and John and go on a cruise. We joined the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Explorer …

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12 Trips in 12 Months – A look back on Paul and Carole’s Year of Travel 2016

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12 Trips 12 Months – 2016 has been a really interesting year for Paul and Carole Loves to Travel, and hitting the big 50! We both work full time but have still managed to go on 12 trips. Here is …

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Paul and Carole’s Instagram Top 10 Photos of 2016

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We love travel photography and have been active on Instagram since April 2015. It is a great forum for showcasing your photography skills but also for gaining information and networking with like minded individuals. Someone told us we could buy …

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Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port Information

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Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port Information We visited Santa Cruz in Tenerife on our recent cruise to the Canary Islands. This post contains some useful information to make the most of your day in Santa Cruz. Where is Santa Cruz, in Tenerife? Santa …

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Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise – Ports of Call Review

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  Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise Ports of Call Review   We have wanted to visit Croatia for a few years now and when we found the Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise Itinerary it was perfect. It was a seven day cruise on …

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Marella Celebration Cruise Ship Review

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  Marella Celebration Cruise Ship Our Review Please note – in October 2017 Thomson cruises re branded as Marella Cruises part of the TUI group. This ship is now known as the Marella Celebration Cruse Ship. We joined the Marella …

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Cruising from Singapore to Penang, Langkawi and Phuket on the Mariner of the Seas

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  Cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas As part of the 50th birthday celebrations we decided on cruising Asia on the Mariner of the Seas cruise ship from Singapore. We have travelled to Asia previously spending a lot of time in Thailand but had …

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Drinks packages – do they save you money on a cruise?

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Drinks Packages Do they save you Money on a Cruise Every year we go on holiday with our Dads on a cruise. Most cruise lines now give passengers the option of purchasing a drinks package. Those of you that know us, …

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Quality family time on our 2 day Ventura Cruise

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Our 2 day cruise on the Ventura Cruise Ship We had had such a good time on our previous cruises we wanted to share it with our family so we treated Paul’s Dad John, and his elder brother Dean to …

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4 reasons to book a balcony cabin on your next cruise

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4 reasons to book a balcony cabin on your next cruise What type of cabin do you book on a cruise – a balcony cabin? We have now completed 11 cruises and I am sure will be booking a 12th very …

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Our 2 day birthday cruise on the Queen Mary 2

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Our 2 day birthday cruise on the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship It was Carole’s birthday so we treated ourselves to a 2 day cruise on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton, a ship belonging to the Cunard Line. We went …

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9 things you need to know about your cruise sea pass

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9 things to know about your cruise sea pass These are our sea passes from our Norway fjords cruise and here are 9 things that are useful to know about your cruise sea pass It is issued to you on embarkation when …

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22 facts about the Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship

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22 facts about the Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship On the last day of our 8 day cruise to Norway on the Explorer of the Seas, an event called the Captain’s Corner was held on deck 3 in the …

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