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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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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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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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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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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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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Hooters and Habaneras – Paul and Carole’s Travel Guide to Havana

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Hooters and Habaneras Paul and Carole’s Travel Guide to Havana We visited Havana in Cuba as part of our cruise holiday around the Caribbean. Havana is one of the most interesting destinations we have visited and we have put this …

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Balmoral Cruise Ship Day Visit

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Fred Olsen Cruise Line and the Balmoral Cruise Ship Our Day visit by Paul and Carole The cruise industry is growing at an alarming rate and focus is mostly on what is new and exciting. Cruise ships are getting bigger …

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MSC Opera Cruise Ship Review – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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MSC Opera Cruise Ship The Good, Bad and the Ugly! We joined the MSC Opera Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba and sailed around the Caribbean and Central America. We have cruised many times before but had never cruised with MSC. We …

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The Best and Worst Cruise Ports – Cruise Bloggers reveal all!

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The Best and Worst Cruise Ports Around the World Cruise Bloggers reveal all! We have cruised many times and are always planning our next cruising adventure. Whenever you go on a fly cruise holiday, the ports that you visit can …

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Chania Crete Cruise Port Information – Know before you go!

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Find out where the ship docks and what to do with your time if you are cruising to Chnia in Crete.

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Marella Dream Cruise Ship Review

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What is it like to cruise on the Marella Dream Cruise Ship Our Review – Paul and Carole Please note – in October 2017 Thomson cruises re branded as Marella Cruises part of the TUI group. The Thomson Dream cruise …

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10 Reasons for cruising with Marella

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  10 Reasons to Cruise With Marella If you have been following our blog it will come as no surprise that we love cruising. We have now cruised 12 times and have already have 1 more booked. We have found the best …

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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. This is what social media is …

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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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Las Palmas Cruise Port Information

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Las Palmas Cruise Port Information We sailed to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria on our cruise on the Independence of the Seas. Here are a few tips to spend the day and not be too far away from the ship …

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Thomson Adriatic Affair Cruise – Ports of Call Review

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  Marella 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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