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Manoeuvres in Port!
2018-12-12

Hello everyone and firstly let me say that one of the questions I am most often asked is “just how do you berth a huge ship like Queen Mary 2 alongside the pier so gently each time?!” Well for me, it has always been a source of immense satisfaction every time a berthing operation at […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Honeymoon Travel
2018-12-11

Create priceless honeymoon memories without breaking the bank. With the average wedding in America costing around $33,000 (according to The Knot’s most recent Real Wedding Study), the last thing many newlyweds want to do is empty their pockets to go on a lavish honeymoon. Thankfully, with some careful planning and creativity, you can soak in […]

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The Greatest Showman and the Greatest Ocean Liner!
2018-12-04

I’m sure that many of you will be familiar with the amazingly successful musical movie “The Greatest Showman” which has done so well over the past year and which starred Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams and Keala Settle amongst others. A follow-up music album has just recently been released to mark […]

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10 New Cruise Ships and Amenities to Check Out
2018-12-03

See how cruise lines are raising the bar with tech-savvy touches and improved luxury experiences. You’ll encounter high-tech design features, unique amenities and exciting itineraries on these intriguing new ships. From the largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, to more intimate ships like the 18-suite Avalon Saigon, today’s cruising […]

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Alaskan Adventures
2018-11-27

Hello again, and this week I’ll start by writing a little on Cunard’s youngest ship, Queen Elizabeth, which as I mentioned last week is currently having a refit in France with refurbishment of staterooms and suites as well as many of the public areas. This is fantastic news for any of you thinking about trying […]

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The 2019 Best Cruise Lines for the Money
2018-11-27

Find out which lines will help you save big on your next cruise vacation. Your next cruise may cost less money than you think. Since a cruise is basically a package deal, with lodging, food and entertainment all included in one price, a vacation at sea is often a better value than a land-based getaway […]

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Right to the Bitter End!
2018-11-20

Good Day to all readers, or as I used to say on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria or Queen Mary 2 at my daily Noon speech; “Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Captain Peter Philpott speaking from the Navigating Bridge and I do hope you all enjoying this wonderful day at sea! As is our […]

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10 Travel Photography Tips for Getting Better Photos
2018-11-20

Use this guide to start taking top-notch vacation pictures. While professional-looking travel photos were once a privilege for those who could afford pricey equipment, today, travelers can take a stunning photo with nothing but a smartphone. Follow these 10 expert tips that will help you find the best lighting, achieve the perfect angle and make […]

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Special guests and entertainment aboard cruise ships
2018-11-13

Hello again! If you happen to be a regular reader of my column, you’ll have seen that I was for a long time with Princess Cruises – in fact I served in all Navigating Officer ranks up to the rank of Staff Captain. My favorite Princess ship was the original Pacific Princess (built in the […]

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The 5 Top Health and Wellness Trends in Cruising
2018-11-13

Find out how taking a cruise can support your health, fitness and nutrition goals. In today’s health-focused world, many vacationers aren’t willing to disrupt their diet and fitness routines for a week of fun. In response to passenger demands, cruise lines are expanding their health and wellness offerings, providing travelers with nutritious food options, unique […]

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