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Travels in Chile!
2019-02-05

Hello everyone – Captain Peter Philpott here once again and as mentioned in my last blog, I’m freshly returned from a wonderful trip to the amazing country of Chile…! After a career at sea and mainly in the cruising industry, I have been lucky enough to visit a huge number of countries all around the […]

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AAA Announces 2019 Diamond Award Winners
2019-02-04

Of the more than 27,000 properties evaluated, 1,843 hotels earned Four and Five Diamond awards. On Jan. 31, AAA announced its annual lists of Four and Five Diamond hotels. A total of 123 properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean were added to the prestigious lists this year. AAA’s Diamond Rating is […]

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Travel Plans!
2019-01-15

Hello again everyone and I hope you are having fun with your vacation planning for 2019 and possibly beyond. There is such a choice out there and right now the world really is our oyster, as they say. To make the decision even more exciting, new cruise lines are starting up – Virgin Voyages are […]

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The 14 Most Exotic Black Sand Beaches in the World
2019-01-14

Ditch the typical white sand beaches and try something new. Found in Hawaii, Iceland, the Canary Islands and other destinations around the world, black sand beaches intrigue travelers with their mystery and beauty. These beaches form over time by the erosion of volcanic minerals and lava fragments combined with the ebb and flow of the […]

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It’s World Voyage time of year!
2019-01-08

Hello again everyone. Early January is the time of year when many cruise ships and certainly all three of Cunard’s Liners are getting ready for a complete change to their usual schedules as they prepare to set off on their annual three month World Voyages. This is a time of great excitement, both for the […]

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Ringing in the New Year Cunard style!
2019-01-02

Hello again and if you are anything like me, you are right now wondering just where the year 2018 has gone! Another year flies by and we are right on the brink of entering 2019 as I write this. Where will this new year take us, I wonder? Lots of new and exciting adventures and […]

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The 5 Top Health and Wellness Trends in Cruising
2018-12-25

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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Happy Holidays!!
2018-12-18

Hello Everyone. Well, the Festive Season is well and truly approaching as I write and this will be the last of my articles before Christmas Day, so why don’t I take this opportunity to describe what a truly magical time this is on board the Cunard ships and, I’m sure, on the other cruise lines’ […]

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How to Find Cheap Flights
2018-12-18

These tips can help you see the world at prices you can afford. Finding cheap flights always requires a little bit of luck, but it’s also somewhat of an art form. Sure, you can stumble upon cheap airfare by accident when you’re booking a trip, but you’ll have a much better chance at lower prices […]

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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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