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We watched the last of the Jane McDonald Programmes this evening. Overall, we enjoyed them. I don’t think they were especially about cruising; they seemed to be more about her on a cruise, and given her personality it was mostly her. But if you’re making a TV programme you need a presenter or anchor who […]

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We finished all our remaining episodes of The Cruise yesterday evening and we’ve just watched the first of the Jane McDonald programmes so here’s a quick report on what we thought of them. We watched three episodes of The Cruise last night, and I think we enjoyed them more than we did the first three. […]

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TV Programmes about cruising

I’m a sucker for them – even though they often don’t satisfy. Recently we (Val & I) have been watching the second series of “The Cruise” on ITV which of course features guests and crew on Regal Princess. We enjoyed the first season (in 2016) but so far haven’t been grabbed so much by this […]

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The biggest ships

I’ve just read a Cruise Critic list of the 30 biggest cruise ships currently at sea – here’s a link. What’s interesting is that the smallest of the thirty is 130,000 gross tons. Just as a comparison, the original Cunard Queens were just over 80,000 GRT and Titanic was about 50,000 tons. If I could […]

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There has been silence….

…for which I must apologise. The truth is that I have been on holiday (non-cruise). You can read about it here, in fact. But I’m back now – have been for a couple of weeks, in fact – so it’s time to knuckle down and blog about cruising. Except I’m finding it hard to find […]

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A New Post!

Time for a new post – except I don’t really know what to post about, at the moment. Perhaps I should explain what Tom’s Cruise Blog is for and what I like to post here. It started simply as a place to post my (probably too) long and indeed ever-lengthening review post about the cruises […]

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While we were on Azura we had a conversation at breakfast with an elderly couple who were not enjoying their cruise. We gathered it was their first and was likely to be their last. Everything had gone wrong, it seemed, and they were pretty unhappy. I was quite surprised by this so I gently quizzed […]

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The ‘Book Excursions’ button has been activated on my P&O Cruise Personaliser for our Azura cruise in September. It’s a standard P&O 14-night cruise from Southampton the western end of the Med, calling at Vigo, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Ajaccio and Cadiz; eight ports of call in all. When we first started cruising […]

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I happened to come across an interesting page on the Daily Telegraph site – it lists the 15 largest cruise ships in the world. It’s an interesting mix with some unexpected entries – I hadn’t really grasped that NCL have three entries in the list, for example, nor that Carnival Cruise Line itself doesn’t have […]

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Could P&O lose Adonia?

    Unlikely you might think, and on the face of it, so would I – but there has been a recent surprising development. NCL has bought Ocean Princess, one of the ‘R’ ships, from Carnival Corp. It will go with the three NCL already own via their newly-acquired subsidiary, Oceania Cruises. So what’s that […]

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