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Columbus

Mike’s Thoughts – First Cruise, CMV’s Columbus

You can read the detail of our trip around the British islands and Highlands elsewhere on the website, but these are my personal thoughts on my first cruise experience. I should say that I approached this with some trepidation – I’ve never seen myself as a “cruising type” because we prefer holidays where we are in control of where we go, what we eat and we love exploring new places, so being aboard the same ship for 7 days was…

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Disney Cruise Offer

This one for parents or grandparents to take the kids away for a magical cruise which requires no flights – good news in school holiday time! Spend 7 nights on a full board basis on Disney Magic, departing and returning to Dover and visiting: Copenhagen Oslo Kristiansand Stavanger Departure is 26th August 2018 and prices start at just £1759 per person. Disney Magic offers unforgettable entertainment for kids, luxurious staterooms and magnificent dining. As you’d expect, there are excellent youth…

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MV Columbus

MV Columbus – The Ship

Columbus is Cruise and Maritime’s flagship, and came into service with the line in June 2017. But she isn’t new – she served with P & O for many years, and we met several passengers who had sailed on her before in her previous guise. She was extensively refitted before becoming a CMV ship. By modern standards Columbus isn’t a large ship – 63.500 tonnes and with a complement of 1400 passengers and about 700 crew. I guess you’d describe…

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MV Columbus cruise

Scottish Islands Cruise – Embarkation

As you may know, we haven’t done a cruise before, I was curious to know how the embarkation procedure would work, and if getting a large number of people aboard ship would run smoothly. We had elected to join the ship via a coach service laid on by the cruise line from Victoria coach station. Many of our fellow travellers drove themselves to Tilbury, and paid to park their cars nearby. We took the Gatwick Express from the airport into…

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Seychelles Cruise

Seychelles Cruise

Join Oceana’s Nautica for a fabulous cruise to the Seychelles and Singapore for an epic 13 night cruise plus 3 nights in a 5 star hotel in The Seychelles! Nautica features 342 lavish suites 8 restaurants and bars 400 staff to look after just 684 passengers! The itinerary includes return flights from various UK airports, three nights at the amazing Hilton 5 star resort and spa hotel int he Seychelles, followed by 13 nights aboard Nautica visiting: The Maldives Sri…

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Halkidki

Halkidiki, Eagles Palace From £799 Per Person

This offer is in the stunning Eagle’s Palace 5 star hotel with incredible views of the Aegean. The hotel offers: Sumptuous rooms with private balconies Indoor and out door swimming pools Direct access to the beach Full sports facilities Full spa and wellness centre Prices start at £799 per person including flights and transfers, for bookings made before 31st August 2017 and for travel during summer 2018. Contact us today for more details:

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How To Save Loads Of Time Booking Your Holiday

So you’re ready to book a holiday. You know where you want to go, but you’re not sure which hotel will be the best one for you. It’s time to do some research: Should you start with the flights or the accommodation? Can you fly from your local airport, or will it be cheaper to fly from another one, not too far away? How much is airport parking going to cost me? Will the flights be cheaper if you move…

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Shanghai

China And Japan Cruise

Quantum Of The Seas This fly cruise package starts with flights to Shanghai and 3 nights there in a 4 star hotel, before transferring to Royal Caribbean’s magnificent Quantum of the Seas for a 5 night cruise taking in Kobe and Nagoya in Japan before returning to Shanghai. Shanghai Shanghai, with a population of 24 million is the world’s most populous city and is the showpiece city of China’s economic boom. Kobe Kobe is on Japan’s main island and is…

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Crete, 7 Nights All Inclusive From £448!

We love Crete, and you will too! So we especially like it when we find a good offer there! You can read all about our travels in Crete here: Camel Travel on Crete. Solimar Ruby Hotel The Solmar Ruby is a 4 star hotel close to the resort centre of Malia and only 3KM away from the Minoan Palace, which you must visit! The hotel has a fabulous swimming pool and pool bar, and the rooms are spacious and air…

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