Hobbiton

Who has been to Hobbiton from a cruise? We went a couple of years ago, and it really was an exciting and surreal experience. Not sure if I should admit this, but I have never seen any of the movies! BUT I had a fantastic time. They really have done a good job with the whole […]

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Door Decorations

Spotted on a recent P&O Cruise, one of the fanciest door decorations. We all know that your steward will add a card (or similar) to your door on your birthday or if you are celebrating anything (hint: you may have to let you stewart know a few days in advance). However most cruise ships will […]

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Is walking the plank real on a ship?

We have all seen old time movies that are set on a sailing ship in a bygone era, and walking the plank is supposedly the favourite punishment of pirates, or even any ship captain when a crew mate (or passenger) has not followed directions; but is it real? We have it on good account that […]

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Cocktail Making Classes

Have you seen the cocktail making classes advertised in your daily paper? Well, we’ve tried them (a few times) and they are heaps of fun, and good value too! The bar staff make it so much fun with stories and banter.  What’s more is that you get to make and drink four cocktails for a […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. This is my mother in law who is currently sailing on P&O’s Pacific Dawn. We love how the ship gets right in and decorates for all special occasions.

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Christmas in July Cruise

Lynda from Cruise Review talks about Christmas in July Cruise. What is it? Christmas in July is starting to be a tradition in the Southern Hemisphere, one that I have not really participated in, as after all there is only one Christmas right ? As July is generally the coldest month in Australia, somewhere along recent […]

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Ceremonies at Sea (Vow Renewals)

Today we talk about Ceremonies at Seas (Vowel Renewal). Being the frequent cruiser that I am, on my 22nd Wedding Anniversary, I decided (oops I mean my husband decided…… well, actually it was really me) that we would have a vow renewal onboard the ship. I have heard of these previously from a fellow passenger, […]

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