Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

This four day short break was taken in March 2015 to experience the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. The trip was advertised on Groupon and included bed and breakfast accommodation for 3 nights, a trip to see the Northern Lights, a trip to see the Golden Ci...

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Holland America Rotterdam Cruise Ship Review

Holland America Rotterdam Cruise Ship Review

The Holland America Line MS Rotterdam is a medium sized ship with 9 decks holding around 1,400 passengers. Decks 1,2,3,6 and 7 are filled with inside and outside cabins. Balcony cabins and suites are located on decks 3, 6 and 7. These cabins feature two beds w...

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Far East – Holland America Cruise

Far East – Holland America Cruise

This cruise, taking in Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore was booked through Imagine Cruising in 2016 and comprised a part of the Holland America Rotterdam Far East Cruise with overnight stays in both Dubai and Singapore. We flew from Gat...

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MSC Poesia Cruise Ship Review

MSC Poesia Cruise Ship Review

The MSC Poesia is a large 14 deck ship holding up to 2550 passengers and 1039 crew. It was built in 2008 and is very elegant and plush throughout. There are mirrors everywhere giving the ship an even larger and grander feel. The chairs throughout the bar and s...

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Eastern Mediterranean – MSC Cruise

Eastern Mediterranean – MSC Cruise

This cruise, taking in Bari (Italy), Katakolon (Greece), Izmir (Turkey), Istanbul (Turkey), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Venice (Italy) was booked with MSC Cruises. We flew with EasyJet to Venice and then took the Venice Express bus from the airport to the Piazzle ...

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Western Caribbean Thomson Cruise

Western Caribbean Thomson Cruise

This cruise, taking in Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia was taken with Thomson Cruises in 2015 and combined their Mayan Treasures and Pride of Panama cruises. We flew with Thomson airlines to Montego Bay, Jamaica where we boar...

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Thomson Dream Cruise Ship Review

Thomson Dream Cruise Ship Review

The Thomson Dream is the largest of the Thomson cruise ships. She was built in 1986 and has served Holland America and Costa Cruises before being sold to Thomson in 2010. The ship is nearly 30 years old and lacks the stability of newer ships. It rocked most of...

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Athens, Greece Short Break

Athens, Greece Short Break

October 2014 We flew from Gatwick with Easyjet to Athens airport. It was an afternoon flight so we got good views of the landscape beneath us. However, we did not expect to see another Easyjet plane flying parallel to us at what seemed less than the regulation...

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Amsterdam, Netherlands Short Break

Amsterdam, Netherlands Short Break

April 2014 Day One We flew to Amsterdam Schipol airport with EasyJet arriving around lunchtime. We then took the train from Schipol airport to Amsterdam City Centre. From there it as an easy bus journey to our hotel, the Westcord Art Hotel. After checking into...

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China, Guided Tour

China, Guided Tour

This was a 12 day all-inclusive tour taking in Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Shanghai with One Traveller in 2013. We flew from Heathrow to Beijing with British Airways landing in Beijing at about 11am local time. After clearing customs and immigration we w...

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