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CELESTYAL OLYMPIA PART TWO: MYKONOS

Once clear of the port of Piraeus, the¬†Celestyal Olympia¬†cut an elegant swathe through Homer’s ancient, wine dark Aegean as we settled on our course for Mykonos. 761 more words

Historic Ship: RMS Aquitania, "Ship Beautiful," a very long-lived ocean liner.

This post marks the beginning of a new series on my blog, which I’m going to call Historic Ship (joining Historic Photo and Historic Painting). A great deal of my articles deal with a nautical theme, and I’ve done profiles of ships of various kinds before, such as… 694 more words

World War II

Plague Ship Leviathan

The early 1900’s and 1910’s saw the launch of many famous super liners –ships designed to carry thousands of passengers across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the Americas in luxury and comfort. 502 more words

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FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD- A CRUISING MYTH?

Ah, food on board cruise ships. Perhaps nothing over the years has been so eagerly anticipated by embarking passengers, or so hyped in the pages of glossy travel brochures. 809 more words

DINING WITH FRED; FOOD ABOARD THE BLACK WATCH

Fred. Olsen has always been a company that prides itself on the quality of its food and service. My recent return to the company’s Black Watch… 1,127 more words

Live blogging- passengers come ashore in Gloucester from Holland America cruise ship Zuiderdam.

Happy travelers are such a joy! Meet Dean and Cathy King from Adelaide. They went to Washington and New York where they caught this Holland America cruise to Canada. 255 more words

Good Morning Gloucester

LEGACY; THE SS. NORWAY AND HER EFFECT ON THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

When Knut Kloster first announced his intention of converting the laid up transatlantic liner SS.France into the world’s first mega cruise ship, the sound of jaws dropping worldwide was almost deafening, It was not long before the ‘experts’ started to offer a whole raft of dissenting opinions. 754 more words