AZAMARA Cruises – we look at both ships, sorry did I say two? Three. Azamara has just bought the Adonia from P&O and is giving it the Azamara facelift. We have films and blogs and you can join the community and share and chat. There were four of these ships built, we wonder if Azamara is after the forth. Read, chat and join in.

Click here to join the Azamara community and share pictures and advice. Never cruised with Azamara? Did you love the Adonia? 

If you have a great tour, tell us, we will include it. Become one of our presenters.Azamara Cruises – Deals we have – click here

These are hugely popular and sought after ships. Eight were made, they are all very similar and all hold 684 guests. Known as Renaissance Class ships, because they were made for Renaissance Cruises. However they are actually R-Class ships, and they were called one to eight. For example R 3 is the Pacific Princess as we know her now. Renaissance was a company in Oslo, competing with Fred Olsen. Founded in 1989 it was family owned by Fearnley & Eger Rederi. These ships are all 181 meters long, have a GT of 30,277GT and travel at 18 knots.

  1. R One – Oceania Insignia (1998)
  2. R Two – Oceania Regatta (1998)
  3. R Three – Pacific Princess (1999)
  4. R Four – Oceania Sirena (1999)
  5. R Five – Oceania Nautica (2000)
  6. R Six – Azamara Journey (2000)
  7. R Seven – Azamara Quest (2000)
  8. R Eight – Azamara Pursuit (2001)

Adriatic Cruise YouTube Channel – just the Adriatic films in one channel

Venice to Croatia YouTube Playlist. Leave it running and see the area used to make the Game of Thrones all by cruise. A fantastic historical and media current cruise.

Panama Canal brief history and facts

New Panamax ships, new costs!

AZAMARA QUEST – a great small ship

AZAMARA QUEST – a great small ship The Azama Quest holds just 694 passengers so there is no chance you will feel overpowered

The Island Of Bequia in the Grenadines

Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all

Azamara Journey – Elizabeth goes cruising again for Doris Visits

Aegean Coast and Greek Island Cruise on the Azamara Journey


Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Gary Barlow, brand representative and musical director of the new 710 club

The Limelight on the Britannia has been so successful that the Iona

IONA rumours – what is LNG? Can I cruise THIS year from Southampton on first ship?

Sometimes the rumours spread so well they become reality – or not. Lets stop the rubbish.

AidaNova floats out, is she a great clue on Iona?

Carnival have ordered four Excellence Class ships, the first will be named Iona. However, we ask has one already arrived?

AIDANova float out party – Iona clone?

We all like a party, but this is amazing. Is it the forerunner to the P&O Iona?

Iona first cruises go up for sale. Summer 2020 in the Fjords.

The IONA is the first in the Excellence class for P&O. (third in build)

Derek Redmond on of Britain’s best known athletes, a great entertainer

We first met Derek Redmond 25 years ago when he collapsed at the Barcelona Olympics, stood, crippled with an injury

Tours available in Havana, Cuba

As always tours and their description show what the locals are proud of and wish to show.

New England Cruise Route. Typical New England Cruise.

Little is as impressive as autumn on the east coast of North America


If you like cruise chat groups we have some good news.

Reading novels where the story is set at the port you visit

If you love reading on a cruise, what books have you read that relate to where you are going? Or are they just great cruise thrillers? We have a chat group for authors and those who read while on a cruise. Cruise related novels – join here  CRUISE READING CHAT GROUP If you have written […]

Luxury Cruise Operator announce another new ship. Seven Seas Grandeur 2023

Inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future, Seven Seas Grandeur

SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR – inaugural cruise from Southampton

Now in the RSSC fleet is this wonderful luxury ship Seven Seas Splendor


Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Seven Seas Voyager – luxury cruising, only suites which all have balconies.

Space and independence are two of the many special qualities

Lady gets £50,000 bill because of in-effective cruise insurance.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Passenger area tour of the Seven Seas Mariner – all inclusive luxury cruising

All-inclusive means an all-inclusive.

Castle Combe and Lacock Village from Bristol or Southampton

Quaint old English villages, untouched by time and used by movies such as Downton Abbey and Harry Potter. Castle Combe

SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER, said to be the most luxurious ship ever built – explained

One cannot argue that this is luxury cruising at its best.