Privacy & Cookie Policy & Affiliate Marketing

This site does not have:-

  • Contact forms
  • Ability to comment or leave comments
  • It does not have order forms
  • It does not have a forum or message board
  • You cannot chat with us directly (other than via Facebook)
  • We are not ‘travel agents’ or ‘sellers’
  • We do not collect guests money for holidays

As we do not encourage or allow comments here or any other interaction with this site and store no private details, do not collect information about you or emails.


Cookies are a tiny data code sent to your device from our web site.

If you click through to another link they may use cookies and will have a policy

Many Cookies are there so a website can recognise your device. When you return the web site then knows you have been before because it can recognise the cookie, not because it has taken information from you. Some cookies will expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your device for longer. This is normal practice.

This website uses both first and third-party cookies. All the cookies on our site are either to aid WORDPRESS or out theme NEWSPAPER work efficiently.

As we do not collect your details, you have no need to have details removed as we do not have any.


We use links to outside platforms like Facebook for our cruise ship chat sites.

We use links to the outside Youtube for our destination and ship videos.


AFFILIATE LINKS uses affiliate links. Affiliate links mean that sometimes if you click through to a website and register or purchase something, that site will know we have sent you, and on rare occasions may offer a commission. Amazon is an example.

We use links to Amazon for the Cruise Novels and maybe luggage tags or other items we try and keep 100% cruise related. is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON

All other affiliate partners are in some way CRUISE RELATED.

Some affiliates like Get You Guide we use as a service, so we can show the variety of local tours at a destination. In the first five years of this relationship, it has proved useful, but we have never received a cent in commission from them. Our aim is to help research.

We use Weather and Vessel Finder apps. These are clearly labelled. We receive no income from them. 

Clicking through to some cruise operators’ own websites may leave a bread crumb to show we have sent them. Doris Visits is often a Press or Affiliate partner which allows us access to media and facilities. The cookies and marketing on those third party sites, we have no control over and they do not report your information back to us. Such platforms do not give us any information about you, nor do we ask for it.

We are a resource centre and the way our site works is you come to us and take what you need. So our data policy is that we hold no details of third parties, we want none.

Our Site, like almost all websites, uses Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you and us from other users, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. You can always turn cookies off but we would rather you did not.

Cookies allow us to improve our site and ensure that you can book direct with the end service provider and they know that we have been the source of the lead. They know who to tip!


By us having relationships with affiliates, and them knowing you clicked through us does nothing to affect your experience. By doing this you can then book direct with the service provider, no one else handles your booking or your money which, in this age of online fraud and travel agents going into liquidation is something we feel is very important. We encourage you to book direct with the service provider, cruise line or holiday company, but via the links on our site that take you there. That leaves a breadcrumb cookie and in theory, there is a small chance we might be compensated for this.

Random adverts on our site are supplied by Google Adsense system, and this is done via your relationship with Google and others.

This is a modern approach to the use of the web. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, which using your privacy buttons you can find and remove at any time on most computers and devices.

By using our site you agree to the use of these cookies. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. Cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to each page to allow us to show the most popular articles and what our readers want. To publish the most popular section. They may also help you find what you are looking for easily.
  • Session and Functionality cookies. These may be used to recognise you when you return to our website. They may be used just for the use while you are there.
  • Targeting and Affiliate cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website and then record that you have gone to a service provider after being with us. Without these, we could not exist.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These include, but are not limited to P&O, Fred Olsen, Saga, Marella, MSC, Costa, Princess, Amazon, Thomson Holidays, AWIN, CJ, Vigilink and the like. We only work with established companies through established systems.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site as it is designed to work with Cookies as is the business model.

Session cookies expire when you close the site. Most other cookies will expire after a time limit. Some last 30 days, some 60 days, some are gazumped when you visit a similar site.  Some cookies may last longer but your browser will offer options to clean and delete.

We appreciate your loyalty and only deal with companies we can trust. If you find a reason for us not to trust any of our partners please bring it to our notice.

General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Statement (“GDPR Statement”)

This GDPR Statement applies to persons in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including those based in the United Kingdom. This GDPR Statement supplements our Statement; however, where the Statement conflicts with the GDPR Statement, the GDPR Statement will prevail as to persons in the EEA.

We do not collect data

California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Statement (“CCPA Statement”)

This CCPA Statement is provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies to California residents and supplements our overall Statement with additional disclosures and rights.

We do not collect data.

Korean Privacy Laws Statement (“Korea Statement”)

This Korea Statement applies to persons in the Republic of Korea (“Korea”). This Korea Statement supplements our Statement; however, where the Statement conflicts with the Korea Statement, the Korea Statement will prevail as to persons in Korea.

We do not collect data.