Attached to start off my 2017 blog is a recent travel report from my good friend Solent Richard of his December 2016 voyage on Cunard’s Re-Mastered QM2. (June 2016)
Richard and Barbara are experienced Cunard travellers
Please read their posts on the many travels they have experienced where you will find informative information and pictures explaining the local they have visited on land and / or sea.
Richards Blog was voted one of the fifty best cruise blogs for 2016
Photo credit: Cunard’s (QM2 NYC )
Enjoy / Rob
Effective April 3rd 2016 the Star Princess will be the first cruise ship to dock at Ogden Point for 2016.
Will arrive from Los Angeles at 08:00 pst and leave for Vancouver at 23:59 pst
/ Nothing to with cruising but it is Christmas Eve 2015 , about 23:00 pst and we have returned from our Xmas Eve service.
Sitting here, my grand dog Lucy (Golden Lab) snoring near my feet while Carols play on the radio.
I checked my WP blogs and in comes this one
It is so wonderful to read of this joyful Christmas present for ‘Bilos’ a dog .
Who is blind , yet full of life
What a way for me to enter Christmas Day ⚓️⛴😀
Merry Christmas everybody
‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the rescue – All the creatures were stirring, believing something would ensue. Whispers and wishes hung in the air, In hopes of Bilos’ special someone. Could we dare? Bilos is blind, born without eyes, But we knew when we met him – he was a special prize. Smart, and sweet, […]
An update into 2016 including enlargement of kennels area to accommodate more furry passengers.
The Queen Mary 2 will embark passengers today for an historic Atlantic crossing- her 250th such voyage since she first entered service in January of 2004. The great liner will sail from the Red Hook terminal in Brooklyn, New York, on an eight day eastbound transatlantic crossing this afternoon. Following her arrival in Southampton on December 3rd, […]
The Star Princess was the last ship in for Alaska 2015 cruise season at Ogden Point , on its way to Los Angeles.
Per attached article ,
quote: ” Overall, the harbour authority welcomed 227 ship visits and about 533,000 passengers in 2015 — up from 206 ship visits and about 465,000 passengers the previous year – It’s a record year,” said Ian Robertson, chief executive officer of the harbour authority, which oversees cruise operations at Ogden Point. “It’s a record year for number of ships and number of passengers coming into Victoria.” Robertson attributed the increase to the growing Alaskan cruise market and the rising appeal of Victoria as a destination port – ”
It is expected for 2016 to be same number of ships but larger capacity as RCCL will be sending the International’s Explorer of the Seas , a first to Alaska.
This year with introduction of low sulphur ships , ferry to Inner Harbour , improvements to Ogden Point and transportation , our cruise port is very popular with passengers and crew.
Looking for forward to 2016 season.
Mini Cruise on the Queen Mary 2 (Queens Grill, Q2 accommodation) In September of this year Hus and I enjoyed a mini – and I mean MINI- two night cruise from Hamburg, Germany back to Southampton, England. When we disembarked the ship at Southampton (looking at the ship with forlorn faces) it was embarking on […]
Have to enjoy this post😀
//I hear it time after time, people referring to cruise ships as boats, but what is the difference? I don’t think there are any laws that stipulate if you get it wrong then you shall be banished to a life at sea aboard the Black Pearl, but whichever way you look at it, a […]
An informative review
Was not aware Airfare is included
Extract ‘ I was lucky enough to pay a visit to Seven Seas Voyager last Wednesday, during her call to Port of Tyne. It was my first time aboard any Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship and my first impressions were definitely good ones. I haven’t covered Regent much on my blog, so for those of you that don’t […]