Cruise Day 12 (17th April): Muscat (Oman)

Morning Reader, this is probably the final Blog of the holiday as we fly home Thursday. Today, we’re on a full-day Tour today entitled: Nakhl & Hot Springs. We’re covering :- Nakhl town Thowarah Hot Springs Nakhl Fort Photo opportunity at the Grand Mosque Muscat is the capital city of (the Sultanate of) Oman and …
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Cruise Day 10 & 11 (15th and 16th April): Heading for Muscat (Oman)

Dear Reader, it’s another two days at sea for us, this time heading for Muscat in Oman. The clocks went back half-an-hour last night, so, as the end of our holiday approaches, we’re getting closer to UK time. And it’s been another busy period as over the past two days, we’ve crammed in… Sunday Margaret …
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Cruise Day 9 (14th April): Cochin (India)

Cruise Day 8 (13th April): At Sea

Another day at sea today… Things to do/see… Go to Part 3 (the final part) of Margaret Gilmore’s very interesting trilogy of presentations about tackling modern terrorism Queue on-board to have our Indian Visas stamped. From the ‘off’ it was total chaos with queues as far as the eye could see – all descending on …
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Cruise Day 7 (12th April): Colombo (Sri Lanka)

We’ve not been to Sri Lanka before and so this was going to be a real treat. We’re going ashore at Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city, leading (and very modern-looking) Port and commercial capital – home to some 750 000 locals. A hosted half-day walking tour is probably a good introduction to this country, just …
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Cruise Day 5 and 6 (10th/11th April): At Sea

Tuesday, 10th A formal night tonight – “Black and White Ball”. The clocks went back an hour last night. As we’re at sea for the next couple of days, it’s time to wake up our brains and take advantage of some of the on-board activities! “Reporting Terrorism, Writing History” – First of three live presentations …
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Cruise Day 4 (9th April): Phuket (Thailand)

There’s nothing like a Cruise Holiday – long lie-ins, late breakfasts and no need for an alarm clock!And that’s why today was nothing like a Cruise Holiday!We had to set the alarm for 5.30am, breakfast followed at 6.15 and we were on the Tender Service for 7am!In spite of the super-early start, it was means …
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Cruise Day 3 (8th April): Langkawi (Malaysia)

It’s our last full-day in Malaysia today and we’ve docked around the island of Langkawi (1 of 104 in this archipelago, north-west of Malaysia). We’re currently very close to the Thai border. We’ve not been to Langkawi before, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Our original cable-car trip (that took in Machincang Mountain and …
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Cruise Day 2 (7th April): Georgetown, Penang (Malaysia)

Our day began in the laziest of ways – breakfast in our room!The combination of a smaller shoebox Cabin compact Stateroom and the legendary in-room Cunard Breakfast meant that there was hardly room for the brekky AND us… but we managed! The Ship’s connection with the outside world continues to be a problem. Quite apart …
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