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Joanna Hall

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Is Bigger Really Better?

As Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas begins sea trials ahead of launching in December, a few people have asked about the size of modern cruise ships today, and if bigger is really better.
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Health at sea

Health at sea is a question I am asked about quite frequently, and having had the unfortunate need to visit the medical centre on board Carnival Splendor on my recent Mexican Riviera cruise, I now have some first-hand experience to share.

Alaska: A new perspective

We’re cruising on Sea Princess and although we’re in the middle of a wonderful steak dinner, it’s difficult to focus on food when this kind of scenery is slipping past the windows. What stretches before our eyes is the vast wilderness of Alaska, an area twice the size of Texas, encompassing more than 76,000 kilometres of rugged shoreline and 21 million hectares of national parklands, reserves and monuments.