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Azamara Quest

Azamara Journey, Day 8: Pompeii

Attempt No. 2 to catch the train from Sorrento to Pompeii worked – a 30-minute journey that takes you right to the gates of arguably the most famous archeological site in the world. Having had local guides at Valletta and Mt Etna, we knew we’d benefit from the services of an official guide here, and, after paying the entrance fee (11 euros), were lucky enough to find the wonderfully informative and entertaining guide Mario Visconti (10 euros).
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Azamara Journey, Day 3: At sea, Santorini to Valetta, Malta

As the editor of P&O Cruises’ in-cabin magazine Pacific (as well as Cruise Passenger of course), I recently commissioned a feature on the theme of “How To Do Nothing On A Cruise Ship”. A sea day on this cruise is the perfect opportunity for me to practise what we preach. I could now leave this page blank while I do nothing at all ... however...
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Holiday Cruising

Is anyone heading off this week on a cruise somewhere? Unfortunately I’m not, but with the Easter holidays looming in a few days, I have been thinking about the options for getting away from it all at key times of year.....

Azamara Quest cruise – part three

Sitting here in Singapore at the lovely Marina Mandarin Hotel, I have a view of the bizarre Marina Sands Hotel (looks like a futuristic skyscraper topped by a boat) in one direction, and the Merlion in the other. It's steamy, overcast and may rain any minute, and my thoughts can't help but drift back to our cruise in Azamara Quest, which ended on Saturday in Hong Kong.