Cruising with Mike Smith

Cruising with Mike Smith August 2020

August 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

The ‘Chronicle’ editor kindly suggested that for this month’s contribution a cruise ship is presented on the front cover and I gladly agreed to supply a suitable picture from my collection. [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith July 2020

July 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

I have just been advised that there will be no cruise ships permitted for calling into Spanish Ports for the foreseeable future due to the dreaded virus and the majority of [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith April 2020

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Guaranteed warm weather, smooth seas and exotic destinations - how could a cruise from Dubai fail to disappoint?! In these uncertain times of regional conflicts and sweeping pandemics, a cruise following [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith March 2020

March 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Within my February contribution I gave a brief report of my Christmas cruise on MSC Grandiosa - brief due to myself still considering my experience having been totally different from previous cruising. The [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith February 2020

February 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

The ship was MSC Grandiosa - MSC being Mediterranean Shipping Company. This is an Italian line and MSC Grandiosa was a brand new vessel and only the third cruise liner from new, out of the [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith January 2020

January 1st, 2020|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Recently, Cartagena was graced with the presence of the Cunard cruise ship Queen Victoria and although it has visited previously, it is always good to see vessels of this famous line [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith December 2019

December 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

For this issue I’m concentrating on a different type of cruise vessel that visited Cartagena recently on October 29th; the ship named Star Flyer, described as a four-masted barquentine and operated by Star [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith November 2019

November 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

Cartagena is continuing to be a popular port of call for cruise ships passing through the Mediterranean; much enjoyed by passengers exploring our City and taking shore excursions to appreciate the [...]

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Cruising with Mike Smith October 2019

October 1st, 2019|Categories: Cruising with Mike Smith|

If big isn’t always better, it’s certainly impressive!    The Oasis class ships boast 4 ‘sisters’ with each new vessel a little bit different from the one before. The size and [...]

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