I’m going cruisey with the Christmas cracker humour… it’s my time of year.
And hopefully that old man with the white beard will have a Cruisemass surprise for you under the tree.
And Santa too.
Our friends on the seas want you to go cruising with them next year.
Now it’s traditional for me to fast for a few days after New Year’s Day.
Not because I’ll have overindulged (I will have) or that I’m embarking on a New Year Resolution (as if).
But because I’m leaving room for the annual Wendy Wu lunch in Dublin (it’s cruise ship buffet portions)… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/11/16/holiday-snaps-going-solo/
Wendy, who I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of years ago, graced the launch of the 35-cavin Victoria Mekong this month.
From Can Tho, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The ship is a key plank of Wendy’s four new group tours and two new private tours through the two countries.
All with a maximum of only 18 people per tour.
The new tours include the. 14-day A Mekong Experience from £3390pp.
It includes Tai Chi lessons on Halong Bay.
As well as the chance to learn farming techniques in Hoi An.
Includes flights from UK airports. Visit http://www.wendywutours.co.uk.
Close but no cigar
It used to be a tradition of mine from my family days to light up a big fat cigar after Christmas dinner.
And although it is a good, though looking back now a slightly pompous look, I no longer inhale.
Because I never enjoyed it and, in popular parlance, often took a whitey.
Such as on my honeymoon on one of the first days… the Metaxa brandy from the night before might have something to do with it too.
So that when the new Mrs M was down swimming in the pool the next morning I had the after-taste of an ashtray.
You’ll work out what’s good for you, and what’s definitely a winner is Corfu.
Where TUI www.tuiholidays.ie and Marella Explorer cruise.
Here’s what they’ve got:
Dublin to Corfu: Idyllic Italia, seven-night all-inclusive from €1342pps.
Dublin to Corfu: Aegean Explorer, seven-night all-inclusive from €1404pps.
MEET YOU ON THE SEAS