New ships were arriving in the UK with alarming regularity during 2008.
P&O’s Ventura (below) was launched by Dame Helen Mirren in mid-April.
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Just two weeks later Sir Steve Redgrave was among the stars at the launch of Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas (below).
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In June, Holland America Lines’ latest ship, Eurodam, paid a brief visit ahead of her naming in Rotterdam by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. I’m looking forward to returning to the Tamarind restaurant (seen here) when I sail on Eurodam in the Caribbean at the end of February.
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