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Kara Tointon has celebrated leaving EastEnders, where she played Dawn Swann, by taking a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas – not with her boyfriend, former co-star Joe Swash, but with her mother.
She seems to have been modestly successful in the ship’s casino, enjoyed having dinner with the captain, and discovered one of the greatest joys of cruising – a different view each morning.
Writing about her holiday on the Virgin Holidays Cruises celebrity blog, she says: “Awake early and we open our curtains to Bermuda. I think that’s what excites me most about cruises… waking up to a different place every day. It’s like your patio window is a changing canvas, it’s fantastic!”
Kara and her mother flew to New York to join the ship, and after Bermuda sailed to St Maarten and St Thomas. Now she has sampled the West Indies, she says she’s determined to return.
“I would love to go back to the Caribbean again and visit other destinations. There really is something for everyone and I feel I only covered half of what was on offer. I WILL BE BACK!”
Kara’s cruise blog joins those of Melinda Messenger, who took her family to Barbados and sailed on the Carnival Victory, and Chloe Madeley, who celebrated her 22nd birthday by sailing with boyfriend David on the Explorer of the Seas – and didn’t have to drive anywhere.