Posted on Nov 14, 2017
MSC Cruises, they just get better and better in my opinion. Last month I wrote about getting on a ship and helping the Caribbean by going there and spending some money. MSC have done a lot more than that with their latest offer of a school for the children.
Posted on Oct 30, 2017
Guests aboard P&O’s Flagship Britannia were woken during the night with an announcement at 1 am. This can happen while cruising and the rude awakening was for a man overboard announcement. There was an incident which demanded the ship to travel back on itself to assist. The ship went into a 180 Degree turn and traveled back 2 miles before stopping completely. Desperate people are travelling to Europe in very small craft and the weather at this time of year is so unpredictable that they can find themselves in serious danger at sea.
Posted on Oct 13, 2017
No gimmicks here… Just a great offer and 14 nights away being cared for by one of the friendliest crews at sea.
I didn’t think it was possible to do this anymore. Considering the cost of living has gone up over the last 10 years by so much!
Posted on Sep 28, 2017
I was asked the other day ‘what are the strangest things you have seen at sea.’ Instead of replying about the Whales, dolphins, giant octopus, and other wonderful sea creatures I have seen. I started to describe the things that amazed me on board the ship. The characters that are larger than life and always make cruising interesting.
Posted on Sep 14, 2017
I have spoken to so many people the last few days who are unsure about visiting the Caribbean now. Considering the most recent hurricanes in the area.
My reply to people who are unsure now, must be… Have you ever heard the saying about the calm after the storm?
Posted on Sep 5, 2017
I had one of my customers call me to ask what if…. They have an existing booking with a cruise line who have just bought out a special offer including free drinks package. Now that sounds attractive and while I was thinking…. Oh no! This is going to take some time to organise a change of cruise booking! I was also thinking ‘Can a cruise line really do the drinks for free’
Posted on Aug 21, 2017
Do you have a cruise booked that is visiting Barcelona? Will you still be going?
Considering the latest terror attack in Barcelona, will you cruise company be brave enough to still go to that port?
Posted on Aug 8, 2017
I do get asked sometimes for my ‘favourite port’. It may surprise you to think of Naples and realise what a gem of discovery it can be. When you work on a ship and get to see so many ports there are few to rival the diversity of historical sights, geographical wonders and fabulous flavours that Napoli has on offer.
Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria?
I have worked on both and have been lucky enough, in my role on both these ships, to have the freedom to use the public areas. I love what Cunard are all about, the elegance, sophistication, and choice of entertainment on board.
Posted on Jul 11, 2017
I am a little surprised when customers don’t ask what was it like working on a cruise ship? Especially when every person I talk to is a fan of cruising. Some people are nosy when they are on a cruise and are desperate to see behind the scenes. For which there are sometimes places available on a behind the scenes ship tour at a premium price. Some people want to know all the crew gossip and wish they had gone to work at sea themselves. But now I am living on land and talking about cruises every day. For me each conversation has a memory attached to it. Whether it is a port I have visited or a ship I have lived on or a tour I have enjoyed.