To wait or not to wait that is the question ??

One of the first questions that usually comes up with fellow cruisers whilst on board is usually ‘ How much did you pay  for your cruise ? and  ‘when did you book  ?

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A quantum leap into the next era of dining

If you don’t want set dining times, set tables and no required  formal nights then welcome to Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class of ships and Dynamic dining. This is a radical change in our traditional world of cruise  when it comes to dining.

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A cocktail mixed by a Robot

WOW  Another first from Royal Caribbean the two  newest ships to join their  fleet are not just ships, they are SMART ships.

Quantum and Anthem of the Seas are  due to set sail very soon with a third ship to this class of ship coming early 2016

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Identity Crisis

If I googled why would you want to change your name this is the response I get ;

  • if you get married or enter into a civil partnership, or you want to take your partner’s name
  • if you get divorced, dissolve a civil partnership, or end a long-term relationship
  • to take a double-barrelled name after you marry, or enter into a civil partnership
  • to feel more part of a new family, for example a step-family
  • to honour or recognise another person, for example a family member or ancestor
  • to restore a family surname that has been changed in the past
  • as part of a change of gender
  • because you dislike your current name
  • to separate yourself from a particular person or a time or event in your life
  • to stop a former partner finding you
  • to anglicise a foreign name, that is — to change the form or spelling to make it more understandable for English speakers
  • to de-anglicise a name that has been anglicised in the past
  • to identify with or fit in with another culture, country, or religion
  • to change the spelling of your name
  • because your name was registered incorrectly (e.g. your forename and surname were registered the wrong way round, or with a spelling mistake in one of the names)


  • changing your name for a bet
  • changing your name on a whim
  • changing your name for a humorous reason
  • changing your name for purely commercial gain
  • changing your name at the same time as a group of other people for a joint purpose — known as linked applications

The reason why I have chose to write my first blog about this is really to introduce myself and to explain to the people that already know me why I have suddenly overnight become ‘Betsy’.

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