About Me

Hello from sunny Scotland!! My name is Charlene and I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I am enjoying writing it. I live with my husband Chris, our little boy Charlie and Ozzy the Shih Poo. We recently got married in St Lucia.   I have been working…

Posted on May 18, 2018
How Fred Olsen compares

We are recently back from our first Fred Olsen cruise. Whilst this is the smallest ship we have been on as a family there were lots of great things and a few not so great things for us. We knew there would not be much for Charlie on board however…

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Posted on May 6, 2018
Fred Olsen

This week we head off on our little 5 night cruise with Fred Olsen. This is a nice little treat with no flying and cruising from close to home. The ship departs from Newcastle and we are heading down on the train from Edinburgh. Its a nice easy journey that…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Disembarkation Dread!

So you are heading home. In an ideal world you will be straight off the ship, to the airport and jump on a flight. No hanging around and home for lunch? In a perfect world yes!! Although this is not the case most of the time. What would you do…

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Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Perth – The cold one!

Over Easter we decided on a little break away. We often head South visiting family but decided to head North to a little village called Dunning. This is about 8 miles outside of Perth in Scotland. We stayed in this lovely little cottage called Thimblewynd with a log burner and…

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Canada & Alaska 2019 Cruise Tours

Yes, that's right!! Alaska cruising is on sale for 2019, along with the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska wilderness packages. There is a reason I am telling you this! Recently I have spoken to a few people looking for a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska and Canada departing within…

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Posted on Mar 7, 2018
Afternoon Tea at Sea

One of my favorite things to do on board is make surer I plan time to have afternoon tea. This never happened on my last cruise Allure of the Seas. Lets be honest the Americans dont quite get all the lovely cakes and pastries we have on offer. The best…

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Posted on Feb 20, 2018
Norwegian Fjords

I have never been to the Norwegian Fjords but we have just booked a little break on the Fred Olsen Balmoral for May. It is just a short 5 night sailing but as Charlie has a half day at school every Friday and then the Monday & Tuesday are inset…

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Posted on Feb 5, 2018
Labadoozie on Labadee

Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises visit Labadee in Haiti as their private Island resort. This was our second visit to Labadee and it didnt disappoint. We were up early today to make the most of the great weather on arrival in Labadee Royal Caribbean’s private island resort. As you arrive…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Allure of the Seas – Charlie Age 6

My name is Charlie and I have just been on Allure of the Seas. I have been on 3 other cruises before but this was my favourite. Mummy woke me up really early because we had to get a flight from Edinburgh and then we needed to get on a…

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Posted on Jan 4, 2018
Sunshine Saturday!

You may have seen in the news a recent article claiming this weekend will be known as Sunshine Saturday - WHAT?!! Have you seen the weather? Gale force winds, rain, sleet maybe snow. Trains cancelled, homes without power. There is no chance you're going to want to leave the comfort…

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