About Me

Some people are shopaholics, some are chocaholics and some like me are cruiseaholics! Okay you got me I am also a slight chocoholic as well. I guess my love affair for cruises began in the late 1970's when I used to watch "The Love Boat", which was an American TV…

Posted on Apr 10, 2018
Things to do before I die! Including beans and sharks!

A morbid thought I know, however as I have started the countdown to half a century (can’t bear to mention the actual number!) I have started a Bucket List. As defined in the English Oxford Dictionary: bucket list noun informala number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Fifty shades of cruise……sex at sea!

Have you packed? Sun hat - yes, kindle - yes, condoms? Well according to a recent Telegraph survey the number of men and women over the age of 45 being diagnosed with an STI has doubled in recent years. With the average age of cruise passengers now in the early…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018
Raw deal again for our military?

P & O have just announced that they are changing the rules on how you can apply for military benefits. In the past any past or current members of the military can just tell the travel agent at the time of booking and then we just call P & O…

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018
Service charges on the increase…….. again!

P&O Cruises is raising its recommended daily gratuity from £6 to £7 per passenger from next month. The increase applies to cruises departing after March 23 and comes just 12 months after gratuities were raised from £5 to £6 per passenger per day. It applies to all passengers aged over…

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018
How to get free cruises?

In all reality this is relatively simple and as a matter of fact all you have to do is nothing. Hopefully my free cruises will be starting in the next 5 years – want to find out how then read on!  Actually, like everything it is a little bit more…

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Posted on Jan 30, 2018
£22 to book sunbeds? Would you pay?

Now we all know what us Brits are like when it comes to wanting the best position for our sun loungers on holiday but this week Thomas Cook have announced that they are charging £22 to hire a sun bed. Would you pay the £22 per holiday to stop scenes…

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Posted on Jan 21, 2018
Kids should be banned from cruise ships!! Yes or no?

Well as a mother of four kids I am firmly in the no camp but there are others who are firmly in the yes camp. [caption id="attachment_1665" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Me, my four kids, and my Dad[/caption] I think that there are arguments for both sides on this and the main…

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Posted on Dec 24, 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To All

Christmas in my house with my husband and four children plus a mad Labrador called Miley will be very different this year due to the fact that my youngest who has just turned 11 has decided he no longer believes in Father Christmas. Part of me was relieved that I…

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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
Conference 2017 – Cruise.co.uk style!

For most people going away for three nights to a fun filled conference is a joy to behold but when you have four children, one dog, two guinea pigs, one rabbit and a husband (and no I did not deliberately leave him till last) then it becomes a military operation.…

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Posted on Nov 26, 2017
Birds and bees and terrorists!

This week I have had to discuss a rather serious issue with my two youngest children aged 13 and 10. An issue that I have already discussed in great length with my eldest children aged 20 and 18! If you are thinking it's the birds and bees conversation then I…

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