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 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 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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Posted on Nov 8, 2017
Japan – like a local!

Ever heard of “Goodwill Ambassadors”? Neither had I until I did a welcome home call to a couple of my clients last week. If you are adventurous or if you are fed up with paying for excursions on the ships, then this could be the perfect solution for you. Goodwill…

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Posted on Sep 4, 2017
Happy Birthday To Me!!

As I celebrated my 18th birthday yesterday (plus 30 years experience) it made me think about things I have done. As well as my my amazing four children and husband I have had an amazing life with wonderful opportunities. One of the very first fam (Familiarisation) trips I ever had with…

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Posted on Aug 2, 2017
How many ships?

In the next 9 years there will be a further 92 ships sailing the high seas with capacity for over 252000 people! MSC have the most orders with 11 ships and NCL come a close second with 7 ships. China will have 10 of these ships dedicated to them only…

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Posted on Jul 15, 2017
Is it time for a fair approach by insurers?

At the age of 47 I have never really had to worry about travel insurance and tend to use one of the insurance comparison sites to get the best deal. I did this recently for my daughter who has just turned 18 and her boyfriend who is 20 for their…

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