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 Jan 28, 2016
Life at sea isn’t as great as you think ( from an ex crew members view)!

In 1991 I joined the Pacific Princess as a Junior Bar Stewardess in Vancouver.  After a long flight via Dallas Fort Worth and Mexico City to get to Vancouver I was exhausted. The cruise lines certainly didn't want to waste money on direct flights although they did give us an…

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Posted on Jan 12, 2016
What happens to old cruise ships?

It is always sad to see some of the older cruise ships be pushed aside in favour of newer models as I personally think many of them are worth saving. Once cruise ships reach a certain age they are sold on to other companies and languish moored in foreign countries…

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Posted on Dec 27, 2015
Cruising through Christmas! Or staying at home! Which do you prefer?

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!!! Well eventually it was quiet in my house as with four children, grand parents and my husband and I the noise levels were quite high. My daughter took her two small brothers…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2015
How can Costa deny liability?

Costa Cruise Lines have been slammed this week for publicly denying all allegations of wrong doing in the largest loss of life in cruise ship history since the Titanic. [caption id="attachment_1328" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Costa Concordia[/caption] On the 13th January 2012 Costa Concordia capsized in the hands of her Captain, Francesco Schettino,…

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Posted on Sep 21, 2015
To tip or not to tip!

Ever wondered what would the cost of a cruise rise by if you didn't tip? Well here is your definitive answer... and a whole host of other answers! Gratuities amongst us Brits has always been a bone of contention and we are uncomfortable with the act of tipping. Why is this…

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Posted on Jul 19, 2015
My cruise has increased by £200 per person … how would you like me to pay you?

  What if I told you I bought a new car 6 months ago and this month they have dropped it in price by £500 and included a DVD player in a new deal. Of course I went back immediately and said I want the new deal and they had…

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Posted on Jun 30, 2015
Japan- an enigmatic nation steeped in tradition!

Japan has long been one of those countries on my bucket list and we have just put together the package of a lifetime to visit this beautiful country. Your journey begins on the 9th May when you fly from the UK to Tokyo. Upon arrival your 6 day Ultimate Japan…

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Posted on Jun 11, 2015
A family affair in Orkney!

Like many of you who love to cruise I am a member of lots of different Facebook  and Google plus groups and recently came across a young lady from Kirkwall ,Orkney. Diane Kelday is 29 and her father, Alastair, is 58, and they have both lived in Orkney since birth.…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2015
Does P & O or Cunard have any common sense?

Why can't I take a mobility scooter instead of an electric wheelchair? That's the question I tried to put to P & O recently and was met with the usual, "it's in the terms and conditions". One of my regular clients recently wanted to book a Cunard cruise for October…

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Posted on Mar 15, 2015
Can’t cruise any more unless it’s the Queen Mary 2!

And the reason for this has four legs and brown eyes and is adorable!! Or she will be when we collect her in a few weeks time. Please welcome the latest addition to the McIntyre family. This is Miley and she is currently 3 weeks old and is a black…

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