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A vaccine for nor Norovirus!

Well you may have heard last week that the Fred Olsen Boudicca was struck down with a ghastly Norovirus type illness affecting 98 out of its 763 passengers. I really feel for the company as they have not had very much luck with the spread of viruses and unfortunately it’s not the first time and probably not the last!

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Food lovers favourite ships!

Well it’s hard to get away from the fact that one of the main reasons why people cruise is for the love of the food. Myself included – I love the fact that there is so much choice and not only does it get served right to your table there also no washing up afterwards! The cuisine on board many ships is in a league of its own and in my opinion better than many restaurants that I’ve been to!

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Hidden extras – The Facts!

For many first time cruisers, it can be quite shocking to discover that sometimes there are extra’s to pay on top of your original cruise price. Many people believe that this is misleading, however the cruise lines are very open and display in their literature that there are extras that are not included in the price.

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Anniversary Antics!

At the weekend my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary, we would have loved to have had a weekend away but due to our one year old and time constraints, it just wasn’t possible! We had a fantastic time all the same, celebrating in a lovely Italian restaurant with a fantastic meal washed down with a bottle of vintage red! Whilst having our dinner, we were discussing plans for next year and how it may be possible to go away for our 3rd anniversary for a couple of days!

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It’s on it’s way!

That’s right folks, I think we can officially say that winter is on its way! The nights are drawing in, the leaves are starting to fall from the trees and low and behold we’ve even started putting the heating on! In true British style, we are wasting no time at all in commenting on the weather. Like I said last week, I actually love this time of year with the run up to Halloween, bonfire night and of course Christmas! However I know that there are many of us out there who actually dread the turn of the clocks in October.

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111 days until Christmas!

Yes ladies and gents, you have seen this correctly! It is that time of the year again! I absolutely love Christmas and always have, therefore starting to think about the big day so early doesn’t bother me in the slightest. However I do understand how many people dread the sight of the Christmas decorations appearing in their local supermarket. That’s why many of us crave to escape over the festive period to faraway shores!

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Bank Holiday Birthday Bash!

So I hope that you all enjoyed the last bank holiday weekend before christmas? I spent it celebrating my son’s first birthday (cannot believe that he is one) We had a Mickey Mouse themed party for him on Sunday, surely a child’s birthday party cannot be that stressful I thought – Wrong! Organising a one year old’s party isn’t for the faint hearted! The main bulk of the organising – venue, bouncing castle, invites was arranged about a month ago, however the rest was how shall we say a little last minute!

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All aboard with Disney!

So last week I was telling you all about how we were starting to think about next year’s holiday. We had in mind the NCL Epic and a Royal Caribbean cruise (I say we, but the husband just goes along with it). This week, we (I) have changed our minds again and are now looking at the Disney cruise line. To be fair we associated Disney with America because when we were living there, we used to see the Disney ships all of the time, however due to them sailing from Barcelona, this makes it so much easier for us as it’s only a short flight which is very important with a one year old!

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Cruising with Children!

So it’s that time of year again when myself and the husband will be starting our plans for our 2014 holiday, however this year with a big difference! A one year old in tow (will be nearly two next year!) Where do we start? In previous years, we have tended to choose adults only hotels or cruises aimed more at couples, however now we have to look at what suits our family, the main priority been what is suitable for our son!

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Back to the World of cruisng!

A little about myself! – Some of you may recognise my mugshot as I have previously worked for cruise.co.uk, However I left in 2011 to get married and have my son who is now 11 months, oh how time flys!

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