About Me

I started life working at good ole Woolworths for quite a few years (too many to mention).  Other past jobs I have tried are working for an Interior Design company, Retail for a well known American chain and a Policeman in West Midlands Constabulary. I live in Birmingham in my…

Posted on Jul 27, 2017
My River cruise

I have just returned from an excellent river sailing from Koblenz to Amsterdam.  We visited Cochem, Cologne, Hoorn in Holland and an overnight in Amsterdam on the Amadeus Silver 1 ship. Myself and three colleagues flew from Manchester into Frankfurt and took an hour and a half train from Frankfurt…

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Posted on Jul 11, 2017
P&O change future cruise booking procedure

It has recently been announced by P&O that they are changing their on board booking policy. Before the change, P&O used to collect £50 per person off clients on board and this was attached to their Peninsular numbers.  Then when passengers decided which sailing they wanted the future cruise deposit…

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Posted on Jun 27, 2017
‘I don’t drink that much’

Nowadays most American cruise lines offer drinks packages within the fare or if you book a 'guarantee' cabin then you can add a drinks package on yourself once you are on the ship. Many clients say to me 'I don't drink that much anyway' .  However if you think about…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
My Alaskan experience

I used to work on board cruise lines quite a few years ago mind you.  The company I worked for was Celebrity Cruises.  The  ship I was on at that time was the Celebrity Summit which is a Millennium class ship.  My Itinerary  in Alaska consisted of sailing from Vancouver…

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Posted on May 30, 2017
My Celebrity experience 11 years on

I have recently returned off a two night mini cruise on Celebrity Eclipse.  This was my first time I have been on a Celebrity ship since leaving their employment as a shop manager.  I was intrigued to see what it was like on board. Now we were booked with the…

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Posted on May 16, 2017
Constellation refit…..money making ?

If you read my previous post I will be joining the celebrity Eclipse on Friday for a two night mini cruise to Le Harve in Paris which I am very much looking forward to be going on.  As well as the ship (Which you will have plenty of photo's soon)…

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Posted on May 2, 2017
I’m going to be a Celebrity again

In a couple of weeks time I will be visiting Celebrity Eclipse.  It has been about 10 years since I worked on board Celebrity cruises and I have a feeling thing may have changed a little. I used to run the duty free shops department on Infinity which is a…

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Posted on Apr 18, 2017
Racing cars at sea?

I am sure you have heard that Royal Caribbean's Quantum class ships have fantastic on board features such as robotic bar tenders, sky diving at sea and even an arena for bumper cars. Well to try and out do Royal Caribbean's newest features , Norwegian cruise line (NCL) have announced…

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Posted on Apr 4, 2017
Princess new dining

Dining is a big part of cruising and all cruise lines like to try and out do each other on new and innovative venues to make your cruise experience memorable. Princess have recently announced some new dining experiences they are introducing on Caribbean Princess.  The ship is currently in dry…

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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
New York in March – Snow joke

March, is supposed to be the start of spring, however I am off to New York in two days to hopefully enjoy the St. Patrick's festivities with some friends and there is snow forecast!! Two weeks ago I was looking at pictures of people on the Brooklyn Bridge in shorts…

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