My early Christmas presents!

Last week I had my 1st Christmas present! My mum treated me to tickets to the theatre.

show is called ‘the Band’ and it stars the boys who won ‘let it shine’ on the BBC with Gary Barlow from Take That.

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Cunard welcome a new ship and P&O say farewell to the Adonia

Cunard welcome a new ship and P&O say farewell to the Adonia

During the same week Cunard celebrate the 50th anniversary of the QE2 they also announce a 4th ship addition to the fleet! The last new ship is nearly 10 years ago when they introduced the Queen Elizabeth to the fleet.

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Which cruise lines are best for drinks packages?

When you book your cruise it might not be the first thing you think about. Most choose a cruise based on the itinerary and the facilities on the ship.

Recently more people have been asking for an all-inclusive cruise.

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Happy Birthday Ella!

Happy birthday to my lovely daughter Ella, who turns 5 tomorrow.

Time does fly!

We started the celebrations with our annual trip to Southport. Train nice and early to arrive at 10.30.. A lovely walk along the promenade and pit stop on the beach for some sand castle making!

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The UK’s favourite family ship gets a make over

The Independence of the seas first sailed over 10 years ago now and has spent most of the summer months sailing out of Southampton. The ship is purpose built to deal with all sorts of weather and is very popular with the Brits.

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Spanish sun, sand and sangria

What a fantastic week we have just had in Spain!

My husband, 4 year old daughter Ella and I jetted off the Alicante and stayed with some good friends in their villa. The villa is approx. 45 minutes’ drive away from Alicante, 10 minutes from Torrevieja and 30 minutes from Cartagena.

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What is the dress code?

This is a question that comes up quite a lot when deciding which cruise to book.

It really does depend on the cruise line.

The general rule is – 2 formal nights per week.

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P&O scrap future cruise deposits

This week P&O have ended the scheme where you can commit to a future cruise by just paying a deposit and then select which cruise you would like to book at a later date.

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No need to travel to Southampton!

Sailing out of the UK is so popular! Some people cannot fly or just don’t want to!

Do you live in the North of the UK or even Scotland? I live about 10 miles from Manchester and recently took a cruise from Liverpool with Fred Olsen on the Boudicca.

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The largest ship in the world!

MSC cruises have just announce they will be building the largest ship in the world!

I went on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the seas last year and she was a whopper.. The MSC mega ship will home 70 more passengers than this making the new ship the biggest!

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