About Me

Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

Posted on Nov 28, 2017
P&O say goodbye to hen parties ??

How many times have you seen the "pink ladies" getting on board the famous 2 night party cruises, originally called taster cruises, well I can tell you from having been on many of them , plenty of times !! Otherwise its Wendy 50th , Betty's 30th we can go on…

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017
Obstructed cabins on Celebrity Silhouette

Here she is the beautiful Celebrity silhouette , as you can see all the orange lifeboats in the picture are on deck five, there are no balcony cabins on this deck, they only start on deck six. This will be exactly the same in any of the Solstice class ships,…

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Posted on Nov 1, 2017
Celebrity Eclipse, deja vu

My favourite, the Martini bar !! and yes, I did have one very shortly after this pic !! Having recently been on Silhouette for my own holiday, I was delighted to get another 5 nights on board Eclipse , just a week later !! And when I say deja vu…

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Posted on Oct 18, 2017
Rome , getting to the port !

Well back from our lovely trip on the Celebrity Silhouette (more pics to follow I promise) I wanted to start with our new experiment of using the train ! We started with an over night stay @ the Champagne palace , this is around 500 metres away from termini station,…

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Posted on Oct 5, 2017
All aboard Celebrity Again !

Well if modern technology works this blog should be appearing on 05/10/2017 while I am on board Celebrity Silhouette heading down to Israel and the Greek Islands, setting off from Rome on Friday , we are staying the night before and for the first time will be using the train…

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Booking with an Agent, or go it alone

After the recent tragic events in the Caribbean , which has no blame to lay anywhere apart from mother nature, the question of wether to book with an agent springs to mind. Cruise.co.uk had many passengers over in the Caribbean and we are happy to say they were all looked…

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017
Stay-cation , get me on a ship

Well what can I say about Great Yarmouth , actually Scratby, apart from having the most glorious weather, busy, expensive ? These two beauts enjoyed it, very geared up for children, and everything is a pound !! We spent a lovely day on the beach , about the cheapest, for…

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Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Great Yarmouth for me , and not even a cruise

Yes here it is my second week off this year is looming, starting tomorrow, and Granny duties are kicking in !! its the school holidays , and we are off to pick the boys up tomorrow for a week by the sea, not on it this time !! Not quite…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Cabin Grades what is the difference ?

Many people who cruise often know more about these than I do !! It is especially difficult with first time cruisers or maybe someone changing brands and believe me it is a minefield out there, here is a link I use all day every day https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/index.php It has most of…

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Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Smoking on board , an age old problem ?

Oh here is that old chestnut yet again !! the smoking on board, I have recently been reading some of the reviews on our website, what a load of old rubbish !! Some of the comments actually leave me speechless, anyone who knows me will think this very amusing !!…

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