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 Jul 18, 2017
Celebrity Silhouette , cant wait !

Is that time of the year for me waiting for my own holiday to come along, I have a cabin waiting with my name on with Celebrity Silhouette end of September, flying into Rome and then cruising down to Israel, we have been to Haifa before , but there is…

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Posted on Jul 4, 2017
Normandy, DDay what an experience, least we forget!!

We docked at Caudebec-en-caux on the Seine for our trip to Normandy on our Avalon River cruise. Its a long day with about 2 hours 30 minutes by coach, but what a special and humbling day, I think every single person became very emotional, until you see these things its…

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
Avalon River cruise on the Seine

Well here I am sitting in the lovely French countryside right next the the beautiful Tapestry II with Avalon River cruises. Starting in Paris after a very short flight we set off for the ship. TOP TIP HERE If you choose the earlier flight, your are not hanging round all…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2017
Paris to Normandy , off this weekend

We get very lucky here @ cruise.co.uk , every now and then we get to try the products we are selling to you all. Last year I was lucky to get lots of trips , and if you look back on my blogs for 2016 there are lots of reviews…

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Posted on Jun 2, 2017
Why can you not book that late deal ?

My favourite time of the year (not) has approached again , I take the calls with sometime dread in my heart, when I hear the words "family of five" and the children are 11 / 7 / 6 YES YOU GUESSED IT IS LATE SEASON. Oh my heart just breaks…

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Posted on May 20, 2017
Rocking the Boat with Suzi quatro

Who is Suzi Quatro I can hear hundreds of younger people saying, well born 3rd June 1950 (yes she is 66) I can remember her being quite the icon in my younger days , there were not many female artists in the "rock" genre. And now you can see her…

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Posted on May 7, 2017
NCL All inclusive, thoughts ?

In April this year NCL (Norwegian cruise lines) have taken the brave step of going All inclusive, now there are other ships that have this, but generally speaking its the six star plus that offer this, even then you do not always get everything. this is on all ships all…

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Posted on Apr 21, 2017
When is a review good or bad ?

How we all loved trip adviser when it came out, no more guessing about whether hotels were in a good or bad area, pop on and have a look at real reviews from real people, much like our website for cruises, but oh dear what a Pandora's box it really…

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Posted on Apr 7, 2017
The “Fabulous” Boudicca

Well we thought it was! Not all passengers felt the same, and some of them strong Fred Olsen fans, I think the main reason for this was the fact she had jut returned from a 77 night Amazon cruise, right before our little 5 night one, maybe something to watch…

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Posted on Mar 24, 2017
Home away from home , Fred Olsen Boudicca

Well that is me now out of office for 8 whole days , first time this year I have had more than one day off in a row, peaks are a great rush in the travel industry, but very tiring, so looking forward to some good Fred Olsen hospitality. We…

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