About Me

I have been in the travel industry over 20 years, what was meant to be a short summer working in Menorca when I was just 21 turned into many fantastic years within the industry. I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of destinations all over the world, including…

Posted on Mar 4, 2014
Happy Pancake Day!

Well its pancake day today and after such a delicious breakfast I thought I would share with you a pancake recipe. How do you prefer your pancakes?....do you like traditional lemon or maybe you prefer the fruit or are you going to totally indulge and go for melted chocolate and cream?…

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Posted on Feb 27, 2014
Virtual or the real thing…which balcony will you go for on board Anthem of the Seas

Following on from my blog last week about the exciting new features on board Anthem of the Seas one I didn't mention was the Virtual balcony cabins!  With the Anthem of the Seas going on sale yesterday I have been asked a number of times "what is a virtual balcony…

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Posted on Feb 20, 2014
Action on board Anthem of the Seas..so what’s it all about?

With Anthem of the Seas due to go on sale in just under a week just I've been caught up in the excitement and the buzz of this fabulous new ship. Royal Caribbean's largest ship so far to make Southampton her home port...Anthem will be sailing from the UK in…

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Posted on Feb 20, 2014
Action on board Anthem of the Seas..so what's it all about?

With Anthem of the Seas due to go on sale in just under a week just I've been caught up in the excitement and the buzz of this fabulous new ship. Royal Caribbean's largest ship so far to make Southampton her home port...Anthem will be sailing from the UK in…

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Posted on Feb 13, 2014
Love is in the sea air……

Its Valentines tomorrow and it got me thinking about romantic holiday destinations….a weekend in Paris maybe, a visit to Venice…..How about a cruise? I have booked quite a few cruises over the years where it has been a surprise for someone's wife, husband, partner…what a wonderful surprise that would be….”hey…

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Posted on Feb 6, 2014
My fabulous cruise on board Azamara Journey!

I was lucky enough to cruise on board Azamara Journey, enjoying an itinerary to Norway & Iceland. I had always wanted to visit Iceland and to experience the Midnight sun, this was my opportunity. I had a few reservations about the size of the ship...30 000 tonnes is small compared to…

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Posted on Jan 30, 2014
Brain waves? Perhaps not reading these amusing cruise questions..

I've worked in the cruise industry for a long time now and during my time I have seen and heard many stories. For anyone that knows me I am forever asking questions that make people laugh, the questions just seem to slip out. These are some of my favourite questions…

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Posted on Jan 23, 2014
Cruise anyone? Find out why your next holiday should be a cruise….

Are you thinking of booking your very first cruise holiday, or maybe you have cruised before and are thinking of your next adventure…..these are my top 5 reasons you should go and do it.. 5- Amazing destinations...I know each time I think of going on holiday it’s always a choice…

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Posted on Jan 16, 2014
Me, Myself & Cruise….

I’m not sure about the exact percentages but my 2 year old daughter is a mix of English, Spanish, Italian & Welsh…. My name is Abbi Varela and as you can probably guess from my surname, the Spanish percentage comes from me along with the English, and the Welsh/Italian comes…

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