About Me

Hi my name is Erica although most people know me as Betsy which is my work name, welcome to my cruise page. I  have been in the travel industry for coming onto 27 years. I started my career in a small independent travel agent, where I went on work experience and they…

Posted on Nov 1, 2019
Fantastic week , Fantastic ship and Fantastic weather

Well my family and I are just back from a fantastic week on the MSC Seaview and what a great week we had we were totally blessed with amazing weather.   She is a huge ship holding 5500 passengers which I was personally dreading but my son chose the ship…

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Posted on Oct 18, 2019
Let me introduce you to …

My first impressions of 6* Cruising. As you may have read I have just recently had an amazing opportunity to have a few nights on the Silversea Shadow and what an amazing experience it was. People I have spoken to in the past would claim Silverseas and other 6* star…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2019
What an opportunity …..

Well what I week I had last week !! It started off with my husband getting the ok to fly so we have booked a very last minute cruise ( it is for me anyway ) on the MSC Seaview to go in a couple of weeks time. I then…

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Posted on Sep 20, 2019
When is the best time to book ?

You would think after doing this job for 28 years I would know the answer to this well I still don't !!! It is an interesting question and very controversial, I’m sure you will get differing opinions. I have seen massive changes over the years and I have never known…

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Posted on Sep 6, 2019
Emergencies at Sea

Ever wondered what happened if you were in the middle of the Ocean and there was an emergency on board the ship what would happen ? We have had a few over the years that we have experienced ( not us personally ) but never felt the urge to talk…

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Posted on Aug 24, 2019
My time on the Magellan

My family and friends and I have just returned from a lovely 10 nights spent on the Magellan. We booked this trip last year and the main benefit to us was we would be departing from Liverpool so just an hour up the road from us. The Magellan is usually…

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Posted on Aug 9, 2019
Why does packing have to be so stressful ….

I used to find packing for a cruise, even when the children were younger, so easy to do but now it seems such a chore and that is with the children packing for themselves. I have just finished packing for our cruise tomorrow. Everything from back-up outfits to what I'm…

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019
A DeJa Vu of last year ….

This is similar to this time last year I'm sure, how on earth have I fitted everything in ? Well it has been an extremely busy month for me both with work and play, all I can say is thank god I can plan my own shifts in my job.…

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Posted on Jul 12, 2019
Look who’s back …

Well she seems to of disappeared from our TV screens for a little while but recently revealed Jane Mcdonald is back and will have a themed cruise next year. This will be on board Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas September 2020 the itinerary is as follows; Sunday 20th Southampton,…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2019
A ferry on the mersey ….. Not quite

Well I had the privilege of being invited on a cruise ship for a visit last week just up the road from me at Liverpool. The sun was shining and it was a lovely day for it. The ship we visited was the Oceania Insignia, she was coming to the…

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