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 Jul 13, 2018
A Square Deal Cruise ……

Remember Square deal holidays where you didn't find out where you were staying till you got there ? Imagine that on a cruise? Would you consider leaving your destination to someone else? Don't know whether you will see the sun or the snow? A lot of people put a lot…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
Just how much food and drink do they need for a cruise ?

This is something that totally amazes me just how do they know? Who decides what to order? How do they know how many bottles of wine, bananas, potatoes to order? I went in the galley of the Queen Mary when I was on a transatlantic cruise and asked the question…

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Posted on Jun 15, 2018
A bit of me time …

It's been a long time since I told you what was happening in the world of Betsy. Well, I have been working hard as always since Christmas but I have just enjoyed my first bit of time off this year and I was so ready for a break !!!! I…

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018
Could be a first for Fred ….

Well, Fred Olsen is a line that I would describe as 'Comfortable' Like wearing your favourite slippers !!! They never seem to rush out with any new exciting news or launches, they are an extremely proud company and really revel in their success of their repetitive guests. Could there be…

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Posted on May 18, 2018
A Right Royal week of Celebrations

Well this week my Facebook has been full of Royal Caribbean's 'Independence of the Seas' as she returned to Southampton after her 40 million dollar refurbishment. She looks amazing and the added extras , Laser Tag , a Waterpark , bungee trampolines as well as a couple of new dining…

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Posted on May 4, 2018
There is a new kid on the block …

Thomson / Tui who are now known as Marella incase you didn't know, have just taken delivery of their newest and largest member of the fleet which has been named as the Marella Explorer. The ship was known as the Mein Schiff 1 owned by the sister company to Marella…

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Posted on Apr 20, 2018
QE2 Debuts As Floating Hotel

Another date in history Cunard has confirmed that the long awaited opening of former Cunard flagship QE2 as a floating hotel in Dubai was just this week on the 18th April .An event to mark the opening of the first phase of the new hotel coincided with the arrival in…

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Posted on Apr 6, 2018
Missing a bit of Jane’s Inspiration

I am really missing "Cruising with Jane McDonald" and its not about her singing !!! Her passion for cruising really shows through in every program viewed I loved the different places that she visited this year and I guess so did the other 2 million viewers she got this year…

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Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Oh it’s such a perfect day …..

It seems Royal Caribbean are not just building new ships and refurbishing existing ships but also investing in a $200 million overhaul of their private island Coco Cay. I think this is the best thing that the cruise lines have done in a while and for multi generational family holidays…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018
Time flies when you are having fun

Well dare I say we I think we are coming to the end of winter , the nights are staying lighter for longer , the snow seems like a lifetime ago , daffodils are out in the garden and the clocks will change soon .I absolutely love the season changes.…

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