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 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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Posted on Jun 14, 2019
Would you pay for the ‘ Key ‘ ?

I got asked about the 'Key' the other day and I had to look it up I hadn't heard of this and I would say this has totally gone under the radar!!! What did I find out ? The key programme is offered by Royal Caribbean on selected ships at…

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Posted on May 31, 2019
What have Royal been up to now ..

Having done this job for 28 years now I honestly believe that I have the best job ever, in the industry we make peoples dreams come true and it is usually one of the most expensive purchases people make in a year so there is a lot of pressure to…

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Posted on May 17, 2019
Would you be weighed before getting on a plane ?

I am not sure how this will go down at the airports but I have been reading this week about how weighing passengers will help the airlines become more fuel efficient and reduce costs, could it even reduce flight tickets? In the past I have had people comment to me…

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Posted on May 3, 2019
Royal Caribbean is building the world’s biggest cruise ship ….. again !!

Royal Caribbean just keeps getting bigger. Last year saw the launch of the world's largest ship, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas weighing 228,081 gross tons, stretching 1,188 feet long and capable of transporting 6,680 guests and 2,200 crew members, this beat the Harmony, Allure and the Oasis of the…

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Posted on Apr 19, 2019
Not quite a cruise…

Well you may have read my blog a couple of weeks ago about me having to cancel the Caribbean cruise I should have been going on ' The MSC Seaside. I would have just arrived home now actually but due to my husband being unwell we thought it was best…

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