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 end of her 180-day world cruise on about day 169 I believe. The Insignia has just had a refurbishment which Oceania call re-inspiration, every stateroom and nearly all the public areas have had a new fresh colour of paint, new fabrics and furnishings even new chandeliers. If we break this down to a few facts and figures, the refurb took 66 days and cost $100 million dollars they had 8000 new light fixtures 12000 new sofa and chairs!!!

I would say the cuisine is one of the biggest things on the ship and really think it sets Oceania apart from the rest of the cruise companies from eating off a plate that cost about a £1000 the food was absolutely devine. This was my meal ;


We ate in the main dining room but you can also eat at
Polo Grill. …
Toscana. …
Terrace Café …
Waves Grill. …
Baristas. …
All the restaurants are free of charge but the speciality restaurants you have to book into and are only allowed limited visits.

There was entertainment areas but this was all very low key and as we were only on for the day and the guests were on shore taking in the highlights of Liverpool we didn’t get to witness any.

We also couldn’t see any cabins, every single cabin was fully booked which is a real shame.

Again when visiting Liverpool it reminds me of what a beautiful port it is and so picturesque and makes me a bit more excited for when I will be sailing out of Liverpool on my own cruise holiday in just a few weeks.

Anything you would like to know about the Insignia just ask …..

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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…

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