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 Dec 1, 2014
A visit to the the spa leaves you relaxed or ripped off ??

Most people  do indulge in a bit of pampering whilst on a cruise ship and they certainly are a relaxing haven where you can  let the stress melt away .There is just one thing and its a BIG thing that is putting people off a traditional visit to the Spa…

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Posted on Nov 25, 2014
You wouldn’t get me on a transatlantic cruise

This was me a few years ago until I was given the opportunity to sail across the Atlantic on a seven night cruise and I absolutely loved it . I did the traditional crossing on the Queen Mary 2 ,I flew to New York and boarded the ship  to sail…

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Posted on Nov 17, 2014
Mum I’m bored ..

Is this a familiar phrase that you hear ? Having two children myself I certainly have over the years. A couple of years ago we were staying in a beautiful 5* hotel in Fuerteventura, a couple of days in and my youngest looked unhappy , when I asked him what…

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Posted on Nov 10, 2014
I have given in and joined the club

Ok so not cruise related this week well not totally but yesterday I became the proud mummy of a dog. I have never had a dog and probably  for the last 10 years  my children have asked for a dog every christmas . I have always said its cruel as we…

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Posted on Nov 3, 2014
To wait or not to wait that is the question ??

One of the first questions that usually comes up with fellow cruisers whilst on board is usually ' How much did you pay  for your cruise ? and  'when did you book  ?   I must be asked once a day when is the best time to book ? Am…

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Posted on Oct 27, 2014
A quantum leap into the next era of dining

If you don't want set dining times, set tables and no required  formal nights then welcome to Royal Caribbean's Quantum class of ships and Dynamic dining. This is a radical change in our traditional world of cruise  when it comes to dining. With dynamic dining you have more options and flexibilty to experience 18…

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Posted on Oct 20, 2014
A cocktail mixed by a Robot

WOW  Another first from Royal Caribbean the two  newest ships to join their  fleet are not just ships, they are SMART ships. Quantum and Anthem of the Seas are  due to set sail very soon with a third ship to this class of ship coming early 2016 Groundbreaking technology with…

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Posted on Oct 14, 2014
Identity Crisis

If I googled why would you want to change your name this is the response I get ; if you get married or enter into a civil partnership, or you want to take your partner’s name if you get divorced, dissolve a civil partnership, or end a long-term relationship to…

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