About Me

Hello, I'm Carl, I was born and still live in Leeds, West Yorkshire with my wife, our  3 year old daughter Ava, along with our first 'child' our 12 year old dog Molly. Since an early age I have always loved being on holiday. From a young age I spent…

Posted on Nov 5, 2019
Reviews! Should you take any notice?

Today I read an article about how cruise ships aren't always all they seem. It focused on many 'negatives' surrounding a cruise holiday from cleanliness to cabin size etc. So naturally working in the industry and having myself enjoyed this form of holiday for some years it got me thinking…

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Posted on Oct 22, 2019
Riots in Barcelona

It appears civil unrest is still rocking Barcelona a week on from the start of the latest problems. The reason for the protests is the imprisonment of nine pro-independence leaders for their part in the failed secession attempt in 2017. Every night over the past week has seen protesters out…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2019

  As the news of the demise of Thomas Cook sank in it got me thinking about how different the high street looks today. It seems more and more businesses are really struggling to maintain their place. This often leads to us trying to second guess who will fall victim…

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Posted on Sep 24, 2019
How do you choose yours.

  When it comes to picking our holidays especially on a cruise the choice for many wil be different. Is it the Ship itself, the itinerary and for some its even the crew who are on board which will make them go back on board. I read many a review…

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Posted on Sep 11, 2019
Dorian Wreaks Havoc

Its that time of the year again hopefully this will be the worst! Storm Dorian has wreaked havoc across the Caribbean in the last couple of weeks. The Bahamas have been the worst hit as the hurricane became the worst disaster in the nation’s history. The death toll here stands…

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Posted on Aug 28, 2019
British Airways Make a Mess

On Friday night the British Airline Association (Balpa) announced the strike of British Airways Pilots to take place on the 9 th , 10 th and 27 th of September. This follows members rejecting an 11.5% pay increase over 3 years, after a long-running dispute. Passengers on grounded flights have…

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Posted on Aug 13, 2019
Outstanding Oasis of the Seas

There is always the exciting anticipation when boarding a cruise ship, especially if it is one have have not been on before. This was certainly the case when we arrived at Barcelona Cruise Terminal for our family holiday. The ship of choice for is this year was Royal Carribeans 'Oasis…

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Posted on Jul 1, 2019
Saga brand New Ship Spirit of Discovery

So tomorrow I'm lucky to be one of the First passengers on board Saga's brand new ship the Spirit of Discovery. Its a relatively small ship at 774 foot and holding just 999 passengers ( I'm sure they could have squeezed in the extra 1 to make a nice round…

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Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Lifeguards on cruise ships!!

A while back I wrote about how Royal Caribbean had introduced lifeguards on their ship s after several accidents and deaths on board in the Pools. Lat week i got to see this first hand and having a seven-year-old child it was certainly a reassurance for me as I'm sure…

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Posted on Jun 3, 2019
Dubia Part 2

As you may know, I recently was lucky enough to spend a few days in Dubai Dubai is a place that as you expect is constantly evolving with time, There are of course huge skyscrapers and humongous shopping malls everywhere you turn with more being built as we speak. Dubai…

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