About Me

Hello from sunny Scotland!! My name is Charlene and I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I am enjoying writing it. I live with my┬áhusband Chris, our little boy Charlie and Ozzy the Shih Poo. We recently got married in St Lucia.   I have been working…

Posted on Aug 10, 2018
BA cost cutting? Prefer Virgin Atlantic?

I'm going a little controversial with this week's blog. We use all scheduled airlines with our tailor made cruise tour packages and quite often i will ask if you have a preference . The main thing that crops up is we would like direct. If the routing will allow it…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018
Manhattan, Brooklyn or Cape Liberty – New York

Cruising from New York. Where do you stay? Is the cruise terminal close by? That depends on the ship and departure port as some are not really that central. We are planning on taking a cruise from New York next year so it got me thinking. (more…)

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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
Domincan Republic

As you read this I will be sipping a cocktail at the bar no doubt! For our summer holiday this year we are heading back to Dominican Republic. Myself & Chris met out there when we were working for First Choice Holidays. I was working as a rep and Chris…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
Cancelled flights and missed cruises

You may have seen yesterday the main airport in Bali was closed due to the recent Volcano activity. You may have also heard about the air traffic control strikes planned throughout the summer. So what happens in this case when you have a flight booked and you are catching a…

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Posted on Jun 15, 2018
New Cruise Terminal for Edinburgh

I saw a really interesting article the other day about a new proposed cruise terminal for Edinburgh. This caught my eye as its just down the road from me. We already have 3 ports that the ships come into that you have probably heard of before so where is this…

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018
All Inclusive Cruising

With so many drinks packages around are they really worth it? Or are they even really free? We had the Classic package when we cruised with Celebrity and even had a soft drinks package thrown in for my son Charlie. Once on board we took a look at the menu…

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Posted on May 18, 2018
How Fred Olsen compares

We are recently back from our first Fred Olsen cruise. Whilst this is the smallest ship we have been on as a family there were lots of great things and a few not so great things for us. We knew there would not be much for Charlie on board however…

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Posted on May 6, 2018
Fred Olsen

This week we head off on our little 5 night cruise with Fred Olsen. This is a nice little treat with no flying and cruising from close to home. The ship departs from Newcastle and we are heading down on the train from Edinburgh. Its a nice easy journey that…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Disembarkation Dread!

So you are heading home. In an ideal world you will be straight off the ship, to the airport and jump on a flight. No hanging around and home for lunch? In a perfect world yes!! Although this is not the case most of the time. What would you do…

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Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Perth – The cold one!

Over Easter we decided on a little break away. We often head South visiting family but decided to head North to a little village called Dunning. This is about 8 miles outside of Perth in Scotland. We stayed in this lovely little cottage called Thimblewynd with a log burner and…

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