About Me

I like to be called Chris but my grandma always used to call me me Christopher, especially when friends or relatives came around ! I developed a love for travel at an early age watching the likes of Alan Whicker on TV, with his quite posh accent and travelling on the…

Posted on May 24, 2019
Love Islands

Now cruise lines are encouraging you to get off the ship by updating and providing their own private island retreats, to give you that beach body feeling ! I have put together 4 of the best island escapes owned by the cruise companies so you can make a choice or…

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Posted on May 8, 2019
Dream of a job aboard a cruise ship ?

Many dream of a job on a cruise ship, staff parties and exotic ports of call  paint a great career picture. As we are sunning or eating our way up to 9 meals a day onboard,there is an army of workers  with jobs as diverse as gardeners or joiners, to…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2019
Heart n Seoul

One of the many traditions in South Korea is to do with drinking, a surprising major pastime for this nation.The national drink is Soju, a clear like vodka.drunk out of shot glasses with meals, and  one which you should never pour your own,but when you pour a drink for someone…

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Posted on Apr 6, 2019
My Heart is in Havana

I have been lucky enough to travel many times to Cuba ,and with Virgin Voyages finalising their contract this week to sail in 2020 into Havana, they will have the largest.newest ship to sail into Havana harbour.with one of the features  being called After Dark, itineraries beginning April 2020 and…

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Posted on Mar 24, 2019
Better inside ?

After doing my research i have come up with the top 6 most important reasons why booking an inside cabin could be a great idea.! Price, unless there is only a few inside cabins left , 9 times out of 10 these will be the cheapest cabins on the ship.From…

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Posted on Mar 6, 2019
Who wants to be a Millionaire at sea, you cant even spend it.

This week sees the first million pound question on the new series of Who wants to be a millionaire on ITV, so how about spending that money on a cruise and how far could it get you ? That is of course if you know the answer to the all…

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019
What happens in Vegas…

The saying 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' isnt true, what you always take away from a holiday in Las Vegas is a memory that will always stay with you of 24hr non stop adventure. We began by flying into Los Angeles and picking up a great fun Carnival…

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Posted on Feb 9, 2019
Going to the Sails ?

This week i thought i would indulge my love of sailing ships and visited The RRS Discovery, based nearby in Dundee,Angus.It was fascinating to see how these magnificent ships fared in waters such as the Antarctic, and Scott himself was a latter day Richard Attenborough without the technology !.For anyone…

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Posted on Jan 23, 2019
Burns n Beasties

Happy Burns Night !.   Based in Scotland, today is a big deal when the traditional Haggis is addressed , the speech called the Immortal Memory said and many drams of whisky toasting the Scottish bards poems and songs downed.The haggis is traditionally piped in, then the toast to the lassies,…

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Posted on Jan 13, 2019
Harbouring big ideas

Scotland may not be able to currently compete with the likes of Southampton, Dover or Liverpool in terms of the number of departing cruises, but watch out, the numbers are now growing at a record rate.In 2018 over 825 cruises departed or visited Scottish Ports with over 780,000 visitors spending…

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