About Me

Hi There!  My name is Collette and as the blog suggests I am a big lover of cruising and have travel in my blood. I have worked in the travel industry for 25 years, starting as a holiday rep in Turkey back in 1993. After 4 years I returned to the…

Posted on Oct 8, 2019
My Return Trip to Beautiful Crete

I have recently returned from a lovely week's holiday in Crete. My sister and I usually try and sneak a week away for some R&R and to escape from the kids, fellas and the rat race in general. We stayed just outside the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos which is…

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Posted on Sep 24, 2019
Would You Fancy a 245 Day Cruise?

On the 30th of August this year the Viking Sun set sail from Greewich on it's Ultimate World Cruise and won't be back until the end of the cruise next May! After setting off from Greenwich, the cruise will sail around the British Isles. Then the voyage will continue to…

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Posted on Sep 10, 2019
Why Not Book On Board?

Did you know that it can be worthwhile booking your next cruise whilst you're on board your current one? I have a lot of customers who have got wise to the fact that if you book on board with most cruise lines you get exclusive offers and discounts as well…

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Posted on Aug 27, 2019
Could This Be Our Most Popular Holiday Ever?

Whilst all my family and friends have been at barbecues and enjoying beer gardens I have just had the pleasure of working the whole of the Bank Holiday weekend (there may be a hint of sarcasm there). Since we were forecast the best weather for a very long time on…

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Posted on Aug 13, 2019
What Exactly Is Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion?

 Royal Caribbean are known to be at the forefront of technological advances in the cruise world, however Princess have come along and developed something very technologically advanced to make your life on board the ship much easier. I bet Royal caribbean wish they had thought of this first! It's called…

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Posted on Jul 30, 2019
My Top Tips To Make The Most Of A Day In Venice

Venice is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Although many locals are up in arms about the large ships docking in central Venice if you have sailed down the Grand Canal you'll know it's an unforgettable experience. A couple of weeks ago I had 24 hours…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Crystal Esprit – Small, perfectly formed and oozing with class!

Crystal Cruises are well known for being a high-end cruise line, promoting truly all inclusive cruises with unlimited drinks, tips, wifi, transfers & even excursions included. The company offers ocean cruises, river cruises, expedition voyages and also yachting on the small, but perfectly formed Crystal Esprit. I have just been…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2019
The Cuban Crisis

On the 3rd of June the Trump administration decided it was banning 'people to people' travel to Cuba as well as all cruise sailings from the U.S. This basically means that they are trying to make it as hard as possible for Americans to visit Cuba for touristic purposes. Wasting…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2019
Atlantis, The Palm Hotel – How My View Has Completely Changed

When I found out that I had won a trip to Dubai and found out that we were staying in the Atlantis Hotel on Palm Island I had 2 initial thoughts. The first was that it's a 5 star luxury hotel - yipee! The second thought was that it's good…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2019
Dune Bashing And Desert Safari in Dubai – It’s A Must!

I have visited Dubai 3 times, the first time back in 2004. We were only there for a day and a night, but one thing I wanted to make sure I did was the desert safari. On my latest visit in May this year the same excursion was part of…

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