About Me

Some people are shopaholics, some are chocaholics and some like me are cruiseaholics! Okay you got me I am also a slight chocoholic as well. I guess my love affair for cruises began in the late 1970's when I used to watch "The Love Boat", which was an American TV…

Posted on Sep 2, 2019
Things you won’t see on a cruise ship anymore?

My husband and I were chatting last night about some of the things that have died out on cruise ships or in the process of being stopped and these were the top few we came up with. Ice Carvings Whilst you may see a few on a galley tour this…

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Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Wash, rinse, sanitise and repeat!

For anyone who has ever worked at sea this is a mantra that is repeated over and over again when nearing US waters in case the dreaded USPH board the ship. Recently it was headline news that Carnival Fantasy failed its inspection by only getting 77/100 when the pass mark…

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Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Top 20 Cruising Hacks from a Cruise Expert

Here are my top 20 cruise hacks. If you have any please feel free to add in comments and I will add them on to my list for you. 1 - If you have a drinks package take a bottle of water back to your cabin every night then you…

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Posted on Jul 24, 2019
Unruly teenagers spoiled my cruise!!

As part of my job I always do a Welcome Home call with my clients to check that everything ran smoothly and recently I had several comments on why some of my clients felt their cruise had been ruined! Now as a mother of four children, three boys and a…

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Posted on Jul 9, 2019
Working at sea……in pictures!

Many of you may know that my love of cruise ships started with the Love Boat when I joined my first ship in Vancouver in 1991 aboard the Pacific Princess, followed by the Royal Princess and finally the Regal Princess. Here I am in the Starlight Lounge on board Pacific…

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Posted on Jun 26, 2019
Goodbye Costa Rica – and how to help the Planet!

This is the last in my three instalments of my recent trip to Costa Rica and I have a lot to cover. [caption id="attachment_2157" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Mount Arenal in La Fortuna[/caption] Day 3 and 4 were spent at the amazing Arenal Springs Hotel with a volcano right outside our door!!…

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Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Why should you take a bin liner to Costa Rica? and other tips!

First, I am not condoning the use of plastic however on this occasion it is very much needed. As you remember in my last blog, I was telling you about my trip to Costa Rica in May which is the start of the rainy season then couple this with nearly…

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Posted on May 27, 2019
I’m a Celebrity – get me out of here!

If anyone has ever watched this programme then you would know it is set in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia. I recently visited a rainforest of my own in the wonderful country of Costa Rica and have to say I definitely did not want to get out of there. My…

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Posted on May 14, 2019
Travel Agents Are The Worst At……….

being prepared for their own holidays! Here I am less than 48 hours before heading off on a work trip to Costa Rica and I am not even packed!! I kind of have everything ready either on the ironing board or under it at the moment but just can't seem…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Where do you think I am going?

Jungle formula mosquito spray, high factor suntan lotion and waterproof ziploc bags!! Where could I be off to? Jungle formula mosquito spray - somewhere tropical! High factor sun tan lotion - somewhere hot! Waterproof ziploc bags - somewhere rainy! Can only mean one thing .......... Costa Rica here I come!…

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