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 Jul 8, 2018
A country full of opportunity!

If you missed my previous but one blog you may not know that I have just returned from a fantastic trip to South Africa. In all honesty I was not expecting much from this country but in reality I was overwhelmed by the people and the country. [caption id="attachment_1956" align="aligncenter"…

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Posted on Jun 20, 2018
Don’t believe all you read in cruise reviews! Marmite, soaps and the gym!

Whenever someone says they have seen a bad review on cruise critic I always tell them to take it with a pinch of salt as what one person loves another may hate. Some of us like marmite some of us don't - I am firmly in the don't category on…

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Posted on Jun 6, 2018
What do Sharks, Penguins, Elephants and a Cruise Specialist from Morecambe have in common?

The answer: For 10 days in June we will all be in the same country and I for one cannot wait although not sure if the animals concerned are excited as me! [caption id="attachment_1940" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My favourite animal in the world[/caption] Having been a Cruise Specialist for over 17…

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Posted on May 21, 2018
Sailing like a Celebrity Part 2 – Dining, drink, entertainment and cabins

As I was only on board for two nights we did not bother with any speciality dining on this occasion so we ate in the main dining room which was amazing. We had opted for Celebrity Select Dining which means we could choose when we wanted to go for dinner…

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Posted on May 5, 2018
Sailing like a Celebrity

[caption id="attachment_1907" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Molly Mc and the Clan[/caption] I have recently come back from a two night taster cruise on board Celebrity Silhouette with my husband and 2 children aged 13 and 11 and have to say I will definitely be booking a longer cruise next time. In this…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2018
Things to do before I die! Including beans and sharks!

A morbid thought I know, however as I have started the countdown to half a century (can’t bear to mention the actual number!) I have started a Bucket List. As defined in the English Oxford Dictionary: bucket list noun informala number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Fifty shades of cruise……sex at sea!

Have you packed? Sun hat - yes, kindle - yes, condoms? Well according to a recent Telegraph survey the number of men and women over the age of 45 being diagnosed with an STI has doubled in recent years. With the average age of cruise passengers now in the early…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018
Raw deal again for our military?

P & O have just announced that they are changing the rules on how you can apply for military benefits. In the past any past or current members of the military can just tell the travel agent at the time of booking and then we just call P & O…

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018
Service charges on the increase…….. again!

P&O Cruises is raising its recommended daily gratuity from £6 to £7 per passenger from next month. The increase applies to cruises departing after March 23 and comes just 12 months after gratuities were raised from £5 to £6 per passenger per day. It applies to all passengers aged over…

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018
How to get free cruises?

In all reality this is relatively simple and as a matter of fact all you have to do is nothing. Hopefully my free cruises will be starting in the next 5 years – want to find out how then read on!  Actually, like everything it is a little bit more…

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