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 Oct 14, 2019
Is complaining on a cruise acceptable?

Of course complaining on a cruise is acceptable but how do you justify acceptable? Recently in the news there was widespread footage of a gentleman screaming in the face of a senior officer onboard the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit. The cruise was on a 14 night Mystical Fjords cruise departing…

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Half a century young!

This weekend I celebrated my 50th birthday with family and friends and it made me think about what I have achieved and been successful at in my 50 years on this planet! [caption id="attachment_2194" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My husband and I and our four children[/caption] I guess my first achievement is…

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Posted on Sep 17, 2019
The most ridiculous complaints ever!

I have done a few blogs on this before however I am incredulous to some of the things that people complain about these days. Here's a few and feel free to add any you have heard:   There is too much sand on the beach   There are too many…

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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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