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 Apr 15, 2019
Disgusted by not enough toilet rolls and gaudy curtains!!

I always tell my clients that there is no such thing as a silly question but sometimes I really do have to stop myself  from laughing out loud on the phone at some things I get asked. Here are my top 5 funniest questions and top 5 funniest complaints: Funniest…

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Posted on Apr 2, 2019
The good, the bad and the ugly of table companions!

I love cruising and I love meeting new people. One of the biggest draws of cruising is meeting different people from different backgrounds whilst in the dining room. Over the years I have met some amazing people and on the flip side I have met some downright rude people at…

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Posted on Mar 18, 2019
Do you like a good Rump?

I think we all like a good Rump don't we? Rump Steak that is! What else where you thinking? [caption id="attachment_2080" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My husband and son enjoying the Crown Grill onboard Emerald Princess[/caption] Read my top 6 speciality dining recommendations for the best steaks ever. ROYAL CARIBBEAN – CHOPS…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2019
Military Benefits – Are you getting yours?

Did you know with P & O, Cunard and Princess Cruises you can get on board spending money which is known as a Military Benefit. Its available to the following: Current serving personnel Veterans Reservists MOD Civil servants NATO personnel in the UK for the following service divisions: British Army…

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Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day As I was opening my thousands of Valentine’s Day cards and gifts this morning, obviously dreaming I had received that many, I began to ponder the origins of this day. So, my search began. First, I came across a Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place from…

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019
What do the North Pole, Prince Philip and Voodoo have in common?

Nothing apart from they involve my top 5 unusual cruise destinations! 1 – The North Pole Not only the home of Santa Claus but also a bragging right that once there you are part of an elite group that has reached this epic point where all directions face South! Due…

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Posted on Jan 16, 2019
Red or Blue Boobies or both? What do you prefer?

Now I have got your attention I am afraid what I am referring to is the birds known as Red or Blue Footed Boobies from the Galapagos as I think you should add this to your Bucket List as it is definitely on mine. [caption id="attachment_2055" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Footed…

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Posted on Dec 30, 2018
How much is a life at sea worth?

Having worked at sea in the 1990’s as a Bar Stewardess I was saddened to see a recent news story regarding a young man called Arron Hough, a dancer, who was in the stage production of Grease on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. It has been reported that this…

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Posted on Dec 16, 2018
Christmas Cruising – It’s not for everyone!

Cruising at Christmas is definitely not for me. As a mum to four children albeit two grown up ones and two smaller ones I love Christmas at home. I cannot even think about not being at home as we have 14 people with us for lunch on Christmas Day and…

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Posted on Dec 2, 2018
How to get away with murder! Go on a cruise!

As the title suggests if you are wanting to murder someone then do it on a cruise and you will probably get away with it! [caption id="attachment_2043" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Does he look scared?[/caption] As much as I love my husband of 22 years there have been times in our life…

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