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 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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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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