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 10, 2016
A Bridge Too Far!

Are you ready for part two of my fantastic family holiday on board Emerald Princess? Last blog I covered the accommodation and entertainment areas and this time I would like to cover the bar and entertainment areas. On board the ship there are over 8 bars, clubs and lounges and…

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Posted on Sep 10, 2016
Top 10 cruise and travel apps!

  I am all for an easy life and I would not travel without these apps on my iPhone. Some are absolutely necessary and some are just because I am plain nosy about everything! In no particular order here they are (I have an iPhone but many are also available…

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Posted on Aug 31, 2016
Aaarrgghhh! I am going on a cruise! Stressed out already!

Probably not the headline that you were thinking of but as a mum of four any holiday is stressful and I am now at maximum stress level so beware! [caption id="attachment_1578" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Ironing anyone?[/caption] The stress began on Monday when I realised I only have five days before we…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2016
Children should be banned from all cruise ships!

I recently had a client of mine comment on how unruly the children were on board his last cruise and how it almost ruined his holiday and just wondered what peoples opinions were on it? [caption id="attachment_1568" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Logan and his Grandad in Hell!! Grand Cayman.[/caption] As a mum…

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Posted on Aug 5, 2016
Has a song ever reminded you of a cruise?

Ever been reminded of a cruise that you have been on by a song that you have heard. Join me on a short trip down memory lane of songs that remind me of a particular place, time and date.   The Love Boat Theme - Jack Jones This is where…

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Posted on Jul 13, 2016
Thank you for all your support x

Many of you reading this are regular cruisers who book with me, and those who aren't I promise you it’s only a matter of time before I reel you in!! As my regulars you will know that I work from home as part of the cruise.co.uk home working team which…

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Posted on Jun 24, 2016
BREXIT – ABTA Statement

In light of the recent EU referendum vote ABTA has released a statement and common questions that are being asked by holidaymakers. ABTA statement The result of yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union has been announced, and the British people have voted to leave the…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2016
In or out!!

That's the question on everyone's minds at the moment. On the 23rd June we are being given a historic chance to vote on whether we stay in or leave the EU! We have been members since January 1973 and all I can think is that maybe we would be better off…

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Posted on Feb 25, 2016
Want to know a secret? Life as a Travel agent is about to get stressful!

Its nearly that time of year again for Travel Agents all over the country. It's time to get out our crystal balls and guess whether it's better to book early or hold out for a bargain as we start to approach launch for cruises in 2017/18 with the mainstream cruise…

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Posted on Jan 28, 2016
Life at sea isn’t as great as you think ( from an ex crew members view)!

In 1991 I joined the Pacific Princess as a Junior Bar Stewardess in Vancouver.  After a long flight via Dallas Fort Worth and Mexico City to get to Vancouver I was exhausted. The cruise lines certainly didn't want to waste money on direct flights although they did give us an…

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