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 Sep 20, 2018
A day in prison!!

You may remember that I was very lucky recently and won a trip to South Africa. Long before I received the itinerary I wanted to visit the prison that housed Nelson Mandela for so many years – Robben Island. [caption id="attachment_2011" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Table Mountain in the background[/caption] Robben Island…

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Posted on Sep 7, 2018
Are cruise lines biased on where they sail from in the UK?

There are more UK ports than just Southampton so why do they get most of the ships? As a Northerner I would love to sail from Liverpool more instead of the long haul to Southampton which can sometimes take over 5 hours to get to and 8 hours back!! As…

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Posted on Aug 23, 2018
Travel firm TUI are in a “sticky” situation!

The world has gone mad! Travel firm TUI have been in trouble this week for handing out sexist stickers – I kid you not! They have been accused of sexism after passengers complained they handed out "future captain" stickers to boys and "cabin crew" badges to girls during flights. As…

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Posted on Aug 8, 2018
Bucket List – Alpaca Walking now ticked!

I have a few things on my bucket list such as climbing the Eiffel Tower and Skydiving and I am always adding new things but now I can tick off one of the many unusual ones which was taking an Alpaca for a walk and what an afternoon it was.…

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Posted on Jul 23, 2018
Working from home – you must have it made?

It is now 23.52 on a Monday evening and I am still at my desk finishing off! [caption id="attachment_1981" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Almost asleep![/caption] When you work from home like I do people assume that you can come and go as you please but we still have a rota that we…

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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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