About Me

I live in Kent, the garden of England with my husband Mark, 2 sons who are now young men and our little Jack Russell, Jessie. Travel has been my lifelong passion and I have worked in some part of the Travel Industry my whole career, starting as an office junior…

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
Farewell From Dee of the Seas

I will shortly be starting a new role within www.cruise.co.uk so I will no longer be blogging. I'd like to say thanks to all of you who have booked with me and followed my blog. You can still keep in touch with us via my colleague, Declan, click here to…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2018
Black Friday Weekend Is Looming!

  So another American tradition we have adopted over recent years happens this weekend, the madness of Black Friday is almost here. The day when normal human beings go stir crazy to get a bargain. Will get up at 4am to join a queue of 100s of people in the…

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Posted on Nov 7, 2018
Autumn Woes for Navigator

After 2 successful summers home ported in Southampton, Navigator of the Seas is going back to the U.S for good, to be replaced next year by Explorer of the Seas, her sister ship. Her end of season has not gone well. On her half term cruise she hit rough seas…

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Posted on Oct 24, 2018
Update on Titanic II

I wrote this back in the summer after a genuine enquiry from a potential customer... This week has been incredibly busy and I have spoken to many people and booked lots of different cruises, from mini 3 day tasters, to Bucket List Tailor Made itineraries. You never know what you…

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Posted on Oct 10, 2018
Bye Bye Summer – Hello Autumn

Well what a fantastic and long summer we had this year and it still lingers with the odd treat of lovely sunny days even though we are nearly half way through October. However, nights are drawing in , mornings are cold and often dewy or Misty and it won’t be…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018
Cuban Con Fusion? As Marella Alters Itinerary

Marella (was Thomson) Cruises is running a very popular cruise this winter on its ship Discovery 2, leaving from Montego Bay, Jamaica, sailing around the Caribbean and having an overnight stop in Havana, Cuba. They call it Cuban Fusion. Originally scheduled to arrive in Havana early morning on day 4…

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Posted on Sep 11, 2018
My Review of Anthem of the Seas – Is She Coming Back To Southampton??

Anthem of the Seas belongs to the Royal Caribbean Quantum Class of ships. She is the second in this class, and launched in 2015. I was lucky enough to sail on her in August 2015 on her one and only season out of Southampton. She is similar in size to Independence,…

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Posted on Aug 28, 2018
Britain’s Favourite Cruise Line On The Change?

Well in the last year or so we have seen many changes happening at P&O Cruises, starting September 2017 when they announced that they were selling the much loved, small adult only ship Adonia to Azamara cruises. Her last voyage with P&O was in March this year after which she…

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Posted on Aug 13, 2018
My Review of Magnificent Fjords Cruise on Columbus 4th August 2018

This was my first time on Cruise and Maritime Columbus, although I have been on board for a tour before, it isn’t the same as cruising as you cannot get a sense of the atmosphere when the ship is in port on a turnaround day. We boarded at Tilbury on…

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Posted on Jul 29, 2018
Seabourn Quest – NOT What I Was Expecting

On a sunny Monday morning I headed off down to Dover Cruise Terminal, about an hour from my home, to take a look around luxury cruise liner Seabourn Quest. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, being the first Seabourn vessel I have seen. I knew she was  small, luxurious,…

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