About Me

My name is  ESME and I am married and have 5 children ( four sons and one daughter ) - I have been married twice! ( i definitely met my soul mate the second time round) and gained two children when I did. I also have 7 cats and a…

Posted on Jul 15, 2017
Independence of the Seas refitted for 2018 – What are they Planning ?

  Royal Caribbean have finally announced details of a multi million pound refit of my favourite Royal Caribbean  ship the Independence of the Seas.Just look how beautiful she already is. The Promenade deck is stunning and the shows in the Theatre are so entertaining and comfortable to watch and for…

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Posted on Jul 1, 2017
What To Do When Your Cruising Experience Turns Sour – Please Share your Experiences on my Page

  There’s three things we Brits like to do above all others… Moan about the weather, queue in straight lines  and complain to people who also want to complain to you too . Given that you’re on a cruise you’d hope there wouldn’t be the need to complain to anyone…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2017
What a Boat

I had an amazing opportunity this week to go to Liverpool and look at one of my favourite ships - Celebrity Eclipse As I drove into the port I could see her large tower and the big  blue X on the sky line. Seeing her docked in Liverpool actually made…

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Posted on Jun 6, 2017
Give The Ones You Love Wings To Fly, Roots To Come Back And Reasons To Stay.

  I am starting to plan my days when I retire and on my bucket list is a World Cruise. i will spend  approximately 3 months at sea . Now some of you who know me well will think i couldn’t spend that amount of time at sea. However, with…

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Posted on May 25, 2017
SOS An Insurance Emergency!!

The events around the world this week has made us all realise that life is so precious and our loved ones need us to stay in their lives until it is naturally no longer possible.   This made me think about my arrangements for when i am away later this…

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Posted on May 24, 2017
LOVE ME LOVE MY PETS -HOLIDAYING IN STYLE!!

The Queen Mary 2 has been refurbished and finally as an ardent dog lover they have now added 12 beautiful kennels on board for our pampered pooches . Does your pampered pooch have his or her own passport? As you would imagine there are strict rules for this so you…

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Posted on May 9, 2017
Cruising with OBC

Grumpy Andy and Nanny Jo have just been given some amazing news and  I cannot wait to tell all my customers !! We have finally got to the stage where after the most  traumatic three years as a family and to quote the Queen, 2015/2016 was our Annus Horribilis . We…

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Posted on May 5, 2017
Formula 1 at Sea !!!

Formula 1 racing at Sea? Really?   Will this appeal  to those men and women who are sports fanatics? When I told my husband about it, his first words were  FAB!! Norwegian Cruise Lines  are introducing a real life RACE TRACK to the cruise ships!  And not just ANY race…

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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Cruising -The Marmite Factor – CHECK IN FOR an UPDATE ON MY FIRST CRUISE EXPERIENCE

Having been sold a cruise by my friend, after 5 glasses of red wine, it was with great trepidation that I saw Independence of the Seas, on driving into Southampton. Approaching Gate 10 my stomach started to contract with anxiety. After all I am not a strong swimmer and heights…

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