About Me

I started working at Cruise.co.uk  in January 2014 and thought you might like to know a little bit about me..... I was born in London but as a child spent a great deal of time playing in the Hopfields of Kent while my parents worked on the farm.  In fact…

Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Cuba Closed by Trump!

Well that was a shocker!  Didn't see that one coming!  News in over the weekend that Donald Trump has banned US cruise ships from travelling to Cuba under strict new restrictions in a bid to keep 'US Dollars out of the hands of Cuban military'. How will this news affect…

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Posted on May 27, 2019
So What’s So Perfect About CoCoCay?

Sad news indeed that Royal Caribbean in their infinite wisdom has made the decision to pull the Independence of the Seas, the UK's favourite Royal Caribbean ship, from Southampton in 2020.  The reason as you have no doubt been told is to  keep her Stateside to offer more passengers the…

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Posted on May 13, 2019
Prague – My ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Being a bit of a culture vulture, the medieval city of Prague has been on my wish-list for quite some time. Although I had been slightly put off  in recent years, by the upsurge in popularity of Hen & Stag do's to this city.  I just don't see the attraction…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
The Key to Unlock Exclusive Royal Caribbean Perks!

Have you heard about Royal Caribbean's  Exclusive VIP Access to on board benefits?  Its called 'The Key'  This unlocks premier access to unique experiences and special amenities during your cruise .  It includes a welcome lunch at Chops Grille, Jamie’s Italian or Giovanni’s Table; You get private hours at onboard activities like the…

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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
A Welcome Return For Jane!

Yes the Yorkshire lass is back, in all her Northern glory!  - Jane McDonald is back on our screens on Friday 19th April on Channel 5 at 9pm. She will be cruising along Portugal's Douro river on board Emerald Waterways' Radiance river cruise ship.  Which carries just 112 passengers in…

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Posted on Apr 1, 2019
Norwegian ‘Free At Sea’ Package’ Explained

As from 02nd April, NCL roll out a new Free At Sea pricing system. Under the existing Premium All-Inclusive offer, which was introduced in April 2017, unlimited premium drinks, service charges and gratuities were included in the fare.  However passengers were not happy being 'tied in' to a package that…

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Posted on Mar 18, 2019
My Paris Weekend & A Visit to King Louis XIV

To celebrate my husband's birthday we booked a weekend in Paris to see the sights.  Also to visit the Palace of Versailles, as I  loved watching the TV series 'Versailles'   All about the reign of King Louis XIV. So we set off on an early morning flight and arrived at…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2019
Saga Cruises Revisited

I first stepped on board a Saga cruise ship in June 2016, which much trepidation as to what kind of experience I would have.  Myself and a couple of colleagues were invited on board the Saga Sapphire whilst she was docked in Dover.You can read my blog about our day…

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Posted on Feb 18, 2019
Singapore! What a great city!

One of the ports of call eagerly awaited on our recent South East Asia cruise was Singapore.  Having never been before, but hearing so many good things about the city, I couldnt wait to disembark! We were on board the Marella Discovery which docked at the Harbour Front Ferry Terminal,…

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Posted on Feb 4, 2019
Cheers P&O! (But make it last! You’re on a Timer!)

Finally!  A drinks package option from P&O!   Talk about late to the party! Their competitors have been ahead of the game for some time!  Never mind.  At long last and bowing to passenger pressure, we now have a selection of drinks packages to offer besides the bottles of wine and…

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