About Me

Hi I am Michaela but most people know me as Isla which is my work name, welcome to my cruise page. I have been employed in the travel industry for nearly 25 years having been a YTS employee. Apart from a year away I have worked with the same company…

Posted on Jul 20, 2019
We all need a form of Escape

We all need to escape from time to time and as we all share the same passion yes it would be on a cruise but would you choose to experience the "Escape Room" on board?. With the highly anticipated launch of Princess Cruises, Sky Princess in October 2019 and Enchanted…

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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
Spirit of Discovery is Here!

You may be aware from all the talk of the trade that Saga took delivery of their new "Boutique" ship last week. The new flag ship for the brand is in keeping with the country house style, built exclusively for Saga's target market and the first new build for the…

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Posted on Jun 24, 2019
Fresh back from the River!

Hello all. If you have read my blogs you will all know I was due to fly out an meet Brabant in Basel for 4 nights. Well after the trials of getting to Heathrow from the North, a mere three trains and the underground to contend with I arrived at…

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Posted on Jun 12, 2019
The Countdown begins …

As mentioned in an earlier a post I am due to fly out to Zurich on Thursday to join Fred Olsen's Brabant on a River Cruise with my colleague. I am on the official countdown with my documents arriving earlier in the week, exciting times and I have to admit…

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Posted on May 26, 2019
Anyone for Brabant?

Anyone for Brabant? Well when I was asked do you fancy experiencing the new addition to the Fred Olsen family, I certainly didn't need time to consider my answer, yes please, when are we going?. For some, you may not have heard or know much about the Brabant; Introduced to…

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Posted on May 9, 2019
Your Perfect Day at Cococay is now open!!!

This weeks cruising news started off with the exciting details that Royal Caribbean has opened their new $250 private Island in the Bahamas, "Perfect day at Cococay". The grand opening took place over the weekend and now 11, perhaps 12 Royal Caribbean ships will call there. The Perfect Day at…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Azamara launches their 2021/22 programme

For those of you who prefer the smaller more "Niche" cruise companies, I am pleased to advise you that Azamara have just released their 2021/22 discovery itineraries. The new programme is full of exciting new destinations just waiting for you to explore and our low deposit makes Azamara all the…

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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Another Edge to the Market?

Celebrity Cruises has just announced they have just signed a new deal for a fifth Edge-class ship. Celebrity Edge was launched last year and there are three Edge-class ships scheduled for delivery in 2020,21, 22 and the latest signing scheduled to be delivered in Autumn 24.  Celebrity Cruises' fleet of…

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Posted on Mar 28, 2019
NCL Premium all inclusive is about to change!

Following on from an earlier blog regarding P&O's entry into the world of drink packages , it seems as one arrives another leaves the arena. Norwegian Cruise Line were one of the first 4 * brands to make their packages at sea Premium all inclusive, which included the drinks packages,…

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Posted on Mar 15, 2019
We all need some of the Arabian Sun

For some you may have already been but I haven't and Dubai has been on my bucket list for some time. On the back of the launch of Bellissima in Southampton back in early March MSC have released some further Winter dates for 2021 and MSC Seaview is undertaking the…

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