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 Oct 29, 2019
Sky Princess

Its certainly turned a bit chilly up here in the North and was certainly cool when I landed back into Manchester from Athens last week!. You may recall I was invited to Sky Princess for her "shakedown" cruise, Wow is all I can say!. We arrived in Trieste after our…

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Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Reach for the Sky

Hope this finds you all well? Here in Lancashire we have had a very wet spell, I can't remember a day where we haven't had rain but Sunshine is on the horizon!!. I was lucky enough to be asked if I wanted to fly out to Trieste and have a…

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Posted on Oct 3, 2019
Indy Part 2

Hello from a chilly Morecambe, the temperatures certainly have dropped this week but a welcome break from all the rain we've had. Makes we wish and rewind time back to our trip on Independence which now seems a lifetime ago. I did promise you a second installment as not to…

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Posted on Sep 18, 2019
Better than ever!

Good Afternoon all, And so after an amazing 17 days off, I'm back! I now know how the kids feel when they start back at school after the summer Break but back to it and rearing to go!. Some of you may be aware that we have all just returned…

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Posted on Aug 30, 2019
The Sea is calling

The family is well underway with the final countdown to our annual family cruise, I have three very excited people in the house who are definitely in holiday mode, I on the other hand if being honest haven't given it a thought. Now you would think with being a cruise…

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Posted on Aug 22, 2019
Princess Launch their 2021 Europe programme

If you haven't already heard Princess Cruises have been very busy putting the final touches together for the 2021 Summer Europe schedule, this is now officially on sale. We are still awaiting details from Royal Caribbean, P&O and a few others but for those who can't wait or are loyal…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2019
The Christening of the Year!

Now for those who haven't sailed with MSC or considered sailing with them, the question is why? We travelled on board Seaside last year as a family and all I can say is Wow, a fantastic ship, destination and overall thoroughly enjoyable. I have made an earlier post about our…

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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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