About Me

Hello...  I live just outside Durham City in the North East. I live with my husband Gary. For those who know me will know me as Michele however for work, I'm now known as Lauren.  We have two grown-up children Lauren & Matthew, a son-in-law Gav and grandaughter Poppy. We…

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
Wow P & O Launch What A Week…

Well, what a week we have had here at Cruise with the P & O launching for April 2021-2022. It’s been all hands on deck if you pardon the pun. They had a staggered launch from Monday last week and as usual, the higher tiers of their membership scheme were…

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Posted on Oct 15, 2019
We’re Booked “Allure of The Seas“ see you in June…

Whoop we’re booked to sail on Allure of the Seas and we cannot wait... we have just booked our 7 night sailing for next summer with our family and getting excited already. We will be traveling with our daughter son in law and granddaughter Poppy. By the time we sail, she…

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Regent Seven Seas Explorer part 2

Last time I told you about my visit on Regent Seven Seas Explorer and dining options she had this time I’ll tell you a little more. She is an all-suite ship ranging from the Verandah suite which approximately 307 square feet up to the Regent Suite at 4443 square feet. …

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Posted on Sep 16, 2019
Regent Seven Seas  Explorer “The Worlds most Expensive Cruise Ship”

Friday saw the last showing of the Chanel 5 programme “Secrets of the Worlds Most Expensive Cruise Ships” and 3 colleagues Charlene, Erica, Trudy and myself from cruise.co. got our own sneak peek as we were very fortunate to be invited onboard. We saw first hand what she has to…

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Posted on Aug 30, 2019
A Royal Visitor Docks on the Tyne

I was recently lucky enough to visit Cunard’s Queen Victoria when she visited the  North East with 3 colleagues from Cruise.co. here’s a little insight into what she has to offer. The Port of Tyne is popular with round the UK sailings or sailings heading north to the Fjords, however…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
Holland America Line Visit the Tyne…

Last week I was fortunate to spend some time on Holland America Lines new ship the Nieuw Statendam when she made her first visit to a UK port, she docked in Newcastle on her 21 days, round-trip Viking Sagas & Northern Isles. What can I say she is stunning I didn’t…

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Posted on Aug 2, 2019
My Mediterranean Adventure

I have recently returned from a fantastic cruise on Celebrity Constellation sailing from Barcelona to Venice with my Husband  The itinerary was a lovely balance of busy long days when we visited Florence Pisa and Rome, to relaxing ones in Split and stunning port of Kotor in Montenegro. We took…

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Posted on Jul 19, 2019
Spirit of Discovery part 2

Last time I told you about her dining options here’s what else I discovered about Spirit of Discovery. Spirit of discovery is an all-balcony cabins ship with over 100 of them been single cabins. Which I must say we’re a really good size.  Cabins are all spacious I had a twin balcony deluxe,…

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Posted on Jul 5, 2019
Saga Introduces “Spirit of Discovery”

I have just returned from 2 nights on Saga’s newest addition “Spirit of Discovery” Vip agent event and what can I say she’s stunning... She is only a small ship at 58,250 tonnes accommodating 999 passengers, and costing £346 million. She is the first of two ships to be built especially…

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Posted on Jun 20, 2019
Messing Around On The Danube

I’ve told you about the first few days on my Danube adventure here’s what I got up to next.  I had signed up for  canoeing down the Danube not sure if it was a good idea at the time however it was probably one of the highlights of my trip.…

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