About Me

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, 你好 ! I grew up in the 70s, I was educated in the 80s and had great fun working in a Cafe Bar and nightclub in the 90s. After my Halcyon years my bank manager and I decided it was time to get a 'proper…

Posted on Jun 14, 2018
Are You Fit to Cruise?

Despite the endless eating and drinking opportunities at sea and the average cruise ship buffet containing 1500-2500 calories cruises don't have to be all about stuffing yourself at the buffet and knocking back one too many cocktails—the latest cruise trips and ships offer plenty of healthy options, such as trendy…

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Posted on May 24, 2018

When you are planning your trip it is crucial to choose the right hotel for you, it's important to ensure your stay is as comfortable, affordable and as welcoming as possible, it's always a good idea to check recent hotel's reviews and check the hotel’s website to see for yourself exactly what services, facilities and rooms they offer…

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Posted on May 10, 2018

It is true that the Best Things in Life are Free so make sure you make the most of your cruise and check out what is on offer for free before you go and check the daily newspaper so you don't miss out! Did you know on most cruise lines…

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018
How Much Would YOU Bid?

In light of airlines 'Bid to Upgrade' system it looks like the cruise lines are set to follow starting with NCL on selected ships and sailings Norwegian Cruise Line said it will allow select passengers to bid on cabin upgrades prior to sailing but after making final payment. You are…

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Posted on Apr 12, 2018
Singapore Sling!

Singapore is not only a major cruise gateway to South East Asia it is also a fantastic stopover option for flights to Australiasia and the South Pacific so if you have got the time why not add a few extra nights before your cruise or stop off en route to…

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Posted on Mar 29, 2018
The Cunard Cough

It is hardly surprising that as ships get bigger with more and more passengers the chances of getting the dreaded ships cough are high, especially in the winter months, exacerbated by the air condition operating throughout the ship, known to passengers as the 'Cunard Cough' or Cruise Cough when you are…

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Posted on Mar 16, 2018
Plastic is Not Fantastic

I was watching the Princess Documentary this week in Alaska and it was good to see the crew policing the use of plastic straws on the open decks when the ship was in Glacier Bay as they are one of the biggest causes of debris and pollution in our oceans…

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Posted on Mar 2, 2018
Hands Off My Knickers!

Talking to a client this week about her cabin location she told me she definitely didn't want to be close to the launderette, not because of any potential noise from the washing machines and dryers but because of the potential fights that can break out! The laundry room is the…

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Posted on Feb 16, 2018
What No Kisses On My Pillow?!!

10 years ago a tradition of the nightly turn down service on ships was a Chocolate Kiss on your pillow but this now seems to be a thing of the past according to a recently returned cruise passenger I hear all the time from passengers that 'standards are not what…

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Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Tea for 2?

Whether you’re in it for the social hour or the warm buttery scones there’s nothing like an afternoon tea where dapper wait staff serve a selection of premium Champagne, teas and coffees, espresso, lattes and cappuccinos, finger sandwiches; and desserts pastries, scones, truffles and pate de fruit as you sail…

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