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 Oct 25, 2019
Are you a PANIC PACKER???

I have just returned from my holiday in Tenerife, I don't know about you but I HATE PACKING and always leave it until the last minute - quite literally! In fact this time I started packing at midnight and finished 10 minutes before we left for the airport I often…

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Posted on Oct 11, 2019
Don’t Believe The Press!

We all know how much the papers and online news agencies love to exaggerate and sensationalise stpries especially when it comes to cruises Fred Olsen's recent 11 night Mystery Cruise hit the headlines with stories of a near mutiny on board by unhappy passengers disappointed with Mystery ports including Great…

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Posted on Sep 27, 2019
Cocaine Cruisers

A British cruise couple are in court in Lisbon this week accused of smuggling £1m of cocaine say they had 'no idea' about the drugs when they were arrested on December 4 last year on board the Cruise & Maritime Marco Polo. Roger Clarke, 72, and wife Sue, 71, are…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2019
The Cruise where there is No No!

If like me you have been glued to the Channel 5 on Friday evenings watching the latest cruise documentary 'The World's most Expensive ship' you may be aware that for over 25 years Regent Seven Seas cruises have been bringing the best in all-inclusive, luxury travel, from incredible destinations and…

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Posted on Aug 30, 2019
Career of the Year!

For many people cruise ship jobs are the Ultimate Travel Career - what better way to get paid well and explore the world! This is definitely one of the best ways to earn a living while exploring the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean islands, Baltic Capitals, North American coasts and many more destinations…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
ME VERSUS CRUISE

This year I decided not to cruise for my summer holiday and booked a week in Ibiza I booked  week at ME Hotel in Santa Eularia, Ibiza for my family, this is the 1st year that I have booked summer holiday prices and I shouldn't have been shocked at the…

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Posted on Aug 2, 2019
Don’t get BUMPED

  I had a situation this week where a passenger did not check in for her flight and when she arrived at the airport she was told that the flight had been over booked and that she and her husband were to be put on Stand By with no guarantee…

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Posted on Jul 19, 2019
Speak up!

20 years ago my 1st ever cruise was on board QE2 Transatlantic from Southampton to New York One of the most memorable moments on board was going to a talk by Terry Waite, he had just written a book about his time as a hostage and I still remember how…

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Posted on Jul 5, 2019
Droning on

Another drone incident halted flights earlier this week and temporarily shut down East Midlands Airport The airport was closed between 8.00am and 9.00am after a drone was spotted and police confirmed they are currently working to identify the person responsible. Fortunately on this occasion only 2 flights were delayed, a…

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Darling Sydney Rocks !

Wherever you choose to stay there are so many sights to see and things to do in Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller…

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