Guide/Service Dogs on Cruise Ships! What you need to know.

If you rely on your Guide/Service dog to help you with everyday things and have always wanted to cruise then read on. So which cruise line can you take your dog with you?  What are the different policies for each one? Here’s your A-Z guide! Azamara Service dogs are welcome on all ships but not […]

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Malacca! What do you know and what does it have to offer? Let me share my experience with you.

Whilst working on cruise ships I was extremely fortunate to visit some truly amazing and, sometimes some that surprised me. I had never heard of Malacca before so I volunteered to be an escort on the Walking Tour of Malacca! It didn’t disappoint.  Malacca (or Bandar Melaka) has a population of around 490,000 and was […]

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It’s a Sad Day for one of Britain’s Oldest Travel Firms.

It has been reported that 150,000 Brits are to be repatriated after the collapse of one of Britain’s Oldest travel firms – Thomas Cook who had been operating for 178 years and were pioneers in the travel industry. The official statement came through in the early hours of this morning with reports saying ‘passengers stranded’.  […]

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Carnival Victory is Transforming into Carnival Radiance! Fun at Sea!

The old Carnival Victory will undergo a $200 million dollar refurbishment and will set sail from Barcelona in April 2020 with a new modern and fresh look – similar to that of the Carnival Sunshine. She will have all-new dining, accommodation, and entertainment.   Dining (some with an additional cover charge) Bonsai Sushi Chef’s Table Shaq’s […]

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Visiting a Queen for the day!

So last week I went up to the ‘Pool’ to stay with friends and combined this with a ship visit on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. This was my first time visiting a Cunard ship and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment we stepped onboard it felt elegant and welcoming, especially as we were given a taster […]

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Walk in Memphis, visit the hallowed Graceland where ‘The King’ Elvis, once lived and cruise on an Enchanted Princess!

Take a look at what our Rhythms of the Deep South with Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans!   A brand new itinerary and a new ship what more could you want?   This is definitely one for my Bucket List.   What can you expect? An 8-Day Escorted Tour – take in the sights and […]

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P and O didn’t disappoint! My on shore one-day cruise holiday onboard Azura.

I have never been on a P&O ship before so when I was asked if I would like to attend training with P&O, Princess and Cunard followed by a one-day holiday onboard Azura I jumper at the chance. The 2.5-hour drive down to Southampton was stress-free, unlike some of my colleagues that had a 5.5-hour […]

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Tips – are these fair or are they just a money-maker for the cruise lines? What do you think?

With yet another cruise line announcing that it is to include service charges within its fare, I ask the question – would you prefer if all cruise lines opted for this? MSC Cruises revealed it will include service charges in fares for the UK and Irish passengers from 25 June. “The change will affect bookings […]

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Viva Las Vegas – from Weddings to the Grand Canyon and the news that Donny and Marie set to leave Vegas this year!

Have you ever visited Vegas?  It is a city that never sleeps and if you fancy combining a few nights here before or after a cruise then get in contact with me and I am more than happy to help. Let me give you some insights into Vegas! I have been to Vegas four times […]

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H.M.S. ‘PRINCESS IRENE’ – A tribute to my Great Grandfather and that fateful day on the River Medway – one of Kent’s biggest naval tragedies.

I never really knew much about my extended family until my sister-in-law started our family tree.  I am the youngest of nine brothers and one sister – the ‘baby’ of the family! My Great Grandfather Harold Herbert Back was the fifth son in his family and was born in Ashford, Kent.   From his Army records […]

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