About Me

My name is Lyndy and I have worked in the travel industry for eight years, three years of these working on a cruise ship.  I enjoy cruising and have had many wonderful experiences both as a passenger and as a crew member (but that's another story). I returned from sea in January…

Posted on Jun 4, 2019
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.…

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Posted on May 20, 2019
‘The Key’ – unlocks exclusive Royal Caribbean amenities?

ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S ‘THE KEY’ Royal Caribbean offers a limited amount of guests access to The Key, which is an exclusive program that offers special amenities to guests for an additional cost. The Key experience is available on all ships except for Quantum, Voyager, and Majesty of the Seas. The benefits…

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Posted on May 8, 2019
Get your dancing shoes on! Strictly ‘Fab-u-lous’ with P&O cruises! Iona do something a little different – an intimate evening of dinner & dance!

Some say it is like the marmite factor – you either love it or hate it.  As a fan, I have to tell you I love it and what better opportunity to get even closer to the pro dancers of the show than on a Strictly Come Dancing themed P&O…

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Posted on Apr 22, 2019
Time to Shine – A Night Around the World!

Shine Party - P&O thanks its Travel Agents.   The build-up to P&O’s first ever Shine Party promised an evening of mystery and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  The party was to be hosted by Phileas Fogg to celebrate his record-breaking travels around the world in 80 days.    I was fortunate…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
For me St Petersburg is a ‘Gem of the Baltic’ and here’s why and you can see it by Sea!

The first time I visited St Petersburg I didn't really know what to expect.  I certainly didn't envisage seeing the ornately decorated building and palaces. I had this vision that it would all be very stark and not inviting at all but I was pleasantly mistaken. If you don't want…

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019
Cuba – one of the hottest destinations – you won’t be disappointed and I speak from personal experience!

With my time working on cruise ships I have been very fortunate to visit some amazing destinations, and Cuba certainly falls within my top 10 of destinations to visit, especially Havana (ooh na-na). Havana is the capital city and major port and the leading commercial centre of Cuba. With a…

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Posted on Mar 11, 2019
Interview with a Captain – meet Wesley Duncan.

P&O's Iona launches in May 2020 and will be the largest ship ever built for the British Market. I'm booked, are you? Want to know more?  In this exclusive interview with Iona's Captain Wesley Duncan, we found out more about him and his thoughts on Iona. Q. What is your background…

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019
Virgin’s Scarlet Lady on sale now! The ship that will be quirky and fun, what do you think?

Virgin's first ship and 'adult only' will sail from Miami in 2020 with her inaugural season around the Caribbean. So what does she have in store? The intended vibe is that once onboard you will be stress-free, have time to relax, revitalize and maybe have some opportunities to meet like-minded travellers.…

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Posted on Feb 11, 2019
P&O TO INTRODUCE DRINKS PACKAGES – Four different packages to quench all thirsts – What do you think

P&O have created four drinks packages that offer unbeatable choice and value. Each is available on any holiday of five nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés onboard. So, what’ll it be?  The first ship to offer packages will be Azura -…

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Walking in the Footsteps of Giants – My Galapagos Experience and how you can see it all with Celebrity Cruises!

What comes to mind when someone mentions the Galapagos Islands?  Do you think Giant Tortoises, the Iguanas, Charles Darwin, unspoilt beauty, Sea Lions or the Blue Footed Boobies? Below I have shared my photos of these amazing islands! When I think about them I think about all of the above and…

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