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 Jan 16, 2019
Life at Sea! My onboard family.

Life onboard a cruise ship is very exciting and rewarding, non-stop and at times challenging, and from the time you put on your uniform and step outside your cabin door, you are on show.                                …

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Posted on Dec 31, 2018
Riding Along on the Crest of a Wave – cruise.co.uk Christmas Conference 2018

It was time for our annual cruise.co.uk conference, and this year it was going to be onboard the Marco Polo.  This was the first ship I had been on since January 2019 when I finished working on Voyager, so I was happy to be back at sea. The conference gives…

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Posted on Dec 17, 2018
Conference time again and it is Christmas jumper day on my birthday!

By the time you’re reading this, I will be hard at work at our company conference! Last year we were in 'sunny' Butlins in Skegness (it snowed heavily that weekend).  This year we will be onboard Marco Polo for 3 nights sailing from Bristol to Dublin and back again and…

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Posted on Dec 5, 2018
New York Drops the Ball – have you seen it?

Have you ever visited New York during the holiday season? I’d love to hear about your experiences!  Please share any photos you have as I’d love to see them. I have never been to New York but it is on my ‘to do’ list of places to visit. I would…

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Posted on Nov 19, 2018
‘Fancy on the Yangtze’ – Part 2 of My Yangtze Adventure!

So a few weeks ago I wrote about the first couple of days sailing on the Yangtze. A few miles into Fenjie County, on the northern bank of the Yangtze River is Baidi City (White Emperor City), also called Baidi Temple. It is located on Baidi Mountain at the mouth of Qutang Gorge, one of…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018
So the Heatwave is over!  How did it really affect your cruises this year?

This was certainly a summer to remember – with temperatures reaching heights of 30 degrees plus, it was, at times a struggle for both the young and the mature! For me, it felt like the time I was in the sand dunes in Namibia (see my cover picture), the intense…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2018
Disney Magic again!  2 weeks in the Florida sunshine with Mickey and friends and so much more. My 15th time but who’s counting!

I have just returned from my favourite ‘magical’ destination, Orlando in Florida.  This was my 15th trip and it still didn't disappoint me.   I didn’t go with any children this time so it was a very different experience.  I didn’t need to be up at the crack of dawn to…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2018
‘Fancy on the Yangtze’ – or was it? Part 1 – the start of My Yangtze Adventure!

As you know I have recently returned from a fact-finding trip for our ‘Grand Tour of China’ Bucket List package. I have already blogged about Beijing, the Great Wall, the Walled City of Pingyao and the Pandas of Chengdu! The last part of this 12-day tour finishes with three nights…

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Posted on Sep 27, 2018
My Grand Tour of China part 3 – The Pandas of Chengdu!

We left Xi’an on the early morning Bullet Train and arrived in Chengdu around 12:30 and taken straight to lunch. Again, this was another ‘Lazy Susan’ experience but with ‘spicy’ dishes, not many of which were to the liking of our group.  I must say it was probably one of…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2018
My Grand Tour of China – The walled city of Pingyao – one not to be missed!

From Beijing, we headed to Pingyao, a small Ancient city in the central Shanxi region in China.  It is famed for its well-preserved Ming an Qing urban planning and architecture.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to circa 800 BC and is an AAAAA-rated tourist attraction.…

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