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 Sep 26, 2017
Azamara’s new addition to its fleet! Joining in March 2018 – Azamara ‘Pursuit’

It has just been revealed that Azamara Club Cruises is to buy P&O Cruises’ ship Adonia, taking its fleet to three ships. The 30,000-tonne ship will join Royal Caribbean Cruises’ upmarket Azamara fleet in March 2018 and will be renamed Azamara Pursuit, joining two similar-sized ships– Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The 704-passenger ship will undergo refurbishment before Azamara takes delivery and information about…

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Posted on Sep 13, 2017
Hurricane Irma Relief! Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines assist with relief effort!

We have all seen the terrible devastation that Hurricane Irma unleashed on the Caribbean Islands and then in Florida. So what of these storm-ravaged islands?  Up to 185mph winds ripped through some of these islands leaving people stranded and homeless. Royal Caribbean mobilized ships to support the relief.  The US…

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Posted on Aug 31, 2017
St Petersburg – the gem of the Baltics! See it by sea!

‘St Petersburg is a stunning city.’  For me it is a ‘gem of the Baltic’ with so much to see and do.  Where do I start? Upon arrival – the Russian Authorities are not known for speed so it may take a while for the ship, and you to clear…

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
The wait is over – the name has finally been revealed!

The news that Royal Caribbean fans have been waiting for!  Construction starts on their new ship scheduled for completion in 2019 – ‘Spectrum of the Seas’! The first Quantum Ultra Class ship has officially started construction in the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. A ceremony was held at the…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2017
Breakthrough – leading the way forward! Same-sex weddings at sea!

P&O Cruises and fellow British line, Cunard, have just become the first cruise lines to conduct same-sex weddings at sea.        The first ceremony will be held onboard P&O’s Azura next January in the Caribbean.  Azura is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda.  This will be followed by Cunard cruise…

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Posted on Jul 19, 2017
All things Disney – combine a Disney Cruise with time in Orlando to enjoy the parks and beyond! But first, what is Disney’s new news?

First – Disney Cruise Lines reveals plans for third new ship! For Disney fans this is great news.  As a huge fan myself I feel it may be time for me to experience a Disney cruise.  I have been to Disney World in Florida 14 times, Disneyland California twice and…

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Posted on Jul 4, 2017
Children’s Sports Day! Has it lost its competitive edge? Is this for the better?

I love being a Grandmother and working on ships has meant that I have missed out on birthdays, Christmases and events, so now I’m back on land I want to support my grandchildren in everything that they do (as I did my own children) when it comes to watching them…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2017
Kotor in Montenegro – it is almost like sailing into the Fjords! One not to be missed.

Kotor in Montenegro – it is almost like sailing into the Fjords!  One not to be missed. I have been very fortunate over the years to have visited some beautiful coastlines and one of my favourites is that of the Adriatic and more specifically, Montenegro, Montenegro is a Balkan country…

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Posted on May 24, 2017
Left High and Dry – tales of woe at sea!

It has been nearly six months since that unforgettable day when we were told – ‘our cruise owners have gone into administration’.  Although these words are heard by many others in similar situations my circumstances were a bit different to say the least! I worked on a cruise ship and loved…

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Posted on May 10, 2017
At the Top – the Master and his team!

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, none more so than the ‘Master’ of the vessel – the Captain. The Captain sets the…

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