About Me

Hello, I am Lesley.  I have been in the Travel Industry for over 38 years.  I am married with 2 grown up children, but no grandchildren just yet (although I am waiting!) After a couple of years at New College Durham learning Travel and Tourism and gaining a OND, I…

Posted on Jun 15, 2018
Cruise & Work Your Biceps!

Does that sound possible? Part of the thrill of cruising is eating and drinking, can we really do this and get fitter?  Ama Waterways are one cruise line who are really pushing hard on their "wellness themed cruises" and say you can just do that. The wellness programme is now…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2018
Should UK Ports Look Better?

When you arrive at an overseas port what do you think? After all when you arrive in these ports does it give you an indication of the destination you have arrived into? I guess it must to an extent. When I think of the many overseas ports i have arrived…

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018
It’s Indiana Jones Time!

It does not seem that long ago when Egypt was a really popular destination for us travellers, and in particular a Nile cruise. Of course, events in the world stopped all that and for a while it seemed like we would never be able to visit such a marvellous place…

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Posted on May 25, 2018
Aldi or Waitrose?

Where do you go for your weekly food shopping? I bet you are thinking what a strange question to ask, in relation to my job here at Cruise! To solve the mystery the reason why I am asking is really showing the comparison between luxury and non luxury cruises.  The…

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Posted on May 18, 2018
Breathtaking Fjords

My wonderful cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette took us to the Fjords in Norway. Saying the Fjords, we actually only went to one fjord Geiranger, and the rest of the time we visited Alesund, Bergen and Stavanger.  I have been to the Fjords before and yes, I know that there…

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Posted on May 11, 2018
Wonderful Aqua Class & Silhouette

As promised, I am "reporting" back to you on the Celebrity Silhouette ship.  I do like Celebrity cruises very much however, I am picky and will criticise if I think something could be better. The title really does say it all though, the cruise was pretty wonderful from start to…

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Posted on May 4, 2018
Have I or Not?

As you know I am currently sailing around the Norwegian Fjords on the Celebrity Silhouette. The Silhouette is a sister ship to the Eclipse (along with Equinox, Solstice, and Reflection).  She has been given many an award from cruising fans and the cruising industry such as service, cabins, public rooms, and…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018
Time For A Bit Of R&R

It seems like ages since I was last on holiday, but not long now!  On Monday I will be sailing to the Norwegian Fjords for a week of pure rest, sightseeing and maybe a drink or two, I can't wait!  We were due to go to the Baltic in July…

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Posted on Apr 20, 2018
Waiting Might Not Be Too Bad After All!

If you ever have had to wait at an airport for a connecting or long flight, you will know the frustration and boredom. Some of the airports you wait in may not have much to offer in the way of a bit of shopping or bars/restaurants to bide away your…

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Posted on Apr 13, 2018
I Am A Baby Boomer!!

I read a really interesting article this week on cruising statistics and all that jazz.  The article said that over 65% of UK cruise passengers were over the age of 55 with those aged 65 years and older making a massive 41% of the market. I was shocked however to…

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