About Me

I started life working at good ole Woolworths for quite a few years (too many to mention).  Other past jobs I have tried are working for an Interior Design company, Retail for a well known American chain and a Policeman in West Midlands Constabulary. I live in Birmingham in my…

Posted on Jan 14, 2019
Do you bother with ‘Speciality dining’

So you know that all food is included on a cruise. Like i say, you can eat 23 hours a day if you wanted to.  I have always thought that the food in the main restaurant is sufficient.  How many days do you eat a 4 course meal when you…

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Posted on Dec 28, 2018
Irish Sea was a little lumpy

Well we have just come back from our Christmas conference to Dublin on Cruise and Maritimes Marco Polo sailing from Bristol. It was an excellent mini cruise however the Irish Sea didn't play fair and we had a force 8 gale on our way to Dublin and a force 9…

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Posted on Dec 11, 2018
Tis the season to dress silly……..

So it’s that time of year again, we are soon off On our Christmas conference. This time we are being hosted by Cruise and Maritime and we are off to Dublin on a mini cruise. We went to Dublin a few years ago and we had such a great time…

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Posted on Nov 27, 2018
Queen Mary 2 will have ballet on board

Cunard have announced a partnership with the English National Ballet with performers joining Queen Mary 2 on a sailing departing Southampton for New York on August 11 2019. Cunard is well know for its world class entertainment with its RADA performances on QM2 and fantastic entertainment on their ships.  This…

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Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Celebrity ‘Edge’ into the cruise Industry

Pardon the pun but Celebrity Edge has been delivered to Celebrity and is due to start her sailings next month.  She will be in Caribbean and Barbudan waters to start but she will be visiting European waters in Summer next year. Below are a few features on the ship.  The…

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Posted on Oct 30, 2018
Not a great week for cruising

It is not often that cruise lines get a bad wrap and hit the headlines.  Normally everything goes swimmingly, however on occasion things can go wrong and are out of control of the cruise line.  Weather and technical issues have marred this week. 26th Oct Navigator of the Seas left…

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Posted on Oct 16, 2018
Is cruising all about the food and drink?

Well food is a major part of cruising however the ports of call and th entertainment on the ship is as attractive. When you treat yourself and go out for a meal you normally have a starter, main and dessert, do you have that at home too? Well on a…

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Posted on Oct 2, 2018
And another flight bites the dust!!

News just out that Primera Air have ceased trading. Primera Air who are based in Denmark and Latvia have ceased trading stranding thousands of passengers around the world. Their passenger base were mainly Nordic passengers who have been flying with Primera Air for 15 years. Last year Primera Air announced…

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Posted on Sep 18, 2018
2020 off with a bang!

Well P&O have recently launched their 2020 sailings with the major news that Iona is available to book for 2020.  Iona is the newest ship in the P&O fleet 185,000 tons with 5,200 guests.  She is off to the Norwegian Fjords from May 2020.  The Maiden sailing sold out in…

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Posted on Sep 4, 2018
Things you may not know about crew on a cruise ship

On nights off the crew live on deck -1 or -2.  They are away from home approximately 6-8 months of the year.  Friends and family are missed so if you see all the internet cafe's ashore full of crew then they have some precious time off catching up with loved…

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