About Me

Hi, I'm Alison. My passion for travel really started after training as an interpreter in Spanish, Italian and French. After living in Italy for a year, I started working in the Travel Industry as a reservations consultant for a large Tour Operator nearly 30 years ago and have been addicted…

Posted on Aug 8, 2018
Why Not Try Something New? (Hopefully not something painful)

Last weekend, I tried some new activities. Firstly, it was my husband's birthday weekend so he chose what we were doing and I accompanied him to see our local football team play at their home ground. This was not my first visit to a football match but it was my…

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Posted on Jul 25, 2018
It’s All About The Place

This month, the phones have gone crazy with calls for cruises. The amazing spell of tropical temperatures that we have all been enjoying over the past few weeks seems to have motivated more people into thinking about their holidays overseas than motivating them to stay in the UK. Of course,…

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Posted on Jul 6, 2018
Venice, You Never Fail To Impress….

I am fortunate to have cruised from Venice on a few occasions and never fail to be in awe of the amazing views of this iconic city. This time, having stayed in Venice on numerous occasions, we decided to travel out on the early flight on the same day as…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
Off With A Celebrity

Tomorrow I will be flying off to meet a Celebrity!   This time I will be sailing on Celebrity Constellation for seven nights. We are joining the ship in Venice and visiting Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Naples finishing in Civitavecchia. I am looking forward to exploring Dubrovnik and Mykonos…

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Posted on Jun 6, 2018
Louis and Iona

For anyone who has ever had a child or a pet or even a house or a boat that you have had to name, you will know that it is not an easy task and will always create discussion. In the past few weeks, two new names have been announced…

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Posted on May 23, 2018
Two nights on Indy..

Last week I spent two nights on the newly revamped Independence of the Seas. We sailed from Southampton in glorious sunshine to Le Havre and back. This was my third time on board this ever-popular ship and I was keen to see the changes to her after a big refit.…

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Posted on May 9, 2018
This Time Next Week…..

This time next week I will be on board Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Having just undergone a multi-million pound refit, it will be interesting to see what has been done to make this popular ship more amazing. This will be my third sailing on her and my husband's…

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Posted on Apr 25, 2018
2020 Dubai

I have been to Dubai a couple of times and as I have explored the Malls and beaches and travelled out to the desert sand dunes, I have started looking at cruises from there to explore further this region of the world. P&O have just launched their winter 2019/2020 itineraries…

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Posted on Apr 11, 2018

Go back just a few years and only a few people in the UK had heard of MSC Cruises. Yesterday, I walked through my local high street and all three travel agencies were displaying large posters advertising this line. So who are they? Mediterranean Shipping Company is actually the second-largest…

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Posted on Mar 28, 2018
What Would You Do With 17 Hours?

Qantas has just made aeronautical history by flying non-stop 9,009 miles from Perth in Western Australia to London Heathrow in 17 hours. This is not the longest non-stop flight as Qatar Airlines currently fly 9,025 miles from Doha to Auckland New Zealand but history was made as this was the…

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