About Me

Hi I have been in the cruise industry for around 12 years now and have seen quite a few changes over the course of time. I  lived in France for 5 years but returned to the UK as the peace and quiet was too much for me,  there are only…

Posted on Nov 6, 2019
4 Legged Toddler in the House!

Many of you will know, I have a new addition to the household, please meet Mac  - mackerel he has become at home, no particular reason and I have no idea where it has come from, probably because he is a slippery little pup. I picked him up about a…

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Posted on Oct 24, 2019
Cochin & Cruising the Kerala Backwaters

I am now back from a week cruising around the Kerala Backwaters in Southern India, my first comment would be that the scenery is absolutely stunning and peaceful. Sadly, the river houseboat we were due to board was not ready, that is a whole different story. I started with a…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2019
Off to India

I am just about to set off for Cochin, a place I have never been before so very excited.  I have completed my Visa which I have to say was easier than expected, I did tell you all about it last time. I have still yet to pack, arrange to…

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Posted on Sep 27, 2019
My Indian Visa

I am often asked about Visa's for all over the world, as you will all know, we are not Visa trained and can rarely give any information as there are so many things to take in to account but I have now completed an Indian Visa so I am about…

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Posted on Sep 14, 2019
Being’Off Grid’

I have just had  a few days in the beautiful Forest in Hampshire, lovely wooden cabin, all the luxuries - heated floors,  log fire even a hot tub - idyllic and time well spent, the plan was to get away from it all and just take a breather, I hadn't…

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Posted on Aug 29, 2019
Ever Needed a Bit More Help at Heathrow?

For anyone that flies out on their holiday, the airport part of it can be a completely tiring event, you can always book a lounge which eases crowds and gives you up to a couple of hours to while away the waiting but there are so many people that need…

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Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Another one to leave the UAE?

As you may well know, it has been commented on so much recently, P&O took the shock decision to cancel all of Oceana sailings from Dubai from October this year to March 2020.  Their press release stated it was for security reasons as the tension seems to be building, I…

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Posted on Aug 1, 2019
Fancy a Festival without a Tent?

I don't know about you but as much as I enjoy a wide, weird and varied type of music, the idea of setting up a tent and braving the elements to do it just leaves me standing.  So, when I saw Music Festivals at Sea not only was I intrigued,…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Day at the Beach

I am just back from a wonderful week away with my sister and my best friend, in light of how the year has started this could not have come at a better time for us all. I am a cruiser, definitely not a beach person but have since changed my…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2019
Tips Included

One of the longest conversations I have with cruisers, new or seasoned, is around the cruise lines policy regarding  the tipping for staff. P&O, earlier this year, announced they are included in the cruise fare and now MSC have done the same for bookings made after 29th June.  There are…

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