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 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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Posted on Jun 18, 2019
Enjoy Sea Days?

It is great fun planning your cruise and looking forward to visiting new ports or re visiting some of the places you have already been but quite often you will have a sea day between them or maybe even more, some have quite a few and of course the Queen…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2019
Cruising & The Planet

We all know the world is changing, every single one of us needs to do what we can, if we all do the small things it will lead to bigger & bigger things, we are all aware it needs huge changes to bring some kind of balance back.  I am…

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Posted on May 9, 2019
Chaos at Royal Caribbean?

So, Royal have announced they are moving  the Independence of the Seas away from Southampton after having the sailing on sale for over 6 months already.   This will affect literally 100,000 cruisers who were expecting to board not only for their Summer holidays but mini breaks and special occasions too.…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Bid For A Cabin?

Royal Caribbean have announced the new Royal Up which they say is inviting passengers to bid for an Upgrade to a higher category. When you book your cruise with them, you can register with an email address and also have to opt in to receive offers by email with them,…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
A Visit to Brisbane

I, despite my absolute fear of flying, managed to make the long haul out to Brisbane, I flew with Cathay Pacific which was fine but with a 5 hour stop in Hong Kong, at the time I booked it I was glad of the break from all the hours in…

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019
Holidaying like it’s 1982

I had this message on Sunday "sorry I missed you for tea and cake but have just booked our first holiday, away for Easter!" - nothing strange there but it got me thinking how my teenage god-daughter just took it all in her stride and apparently all done in 10…

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Posted on Mar 14, 2019
My Favourite Landmarks

Each City will have its own and I can't imagine anyone in the World will ever see them all but we all will have our own ideas on what is a Landmark for ourselves.  You don't have to travel too far to come across any of these beauties, the chances are…

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019
My Rocky Mountaineer

Following on from my stay in Vancouver, we eagerly waited to board the famous train for the First Passage to the West ride, a good waiting area plenty of coffee and a very warm welcome from everyone, regular updates and staff to chat to you about our upcoming trip. Just…

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Posted on Feb 13, 2019
Vancouver, Capilano & Bears

I have been lucky enough to travel to Canada and on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff and have to say, the sights I saw were like nothing I had ever seen before.  I will continue with the Rocky Mountaineer a bit later as Canada had plenty to keep…

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