About Me

Hello my name is Ruth and I have worked in the travel industry for 27 years. Apart from a couple of years working in a retail shop the rest of my career has been specialising in cruise so as you can imagine I am an expert in this area. I…

Posted on Nov 20, 2018
Black Friday

It’s that time again when everyone is bargain hunting Black Friday is more and more popular in the UK with people even setting up camp to try and get their hands on a few bargain Christmas presents. Everyone tends to think of these offers being for technical goods rather than…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Venice floods

Venice has been hit by the worst floods since 2008. High water can be a problem in Venice between October and January but usually it is a flash flood that you may not even notice if you are inside and usually clears after a few hours. This time it was…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2018

With more and more ships being built and everyone trying to produce something different you would think the cruise industry must be running out of ideas. Obviously not the case for Virgin Voyages who have just announced that their first ever ship Scarlet Lady will be the first ever cruise…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2018
Celebrity Apex

There are so many new cruise ships either due to be launched soon or in the early stages of build. The one causing the most excitement is the Celebrity Edge and I can see why. Celebrity are a favourite of mine anyway . I love the contemporary design of their…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018
No more babysitting services on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean have announced that they will no longer be offering in room babysitting from the end of this month. This came as a big surprise to me as they are currently classed as the best family cruise line. Their reason for this is because it is so popular and…

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Posted on Sep 11, 2018
My tour of Santorini

I have always wanted to go to Santorini so this was one of the reasons for choosing my recent cruise on MSC Musica. The cruise line excursions can be very expensive so I booked a tour through Cruising Excursions. They are an independent tour company that we recommend to our…

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Posted on Aug 28, 2018
My Greek Islands Itinerary

My last blog was all about my cruise on MSC Musica and my thoughts on the ship. This time I will tell you about the ports of call as this was the main reason for choosing this cruise. The first port was Brindisi in Southern Italy on the Adriatic Sea.…

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Posted on Aug 14, 2018
My Cruise On MSC Musica

My family holiday this year was on MSC Musica I have had a lovely cruise before with MSC but on the Preziosa which is a newer ship so wasn;t sure what to expect with the Musica. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. I have always wanted to go…

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Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Venice Mestre or Venice Island ?

I have just returned from my family holiday which was a cruise & stay in Venice I will tell you more about the cruise next time but for now will give you my thoughts on staying in Venice. I have sold this destination to may people before but it is…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2018
My cruise and stay holiday

As you read this I will be cruising on MSC Musica for my family holiday. I couldn't decide what to do this year as we obviously love cruising but my kids also love an all inclusive hotel we have been to a few times over the last few years I…

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