About Me

Hi, I'm Sally and I have worked in the cruise and travel industry for 23 years, 4 years at cruise.co.uk I am passionate about cruising and have cruised on quite a few different cruise lines/ships with my husband and 14 year old daughter. I would like to say I know everything…

Posted on Dec 4, 2018
The Real Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle....aka Downton Abbey holds fond memories for me and this weekend I shall be headed back to the castle as a tourist to take my daughter. It is the Winter opening where the castle will be decorated and there will be mulled wine and Christmas Carols. 25 years ago,…

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
Wake up- Time to Shop!!

  Are you that one person who just hates shopping? The thought of trawling through the shops has you breaking out in a hot sweat. This is why I love Black Friday, it does seem to me to be the only genuine sale time of the year with savings from…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018
The Scarlet Lady

"An irresistible energy and passion" Thats how Sir Richard Branson describes the beautiful city of Havana. And now the Scarlet Lady - Virgin Voyages first cruise ship will add Havana to its list of ports of call when it sets sail from its home port of Miami in 2020. Manuel…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2018
What am I doing when I am not cruising??

  This half term sees the annual Telegraph ski and snowboard show in Battersea London and with our weather taking a little turn cooler this week this has certainly put me in winter mode. Now if I'm not working, if you dont find me on a cruise ship, I will…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2018
Ocean Medallion

Well its been just about a year since Princess Cruises unveiled its new Ocean Medallion system. The Ocean Medallion which is similar to a small silver coin was set to replace the age old sail and sign card. However it experienced  few glitches during its trial and the ships that…

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Is upper class worth it?

  Have you ever indulged and traveled in business or upper class with the schedule airlines? And more importantly is it worth it? So my answer to that is yes, for sure, it is something we should all try and indulge in at least once and with more airlines and…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2018
Where will you be 14 May 2020?

  Well this is the excitement as of 3 September since pre registration opened for P&Os brand new Iona summer 2020. So if you havent heard about Iona yet, this is whats on offer... At 180000 tonnes, carrying  5200 guests Iona will feature a Skydome which will feature exciting ariel…

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018
Is this the easiest cruise port ever?

  We recently sailed out of New York onboard the brand new Carnival Horizon. New York has 3 main cruise terminals, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Cape Liberty. We sailed out of the Manhattan cruise terminal and what an absolute breeze it was. We have of course sailed out of a fair…

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Posted on Aug 7, 2018
As Toby Keith once said – Come as you are

  And that's what I love about Carnival Cruises. If I were going to give cruise lines a one line description, Carnival Cruises would certainly be this- Come as You Are. We have just returned from our 3rd Carnival Cruise out of New York to the Caribbean onboard the beautiful…

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Posted on Jul 24, 2018
Northern Lights in Summer??

  You may have read the title and think what??!! Northern lights watching in summer, how is that possible. Well the Northern lights are just as active throughout the summer months as they are in winter. But of course during the winter months it is darker longer and so a…

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