About Me

Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

Posted on Jun 15, 2018
Over 5,000 passengers on board, too much for you?

Well not long now until I am off on the new MSC Seaview with the grandchildren in August 77 days and counting, this is the first one they have been on and they both very excited, the older one is nearly 10 so he understands a little more, hopefully, MSC…

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018
Whats an obstructed view? How bad can it be?

Whenever there are offers on Obstructed cabins or sheltered, it is pretty hard to describe over the phone to give people a mental image of what it means, experienced cruisers will know, more or less, but we are lucky enough with Cunard to have a library with every cabin number…

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Posted on May 16, 2018
What are the Alcoves on Silhouette ?

What a nice change this year to have a different ship, its always been the Eclipse who is now taking a turn out of Dublin. I was happy for the Irish when I saw this until I saw the itineraries! Did someone at Celebrity think the poor Irish like the…

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Posted on May 2, 2018
Belfast a hidden gem

Well I put this picture on my work Face Book , and no one guessed where I was ?? did the big metal letters not give it away ? You can see the huge building behind me , this is the Titanic museum , which of course everyone knows was…

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Posted on Apr 19, 2018
Belfast are you ready ?

Although I have been to Ireland many times in my younger years , we were one of the families whose parents came over to England in the 1950's for a better life , when there were better opportunities, and work was plentiful for anyone willing to work hard. So I…

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Posted on Apr 7, 2018
Child capacity when do age groups close ?

This does not happen with all cruise lines, but this time of year we get so many calls for multi berth cabins with children , people wanting to wait until the last minute to book a summer cruise. Dining: 1A2A (this is just the dining to tell us which sittings…

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Posted on Mar 24, 2018
Finally, a name I can pronounce, Bellissima

Thank you MSC for the new ship arriving in 2019 , this is a name I can pronounce, many of the others leaving me tongue tied ! One of the new innovations on board will be the helper in your cabin , a sort of Alexa style FAQ which will…

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Posted on Mar 10, 2018
Independence is back , with Explorer of the Seas for 2019 !! on sale now

Summer 2019 on sale , how the time flies , we have been waiting to see who we were getting , so now we know, Explorer of the seas and the newly refurbished Independence of the seas In April she goes into dry dock and lots of new additions a…

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Posted on Feb 24, 2018
Families get ready for 2019 ?

Its that time of year again , all the families now looking for the summer holidays and once again all getting disappointed with the availability and options open to them. I have written about this so many times and maybe sounding like a broken record !! The three BIG contenders…

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Posted on Feb 10, 2018
Size is always an issue ?

I am using one of my own personal favourites Celebrity as usual weighing in around 122000 tons and roughly 3000 passengers, just the right size for me, as are all of the solstice class. Whats the big difference? Larger the ship, more options, this goes for all sorts , cabins…

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