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 Jan 13, 2019
Brexit, Can you still cruise?

We are being asked this question over and over, and as I have just said to a customer on the phone, If the Prime Minister does not know? How could I? Did all of the low-cost carriers exist back then? Will they want millions of people to stop travelling to…

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Posted on Dec 30, 2018
Christmas conference, what an experience

Well, off we went to Dublin on the Marco Polo, not sure what to expect as I have never been on a ship this small, 22000 tonnes, just a tad smaller than I am used to! Cabin size more than adequate, we were allocated an Ocean view, plenty of storage…

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Posted on Dec 16, 2018
Dublin get ready !!

Well its that time of year again and we are off to Dublin !! Last year (for anyone that reads my blog) we were in Butlins, in Skegness, so a bit of a change now. Back on track with an annual 3 night cruise, it may seem a bit much…

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Posted on Dec 3, 2018
Do you have your family summer holiday booked yet for 2019 ?

Here are my little munchkins again, a bit bigger now and I will need to update the photograph after babysitting this weekend, we are looking after them while the daughter goes off to Amsterdam with hubby for a little break, I may need one when they get back !! I…

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Posted on Nov 19, 2018
Trip up North (not a cruise)

I am very concerned about the cars and vehicles being sold in the north of England, as none appear to have any indicators that actually work !! They also appear to have not realised there are new rules on the highways, you should not be sitting in the middle land…

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Posted on Nov 5, 2018
Anthem is back for 2020 !!

Finally, we are getting a quantum ship back sailing from Southampton in 2020 More capacity for us to sell, and it just makes such a change from either Independence or Navigator, different shows, new restaurants to try, all exciting On sale this month, we are hoping for 20/11/2018 December/January and…

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Posted on Oct 20, 2018
Road trip to Torquay!!

Well, just a little break coming up with not a cruise in sight !! Doing my first ever Shearings holiday, to Torquay. And no, we are not staying at the Fawlty Towers hotel! We have a quiz team and one of our members will be turning 70 next week, so…

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Posted on Oct 6, 2018
MSC Seaview, my opinion

Well here is the little one, happily sitting in the baby portion of the main deck, the pool is not as big as I would have expected for the number of passengers on board, though this was a nice touch as a fairly large area and very shallow that he…

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Posted on Sep 22, 2018
Konningsdam in Southampton

It's not often we get Holland American Line in Southampton, so we were very happy to go take a sneaky look at the Konningsdam, Mid cruise in Southampton last week. As this was a port stop we could not see many cabins, we did get one of the ocean view…

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Posted on Sep 7, 2018
Msc Seaview in my opinion, part one!

Well due to some technical difficulties my photographs are still to be loaded on!! And anyone who knows me will understand that this may not be a fast process to fix, technology is not always my friend. I can tell you how beautiful this new ship is, and hopefully, in…

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