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 Sep 11, 2014
Dynamic dining a first

Dynamic dining is a new and innovative idea from the new Quantum class ships from Royal Caribbean, the Anthem of the seas set to sail from Southampton in 2015 will be offering this new experience. There will be 18 different places to eat, so if you were on a 14…

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Posted on Sep 3, 2014
Paris for the weekend

Here I am back from my Paris trip and have now discovered I do not have anything else booked !! Will have to remedy that soon ! had my first experience on the Eurostar and very pleasant it was too, the walk across from Euston to the Eurostar takes about…

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Posted on Aug 26, 2014
And finally Venice

The last leg of our journey on board Ventura, sailing into Venice. You really need to get out on deck early as everyone is trying to get the best view ! People are waving from all the smaller ships and closer in even from the pavements, very impressive, what a…

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Posted on Aug 19, 2014
Naples plan an excursion

One of our recent ports of call on the lovely Ventura was Naples, somewhere I had really been looking forward to. I suppose the name just brings to mind  images of lazy cafes and people sitting around chatting with checkered tablecloths, a little different to that. We docked early morning…

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Posted on Aug 11, 2014
Lunch with a Queen

We were lucky enough to be invited to have lunch on board the Queen Mary in Southampton recently, I was very happy to go as I have not been on board this ship, I could bore you with lots of photographs but thought I would share some of the highlights…

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Posted on Aug 4, 2014
Ventura July 2014

Well this was my first experience on Ventura as a fly/cruise, I really did not know what to expect from the whole experience and can tell you I was pleasantly surprised, we checked in at Birmingham at 04:00 am in the morning !! There are representatives already there from P&O…

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Posted on Jul 22, 2014
Sailing to Venice

Well thats me finished until 31st July !! Leaving tomorrow morning and the very unhealthy hour of 06:15 from Birmingham airport, who decides on these flight times, I will go to bed but then will most liklely not sleep well for the fear of missing my flight !!   I…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2014
Cape Town sector of the world cruise

After living in Cape Town for over 20 years I do feel I have the expertise and knowledge to advise on what to do and even the best places to stay! So if you are planning to do this sector read on ..........   The first absolute must is a…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2014
Gratuities , should we tip before the service !!

I am often asked about this very sensitive subject, do you pay for your "tips" up front or wait and give to the person you think really deserves it ? Personally I like to have mine paid up front and if I feel there are one or two more deserving…

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Posted on May 30, 2014
Like to cruise, don’t like sharing ?

I am always being asked by customers why they cannot get a single occupancy on cruise ships even at the last minute, you would think the cruise lines would rather have one person in the cabin rather than it sailing empty ? What about the people who like to travel…

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