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 Apr 30, 2014
Cruising the British Isles and a day in Paris !!

Having a holiday in the UK always brings to mind a very expensive holiday park somewhere and should the weather turn bad some very bored children, so everyone heads off to the sun , knowing that at least the sea and sand will keep boredom at bay Princess cruises are…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2014
Suit Hire Fabulous idea P&O

Packing for your cruise can be a nightmare, especially if you have some special occasions on board and there are formal nights, and unless you do three or four cruises a year how many people own dinner jacket and dress shirts, only to sit in back of the wardrobe and…

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Posted on Apr 15, 2014
Magic Rooms, will they be ?

It was with interest and a slight amount of wonderment that I have recently read about the         " On Holiday Group" going out of business sometime in March 2014. Reading on further it was quite a shock to learn that they had been forced into this…

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Posted on Mar 28, 2014
Queen Mary’s 10th anniversary

A crossing to look out for on the Queen Mary when James Taylor and his band will be  giving two concerts on board in the Royal Court Theatre , he sailed with Cunard before and along with many special nights planned he is a big draw card for many.  …

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Posted on Mar 19, 2014
Family cruising, why late deals will not always work !!

Booking families on a cruise is great fun, until you cannot find a cabin that fits !! and while that may sound impossible , believe me it is not. Cruise ships are designed to carry a set number of passengers, and only so many cabins will be converted to more…

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Posted on Mar 13, 2014
2015 Choices from Southampton

There are going to be great choices for us all in 2015 leaving Southampton on a cruise, so much to choose from, which is fabulous. What I like is all the variations and different cruise lines firstly we have Britannia, the newest addition to P&O with exciting happenings on board…

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Posted on Mar 3, 2014
Fred Olsen currency on board

After a recent welcome home call to a customer who had a fantastic time aboard Fred Olsen  he shared his experience of ordering his " currency to collect" on board his cruise. He was travelling to Norway, so not your usual Euros or Dollars. He told me prior to the…

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Posted on Feb 22, 2014
Come on P&O get this dining right !!

I am not known for really moaning about all the rules and regulations surrounding booking holidays , all cruise lines vary and sometimes its hard to keep up with all of the current promotions, who can get what free, where can you smoke, which ships have wet rooms ? All…

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Posted on Feb 15, 2014
Slow cruising…I like the concept

Some people do not like the idea of being "rushed" on a cruise and find it unsettling to only have limited time in port, Cost have slow cruising which I thought very descriptive and would attract some passengers who want to see more and not just a few hours in…

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Posted on Feb 8, 2014
Solo travel

I have, in a previous blog written about single travelling and was delighted to find a report on our website giving a review, this is a very recent review and very positive, so well done NCL ! Solo travelling on NCL Getaway Reviewed By: jeandren, poole on 6th Feb 2014 I was attracted…

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