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 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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Posted on May 22, 2014
Check if you need a visa !

There have been some anxious moments in any travel agents life when people have not taken in the fact that passengers will  need visas to enter some countries, many we all know and would expect, one that always throws everyone is India, why ? it used to be a colony,…

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Posted on May 15, 2014
Not enough water ?

You would think , there you are floating along surrounded by water, who would think you need more ? Cruise ships , that's who ! When I used to book land holidays customers would always ask where is the nearest water park ?, no need to hunt for that on…

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Posted on May 8, 2014
Thank you for your comments !!

I know this may sound trite and cheesy but it is so nice to visit my site and see some of the lovely comments written by my customers, it really does make a difference. For instance over the last two days i have had major issues with flights, prices being…

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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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