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 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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Posted on Feb 7, 2014
Venice in July

Well after last weeks post how ironic that we have decided on our cruise this July, I am following my own advice and will be seeing Venice from the beautiful Ventura on 23rd July we leaving Genoa and will arrive in Venice on 29th July. Two special occasions to celebrate,…

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Posted on Jan 30, 2014
Venice can still be seen !

I have tried to track this information down and have found articles which have now confirmed that from November 2014 no ship exceeding 90 000 tons will be allowed to transit the Venice Lagoon and the Guidecca Canal which goes past St Marks Square. This will  eliminate most of the…

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Posted on Jan 24, 2014
A great way to gather friends or family

It seems we are all leading very busy lives and how often do we tell our friends/family that we must arrange that "get together" we have been promising ourselves. Then weeks turn into months and again, sadly, into years. One of the best ways to do this is on a…

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Posted on Jan 15, 2014
City breaks or Cruise

We have a family outing to attend in August which got me thinking to the prices of the City Breaks. I have worked in the general travel industry (not just cruise) for years and often switch sold people coming in for a City Break to a cruise. my prime example…

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Posted on Jan 8, 2014
Alfie Boe are you a fan

Some people who are fans will know that Alfie Boe will be on the Azura on 26th May 2014, this is selling fast and with the popularity of the Les Miserables movie released last year the interest and enjoyment of this wonderful entertainment has returned Mr Boe has performed his…

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Posted on Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year ! Are you booked for this year yet ?

The New Year is here and where did the last one go ? This has been an eventful year for me and I can honestly say I am looking forward to 2014 and booking lots more cruises. I worked New Years Eve and again on 1st January, and what can…

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Posted on Dec 24, 2013
Merry Christmas and spread the cheer with Westjet

I know this has done the rounds, but I thought it a fitting video for Christmas Eve, it sort of gives us a good feeling. It also probally gave this company an amazing advertising outlet on all the social media, but in this case I don't mind helping, its good.…

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