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 Mar 24, 2018
Finally, a name I can pronounce, Bellissima

Thank you MSC for the new ship arriving in 2019 , this is a name I can pronounce, many of the others leaving me tongue tied ! One of the new innovations on board will be the helper in your cabin , a sort of Alexa style FAQ which will…

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Posted on Mar 10, 2018
Independence is back , with Explorer of the Seas for 2019 !! on sale now

Summer 2019 on sale , how the time flies , we have been waiting to see who we were getting , so now we know, Explorer of the seas and the newly refurbished Independence of the seas In April she goes into dry dock and lots of new additions a…

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Posted on Feb 24, 2018
Families get ready for 2019 ?

Its that time of year again , all the families now looking for the summer holidays and once again all getting disappointed with the availability and options open to them. I have written about this so many times and maybe sounding like a broken record !! The three BIG contenders…

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Posted on Feb 10, 2018
Size is always an issue ?

I am using one of my own personal favourites Celebrity as usual weighing in around 122000 tons and roughly 3000 passengers, just the right size for me, as are all of the solstice class. Whats the big difference? Larger the ship, more options, this goes for all sorts , cabins…

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Posted on Jan 25, 2018
A bit of Culture

I love musicals and the theatre, so I was delighted to see that Celebrity and bring some amazing acts on to the silhouette for a one off cruise on 19th May 2018 from Southampton. What a fantastic way to see some people like Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins singing, there…

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Posted on Jan 12, 2018
Africa April 2019

I often see great deals come out for our Bucket list offers , and this one is no exception, I would love to book anyone on this as I think it is a fantastic itinerary and a really good price when you look at everything on offer, the http://www.cruise.co.uk/tailor-made-cruises/cunard-cruises/queen-victoria/04-apr-19/16439/ You…

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Posted on Dec 28, 2017
Free child places on a cruise ???

Well its well and truly started , Peaks , or wave , different names from different people, all boiling down to the same thing, its the busiest two months of the year for booking your holidays. Many years ago (some will remember) it started boxing day , in retail ,…

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Conference 2017, BALTIC

Well slight improvement on the costume !! without seeing the whole effect it was basically just a 60's look, cannot say I would be winning any prizes for the outfit , some were amazing , and so much thought put into them!! look at our Facebook page.... Its a small…

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Posted on Nov 28, 2017
P&O say goodbye to hen parties ??

How many times have you seen the "pink ladies" getting on board the famous 2 night party cruises, originally called taster cruises, well I can tell you from having been on many of them , plenty of times !! Otherwise its Wendy 50th , Betty's 30th we can go on…

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017
Obstructed cabins on Celebrity Silhouette

Here she is the beautiful Celebrity silhouette , as you can see all the orange lifeboats in the picture are on deck five, there are no balcony cabins on this deck, they only start on deck six. This will be exactly the same in any of the Solstice class ships,…

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