About Me

Hi, my name is Warwick, Cruising is my passion and I want it to become yours.  I am from South Africa but now live in beautiful Highcliffe, Dorset with my wife Annemarie and our 2 children.   We are only 40 minutes away from Southampton port which makes it very easy…

Posted on Nov 1, 2019
The Bay of Biscay!!!!

As you all now know we have recently returned from a 6-night cruise on the Explorer of the Seas.  Our ports of call were Vigo Spain, Gigon Spain and Le Harve France.  The 2 first ports of call are both in and around the infamous Bay of Biscay!  For some…

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Posted on Oct 18, 2019
Explorer break without the kids

Last week my wife and I went on a little 6-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. It was a cruise from Southampton to Vigo, Gijon and Le Harve. I will tell you more about these ports in my next blog. This was a relatively well-priced cruise and…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2019
Part 2 of my Amsterdam Nieuw Statendam Weekend.

As promised here is a quick summary of the cabins onboard the Nieuw Statendam and my thoughts on Amsterdam as a cruise departure destination. Nieuw Statendam is the second in their Pinnacle-class ships.  85% of her staterooms (not cabins) have an ocean view and up to 68% a private balcony.…

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Posted on Sep 20, 2019
What’s in a Name?

"Dam" means the same thing in Dutch as it does in English—it's a barricade across a river or a dyke that keeps water from overflowing onto the land.  Without dams and dykes, the low-lying Netherlands would be flooded.  About two-thirds of its area is vulnerable to flooding, while the country…

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Posted on Sep 6, 2019
The Future of Cruising in the Norwegian Fjords!

The beauty of the fjords, the opportunity for mountain walks and the crisp weather make Norway a dream holiday destination for many. A cruise is an ideal way to navigate the fjords' many attractions, with the opportunity to wake up to a fresh natural wonder every morning. After our cruise…

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Posted on Aug 23, 2019
The Regent Experience

Yesterday I attended one of our many roadshow luxury events. This time it was a morning breakfast at the lovely Careys Manor in Brockenhurst (New Forest). The cruise line for the day was Regent Seven Seas Cruises. These events follow a similar format with a light breakfast or lunch before…

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Posted on Aug 10, 2019
Fly or Cruise?

While Heathrow’s July strikes have been called off, many more threats for journeys remain in August.  Millions of passengers face disruption to their travel plans this summer.  Britain’s summer of air chaos continues as the pilots of budget airline Ryanair have voted to embark on industrial action in a row…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2019
Warwick’s quick cruise guide!

Our local cruise industry has increased past the 2 million passenger mark for the first time since 2018 a year before Clia predicted it would. It is because of this that more than 110 new vessels are due to enter the world market to meet the growing worldwide demand. Cruises…

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Posted on Jul 13, 2019
Sapphire was Unexpected!

I have just returned from a lovely morning onboard Sapphire Princess. It was my first time on a Princess ship and wow it was so unexpected! Now I know why they say that when you set sail on a Princess cruise you experience a cruise like no other. Sapphire Princess…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2019
Cruise is the way to holiday!!

After our Orlando holiday, we have decided that lengthy waits in departure lounges, jet lag, queues in parks, and heat is not exactly our perfect holiday. We spent a night before our flight at an airport hotel as we had an early morning flight. Then there was the usual airport…

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