About Me

Hi, my name is Warwick, Cruising is my passion and I want it to become yours.  I am 49 years old and from South Africa but now live in beautiful Highcliffe, Dorset with my wife Annemarie and our two daughters Erin (14) and Gaby (10).   We are only 40 minutes…

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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Posted on Jun 15, 2019
Orlando

We jetted off to Orlando on the 22 May with Virgin from Gatwick. Our flight was a day flight and not long after taking off we were served lunch. After a movie or two,  it was time for tea. Immigration was not the greatest experience as the lines were very…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2019
Packing again!

I am writing this a day before we leave for Orlando. Yes, a land holiday and not a cruise. With every holiday comes the chore of packing.  There’s nothing I love more than getting another stamp on my passport and exploring exciting new destinations and resorts whilst enjoying a well-earned…

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Posted on May 18, 2019
The day we lost our Independence!

As you all know I blogged some time ago that we had already booked a cruise for 2020 on our favourite ship Independence of the Seas. Well, that has just been cancelled by the cruise line as they will no longer be bringing the U.K's favourite ship back to Southampton…

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Posted on May 4, 2019
Oceana is smaller but just as impressive!

My inlaws have just completed a 14-night cruise on P&O's Oceana and this was their experience: An early start at Gatwick began our perfect Oceana cruise from Malta, visiting several Greek islands and taking in ports in Corsica and Sardinia. The P&O package,  booked for us by Warwick of Cruise.co.uk,  was…

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Posted on Apr 20, 2019
Home for the Summer Holidays!

As mentioned in a previous blog we do not have a cruise booked for this year. The last time we were home for the summer holidays was in 2013. We live in a beautiful part of the country and only 5 minutes walk to the beach and there is so…

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Posted on Apr 6, 2019
Extinction of the Towel Cruise Animal!

For travelers who love to sail with Norwegian Cruise Lines, the popular towel animals found in the cabins of ships in the fleet could soon be a thing of the past. Norwegian has eliminated towel animals on several of the ships in the cruise line’s fleet and reduced the number…

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019
When Things go Wrong at Sea!

According to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention, which was enacted after the Titanic sinking, all cruise ships must hold lifeboat drills, also called passenger musters or muster drills. Typically, a lifeboat drill includes a demonstration of how to properly put on and secure a life jacket, an…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2019
Tendering

Tendering is not at all common as most destinations have ports that are large enough to accommodate your ship. While it's true that some mega-ships are designed as destinations in themselves, one of the most exciting parts of cruising is disembarking your vessel to do some exploring ashore. But how do you…

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