It wasn’t until recently that I discovered this grand old British tradition of afternoon tea. A friend of mine had been pestering me to experience it for months, so to shut her up I did. I went to a local hotel, sat down not really expecting much and patiently waited until a waitress brought over a tiered […]
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These days’ it would seem that celebrities have a finger in every pie possible. Whether it’s a new perfume deal, make-up range, promoting a product or bringing out a new diet, the celebrity culture has become so huge that it has merged into the world of just about everything. And that includes cruise holidays too. […]
2014 is an amazing year for sport. In Britain we loved 2012, mainly because of the success of the London Olympics and the winning mentality that was maintained throughout the year by Brits, including Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League and the stunning comeback by the European Ryder Cup team to grab victory from the […]
A cruise holiday lets you explore some of the most exotic corners of the world, seeing tropical delights and natural wonders beyond your dreams. However you don’t need to travel far to have a fantastic time, with many cruise lines offering amazing itineraries showcasing the beauty, history and culture of the British Isles. It’s also […]
Cruising is changing at an incredibly fast rate. Compare cruises 50 years ago with the same itineraries 10 years ago and there’ll be some contemporary modifications but generally the style and atmosphere of the ships will be quite similar. But up against the modern era, the differences are much larger. You used to find cruise […]
Rome is undoubtedly on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list. And if it isn’t, then it should be. Cruise to the Mediterranean and your ship will almost always visit Rome at some point along the way. And since I was lucky enough to see this ancient city just a few weeks ago I thought I’d share with you […]
I’m motoring through this list of cruise misconceptions that I came up with in my first blog post, smashing them to pieces. Anyway we’re onto point three today, and this one is about something very close to my heart. My stomach! Cheap gag. But it’s true, in the literal and figurative sense. Today I’m going […]
One oft-quoted reason for people not wanting to go on a cruise is the fear of being seasick. A huge percentage of people will suffer from some kind of motion sickness but being on a cruise ship can, on occasion, really bring on bad cases of nausea. It’s not exactly what you want when you’re […]
It’s time for another post from me, looking back at those falsities that I had before I started working here about cruise holidays. The second misconception that I had about cruises (read about the first here) was that if I took a cruise, everyone would be older than me and I’d feel weird and, worse, […]
Ahhh, the glamorous life of a cruise ship musician; plying his trade on the ocean wave, never knowing which exotic port of call he’ll be sailing into next (he lost his itinerary), holding sway over an eager crowd who are hanging on to his every note. OK, I admit, I’m painting a romantic view, but […]