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With the launch of the new ship; Quantum of the Seas, from Royal Caribbean. I thought it would be a great time to blog about my cruises and experience with them.

Freedom of the Seas was the first ship from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in which I sailed on. I cruised the Caribbean for 7 nights from Port Canaveral, Florida. Having previously been on two cruises with another cruise line prior to this, I was sure I knew what cruising had to offer – how wrong I was! Activities, food, drink, service and FUN was on tap everyday and I instantly fell in love with the ship AND the cruise line. I took an Ocean View Balcony stateroom for this sailing which was lovely. To date, I have been on the freedom of the seas 5 times in total

The Allure of the Seas

After sailing on other Royal Caribbean ships, I thought I would try the ship known as the largest in the world The Allure of the Seas. I spent 7 nights on board whilst cruising the Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale and WOW…….. I couldn’t fault the ship, staff or service in anyway. From the moment I arrived at the port everything ran like clockwork and I cannot complain about anything at all.

With 5,000+ guest capacity on board, I was surprised to find the embarkation process the quickest and easiest I have ever experienced with any cruise ship. after entering the terminal, we were checked in and on board well within 30 minutes.

Welcome to day two of my cruise on the Anthem of the Seas.  As I discover the wealth of entertainment on offer during my voyage.

Be prepared for Royal Caribbean to entertain you! Featuring the long – running Queen musical tribute We Will Rock You, will play host as the main show on board Anthem of the Seas, giving guests the opportunity to mingle with the talented cast at the after – show party…


Celebrity cruises has just released a special short cruise with a  2 night sailing on their award winning ship Eclipse.

 This is a perfect opportunity for new and old cruisers. It is a fantastic way to sample a new ship or cruise line, sail again if you love this ship or even if you just fancy a long weekend break.

The Celebrity Eclipse has sailed out of Southampton for the last few years and next year is no different. She has won many awards since her launch and only recently ‘best ship to sail out of the UK’  She perfectly combines the concept of Modern cruising for Celebrity, sleek lines, modern décor, fabulous food and quirky extras such as Qsine where you can order your food from Ipads, the Lawns where you can watch glass blowing and the exclusive Aqua Spa.

Read my blog as I take you through the exciting adventure that was my once in a life time cruise on anthem of the seas.

Let us get acquainted with the most exciting cruising experience of the 21st century! – 5* Anthem of The Seas, due to sail her way into the world of cruising in 2015 from Southampton…

Taking cruising to a whole new level, Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum class ship – The Anthem of the Seas makes her maiden voyage in 2015, sister ship to the Quantum of the Seas, she is sure to inject a ‘WOW’ into anybody that has the pleasure of sailing on her… She will boast a first at sea – Virtual balcony staterooms, technology which is surely ‘game changing’, breathtaking venues, and the ultimate in dining experiences, a taster of what she will offer;


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Welcome to part 5 of Cruising Australia as we look at the magnificent destination of Melbourne

Having fist been to Melbourne in 2003 backpacking, I recently went back and had a totally different experience…. A good friend of mine lives there and I got to see and do things that only locals (or immense research) would know about 

After a long flight our fist port of call (and well deserved) was a bar called Pony Fish Island – It’s basically situated under the Southgate pedestrian bridge (Nr Flinders Street station) on the Yarra River which runs through Melbourne. Amazing food, quirky drinks and atmosphere. It’s a great place to people watch! I would highly recommend it.

How exciting is it that Celebrity Cruises will be basing the 5* Celebrity Constellation out in Abu Dhabi from November 28th 2016 through until January 11th 2017.

Celebrity Constellation

Celebrity Cruises will be starting their first sailing on the 28th November 2016 after the ship relocates from Istanbul Turkey where it will then have 6 sailing out of the fabulous port of Abu Dhabi.

Adelaide – South Australia  

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Welcome to part three of Cruising Australia as I discuss the amazing port of Adelaide

I spent 3 months living in a suburb of Adelaide – Mitcham, I hung out with locals and got to experience the day to day local life and fell in love with Adelaide.

Gateway to the ‘outback’ Adelaide has lots to offer, they say it’s the most liveable city in Australia. Surrounded by parklands, historic buildings. It’s so easy to get around with hills and beaches reachable within 20 minutes.