//I hear it time after time, people referring to cruise ships as boats, but what is the difference? I don’t think there are any laws that stipulate if you get it wrong then you shall be banished to a life at sea aboard the Black Pearl, but whichever way you look at it, a […]
Extract ‘ I was lucky enough to pay a visit to Seven Seas Voyager last Wednesday, during her call to Port of Tyne. It was my first time aboard any Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship and my first impressions were definitely good ones. I haven’t covered Regent much on my blog, so for those of you that don’t […]
I think we all knew it was coming, but today P&O Cruises has finally announced that Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia at Ocean Terminal, Southampton, SO14 3QN, on Tuesday March 10, 2015. The naming will be a milestone in […]
Right now I am sitting here in my living room thinking about the weather while Ms Lucy (Labrador dog)
relaxes enjoying the comfort of the carpet and at times the bed.
You see it is starting to get darker and cooler now
yet our summer is in full bloom
while during the day it is warmer !
As our Alaska cruise passengers arrive , one hopes they have a sweater or hoody as weather can surprise one and we are not in the part that gets more rain or could
The Alaska weather is beautiful yet it can have bouts of Fog 😳
Did I say Fog ! On some cruise blogs and Facebook I have recently read about passengers who have complained about the sound of the fog horn.
In fact it seems to be a regular complaint by a few on multiple cruises. Some have requested a refund or credit of $100 or more though the best is to request the Captain to turn it off, especially at night , so they can sleep. Entitlement comes to mind of these people and thankfully they are not the vast majority of cruisers.
One evening this year , it was reported that cruising in waters between Victoria and Seattle it was sounded almost every few minutes as the fog was thick and of course our waters are the gateway for the Pacific
I wonder if they really understand they are on a ship with a few thousand other passengers and it is for their
Certainly I would prefer knowing other ships know I am near and I know they are present also..
Maritime law prevails period.
Alaska cruising is a wonderful experience but you are in a climate of seas and mountains.
It blows my mind away to read how some people want to dictate against ones own safety
A few years ago I discovered I had Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) which means that today being cooler or going up and down many steps like a cruise ship, can make my knees ache
Thankfully it can pass and I watch myself , though Ms Lucy right now is sleeping and snoring beside my leg as I type on my mobile.
I will close with the ‘Fog’ observation and add some more revelations in my next post
Cheers. / Rob
Welcome aboard and nice to meet you. My wife and I are seasoned cruisers having first dipped our toes into the world of cruising in 1990, a one week cruise on board the Cunard Countess. The majority of our cruising has been with two cruise lines, Cunard and P&O. We have, however, sailed on 21 different cruise ships, some many times over, on 11 different cruise lines while completing 619 cruise nights on board.