cruising

Executive Chef and Izumi chef with Raffles on Radiance of the Seas

A floating feast // Radiance of the Seas

Our little sailors have taken to cruising like seagulls to chips. Speaking of chips, the food on board Radiance of the Seas is fantastic. All 70 tonnes of it. Which incidentally is about what I’ll weigh after our cruise! There are so many dining options to choose from, it’s easy to find something to float […] Read more…

Raffles Ioves Radiance of the Seas this much

High seas hi-jinks // Radiance of the Seas

“Avast me hearties, let’s commandeer the ice-cream machine” squeals rapscallion Raffles, as soon as we board Radiance of the Seas. His swashbuckling sibling, Sugarpuff, hearing only the words “ice” and “cream,” draws her imaginary cutlass in readiness to storm the soft-serve station with her roguish brother. I suspect my small scourges of the seven seas […] Read more…

Carnival Spirit docked at Circular Quay

Cruising with kids on Carnival Spirit

Raffles, Sugarpuff and I are sitting by the Harbour waving our old friend and resident megaship, Carnival Spirit, out of Sydney. It’s been a wee while since our clan of clowns ran away to join her cruising circus but watching folk frolicking merrily on deck as she sails gracefully away has us reminiscing about our own […] Read more…

Ships Galley

Voyager of the Seas: Kitchen Ahoy!

My kitchen is quite small. And when I say ‘small’ I mean that if it belonged to a guy he’d be buying a monster truck to compensate… if you catch my drift. I’ve always said it’s not the size that matters, it’s what you do with it that counts. Of course, I’ve usually been lying. […] Read more…

Raffles meets King Julien on Voyager of the Seas

Oh ship // Family fun on Voyager of the Seas

“Mama, I think it grew!” announces Raffles, stupefied, as we prepare to board Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas in Singapore. This isn’t our first voyage on this lovely lady but her enormous bulk is no less impressive the second time around.  In fact, I think we’d all forgotten just how buxom a beauty she […] Read more…