About me and this blog

I started this blog to share my love of travelling on water – and on land. It should entertain you with stories of being at sea, cruising on a river or enjoying pre- or post-tours on land. I often try to stay a little longer in one place before or after a cruise, because one day is just not enough for one place. And sometimes, I even travel only on land. 

You will find information about ports, cities and places I have visited. I also intend to write a short review of the cruise ships I have been on, to give you an idea of what the cruise was like. 

About me

My cruises

About me

I love cruising, whether at sea, on a river or any other waterway. I wanted to travel since I was a teenager. But I didn’t realise at that time that it would be the best time to make a longer break at work. And I wouldn’t possibly had been brave enough.

However, as I got older, I had more opportunities and more money to travel. But as I still work full time, my travels are limited to holidays, because I wanted to form a career in Marketing too… I usually get five weeks off a year and try to make the most of it by scheduling it around holidays and so on. 

My husband – with whom I travel most of the time – and I have decided to do our “world tour” in parts, instead of waiting until we are too old. It is not always to our liking, because I often have to squeeze in days, but it works best with our jobs. And it is fun anyway. So we try to be on tour as much as we can. 

As a sailor, my husband has always loved travelling on water. When he first asked me if we should book a cruise in 2008, my first reaction was: “Are you crazy, that’s for old people only.” It was (and still is) a common cliché in Switzerland… But I said: “Why not? That led to our first cruise on Explorer of the Seas from New York to the Caribbean. And the rest is history: we haven’t stopped cruising since…

Who am I?

I am living in Switzerland. (You might already have found out, that I am not a native English speaker or writer… 😉 I am a creative person, I love trying out new stuff, and therefore travelling to places I have never been before.

Pictures below: that’s me, freezing on a ship in Alaska (wonderful), exploring Cambodia (exciting) and Sicily (just great). And having a coffee, which I do in almost every port, just to be, enjoy the time and watch the people go by.

yve@sea in Taormina, Sicily
On land in Taormina, Sicily, Italy
yve@sea on Golden Princess in Alaska
On Deck 7 of Golden Princess in Alaska


Ruines of Pompeji, Italy
yve@sea in Cambodia, pre-cruise tour
Cambodia, pre-cruise tour Angkor Wat

Want to know, how many cruises I already did?

Most of the time we (my husband and I) cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises or Celebrity Cruises, because we really love the “international flair” on those Cruise Lines, and everything is to our liking… but we often tried other cruise lines too…

Regards Yvonne

2024-12Celebrity Silhouette, Cruise from Singapore to Ko Samui, Bangkok (overnight), the Vietnamese Coast, Halong Bay (overnight at new years eve) to Hong Kong (booked)
2024-10Celebrity Infinity, Roundtrip from Athens to the Greek Islands (planned 😉
2024-07Azamara Onward, Roundtrip from Copenhagen to Island (booked 😉
2023-12Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Prima, Caribbean, from San Juan Puerto Rico, with a short pre-cruise tour to New York and Puerto Rico.
2023-10Land tour, 3 weeks in Peru, travelling overland (Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca,…) and 5 days cruising the Amazon river on Aria Amazon
Read my blog: cruising the Amazon river
2023-04Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the seas, Greek Isles roundtrip from Ravenna, Italy
2023-02MSC Cruises, MSC World Europa, Arabian Gulf, roundtrip from Dubai
Read my blog: is it worth booking a suite? Compairing suites on MSC World Europa and Celebrity Edge?
2022-12Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Jade, South Africa & Namibia, rountrip from Cape Town
Read my blog: The big five and wine tasting
2022-08Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Edge, Spain, French & Italian Riviera, back-to-back from Barcelona
Read my blog: is it worth booking a suite? Compairing suites on Celebrity Edge and MSC World Europa
2022-04Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Equinox, Southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami
2021-12Azamara Cruises, Azamara Journey, Gran Canaria & Madeira, roundtrip from Gran Canaria
2021-07Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the seas, roundtrip Limassol, Cyprus
2020-08Land tour only: roadtrip from Home to western Switzerland
Pandemic break
2019-12Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Silhouette, Southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami
2019-11Tui Cruises, Mein Schiff 3, Canary Islands & Marocco, roundtrip from Gran Canaria
2019-07Princess Cruises, Crown Princess, British Isles, roundtrip from Dublin
2018-02Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas, Caribbean, rountrip from New York
2017-08Land tour only: Provence & French Riviera, roadtrip from Home
2017-03Princess Cruises, Royal Princess, Southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale
2016-10Royal Caribbean, Rhapsody of the Seas, Greek Isles, roundtrip from Athen
2016-03Haymark Travel, Mekong Navigator, Cambodia and Vietnam, Kampong Chan to Ho Chi Minh City
2015-12Aida Cruises, Aida Stella, Arabian Gulf, roundtrip from Abu Dhabi
2015-07Princess Cruises, Golden Princess, Alaska, roundtrip from San Francisco
2015-02 Princess Cruises, Grand Princess, Hawaii, roundtrip from Los Angeles
2014-06 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Silhouette, Croatia & Italy, roundtrip from Venice
2014-04Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Equinox, Canary Islands & Portugal, roundtrip from Southampton
Read my blog: how to plan your own roadtrip & tips for South England
2013-10Royal Caribbean, Voyager of the Seas, China, Japan, Vietnam Singapore, Tianjin to Singapore
2013-04Royal Caribbean, Navigator of the Seas, Mediterranean sea, roundtrip from Civitavecchia
2012-08Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Eclipse, Norwegian Fjords & Iceland, roundtrip from Southampton
2012-02Royal Caribbean, Brilliance of the Seas, Arabian Gulf, roundtrip from Dubai
2011-07Princess Cruises, Emerald Princess, Baltic Sea & Russia, roundtrip from Copenhagen
2011-02Princess Cruises, Ruby Princess, eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale
2013-12Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the Seas, Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico
2010-11MSC Cruises, MSC Magnifica, Mediterranean sea, roundtrip from Venice
2010-08Royal Caribbean, Mediterranean sea, roundtrip from Malaga
2010-02Princess Cruises, Sun Princess, New Zealand, roundtrip from Sydney (our honeymoon journey)
2009-05Royal Caribbean, Brilliance of the Seas, Western Mediterranean & Canary Islands, from Barcelona
2008-08Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas, eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from New York

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