Everyone in my life knows that I am a cruise addict but few understand why…In fact, I think to most people my obsession is positively perplexing. So here is the simple answer – I have an problem…It is called: Obsessive Cruise Disorder. I think about ship life every hour of every day. I should really go to some sort of rehab. But here’s the thing, I don’t want to! I celebrate my love for all things nautical. Even if sometimes it reduces me to sitting in a wardrobe, rocking back and forth chanting: I’m on a cruise, I’m on a cruise (Kidding, kidding, that’s just a joke my first ever Cruise Director made on how to conquer post-cruise depression)
Seriously though my obsession rules the major part of my life – My room has a nautical theme, I wear a lot of stripes and navy is my neutral. With that in mind I watch cruise themed TV obsessively. If you can’t be on a ship then you should at least be able to drool over one, right? About a month ago whilst watching ITV’s The Cruise I sarcastically tweeted that Princess Cruise Line should give me prize because I’m a platinum Captain’s Circle member at just 22. It was a joke, of course, inspired by the episode where they acknowledge the most travelled passenger of that voyage. (I always marvel at those people! On my last cruise there was a woman who had over 1,000 days at sea. Talk about living the dream!)
Princess themselves had no time for my sass. But my tweet did capture the attention of a specialist cruise company based in Southampton called: Ocean World Travel. Their Marketing Assistant got in touch with me to ask whether I would be interested in writing a guest blog for them. They wanted to get more young people into cruising and I was to act as their inspiration. I was honoured by the opportunity to blog for a professional company and naturally leapt at the idea.
If I am completely honest, then I owe the birth of this blog to them. I had always intended to start a travel blog; I had camera roll full of pictures that I vividly imagined blogging someday. But that was the problem it was always someday! I just never got round to it. Ocean World Travel asking me to guest blog for them ignited a spark in me. I soon found out that I really like the whole blogging thing and now I spend an awful lot of time in my small corner of the internet.
Not only was I tasked with converting young people to cruise adventures – Ocean World Travel were also curious as to why I had a ship addiction. So if you want to be converted or if you’re simply interested in my addiction then head over there and give that post a read. I’m a little proud of it if I’m honest.
Also, if you are an avid cruiser make sure to check out their cruise deals while you’re over there. They have some unbelievable bargains! We recently booked a two week cruise around the Mediterranean that was less than £2,000 for 3 people!!