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 followed by a one week at the Couples Resort, St Lucia.
Though the majority of our cruising has been with two cruise lines, Cunard and P&O, we have sailed with 16 other cruise lines on a total of 30 different ships: completing over 1000 days at sea.
We have crossed every Ocean and visited every continent: navigated around both Capes and passed through both major canals; and have in addition to sailed along both the Yangtse, Mekong, Amazon and Irrawaddy rivers.
Cruising is certainly in our blood though we also enjoy many shore side holidays and vacations, particularly in and around the Far East.
Often the scourge of internet trolls, and considered the ‘enfant terrible’ by certain cruise forums, Solent Richard speaks his mind, happily calls a spade a spade, pulls no punches and tells it as it is without fear or favour.
Solent Richard contributes to a number of internet cruise forums including the more mature
He is also a member and contributor to the more popular Facebook cruising groups and now has administers three of the most popular Cunard sites…
We are Cunard Fanzine
Cunard Cruise Chat
QM2 The Last Ocean Liner
plus a specific fb group for River Cruisers…
River Cruise Community
If you are registered on Facebook simply search for the group of your choice and click ‘Join’. A photograph in your profile usually suffices to be accepted.
The blog recently passed the milestone of a Quarter of a Million hits and currently with 599 registered followers of this blog SR must be doing something right.
I am also an avid Scuba Diver, a qualified wreck and Nitrox specialist, and have dived as far afield as Micronesia, Egypt, Thailand and the Caribbean.
Not all my ships have been cruise ships, hows about this for a two week Micronesia dive home…