Image

Art of Cruising

Many of the factors that go into planning the perfect cruise are logical – the size of the ship, the location and the food. But, getting the most from cruising is also an art.

Enjoying the Greek Cruise Experience – So Many Islands, So Little Time
5 days ago

Enjoying the Greek Cruise Experience – So Many Islands, So Little Time

There are around 6000 Greek islands! So, it would be impossible to visit them all. But some people have tried. Only 227 are inhabited however so that makes the challenge …
Read More

Announcing Our First She Cruises Voyage!
2 weeks ago

Announcing Our First She Cruises Voyage!

She Cruises is a site for women who love to cruise. As promised I now have details for our Inaugural She Cruises Voyage. It is going to be amazing!!

Bringing Like Minded Women Together! 

She Cruises is a sister site to Sixty and Me, a global community of women over 60. When Sixty and Me was launched 5 years ago, our mission was to bring women over on a virtual journey of self discovery and reinvention. We wanted to empower and help women to live a beautiful life in their sixties. Our goal was to challenge aging stereotypes and offer friendship and connection to women around the world.

We now reach over 500,000 women in 150 countries on our website Sixty and Me, have over 120,000 followers on Facebook and 66,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.

Our women are now of all ages and we have many women in our community in their 40’s and 50’s, 70’s and 80’s. The desire by independent women to live life with passion and purpose knows no age boundary!

Connecting Women in Our Sixty and Me and She Cruises Communities who Love to Cruise

Now, we are taking things to a new level. Women have told us for years that they wanted activities where they could meet people in person, face to face, hug to hug! They want to meet like-minded women and make new friends!

Cruising is a passion for many women in our Sixty and Me community. Personally, I have always been fascinated by the sea and believe the experience of cruising can be a wonderful way to see new places, meet new people and enjoy a unique and wonderful time together.

Our First She Cruises Experience with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

For our first She Cruises voyage, I wanted to work with a cruise line I trust. I have cruised twice with Fred. Olsen and enjoyed both experiences.  What I liked most was their affordable pricing, wonderful itineraries and a culture supportive of solo travellers.  Fred. Olsen offers a culture of warmth and kindness and an award-winning group cruising team who can provide expert support and handle all the logistics involved.

Where is Our First She Cruises Voyage Going? 

I looked at several different options and decided that for our first cruise adventure we would focus on an experience that was short, affordable and beautiful. Norway is, in my opinion, one of the most scenic and fascinating places on earth. Here are the details of the Sixty and Me cruise I’ve chosen for May 2020.

This short 5-day Norway cruise features a voyage in the magnificent Norwegian fjords and a visit to beautiful Bergen. It starts in Newcastle, UK is a very popular itinerary and I expect it will sell out quickly. So, we ask that if you are interested, you jump on this opportunity as soon as possible.

Here is a link to the Fred. Olsen page with itinerary and all information

Fred Olsen Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Dates: 1st May 2020, 5 Nights

Port of Departure and Return: Newcastle, UK

Ship: Fred Olsen Balmoral

Group Fares (In British Pounds)

  • Inside: 749 (sharing)
  • Ocean View: 899 (sharing)
  • Superior Ocean View: 1059 (sharing)
  • Balcony Room: 1499 (sharing)
  • Suite 1599 (sharing)
  • Single Inside 1299 
  • Also reduced sole occupancy of 75% on H Interior Room F Ocean View Room and B Superior Ocean View Room

Here are some images of what you will see on our first She Cruises voyage!

Fred Olsen Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Next Steps

  1. Use this email for all correspondence margaretmanning@hotmail.com
  2. Send email to tell me you are interested in sharing or booking a single room.
  3. If you want to share, I will choose a roommate for you.
  4. If you are cruising with a friend as a roommate let me know their name
  5. Call Fred Olsen to book and pay deposit +44 0800 0355 141
  6. Quote Reference Number GRP0282 and L2006 
  7. Pay Deposit of 15% at the time of booking
  8. Balance due in February 2020.

A Limit to the Number of Attendees

In order to keep things manageable on board for me, I have decided to keep our group to around 60 women.

Connecting Before the Cruise

We will have lots of opportunity to connect before the cruise! I have already started a private Facebook Group for this cruise called She Cruises Norway Adventure. Only women booked on the cruise will be allowed to join. You can apply to join when your booking is confirmed.

You can also check for regular updates on our She Cruises sites:

Website

YouTube

Facebook

Instagram

Workshops and Networking

I will of course be on board and look forward to meeting everyone in a casual and fun way. I have also invited Ariane Poole to join us for talks on beauty and skincare. She is an amazing friend of our Sixty and Me community and understands that women who are aging beautifully want to look and feel on the outside the way they feel inside! She will do fun makeovers on board throughout the journey!

So, if you are interested in being part of our first She Cruises adventure, please contact me today at margaretmanning@hotmail.com and I will guide your through the booking process outlined above.

I hope you can join us, I am confident that this first She Cruises voyage will be an amazing experience!

Are you planning on joining our first She Cruises voyage?

This article originally appeared on Sixty and Me.

Read More

3 Great Cruise Lines for Women Who Are Cruising for the First Time
3 weeks ago

3 Great Cruise Lines for Women Who Are Cruising for the First Time

You have wanted to go on a cruise for ages. Now you are getting serious about it. At a dinner last night, you heard someone say, “Silversea.” Silversea Cruises. Just …
Read More

4 Ways Get More From Your Next Cruise by Harnessing the Power of Anticipation
1 month ago

4 Ways Get More From Your Next Cruise by Harnessing the Power of Anticipation

 

I don’t think that I have ever looked forward to a trip as much as I am looking forward to my upcoming Viking river cruise. As I sit here, cup …
Read More

What Makes for the Best Cruise, Other Than Price?
1 month ago

What Makes for the Best Cruise, Other Than Price?

I’ll admit that, when it comes to finding the best cruise, price is probably the first thing that most of us look at. This is completely natural. After all, if you don’t …
Read More

Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1 month ago

Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On the surface, living on a cruise ship sounds like heaven. Just imagine. It’s 7am and you are awoken by the sunrise and the sounds of sea birds. You stretch, …
Read More

Sharing a Cabin on a Cruise Don’t Make These 7 Horrible Blunders
2 months ago

Sharing a Cabin on a Cruise Don’t Make These 7 Horrible Blunders

One of the worst things about taking a cruise alone is having to deal with the dreaded single supplement. As a solo woman traveler, your options are fairly limited. You …
Read More

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail
2 months ago

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail

One of the first tips that people give you when you tell them that you are going on a cruise is to “shut off” and enjoy the ride. On the …
Read More

The Secret Weapon that Seniors Have to Find Cruise Deals Is…
2 months ago

The Secret Weapon that Seniors Have to Find Cruise Deals Is…

Back in the good old days, senior discounts actually meant something. A few decades ago, when there were fewer of us out there, being in your 60s or 70s really …
Read More

4 Reasons Why Cruising is So Very Addictive
2 months ago

4 Reasons Why Cruising is So Very Addictive

By  •  Art of Cruising

Are you one of those cruisers who finds them self planning the next ocean or river adventure within 24 hours of arriving back home? Or is your idea of a …
Read More