"I don't live in a lavish house, I definitely don't speak the Queens English and I still have many things to learn in this life, but I'm pretty confident in my cruise knowledge—I could put a few people under the table. You see, that's what I do, that's what makes me tick and brings me life, so for me, that's all that matters." Drops mic.
Danielle Fear, known to many with a passion for cruising in UK and beyond as CruiseMiss, is the author of the above quote. She didn’t really “drop the mic,” but I could picture her doing so as I read her quote. To make such a self-assured statement, you have to be recognized as someone who knows of what you speak. Let’s see, earlier I mentioned CruiseMiss as being one of the winners in the USA Today10Best Readers’ Choice New Media Award for Best Cruise Blogger, one of only two UK bloggers to join that venerable list, and many other cruise blogger accolades have been accorded CruiseMiss: Best Cruise Blogger; Top 25 Socially Shared Cruise Blogs; Top 10 Cruise Bloggers You Need To Follow; Top 50 Cruise Blogs To Follow in 2018, and more including finalist and highly commended recognition in other major awards such as the UK cruise industry’s The Wave Awards.
Perhaps even more of a testament to CruiseMiss’ credibility and esteem in the cruise writing world is the frequency with which her perspective and insight is sought for expert commentary, quotes, and articles in media such as World of Cruising, Cruise Critic UK, Porthole Magazine and more. Danielle has done radio interviews, email interviews, and provided content for numerous online travel sites....
.....After launching CruiseMiss, one of Danielle’s most memorable cruise highlights was the first time she was invited to a cruise ship naming ceremony. Danielle was chosen to attend because of the sailings she had previously been on with P&O Cruises and because of the credibility of
CruiseMiss.com. The naming ceremony was for P&O Cruises Britannia. All cruise ship naming ceremonies are special, but this one was particularly so as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 had been named as Godmother to Britannia, her second time being selected by P&O as a Godmother as the Queen was selected in 1995 to christen Oriana—the very first ship Danielle sailed. The naming ceremony was held at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on March 10, 2015. Danielle said she felt like a kid at Christmas! “I couldn’t believe it. Me, at this big, flashy event. I loved every second of it. I love, and I mean love cruise ships, and one of my favourite times of the year is Christmas. When you are passionate about something, so passionate that it literally is what you eat, sleep and breathe, to have the honor of being included in such a momentous occasion that involves your passion is a massive privilege. I couldn’t believe I was there. I could see the Queen and it still didn’t feel real. I have been to a few more naming ceremonies since then and for me, they are always a great privilege.”
Danielle loves cruise ships of all kinds, but prefers the smaller, more traditional vessels. Her favorites are the Fred Olsen Balmoral, Fred Olsen Black Watch, P&O Oceana and Saga Sapphire. Danielle’s longest cruise was on the Black Watch: a 108-nights world cruise from Southampton traveling to the Azores, the Caribbean, Central America and the Panama Canal, Easter Island, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East from January 5 to April 24, 2018. In total the world cruise visited 23 countries on six continents. Black Watch is....
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