Posted: 24th March 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal
Most stews have had to look after those dreaded Phalaenopsis orchids. This month’s column is dedicated to tips for keeping them alive for longer than the guests’ arrival day.
Posted: 7th March 2014 | Written by: Lauren Williams
To kick off the new '10 Things' series from OnboardOnline, Lauren Williams tells us 10 things she didn't know before joining yachting, starting with the wonder that is toilet paper origami.
Posted: 21st February 2014 | Written by: OnboardOnline with Isobel Odendaal
Steward/esses, as a group, have a huge amount of knowledge when it comes to solving problems on board, but are often unable to take advantage of each other’s experience.
Posted: 2nd February 2014 | Written by: Jo Morgan
If someone had asked my teenage self where I expected to be living in my 30’s, it’s unlikely I would have said I was aiming for a bunk-bed situation.
Posted: 30th October 2013 | Written by: Paula Herbert
Some people are sailing yacht people, others are motor yacht people, but rarely is someone both. In fact a (mostly) friendly rivalry runs through the water between these two worlds. Each has perceptions about the other; perceptions based in both myth and reality.
Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Mrs Steele
Chief stewardesses often get a bad wrap for nagging and over-reactions to trivialities. But, as Mrs Steele argues, sometimes you just have to stand your ground.
Posted: 24th September 2013 | Written by: The Cabin Shop
Charter guests and owners will use, touch and sleep in the linens on board. They will notice and appreciate luxurious softness, but will also remark on scratchy towels or bed linen. The interior of the cabins need to make a great initial impact and quality linens are essential to continue that sensation. Here are some tips to select and care for your onboard linens.
Posted: 12th September 2013 | Written by: Paula Herbert
10 years ago, choice in yacht uniforms was limited. The fit mattered, but not how uniforms matched the yacht or the personality of the crew. Fortunately, as the industry evolves, suppliers are pushing the boundaries, with fashion and personalization now being almost as important as functionality in crew clothing.
Posted: 6th September 2013 | Written by: Andy Ives, Bar Life UK
Tired of serving the same old cocktails? Ever thought of garnishing a cocktail with a sprig of lavender and a macaron? Do sherbet, olive oil and pink peppercorns feature in your cocktail repertoire? In the first of his series for OnboardOnline, Andy Ives of Bar Life UK brings us five award-winning gin cocktails to impress the boss.
Posted: 29th July 2013 | Written by: Jo Morgan
Odd socks, whingeing crew and mugs left in the sink...it's clearly time for a mid-season hissy fit.Jo Morgan on what drives us batty when life in the crew mess gets messy.