About Me

Who is The Cruising Dodo?

My name is Sylvia and I am the girl behind The Cruising Dodo. I live in a mountain town surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. I am an avid cruiser, traveler and tea drinker. I am also a wife, a mother, and a university graduate (Master’s of Health Care Administration & Bachelor’s of Public Affairs and Policy Management). I can fluently speak French, Creole, and English.

What is The Cruising Dodo ?

The Dodo is an extinct bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius. I was born and raised on this tropical island and even though I lived in Canada and recently made the United States my home, I wanted something personal that represents my background.

Why The Cruising Dodo?

I believe life is about collecting moments thus, I started the Cruising Dodo to share the memories I make around the world with my husband and daughter one port of call at a time. So far I completed 12 cruises and visited over 35 countries. I cruised with Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises,  Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line.

To sum it up, the Cruising Dodo is an online diary of my travels. It is a hobby I enjoy, an outlet to express myself to a large online audience, and a way to improve/ experiment with different writing styles.

I Do Not See Pictures of Your Family, Why?

I do share a few pictures of my husband and I however, I keep them limited. Regarding my daughter, she is still very young and her privacy is paramount.