Phil and Jo first met when he gave up his seat for her whilst on a bus from New York to New London, on their way to meet the ship they’d be working on. They hung out with a group of people their age, and all made plans to reunite for a Caribbean cruise at Christmas.
A year and a half later, and only Phil and Jo showed up on the cruise. He asked her for a kiss on New Year’s Eve, whilst anchored somewhere off Nevis, and the rest was history!
After eight and a half years together, the couple had just bought their first home and Jo had had enough of unpacking boxes. Phil presented her with one and said “It’s the last one and it has your name on it”. She opened it and found a ring box inside. Jo decided to use her great-grandmother’s stunning vintage opal and diamond ring as an engagement ring.