The open sea has been a Glan Conwy residents home away from home for more than 20 years and it was here she was laid to rest last month.

Meirwen Lewis was a platinum member of Cunard Cruise ships and had been travelling on the luxury liners for more than 20 years.

Mrs Lewis, who was married to William, loved Cunard cruise ships so much, for her 80th birthday a cake was made in the shape of the companies Queen Victoria boat.

She was set to take a holiday with her family on her favourite ship, the Queen Victoria in December last year but died in July before she had the chance to travel.

But her son Philip made sure she got her last trip, taking his mothers ashes on the cruise and scattering them at sea.

Mr Lewis said: "After 20 odd years on Cunard ships, this was a fitting end."

His mothers ashes were scattered just off the coast of Rotterdam on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 after she died on July 18.

Mr Lewis said it was a great ceremony and Queen Victoria's Captain Hall was an "absolute gentleman" and ran an a great ceremony.

He said his mother managed to break an unofficial record for Wales as well with her ceremony at sea.

Mr Lewis said: "Captain Hall said when we first met him at the ceremony 'this is the coldest scattering at sea I have ever done'.

"I'm glad my mum broke a record for Wales."

He added he would like to thank Cunard for their efforts and they were an "unbelievable company".

William Lewis, also known as Gwilym, has been in and out of hospital for the past two years, even being in the Llandudno Community hospital when his wife passed away in the Bodlewydden hospital, having only been transferred the day prior.

His love for Cunard Cruise ships is nearly as great as his wife's and he will be hitting the ocean again in October where his family have booked him in for a short trip on the Queen Mary 2.