About Me

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 30 years, ever since leaving school. My Dad was in the Navy so I guess I get my wanderlust from him. I was a Manager in a successful Travel Agency for 16 years before joining Cruise.co.uk. I am married and have a son who…

Posted on Jul 2, 2017
Watch this space!

The Baltics and in particular St Petersburg have long been a draw for cruise ships with so much to offer the would be visitor. St. Petersburg is an amazing city for sightseeing, with its abundance of art-filled galleries and awe inspiring architecture to explore. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2017
Death on the Nile or is it Life after Death?

Did you know that 10 Years ago around 60,000 British Holidays makers took a Nile cruise compared to approximately 4000 in 2016.  That is a staggering decline in anyone’s books and despite the troubles in Egypt a decline that no-one could have possibly anticipated. No one can deny that Egypt has…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2017
Customs? Is what they do all necessary or is it Bullying?

On my last blog I mentioned my fascination with Customs I thought I would write about a few experiences I have had with Customs and Immigration and maybe you would like to share yours. Customers officers seem to strike fear into many. You know what I mean, you must have…

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Posted on May 21, 2017
A Travelling life for Me!

People sometimes ask me how I come to be doing this job? Where did my fascination with Travel and the Sea begin? Well I suppose my Dad being in the Royal Navy may have had something to do with it.  Here he is in his Uniform looking very dapper and…

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Posted on May 7, 2017

Airlines have been taking a real battering in the press lately what with man-handling passengers off flights, drunken pilots at the controls and flight attendants punching passengers. I have had customers saying they will not fly with certain airlines because of this so it has had an impact. But should…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2017
Liverpool Port Breaking Records!

The last Couple of Years have really established Liverpool on the cruising Circuit both as a departure port for Northern cruisers and a port of call and why not? Liverpool has much to the offer the would be visitor. Who could forget the Epic Meeting of the 3 Queens to…

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Posted on Apr 9, 2017
Extreme vetting’ likely for British Visitors to Trumpton!”

There is some disturbing News for would be Visitors to the Shores of Trumpton! Oops, sorry the USA. Sources have advised that the US has not ruled out “extreme vetting” procedures which would force British visitors to hand over social media passwords, mobile phone contacts and financial records in order…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2017

Well its almost here. The brand new celebrity Ship – The Edge will sail out of Fort Lauderdale on the 16th December 2018 and she is on sale now! Celebrity describe the ship as Forward thinking, Transformational and Revolutionary. From what I have seen it is all of those things…

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Posted on Mar 12, 2017
Bugs Beware!

This is not strictly speaking about cruising but it is about travelling. I have travelled to many places and seen some weird and wonderful things to eat, not all of which I have wanted to try may I point out. These are foods which are a far cry from the…

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Posted on Feb 26, 2017
Tips for Cruising with a Family

There are many schools of thought about taking children on cruise ships. Some think you should not and others think they make a great family holiday. Personally, I have been cruising with my son since he was 6 and we have all really enjoyed our cruises. If you are taking…

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