About Me

Thanks for taking the time to read about me.  I can tell you a little about my life and travels. It gives you an idea of who you are dealing with and how I can assist you with your worldwide cruising desires. I worked on ships as a shore excursions…

Posted on Feb 17, 2018
Best things to do in Cochin… If you have a cruise visiting India this is a must read…

On Queen Mary 2, my job was to sell tours. It was also answering questions about the tours and the places the tour would visit. Sometimes this meant lots of reading and research as I hadn’t been myself before. On a world cruise there were quite a lot of these…

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Posted on Feb 1, 2018
What happens after a Captain makes the decision to abandon ship?

I had a fabulous conversation which was so interesting for me as a cruise specialist. My first encounter with a customer who had to abandon ship. This was years ago! So nobody panic and no need to cancel any cruises you have recently booked with me! The sailing was in…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
What is that for a great deal! Balcony, OBC and coach transfers…..

  I sit here and hunt for cruises with all the benefits people want. Sometimes, just sometimes, a deal pops up that seems too good to be true. I have looked at this one and if you are thinking what I am thinking….. Too cheap just call me now and…

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Posted on Dec 31, 2017
Thanks to all my past and future customers! Happy New 2018…

What a Happy New Year it will be in the world of cruise!  The cruise industry launches 11 new ocean-going ships in 2018 with berths for over 31,000 passengers.  2018 brings new ships ranging in size from about 200 guests to over 5,200. If you want to ride a go-kart…

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Posted on Dec 19, 2017
With January looming right around the corner, just past Christmas and New Year.

What is going to be, on your must see, cruise list? I am all about food and drink, so I have Hamburg for my German beer and sausage fix. Bruges for my Belgium beer and chocolate fix. Le Havre has amazing seafood and some great wines, which I love, almost…

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Posted on Dec 5, 2017
Christmas at sea? What is it like in the crew area?

What does Santa do to deliver gifts to crew on a ship? Tough question, I know. Well it all depend on the Captain and communication to get the ship up to the right speed so the reindeer can land safely on the sun deck. Santa does have a convertible sledge…

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Posted on Nov 24, 2017
I can find many excuses… to cruise…

I was just sat here in my office thinking what is this Black Friday all about? For us travel consultants it means there are more people calling in wanting a cruise for £1. But they want to go for Christmas this year! For the cruise companies they can reduce the…

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017
MSC offers a new school along with help and aid for those that need it most.

MSC Cruises, they just get better and better in my opinion. Last month I wrote about getting on a ship and helping the Caribbean by going there and spending some money. MSC have done a lot more than that with their latest offer of a school for the children. Along…

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
What a week Britannia had with Helicopters, lifeguards and Captains doing 180’s

Guests aboard P&O’s Flagship Britannia were woken during the night with an announcement at 1 am. This can happen while cruising and the rude awakening was for a man overboard announcement. There was an incident which demanded the ship to travel back on itself to assist. The ship went into…

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Posted on Oct 13, 2017
How to get on a ship for £49.93 per person per night.

No gimmicks here… Just a great offer and 14 nights away being cared for by one of the friendliest crews at sea. I didn’t think it was possible to do this anymore. Considering the cost of living has gone up over the last 10 years by so much! I have…

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