About Me

I have been working in travel since 1991 when I realised there was more to life than the Banking Industry. I started as an Overseas Representative with Thomson Holidays moving to the beautiful Island of Rhodes, where I spent 3 very happy summer season. This was interspersed with winters in Spain -…

Posted on May 21, 2018
The Nightmare Of Packing For A Holiday !

Watching the Royal wedding this weekend, and looking at the lovely outfits, I started to think about what I am going to pack for my Azamara cruise next week. Choosing an outfit for any special occasion can be daunting, and time consuming, and a Royal Wedding must be stressful to…

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Posted on May 7, 2018
I`m Off To Nice !

At last the sun is shining and summer is finally here. Thinking of sunny climates reminds me that I am off to Nice for my Azamara cruise in a couple of weeks and, talking to a client of mine today who lives in the South of France, I know that…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
It’s Holiday Time!

The sun is shining, at last, at least it was yesterday, and hopefully, it will last into next week as I am off on holiday! Since the arrival of my boy Rowan the lurcher my travelling has been curtailed a bit, but this year I have 3 or 4 things…

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Posted on Apr 9, 2018
Is It All Changing?

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to take a cruise many years ago when it was only the rich and famous who could afford to travel in style on liners, such as the Prinzessen Victoria Luise of Germany, the first ship built solely for the luxury cruise…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Happy With Your Cabin Choice?

Choosing and booking any holiday is both exciting and sometimes hard work getting everything exactly as you want it to be. Dates, resort or cruise ship, hotel room and of course, for a cruise, the perfect cabin in the best position. Some people like to book well ahead to get…

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Posted on Mar 12, 2018
One World Again for 2020

Today sees the release of brand new itineraries from P&O Cruises for winter 2019 into spring of 2020, including their 2020 World Cruise Programme. As with 2019 this is the second year in a  row that P&O only have one ship, Arcadia, doing the round world voyage. Arcadia is a…

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Posted on Feb 26, 2018
Four Fred`s For Funchal

Fred Olsen cruises are not for everyone, but they have a massive loyal passenger base who absolutely love them. If you are looking for a floating resort at sea, lots of children's facilities and loads of restaurants to choose from then they are definitely not for you. If you like…

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Posted on Feb 12, 2018
It`s Time To Grab A Bargain

February has arrived and, apparently, it is going to be the coldest on record. Traditionally this is the time of year when holiday and cruise companies hope we are thinking of warmer days, and planning holidays. Looks  like there are going to be some bargains around, but not necessarily for…

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Posted on Jan 29, 2018
A Real Italian Jewel

I have been lucky enough to travel widely over the years but there are still plenty of places that I haven`t been, but would love to visit. One of  those places is the Italian town of Portofino. I almost visited once on Regent Seven Seas Voyager but unfortunately the weather…

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Posted on Jan 15, 2018
Is Tipping Getting Out Of Hand?

Gratuities on cruise ships is a very controversial subject, especially amongst British passengers so the news that Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises have increased their daily service charge to $ 14.50 per person per day, an increase of $ 1 , will have caused outrage amongst many passengers. According to…

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