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 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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Posted on Jan 1, 2018
Four Good Reasons To Book Early

Today is the start of 2018 and Happy new Year to everyone. Having worked in the travel industry for many years January is always the time when everyone starts to think of warmer days and the summer, and of course booking their next holiday or cruise. Times have changed a lot though…

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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
Fantastic New Programme For Princess In 2019

Princess Cruises have become the first major cruise line to announce their full programme for 2019. Sounds along way off as we haven`t finished with 2017 yet but in the world of cruising things happen earlier every year. One of the most exciting new things is the news that there…

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Posted on Dec 4, 2017
Why I Love December

December is one of my favourite months of the year. Might seem odd as its the start of winter but that's part of its attraction.  Friday this week was the perfect day, cold, frosty and very Christmassy ( dare I say the C word ! ) My boy Rowan loves…

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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Record Breaker For Fred in 2019

In the world of cruise 2019 is not far away, even though we`ve not finished 2017 yet ! At the end of  the day there are only so many destinations in the world that cruises can go to, making finding new and interesting voyages more important than ever. Fred Olsen appear…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2017
The New Azamara Pursuit

Much loved P&O Adonia has now become Azamara Pursuit and her new itineraries have just been released. She will be, in the words of her new family, " In Pursuit of Dream Destinations We're opening the door to maiden ports, new itineraries, and unforgettable, unique experiences with Azamara Pursuit." Sounds wonderful and…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
The Edge To Visit Britain

Sounds like a pop star doesn`t it? Or that guy on Top Gear - The Stig! This is neither though. The Edge is Celebrity Cruises new  ground breaking ship. Due to be launched in 2018 it has just been announced that she will sail from Southampton to Barcelona on 15th…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Is This P and O`s Biggest Mistake ?

The few weeks have been a nightmare. We`ve had hurricanes, terrorist attacks, typhoons , the collapse of Monarch Airlines and the dreadful shootings in Las Vegas. As I sit writing this I am listening to events unfolding near the Natural History Museum in London. On a much lesser scale, but…

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