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Some people are shopaholics, some are chocaholics and some like me are cruiseaholics! Okay you got me I am also a slight chocoholic as well.

I guess my love affair for cruises began in the late 1970’s when I used to watch “The Love Boat”, which was an American TV show that was filmed on-board the very real Pacific Princess, which was owned at the time by Princess Cruises.

I remember the excitement as I would follow the lives of Captain Stubing and Julie the Cruise Director, as well as Isaac the Bar Tender and Gopher the Purser, and not forgetting Dr. Adam.

Who would have thought that less than a decade later I would be working on-board the famous “Pacific Princess” as a Junior Bar Stewardess.

Working onboard the Pacific Princess in the Starlight Lounge

Working on-board the Pacific Princess in the Starlight Lounge

During my second contract with Princess Cruises I met my husband on-board and we went back together for one more contract on-board the Regal Princess.

Me & hubby

Me and my husband, Bruce, who I met on the original Royal Princess in 1992

After my time at sea I settled in Edinburgh for several years where I worked as a Conference & Banqueting Manager at The Caledonian Hotel on Princes Street. My first son, Conor, was born in Edinburgh and was followed by his sister, Ashley, almost 2 years later.

It was around this time that we decided to move back to my home town of Morecambe in order to be near my family, and it was here that I began my foray into the selling of cruise holidays with a local firm called Cruise Connections. During my 12 years here I learnt all about the many cruise lines that were available and loved the fact that no two days were the same. I also managed to fit in another two children with Logan arriving first followed by Frazer.

I have always been an avid supporter of the cruise industry and one of my greatest achievements to date was being chosen as the Royal Correspondent for the new Royal Princess. I was able to visit the ship in the shipyard in Monfalcone and see its amazing transformation into the beautiful ship she is today plus be part of history as the Duchess of Cambridge became the ships Godmother.

Royal Princess 2013

Fast forward just over 21 years and here are Bruce and I on the new Royal Princess at the inaugural ceremony and sailing

I have cruised extensively as a single traveller, a couple and as a family (6 berth cabins are my speciality!) so give me a call for all your cruising needs!

 

Qualifications

As new ships are christened every year and new destinations become available, it is important that as a Cruise Specialist I keep up to date with all new training courses.

As you can see most of my certificates are in the name of Julie however I am known as Molly at cruise.co.uk.

CLIA (Cruise Line International Association)

CLIA are the leading cruise training body in Europe, delivering award-winning training, seminars and events to the UK and Irish travel trade. They also operate the only official accreditation scheme in the UK and Ireland for cruise selling travel agents. Highest accreditation is a Master.

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ACE-CLIA-Understanding Cruise 1

ACE-CLIA

ACE-CLIA

ACE -CLIA -Ambassador

ACE -CLIA -Ambassador

 

MSC Cruises

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises - First Officer

Princess Cruises – First Officer

Princess Cruises - Staff Captain
Princess Cruises – Staff Captain

Princess Cruises - Captain

Princess Cruises – Captain

Princess Cruise - Commodore

Princess Cruise – Commodore

P & O Cruises

P & O Cruises - Commodore

P & O Cruises – Commodore

Cunard

Cunard - Commodore

Cunard – Commodore

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean - Captain

Royal Caribbean – Captain

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean Cruises - Admiral

Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean Cruises – Admiral

Silversea Cruises

Silversea Training Academy

Silversea Training Academy

All Discovery Cruising

Hebridean Island Cruises

Hebridean Island Cruises

Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic

Voyages Of Discovery

Voyages Of Discovery

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

 

Ships I have been on

Here are the ships I have visited or sailed on – if you would like more details or have a question regarding any of them please call me on 0330 303 8278 or email me MollyM@cruise.co.uk.

Cunard, Queen Mary 2, 12th -15th December 2014

Royal Caribbean, Quantum of the Seas, 31st October – 2nd November 2014

Voyages of Discovery, Voyager, May 2014

Emerald Waterways, Emerald Sky, April 2014

Princess Cruises, Caribbean Princess, July 2013

Princess Cruises, Royal Princess, June 2013

Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Infinity, May 2013

Princess Cruises, Royal Princess, March 2013 (visited in shipyard in Monfalcone)

Princess Cruises, Regal Princess, March 2013 ( as above and witnessed float out ceremony)

eWaterways, Royal Crown, March 2013

Cunard, Queen Elizabeth, June 2012

Cunard, Queen Victoria, June 2012

Royal Caribbean, Independence of the Seas, May 2012

Princess Cruses, Grand Princess, May 2012

Oceania Cruises, Marina, July 2011

Norwegian, Norwegian Epic, June 2011

Cunard, Queen Mary, May 2011

Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Eclipse, May 2011

Royal Caribbean, Independence of the Seas, May 2010

Cruise & Maritime, Ocean Countess, May 2010

P & O Cruises, Azura, April 2010

P & O Cruise, Arcadia, May 2009

Hurtigruten, Midnatsol, March 2009

Holland America, Maasdam, July 2008

Carnival, Carnival Splendour, July 2008

Silversea, Prince Albert, June 2008

P & O Cruises, Ventura, April 2008

P & O Cruises, Artemis, August 2007

Royal Caribbean, Rhapsody of the Seas, October 2006

Norwegian, Norwegian Jewel, June 2006

P & O Cruises, Arcadia, April 2005

Ocean Village, Ocean Village, December 2003

P & O Cruises, Oceana, June 2003

Norwegian, Norwegian Dawn, November 2002

Royal Caribbean, Brilliance of the Seas, July 2002

Norwegian, Norwegian Sun, November 2001

Seabourn, Seabourn Pride, October 2001

 

 

Places I have visited/h1>Having worked on-board cruise ships for many years I have travelled extensively and still continue to do so, with this in mind keep checking back for more updated places.

Africa

Bamburi Coast

Chale Island

Mombasa

Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia

Caribbean

Antigua

Aruba

Barbados

Bermuda

Bonaire

Curacao

Grand Cayman

Jamaica

Nassau

Princess Cays

San Juan

St Croix

St Kitts

St Lucia

St Maarten

St Thomas

Tortola

Mediterranean

Amsterdam

Antwerp

Barcelona

Bruges

Gibraltar

Gran Canaria

Hamburg

Honfleur

Le Havre

Lisbon

Marrakech

Monaco

Palma

Pisa

Rome

Tenerife

Venice

Mexican Riviera

Acapulco

Cozumel

Northern Europe & The Baltic

Bergen

Bronnoysund

Copenhagen

Helsinki

Oslo

St Petersburg

Stavanger

Stockholm

Svolvaer

Tromso

Trondheim

Panama Canal

Colon

Limon

South America & The Amazon

Boca Da Valeria

Buenos Aires

Caracas

Devils Island

Manaus

Montevideo

Recife

Rio De Janeiro

Sao Paulo

Santarem

Transatlantic

United States

Alexandria

Boston

Cape Canaveral

Charleston

Fort Lauderdale

Galveston

Glacier Bay

Houston

Juneau

Ketchikan

Key West

Los Angeles

Miami

New York

Newport

Philadelphia

Portland

Savannah

Sitka

Skagway

Washington DC

Whittier

Williamsburg

 

 

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