MSC Cruises – are you missing out?

MSC Cruises only caters for Italians and not the Brits so what’s the point of promoting them or that’s what I thought! Well after a recent training session I will tell you why! Read More

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April Fools!!

It has long been a tradition in the travel world to think up some of the best Aprils Fool pranks and it is my pleasure to share my favourites with you today. Read More

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Still lost!

How can a plane just disappear from the face of the planet. Well it appears that is just what has happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Read More


This is a headline that you would never expect to see from a Cruise Specialist but fair warning I am going to tell you all the dangerous reasons (as reported in the press) why you should not cruise. Read More

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Any Virgins left?

I still find it hard to believe that many people are still “Cruise Virgins”  and have never been on a cruise and in fact many people find the whole subject quite daunting! Even my own mother thought she was not posh enough to cruise and my dad said he did not want to spend his holiday being confined to a fishing trawler. Many people have pre conceived ideas of cruising from the media which is why I found a recent article from Travelzoo very interesting. Read More

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Explore.Dream.Discover in 2014!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Read More

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Battle Of The Giants – P & O v Royal Caribbean

It’s an exciting time for us here at as in the past few days Royal Caribbean have announced that their new Quantum Class Ship, Anthem of the Seas, will be sailing from the UK in 2015 in direct competition with P & O Cruises, Britannia.

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Top 10 Morbid Cruise Destinations!

As Halloween is imminent I thought I would try and find the top 10 morbid cruise destinations. I honestly thought I would have trouble coming up with 5, so was surprised that my list just kept growing! In some ways I think it’s human nature to have a morbid fascination with death as it is a reminder of our own fragile mortality and I think this is why many of the destinations are where horrendous human tragedies have occurred whether by nature or at the hand of others.

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Go Team McIntyre & Grandad!

Its great being a mum of four – honestly, well apart from the fact that they fight constantly and as a mum you are never off duty.

You are always on call night or day and my sons Conor 16, Logan 9 and Frazer 6, along with their sister, Ashley 14, keep me on my toes. Read More

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Cruising myths blown out of the water!

Having worked in the retail side of the cruise industry for over 12 years, combined with my three years at sea with Princess Cruises, I am still surprised at people’s misconceptions of cruising. In fact my own parents put off joining a cruise for a long time because: ‘They didn’t think they were posh enough. ‘

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