About Me

I started working at Cruise.co.uk  in January 2014 and thought you might like to know a little bit about me..... I was born in London but as a child spent a great deal of time playing in the Hopfields of Kent while my parents worked on the farm.  In fact…

Posted on May 10, 2018
Another First for Cruise.co.uk! – Escorted Tour Programme!

Yes, we’ve done it again, - pushed the envelope! – thought outside the box! – smashed through boundaries! Blazed new trails! To bring you our Exclusive Escorted Tour Programme to enhance your cruising experience!   We are starting with the Far East, by offering you the opportunity to enhance your…

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018
She’s Back! For a Fourth Series! Where to this time Jane?

Exciting news!  Jane Mcdonald has landed a 4th series of the ever popular Cruising With Jane McDonald!   I'm really excited to see just which cruise lines and destinations Jane will be telling us about! If you read my last blog, I wrote about the American Steamboat trip along the Mississippi…

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Posted on Apr 12, 2018
American Queen – Sail To Scarlett O’Hara, Elvis & Louis Armstrong’s Homeland!

I have been following Cruise with  Jane MacDonald on TV, and have been so enthralled with the cruises and ports of call featured. I love that the cruise lines and destinations  are so diverse which gives us  a taste for every type of adventure to suit us all. My particular…

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Posted on Mar 28, 2018
Would You Pay Extra For Priority Boarding?

I've just read of yet another money making scheme being introduced by a major cruise line. Similar to the priority boarding you can choose with the airlines,  such as Easyjet Plus, Speedy Boarding, etc, Princess Cruises has come up with the idea of charging passengers a 'small fee'  to jump…

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Posted on Mar 14, 2018
Marella Discovery – Well Impressed!

Having never cruised with Thomson - now rebranded as Marella Cruises, and hearing mixed reports about the fleet, I was curious to find out whether my experience would be 'Good', 'Bad' or 'Ugly'. I have to say, I was well impressed from the minute we reached the airport.  We had…

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Posted on Feb 28, 2018
Ahoy Me Hearties! I’m Off To Sail The Caribbean Seas!

I'll be aboard the Marella Discovery to be precise! Sailing the Seven Isles!  It'll be the first time I have visited the Caribbean - well, almost.  I honeymooned in Montego Bay Jamaica 1977 and spent 2 nights in Cozumel, Mexico in 1989.   I've never sailed with Marella (Thomson) Cruises.…

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Posted on Feb 14, 2018
A Glimpse Into The Future of Cruising – Virtually Reality!

It was bound to happen - what with the meteoric progress of Artificial Intelligence and Software Technology.  That eventually the futuristic  innovations  will become the 'norm' on cruise ships. Bionic Bar - Already a big hit with passengers!  But there's more! Much more in store! I read an article recently…

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Posted on Jan 31, 2018
Cruise Line ‘Conjure Up’ A Harry Potter Themed Cruise!

Harry Potter fans can now experience the Magic & Wizardry of a Harry Potter themed cruise along the Thames visiting the real-life places that feature in the hit films! I watched the very first Harry Potter film and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm not an avid fan.  I lost interest…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Why Are Cruises So Expensive This Year?

I have been asked this question almost on a daily basis recently. Which is usually followed by, 'I only paid £xx last year', or 'The last time we did this cruise in 2015 it only cost £xxx' People seem genuinely perplexed as to why the price of a cruise has…

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Posted on Jan 3, 2018
My Best Holiday Ever! San Francisco to Vegas Along Highway 1!

Has got to be our Iconic Road Trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas, via the Pacific Coastal Highway 1 & the Mojave Desert driving a Mustang! Me in the Mustang on the Big Sur I've already touched on San Francisco, which I will tell you more about in another…

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