About Me

Thank you for visiting my blog. I started my career in the travel industry over 29 years ago at Page & Moy Holidays booking short and Long haul holidays, tailor made packages, ski trips and the odd cruise. I was able to experience luxury destinations and hotels around the world which…

Posted on May 16, 2018
Jill’s Guide To Rivers Part Deux

  My second installment on River Cruising, for people who would like to try something new &  looking for help and information. I am pleased to help. Here are some  brief details of some of the Tour Operators I deal with on a regular basis, along with transport options Rail,…

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Posted on May 9, 2018
Rudesheim Here I Come

I'm off on my travels again shortly and this time it is to Germany on a River Cruise and will be sailing with Viking on their lovely ship Kvasir- not sure yet how you pronounce it yet but will soon find out...I will joining their Rhine Getaway cruise which will…

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Posted on May 2, 2018
Jill’s Special Guide For River Virgins

My Guide to River Cruising - You've done Ocean cruising and fancy a change & want to try the smaller ships?  - what ever your reasoning for wanting to try River Cruising, take a look at my guide before you do anything. Small ships carrying up to 150 passengers Get…

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Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Fred’s with Benefits

Having recentely returned from a Fred Olsen cruise to the Canary Islands I thought it may be interesting for you to get a feel as to the extras which can be added on for you onto your cruise, me and my hubby had both the drinks package added and the…

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Posted on Apr 4, 2018
Azamara’s UK Refit-Pursuit

She was P&O's ship Adonia the adults only ship - but now Azamara have acquired the ship and she is AZAMARA PURSUIT. For anyone who is not aware Azamara are 5* Luxury ships for clients who appreciate smaller ships - approx 700 passengers sail on each ship, being a smaller…

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Posted on Mar 21, 2018
What’s New In Entertainment

From race tracks to raucous parties, I take a look at what's making waves on the cruise lines on-board entertainment.....   Information Immersion The of Holland America-  ships are going to be transforming its "Crow's Nest" Lounge areas into Explorations Central  (EXC) its a physical space filled with digital technology,…

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Posted on Mar 7, 2018
Your One Stop Shop- I’ve Scenic All Now

SCENIC - Luxury Cruises & Tours featuring inclusive river cruises on board luxurious space ships of 5* For their 2019 programme all of the prices are guaranteed at 2018 rates, a crowd puller that's for sure, the savings will be huge your looking at an average of £1000 per couple,…

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Posted on Feb 21, 2018
Your One Stop Shop -The Elbe

We tend to speak about the more popular Rivers such as the Rhine, Danube, & the Mekong  etc but what the other lesser known ones,this week i'm going to talk about -The Elbe. The River rises in the Czech Republic and flows into Germany and empties into the North Sea…

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Posted on Feb 7, 2018
Rivers Of The World – Your One Stop Shop

More people than ever are taking European and worldwide River Cruises. A River Cruise allows you to discover more than just the coastal areas of a Country as you wind your way through the heart of some amazing landscapes. Gaze upon untouched lands as you meander down the Irrawaddy,  or…

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
Who’s Your Fav?

I think we all have favourites when it comes to cruise lines, mine for example with Ocean Cruising is Celebrity Cruise and with River Cruising it has to be APT. CELEBRITY CRUISE- To me ticked all of the boxes, We tried out first sailing on Reflection from Rome, fabulous holiday…

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