About Me

Hi , My name is Jodie and I'm delighted to have just joined all the fantastic team at Cruise.co.uk. I have worked in the travel industry for around 26 years now mostly in retail on the high street and from home. Finding perfect holidays for people is a passion of…

Posted on Feb 7, 2018
Bucket List Birthday Celebration!

Today the 7th February is my mums 70th birthday!  Certainly a time of celebration and quite a milestone  birthday to reach. WE will of course be celebrating today and at the weekend with some close family- however  as a treat my mum has booked herself and her husband ( who…

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
I’m booked on the Edge!!!

I'm very excited as I'm actually booked for 7 nights on Celebrity's newest ship the Edge! This is the first of four new cruise ships in the Edge Class and will debut in December 2018. I'm booked for early March 2019 so although a long way off we all know…

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Posted on Jan 10, 2018
Welcome to 2018!!

Happy new year to you all! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas . I had a lovely time celebrating with my family and close friends.    I always make the most of spending quality time with my family at this time as when we arrive into January most…

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Posted on Dec 27, 2017
Merry Christmas!!

Where has this year gone?!  2017 has most certainly flown by so quickly. It's the time of year where I tend to reflect on the year gone and with technology now its easy to look through photographs and social media to remind us of the months gone! 2017 was a…

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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
Proud Mum moment!

My son Thomas has just completed his 3 year degree course in Editorial Advertising and photography. He has spent the last 3 years in Cheltenham which isn't too far from  home, but he chose to spend the first year in halls and the second couple of years in  a house…

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
First Cruise for my mum! This is her blog!

At last, after debating whether we would enjoy a cruise or not. Having my daughter Jodie as a cruise consultant, we decided to book on Queen Victoria. The deciding point was, the cruise was starting  in Barcelona were we have both wanted to visit and see the marvellous Sagrada Familia.…

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Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Independance of the Seas mini cruise!

The last time I stepped aboard Independance of the Seas was in 2008 when she was brand new and I was invited to Southampton for a guided tour on board. She was the first cruise ship I'd been on and I remember feeling absolutely blown away at how beautiful she…

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Posted on Nov 1, 2017
Bruges on a budget!

Last weekend myself and my family enjoyed a 3 night weekend  break on Royal Caribbean's Independance of the Seas. I will tell you about that next time . This time I thought I'd share a tip on  seeing Bruges from Zeebrugge which was one of our stops on our 3…

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Posted on Oct 18, 2017
MSC Preziosa!

I love my ship visits in Southampton and this time it was to see MSC's Preziosa. This is the 3rd in the Fantasia class ship I've seen this year, first was Splendida, then Fantasia. All three are very similiar with only slight differences. These are big ships, 139.000 tons and…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2017
A sad farewell to Monarch…..

I have something in common with Monarch Airlines, we both started life in 1967, fortunately I'm still going unlike the sad collapse of the airline announced this week. Monarch have played a big part in the travel industry for such a long time - it will be strange not to…

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