About Me

Hello, I am Lesley.  I have been in the Travel Industry for over 38 years.  I am married with 2 grown up children, but no grandchildren just yet (although I am waiting!) After a couple of years at New College Durham learning Travel and Tourism and gaining a OND, I…

Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Does A Floating Boutique Hotel Appeal To You?

The new ships which are being launched at the moment are all huge, with the best technology, the best entertainment, best cabins, best food etc etc. What if you do not want these huge ships, is there anything new for the lover of a smaller ship? Yes, there is!  Emerald…

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Posted on Mar 16, 2018
Do Silversea Float Your Boat?

In the luxury cruise world there are a few cruise lines you would I am sure, remember. The likes of Regent, Crystal, Viking, Hapag Lloyd, Seabourn, Oceania, and Silverseas.  They are all equally excellent in their own right and all have die hard fans who would not go with anyone…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018
Give Solo Travellers A Fair Deal!

Well, I am having a rant again! We all know that solo travel is a booming market. ABTA has estimated that 12% of British people travelled on their own in 2017. Abta has also noted that solo travel is most popular with the over 65 age group who are and…

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Posted on Mar 2, 2018
Mr Calder, I Have To Disagree!

It isn't often I get on my soapbox, but I feel I have to this week!  I read an article in the Independent newspaper by Simon Calder the travel journalist. In this article Mr Calder is talking about cruise lines that "change their mind" and his parting words are -…

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Posted on Feb 23, 2018
The Perfect Honeymoon

I wonder how many of you have had your honeymoon on a cruise? I did, and it was perfect. My lovely clients Andy & Vanessa have recently returned back from a Caribbean cruise on the Britannia. They have kindly written a review of the trip which I thought would be…

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Posted on Feb 16, 2018
Do You Turn Left Or Right?

Have you ever upgraded your flights from economy to either business or first class? You would be surprised at how many people do and the level of availability, believe it or not these classes of flights tend to sell very quickly.  This week on TV there was a fabulous programme…

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Posted on Feb 9, 2018
Caribbean Update

It is that time of the year when everyone wants to get away "now."  The cold, snow, sleet, rain and lack of sunshine affects everyone so if you can do it, you need to go somewhere hot! Traditionally at this time of year the Caribbean is the place to head…

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Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Brendan Is Still Dancing……..

Are you a Strictly fan? If you are, I guess you would have been shocked to hear that Brendan Cole has been axed from the series at the end of this year. What a shame. However, don't be too disappointed because if you want to see him you should get…

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018
Do You Use The Berlitz Cruising Guide?

Seems everyone uses some kind of guide, from the TV to buying a bed or a washing machine. It is not any different in the cruising world. The Berlitz guide to cruising has been on the go for over 30 years and a lot of people do read it. The…

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Posted on Jan 19, 2018
Is Smaller Better?

There are so many of the larger ships out there, and they do seem to be getting bigger and bigger don't they!  My lovely client Mr S asked me recently to give him a list of all the smaller ships that he could choose, because he isn't a fan of…

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