About Me

Hi, I am Lesley.  I have been in the Travel Industry for over 35 years.  I am married with 2 grown up children, but no grandchildren just yet, I am, after all far too young!


After a couple of years at New College Durham learning Travel and Tourism and gaining a OND, I started working for a small independent travel agency in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  During my travel career I have worked for the multiples such as Lunn Poly and Going Places (all gone now) as well as working in business travel for a short while.  I also worked as an air hostess, that certainly opened my eyes!

I spent over 8 years working for Travelsphere, part of the All Leisure Group, before coming back “up north”.  Full circle working for a small independent Travel Agency in Newcastle, as a luxury cruise consultant, before joining Cruise.Co.Uk.

I have a real passion for cruising, where else can you see a different view every single day? This really is the perfect job for me!




As well as my own personal experience as a cruiser, it’s important to me to make sure I have as much in depth knowledge about as many cruise lines as possible.  Below are just some of the qualifications I have received after completing trainings and details of the cruise lines I have studied.


Celebrity – Captain


Royal Caribbean – Captain

Azamara Cruises – Captain


P & O Commodore (highest level achievable)


Commodore Level – Cunard (highest level achievable)


Commodore Level – Princess (highest level achievable)


Seabourn Luxury Cruises Certificate

Seabourn Luxury Cruises
(all 6 modules completed to highest level)


Silver Sea Academy Online Program Certificate

Silvesea Academy Online Program (Platinum Level )


MSC – Highest level achieved


Holland America


Riviera Travel Certificate

Riviera Travel (highest achieveable level)

Regent 7 Seas

Fred Olsen


Voyages Of Discovery



Ships I have been on


MSC Preziosa


Cunard – Queen Mary 2

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Hebridean Princess


Independence Of The Seas

Carnival Miracle


Crystal Symphony


Crystal  Serenity



Silver Whisper Cruise Ship


Silverseas Silver Whisper


Europa 2


Holland America Ryndam


Riviera and Marina

Oceania Riviera


Diamond Princess


Fred Olsen Black Watch



Seabourn Sojourn


Hurtigruten Fram


Airtours Carousel and Seawing