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 Dec 8, 2017
What Is A Free Upgrade?

I think we all secretly hope that we will one day, get an upgrade, one way or another. It would be even better if it was free, but lets face it anything that says "free" isn't really is it? One of the cruise lines who ask if you would like…

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017
Love Is In The Air!

I think I should call myself a bit of a matchmaker!  Speaking to a lovely client of mine earlier this week, as he has just come back from his very first cruise. He went all the way to Singapore and cruised from there to Perth, had a few days there…

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Posted on Nov 24, 2017
From River To Ocean In One Port?……….

There are plenty of cruise clients who like to do a "back to back" cruise. This is basically (for those of you who dont know) take one cruise, stay on the ship and do the second itinerary. It may be the same destinations or slightly different.  Of course when booking…

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Posted on Nov 17, 2017
Is This What You Are Dreaming Of?

Do you yearn for "that something different?" When you are starting to plan for your next holiday, do you sometimes think "I wish there was just something else I can try?" Yes, there is something else, and I know from one of my clients how wonderful this can be. Sea…

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Posted on Nov 10, 2017
The Caribbean Is Back In Business…….

Yes, some ports of call are back in business as if nothing has happened, yet they are a couple who are "getting there."  Alot of you have expressed concern about travelling to the Caribbean since the Irma and Maria hurricanes. Don't forget that they are used to this, and whilst…

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Posted on Nov 3, 2017
Isn’t It Time You Tried A River Cruise?

River cruising is on the up and advertised an awful lot more now, from TV adverts to newspapers. It can be just as daunting as booking a ocean cruise with all the different prices and what is included. I love river cruising and really do think you have got to…

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Posted on Oct 27, 2017
Be Prepared!

If you have ever flown to the States before you will know what the endless queues are like in immigration.  I understand completely why but when you have sat in a aircraft for 7 plus hours and then have to stand in a queue for another 1 or more, it…

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Posted on Oct 20, 2017
Beautiful Italy

As you read this I will be in Lake Garda in Italy, one of the most picturesque regions.  Tomorrow (Saturday) we are travelling from the lake to Venice where we have a couple of nights there. I'm not actually on holiday though I am working - honest! As you may…

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Posted on Oct 13, 2017
This Is Ocean Cruising Like Never Before!

On the 31st August 2018 a new ship will be launched.  This ship is called the Scenic Eclipse and i think she sounds rather wonderful! For the past 31 years Scenic have been delivering some fantastic river cruises and escorted tours around the world and now they have ventured into…

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Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Search For A Sunbed!

I am sure you will all know that my lovely friends are still not converting "yet" to a cruise holiday.  That day will come but in the meantime, we have a weeks holiday staying at a hotel. As always we go to Tenerife as the weather is usually hot and…

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