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 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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Posted on Sep 29, 2017
NCL Are Looking Forward

In April this year, NCL cruises announced that all cruises would be all inclusive and also include tips. A brilliant move from them. All clients will have the premium all inclusive drinks package and complimentary water in the cabin along with Lavazza speciality coffee served in the dining rooms. If…

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Give Baby J Fresh Food!

Have you taken a baby under 1 year on a cruise before? If you did how did you feed them?  This may sound a silly question to ask but my lovely client Mrs C has been trying to get Celebrity to confirm if fresh baby food will be provided for…

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017
A Wonderful New Experience

My lovely clients Mr & Mrs D have just returned from their first river cruise. After doing many ocean cruises they were a little concerned river cruising would not be for them. Well!! Happy to report they loved it and would do it all over again. As you all know…

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017
Viking Are Doing It In Some Style!

Viking are synonymous in the cruising world with river cruising and very successful they are too, but there is a new kid in Viking's town and that is ocean cruising which is going from strength to strength. Especially now that Jane McDonald has been on Viking Sky, I predict a…

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Posted on Sep 1, 2017
Cunard & The Falklands Campaign

If you have ever cruised with Cunard you know what to expect. A chance to step back into the old days of cruising, along with the great British touches such as, afternoon tea and a game of croquet. 35 years ago though, (the 4th May 1982 to be exact), the…

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