About Me

I started life working at good ole Woolworths for quite a few years (too many to mention).  Other past jobs I have tried are working for an Interior Design company, Retail for a well known American chain and a Policeman in West Midlands Constabulary. I live in Birmingham in my…

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
P&O up their entertainment

Love him or hate him, Stephen Mulhern, yes that guy who does the after show on Britains Got Talent and showbiz friend of Ant & Dec has been signed up by P&O with Jonathan Wilkes (that's Robbie Williams' friend)  to create and produce new shows for the cruise line. The…

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Posted on Oct 3, 2017
What a week

Well it has been a topsy turvy week or so in the travel Industry and not really for the good. Morarch group has ceased trading leaving over 100, 000 passengers abroad with the uncertainty of getting a flight home and over 800,000 future bookings being cancelled.  This has left over…

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Ryanair are a joke!

Well you have read the news.  Ryanair are planning to cancel 40-50 flights a day.....yes A DAY because they have messed up their pilots holiday rota's!!! I thought Michael O'Leary's hair brained idea of 'low cost standing room only on his flights' was nonsense but  I couldn't believe my ears…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2017
Yes 2019 sailing are almost upon us

Well its that annual blog which seems to get earlier each year.  Cunard and P&O will open their 2019 sailing within 10 days.  Yes the brochures and emails will be winging their way to you within the next few days. So whats new for 2019? P&O will visit 2 new…

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017
Royal Caribbean want to be ‘Big Ben’

As you have probably seen in the news Big Ben will stop chiming soon and will not chime for 4 years due to essential maintenance required.  Always being on the fore front of spin, Royal Caribbean have offered to lend a hand! The Chief of Royal Caribbean UK Ben Bouldin…

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Posted on Aug 8, 2017
Beautifully cheesy river cruise ports

On my Amadeus River cruise we visited some lovely ports and Hoorn in The Netherlands was a particular favorite.   We dis embarked the ship and took a coach through to Volendam to the picturesque fishing village.  There were inevitably quite a few tourist shops but the village was like…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017
My River cruise

I have just returned from an excellent river sailing from Koblenz to Amsterdam.  We visited Cochem, Cologne, Hoorn in Holland and an overnight in Amsterdam on the Amadeus Silver 1 ship. Myself and three colleagues flew from Manchester into Frankfurt and took an hour and a half train from Frankfurt…

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Posted on Jul 11, 2017
P&O change future cruise booking procedure

It has recently been announced by P&O that they are changing their on board booking policy. Before the change, P&O used to collect £50 per person off clients on board and this was attached to their Peninsular numbers.  Then when passengers decided which sailing they wanted the future cruise deposit…

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Posted on Jun 27, 2017
‘I don’t drink that much’

Nowadays most American cruise lines offer drinks packages within the fare or if you book a 'guarantee' cabin then you can add a drinks package on yourself once you are on the ship. Many clients say to me 'I don't drink that much anyway' .  However if you think about…

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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
My Alaskan experience

I used to work on board cruise lines quite a few years ago mind you.  The company I worked for was Celebrity Cruises.  The  ship I was on at that time was the Celebrity Summit which is a Millennium class ship.  My Itinerary  in Alaska consisted of sailing from Vancouver…

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