About Me

I live in Bromsgrove and work for Cruise.co.uk as a home worker, I’m only 5 minutes away from our Head Office in Redditch. Now for those of you not entirely sure of the beautiful sights that Redditch has to offer, if you go into any good book shop and ask for a book entitled ‘Roundabouts of Redditch’ you will understand why Cruise.co.uk is call centre based. I do believe they have produced a calendar or two on the same subject which really put Redditch on the map! If our clients not familiar with Redditch ever tried to find us to pick up their cruise tickets, they will most surely find that their cruise has departed and returned to Southampton by the time they found our car park!

Growing up I believed life had two main things to offer, ‘travelling’ and ‘meeting people’. With that in mind on turning 21 I decided to leave the UK and head oversea’s to experience the culture and lifestyle in as many countries as possible, with a view to return back to the UK in time to turn 30 years old, so my family & friends didn’t forget what I looked like. Along the way I have had some exillerating experiences, seen spectacular sights and shared laughs with so many great people.

When returning to the UK in 2009 I lived on the canal in Bromsgrove for four years, and was very lucky to enjoy the relaxed views of the barges going up and down the famous Tardebigge flight. It was also quite entertaining to see the Stag and Hen parties navigating out of the basin aboard their mini 5 star vessel embarking on their maiden voyage, with a steering rod in one hand and a can of larger in the other, apologising to the locals as they crash into the home owned barges announcing ‘Sorry, lost control!’.

At the grand age of 35 I have my feet firmly on British soil and have settled down with my partner Mark in my home town of Bromsgrove. So now I get great enjoyment in booking other peoples adventures and love hearing about all their unique experiences along the way.

I hope you enjoy reading more about the places I’ve been and worked and maybe give you a few ideas for your next holiday.

Me enjoying a cheeky pint - Halloween this year

Me enjoying a cheeky pint – Halloween this year

Qualifications

Here are just a few of the cruiselines credentials that I have achieved over the years,   giving you the knowledge you’re in safe hands.

                         P&O Commodore status

 

                         Cunard Commodore status

 

                         Princess  Commodore status

 

Royal Caribbean - Captain status

Royal Caribbean – Admiral status

                         Celebrity

Celebrity Cruises - Captain Status

Celebrity Cruises – Admiral Status

                         Azamara

Azamara Cruises - Captain Status

Azamara Cruises – Admiral Status

                           Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen

                          Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises

                           Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

                       Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel

                         Holland America

                                                                    Awaiting certificate

                          Seabourn

                                                                    Awaiting certificate

Ships I have been on

Since working for cruise I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneaky peak at a few ships, my favourite so far being the launch onboard MSC, with Katy Tunstall getting the party started, Andrea botchelli, fantastic fireworks, it’s definitely been my best ship launch so far.

Ships I’ve been on……….

P&O Aurora

P&O Aurora

P&O Ventura

P&O Ventura

Cunard Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Grand Princess

Grand Princess

Crown Princess

Crown Princess

Royal Princess

Royal princess

Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Infinity

Fred Olsen Black Watch

Fred Olsen Black Watch

Fred Olsen Black Watch

Fred Olsen Boudicca

Fred Olsen Boudicca

Fred Olsen Boudicca

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade
MSC Poesia
MSC Poesia

Holland America Ms Oosterdam

Holland America ms Oosterdam

Ocean Village II

Ocean Village II

Viking Sun

Viking Sun

Swan Hellenic Helvita II

Helvita II
 

 

 

 

Places I have visited/h1>I have been really lucky to have lived and worked in 12 overseas destination and visited quite a few more too with the help of a good staff discount along the way.

Places I have lived and worked……

Lanzarote / Tenerife
Gran Canaria / Fueteventura
Kefalonia / Zante
Corfu / Majorca
Cyprus / Austria
Mexico / Dominican Rebuplic

Places I have visited

Dublin / France
Germany / Belgium
Amsterdam / Portugal
Egypt – Cairo & Red Sea
Kenya /  Goa
Australia / Singapore
Tokyo / Brazil
Florida / Barbados
Jamaica / Aruba