About Me

I like to be called Chris but my grandma always used to call me me Christopher, especially when friends or relatives came around ! I developed a love for travel at an early age watching the likes of Alan Whicker on TV, with his quite posh accent and travelling on the…

Posted on Oct 27, 2019

I have never been a big fan of a spa,but lately i have been having treatment for my sciatica and massage has helped ,so as  winter is upon us ,this time of year is great to think about your health and happiness, and cruise ships have the ideal way to…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2019
Ming or Bling ?

The big holy grail of the cruise industry has been trying to capture the new to cruisers and Royal Caribbeans have upped the ante with a new  2020 strategy .They have spent the last 6 months putting together plans including new marketing It wants to allign the right guest to…

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Posted on Sep 24, 2019
The Death of the Package holiday

With the demise of one of the worlds oldest travel companies this week, could this be the last throw of the dice for the much loved package holiday ? Thomas Cook was founded in 1841 when he organised a rail journey from Leicester to Loughborough and charged a shilling a…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2019
Hurricane Dorian, Devastation and Disney

The scale of devastation and destruction left by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall in the Bahamas on tuesday is yet to be fully realised as the main priority continues to be search and rescue, the death toll reaching 20 and more thought to be missing. My thoughts are with the…

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Posted on Aug 24, 2019
Florida without real rollercoasters

The most exciting way to continue our journey down to Miami was to drive southwards from St. Petersburg and cross Tampa Bay across the famous Sunshine Skyway. The very first time I was driving on this bridge it was in the 80s and In May 1980, the freighter the MV…

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Posted on Aug 9, 2019
Flamingos Festivals and Fun

So, we are coming up to the Caribbean cruising season and what better than to combine a fabulous cruise with a fabulous stay in the sunshine state of Florida. Ok, you dont want  theme parks, but there is so much more to do in the state with so many differing…

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Posted on Jul 24, 2019
Old and Past it

Royal Caribbean last week announced a $165 million pound refurbishment of Allure of the Seas in Barcelona next spring, with the tallest waterslide at sea.,Ultimate Abyss, and all the Pool deck re-imagined with new duelling waterslides, the Perfect Storm ,and extended childrens Aquapark with drench buckets and much more watery…

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Posted on Jul 9, 2019
New York, New York so good they named it twice

My recent trip on the Queen Mary 2 ended in one of my favourite cities, and from the arrival at the quayside in Brooklyn terminal, sailing past Lady Liberty and passed by the free Staten island ferry, it was going to be a hectic 2 nights in the Big Apple.…

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Queen-its a kind of magic

I always count myself lucky to work in the cruise industry and when i was asked if i would like to join others on the Queen Mary 2 to New York i jumped at the chance.Having booked many customers over the years i relished the opportunity to experience what is…

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Posted on Jun 6, 2019
Disappearing Ports of call

Its true, Venice is sinking and  by 2100 the city, one of the worlds greatest cruise ports, could be gone.There are currently triple concerns over this most beautiful of destinations, Flooding that is a result not just of tides but rainwater,the impact of mass tourism, and the fact the city…

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