About Me

I have been in the travel industry over 20 years, what was meant to be a short summer working in Menorca when I was just 21 turned into many fantastic years within the industry. I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of destinations all over the world, including many parts of Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Norway, the Caribbean, India, Africa, the Maldives.

My travel career began overseas as a holiday rep many years ago and I spent 3 years as a wedding co-ordinator in the Dominican Republic. What an amazing time I had helping to make peoples wedding dreams come to life.

I decided after being overseas for many years that it was time to come home to sunny Manchester….home is where the heart is as they say.

I have worked in travel ever since and for the past 14 years I have been a Cruise Specialist which I can honestly say I love. I was completely blown away by my first ever cruise on board the Sea Princess, my trip was magical and since then I have been lucky enough to experience more amazing cruise lines with my family.

My love of cruising makes my job so much more than just a job. I love sharing my knowledge and whether you are new to cruising or have cruised many times before I’m here to help find you the perfect cruise experience. I would love to speak to you so give me a call on 0800 408 6101 or drop me an email on abbiv@cruise.co.uk



During my time as a Cruise Specialist, I have completed various Cruise Lines individual training courses. Below is a selection of the courses I have taken and passed, if the cruise line you are interested in doesn’t appear below please still feel free to contact me. It may just be that the particular cruise line doesn’t have a training facility, I can of course still help you.
P&O Commodore- highest level
Cunard Commodore- highest level 
Princess Cruises Commodore- highest level

Royal Caribbean/Celebrity/Azamara-Captain Level of all three brands making me an Admiral overall – again their highest level

 NCL – Norwegian Cruise Line – All Modules Completed – Highest Grade


Ships I have been on

Below is a list of ships I have been lucky enough to cruise on, whether it has been a holiday cruise, an educational trip  or even a ship visit.

P&O- Ventura, Oceana

Cunard- Queen Victoria

Princess- Grand Princess, Sea Princess

Royal Caribbean- Independence of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas

Azamara Journey

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Norwegian Cruise Line- Jade, Gem, Epic

Carnival- Splendor

Holland America- MS Rotterdam

Thomson- Celebration, Spirit


Places I have visited

I have explored lots of different countries all over the world and still there are so many more on my list of places I want to see…Here are the places I have visited so far.

Spain… Balearic Islands, Barcelona, Malaga, Benidorm, La Coruna, Bilbao, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela (this is where my Spanish family live & my second home as a child)

Santiago de Comp

Canary Islands… Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura

Madeira & Portugal

Greece & Cyprus

Northern France



Norway & Iceland

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Caribbean…Dominican Republic, Jamaica


The Gambia



The Maldives

Maledives, group of islands, Maldives



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