About Me

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 33 years, ever since leaving school. My Dad was in the Navy so I guess I get my wanderlust from him. I was a Manager in a successful Travel Agency for 16 years before joining Cruise.co.uk. I am married and have a son who…

Posted on Oct 28, 2019
TOURS, LUGGAGE AND COMMON SENSE!

Following on from my Baggage Savvy Blog, I wanted to discuss the issues of taking extra baggage with you when you go on Tours. I appreciate when you have a cruise included in your trip you want to look nice but you really do have to be aware of all…

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Posted on Oct 14, 2019
MISERY FOR MANY CHINA TOURISTS

  Over the last week there have been serious issues for customers travelling into China or hoping to on the 144 Hour visa waiver. Passengers who have checked with the embassy before travel and met the criteria to travel have still been turned away and seemingly randomly. Couples, Families and…

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019
A Sad Day in Travel

It is a sad time in Travel. Like many in my tight-knit industry, I am very shocked at the loss of Thomas Cook (1841 - 2019) and my heart goes out to all the employees some of which are dear friends and ex-colleagues both in the shops, in the field…

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Posted on Sep 16, 2019
MAKE A WISH!

...and that is exactly what Disney has done. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek revealed that Disney's new ship will be called the Disney Wish. The newbuild is set for delivery in late 2021 and is expected to set sail beginning in January 2022. “There couldn’t be a…

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Posted on Sep 2, 2019
RECORD BREAKING CRUISE

Guests boarding this Ship will get more than they bargained for as they become part of a Record-Breaking event. Viking has put together the Ultimate World Cruise itinerary, a 245-day journey including six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports. Sailing from London on the Viking Sun, the longest-ever continuous cruise…

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Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Oasis of the Seas Re-vamp

You may or may not be aware but Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Is going to be getting a facelift. During a 63-day modernisation program, the ship will undergo upgrades, changes and brand-new additions. She will certainly be giving her newer Sister ships a run for their money So…

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Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Dress Code or Not?

You may or may not have heard the drama of the Brawl onboard P&O cruises because someone had dressed up in a Clown Suit. It was I grant you, during a formal night, where black tie or at least smart suits and dresses etc were the suggested norm. The issue,…

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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
How to Break the Ice on a cruise Ship and make Friends – My Top Ten Tips

Cruisers, in general, are a friendly outgoing bunch.  Over the years I have booked many couples who have met on cruises and now cruise quite regularly together. It’s also great for the single scene with most cruise lines seating singles together at dinner and having ice breakers for them to…

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Posted on Jul 8, 2019
Unusual Places to Visit

Have you been to somewhere unusual, somewhere amazing and not well known. When you talk about it do people say where is that? We are always looking for unusual places to add to Land Tours and I would love to hear some of the places you have been or perhaps…

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Posted on Jun 24, 2019
All about Sid!

If your Cruise is stopping off at St John’s Newfoundland then you are in for a real treat. This picturesque town is perched on the cliffs with its beautiful colourful houses. It has stunning scenery and friendly, characterful locals. None more so than Sid. Who is Sid? I hear you…

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