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 Jan 4, 2021
Cruising with and After Covid 19

As much as I am sure you are fed up of hearing about Covid 19 it is not something we can underestimate or sweep under the carpet.  Fact - It is here!  Fact - It may be here for a while?  It has had a devastating effect on many industries,…

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Posted on Oct 1, 2020

As a Cruise Consultant one of the big questions I am being asked is, what will cruising look like when it does return? Just what are the cruise lines doing in preparation to keep everyone safe? I am not always a fan of technology. It has its place but I…

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Posted on Aug 11, 2020

The Nolans! Well, they are definitely my era so I guess that makes me officially old. The New Series ‘The Nolans Go Cruising’, is an eight-part series, filmed onboard MSC Grandiosa earlier this year where four of the famous sisters, Coleen, Anne, Maureen and Linda embark on an adventure around the Mediterranean. …

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Posted on Oct 28, 2019

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

  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

...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

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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