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 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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Posted on Jun 8, 2019
COCOCAY – WHAT A DAY!

What is CocoCay? Well if you don’t already know it is an island in the Bahamas that Royal Caribbean has transformed into a perfect port of call to enhance their Caribbean cruise program. I know Royal have a bit of a reputation for charging for every extra onboard ship but…

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Posted on May 25, 2019
Your Cruise – You Choose!

Having first gone Ultra All inclusive, Norwegian Cruise Lines have backtracked somewhat. They have come up with an exciting and yet again industry breaking concept. You design Your Cruise Your Way. You first choose the cruise you are interested in. You then pick the type of cabin that suits your…

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Posted on May 11, 2019
DEAL or NO DEAL!

Many people seem to be worried about the effect Brexit will have on their Travel arrangements So, let me try and put your mind at rest The European Parliament has confirmed that UK citizens will not need a visa to travel to the EU for short stays after Brexit, even…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Exit Row Anyone?

Generally speaking, for those who cannot afford to upgrade to Premium Or Business class the Exit door seats are the next desirable choice. More leg room, No one putting the seat back in front of you so you can’t watch the movie or kids hanging over the back and staring…

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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Engineering Marvel or Monstrosity

I thought the Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships and the likes of the New P&O Iona were going to be the biggest ships we would see at Sea with Symphony of the Seas topping the shop with a maximum capacity of 6680 passengers and a further 2200 crew. In her…

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Posted on Mar 30, 2019
END OF AN ERA

Marella cruises have announced they will be retiring the last two, as they call them ‘Classic Ships’. Marella Dream and Marella Celebration. This is following the retirement of the Marella Spirit in 2018 which was sadly sold for scrap to the horror of its loyal following. The Dream was built…

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Posted on Mar 16, 2019
CRUISE SAGA

What do I mean?  Well, I am not referring to a novel or a drama that has occurred. However, the Word Saga means “a long story of heroic achievement” I am talking about one of the best-kept secrets in Cruising and this term certainly does describe them to a tee.…

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Posted on Mar 2, 2019
A Case of Mistaken Identity?

I recently read about a lady who had taken to Twitter to rage about American Airlines because when she had got her suitcase off the conveyor and opened it, she found that it was full of straps and high visibility vests etc. She posted online how all that the American…

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