About Me

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 30 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 23, 2014
Clean up your act!

Is our cruise industry doing enough to clean up its act where pollution and waste disposal are concerned? There is no doubt that things have come a long way in the last 15 years or so. 1998 saw the likes of Carnival cruises being fined $2 million for discharging oil…

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Posted on Jan 18, 2014
Digital Revolution!

Are you mad about mobiles, thrilled about tablets, dotty about digital! Do you love surfing the net, Facebooking, Googling and Tweeting? Do you understand BRB, LOL, SWAK, BFF and LMAO? Then this could be just the tool for you. Royal Caribbean International has launched a new 2014 Family Friendly Cruise…

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Posted on Jan 12, 2014
Foot in Mouth Disease!!!

Have you ever said something then regretted it the second the words are out of your mouth? Or made yourself look a right ‘Charlie’ when you realise what you just said was ridiculous or worse said something and can’t understand why everyone around you is hysterical with laughter? Then take…

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Posted on Jan 6, 2014
Gratuities – A Reward or the abdication of Slavery?

Gratuities! What do you really think about them?  In my 27 years in travel I can honestly say that I have come across more people who begrudge paying gratuities than those who don’t.  Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean that these people are tight or don’t like rewarding people…

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Posted on Jan 1, 2014
New Year’s Resolution…

Goodbye 2013 Well 2013 has had its fair share of ups and downs.  I lost a job that I loved and had been in for 27 years and colleagues who were the best of friends.  However on the much brighter side I have found a new job, I am settling…

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Posted on Dec 21, 2013
Twas the Night before Christmas…

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the place, The silence was golden, no people no trace. Where was every body, were they taking a snooze? Of course they were taking a long winter cruise. Why stay in the cold, brrrr... its making me shiver Take off on a…

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Posted on Dec 16, 2013
Viking Enhances it’s Portfolio…

Viking cruises announces 6 new exciting explore more land extensions for 2014. They will enable Viking guests to extend their stay and enhance experience allowing guests to explore some of Europe’s finest cities before or after their cruise, and to customise a unique itinerary to fit their interests through the…

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Posted on Dec 14, 2013
Door to Door is the way to go…

 Fred Olsen is offering it’s guests a free door to door transfer if they live within 250 miles of the cruise port. This is being offered on a selection of 2014/2015 cruises of 21 nights and over. This could prove a great success for Fred Olsen as I know from…

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Posted on Dec 13, 2013
Put the Lime in the Coconut and drink it all up…

Norwegian Cruise lines opened the very first of its kind Bacardi Bar on its private island Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas this week during a visit from Norwegian Pearl. “We are excited to announce the grand opening of the Bacardi Bar,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer. “We…

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Posted on Dec 8, 2013
Carnival – Terrible Table or Feast fit for a King?

Carnival cruises is set to trial a whole new dining experience to bring the concept more up to date. It aims to roll out this new approach on Carnival Glory in December, Carnival Liberty in January and Carnival Imagination and inspiration in February. Menus will rotate daily and will incorporate…

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