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 May 6, 2014
What is the Worse Travel Gadget Invented?

Travel Gadgets! What will the next great must have travel gadget be?  Over the years innovation has exploded in the travel gadget market. What started with Travel kettles, Travel Irons and adaptor plugs has grown into a multi-million dollar industry. Of course we have seen everything from the sublime to…

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Posted on Apr 28, 2014
If Money Were No Object. Where Would You Go?

If money were no object, what is the one place in the world you would love to visit? What is it about this one place that makes you want to go there? I am lucky to have travelled to some of my top 10 destinations. Jamaica, New York, Rome, Paris…

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014
Sail from Scotland to The Caribbean

Scottish Travellers will at last have the chance to Sail from a local port to the Caribbean without flying and without having to make the long journey south to Southampton Fred Olsen Cruise lines is offering a 32-night ‘Caribbean from Scotland’ cruise, W1521, on board the Black Watch. The Cruise will…

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Posted on Apr 16, 2014
Disaster at Sea

I hate seeing distressing News like this, especially when children are involved. As many as 300 people are missing following a ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea. The vessel, named Sewol, was carrying 459 people, mainly school students, when it capsized enroute from the port of Incheon, in…

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Posted on Apr 8, 2014
The Future of Cruising?

I wonder if all those years ago when the very first passenger cruise ship set sail, they had any idea what the future would hold? SS Strathaird, a P&O cruise ship of the early 20th century  I know we had a laugh on April fool’s day about the underwater cruises,…

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Posted on Mar 30, 2014
Fred Olsen Passengers Tell Captain Where to Go!

No the passengers are not being rude and neither am I. What am I talking about? Well it’s a brand new concept launched by Fred Olsen Cruises and the first of its kind in the industry. The 15 Night cruise aboard Braemar on the 10th October 2015 will be a…

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Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Cunard and P&O listen to their Customers!

So the Countdown begins. One day to Blast off! Cunard and P&O have listened to the feedback they have received from their loyal customers and from us the agents who sell their product on the coal face so to speak. They tell us they have used this information to take…

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Posted on Mar 17, 2014
Are standards on Cruise ships being compromised by cost cutting?

We are all a few quid lighter in our purses than we were just a few short years ago. In the United Kingdom according to the Telegraph the average annual spend on Food shopping is £5000 per household. They also predict this is due to rise to £5850 annually in…

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Posted on Mar 11, 2014
Kick Off Your Cruise….

Celebrity Cruises will broadcast one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Guests on board Celebrity ships sailing to Alaska, Bermuda and Europe can enjoy all 64 matches between more than 30 competing national teams. These events are taking place from…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2014
Weather Warning – Stormy Seas

Is our planets changing climate making cruising a more hazardous pursuit? Recently there have been a long line of problems being faced by cruise lines due to the weather. This year alone has had  its fair share of issues. 7th January 2014 Queen Mary is snowbound in New York 23rd…

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