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 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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Posted on Dec 1, 2013
To Cruise or Not to Cruise? Which is best value?

This cold weather has certainly got me thinking of a little winter sunshine so I had a look at what it would cost me to get a way for a couple of weeks in February.  I didn't want to go too far away so decided the Canary islands with their…

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Posted on Nov 25, 2013
A Generational view of Royal Caribbean and the Fjords

I have just returned in September from a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas to the Fjords. I travelled with my husband, our 15 year old son and my 73 year old mum. Here are our thoughts.  I really enjoyed this trip. I had not been to the…

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