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 Feb 16, 2019
Are You Baggage Savvy?

This is probably one of the biggest causes of issues that I encounter in my life as a cruise specialist. As we book tailor-made itineraries which often include flights, Tours, transfers and Cruises, reconciling these is not as easy as you think. Take cruise lines for instance! Most of them…

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Posted on Feb 2, 2019

At a time when CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) has just announced that the Cruise Industry has committed to reducing the rate of carbon emissions across their fleet by a whopping 40 per cent by 2030. Claiming already to have made huge leaps in making ships more environmentally friendly. It…

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Posted on Jan 19, 2019
A Word from the Wise!

I book cruises for a living and have been in Travel for over 33 Years and it never ceases to amaze me why people will not take advice when offered out of genuine concern that they have the best holiday possible. It is not all about getting extra money from…

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Posted on Jan 3, 2019

What are your plans for 2019? Have you booked your holidays? If you are considering a cruise there are some fantastic destinations to explore. Whether you want to sail from the UK, Hop across to the Mediterranean or fancy something further afield like Alaska, The Caribbean, The Far East, Australia…

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Posted on Dec 19, 2018

Are you a Smoker? Does it cause you issues when you going on a Cruise or Holiday? If you can't Smoke does it make you anxious and irritable? I am not a Smoker and never have been, but I would not criticise others for their life choices either. It can…

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Posted on Dec 4, 2018
Expedition Cruises! What are they?

The Antarctic, Galápagos Islands, Arctic Circle, they are all places where cruise lines are venturing in order to enhance your experience. There is a growing demand for adventure and expedition based cruises, whether it be to experience incredible scenery or amazing wildlife they totally immerse you in the environment with…

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
Maritime Lingo!

Well for a bit of fun I thought I would introduce you to some Maritime lingo and dispel a few myths in the process as to what they mean. For Example: Dry Dock - This is when a ship is taken out of service for repairs, maintenance or a refit.…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Tattoo Ahoy!

Tattoos at Sea, well, I think I have heard it all now. The New Scarlet Lady – The First Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship will have a Tattoo Parlour of all things on-board! The New Parlour to be Named Squid Ink! Will also offer Body Piercing! Forgive me If I am…

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Posted on Oct 19, 2018
Visa or No Visa – That is the Question!

Visas are a real nightmare both for us and for our customers. It is not the actual process of applying exactly, it is getting the right information which seems to cause the problem. It really is a minefield. I had a lovely family recently who had booked a Caribbean cruise…

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Posted on Oct 5, 2018
P&O Say No to Gratuities

This new revelation from P&O seems to be confusing some people. So, let’s set the record straight. Question: Are P&O giving free gratuities from May 2020? Answer:  No, they have just abolishing gratuities altogether not giving them free! Question: Are they adding them into the Cost of the Cruise? Answer:…

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