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 16, 2018
THE INTERNET: CONFUSING, COMPLICATED AND TIME CONSUMING!

When I first started out in travel, which was too many years ago now, everything we did was on the phone.  There was no internet or email and not even a fax machine! We had to send a telex if we didn’t use the phone. Viewdata was just being introduced…

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Posted on Jan 2, 2018
Focus on Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises have announced a new strategy to ensure they can tailor your cruise to suit you better. For the 2019 program they will offer a standard fare and a fare which includes the all-inclusive drinks package. The campaign which went on sale 13th December to Elite Clients and the…

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Posted on Dec 19, 2017
Part Five – The Final journey

Banff to Calgary Well Banff was probably my favourite Town. Set against a stunning back drop of mountains it has a really friendly atmosphere. There is a good selection of shops selling everything from Christmas decorations to Flavoured popcorn. It is mainly one long straight road with retail shops interspersed…

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Posted on Dec 5, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer Tour – Part Four – Jasper to Banff

Jasper to Banff So, I left the Train yesterday and stayed at the Fairmont Jasper Lodge overnight. We are now guests of Brewster’s Coaches on behalf of Rocky Mountaineer.  The Journey through the National Parks will continue by coach. It is not for everyone, but it is a great way…

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Posted on Nov 21, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer – Part Three

Kamloops to Jasper. This morning we left for the station early again as the train was leaving at 7.15am. Today I am experiencing the Silver Leaf Service. The Silver Leaf carriages are a single storey carriage but have large panoramic windows with an additional curved glass panel as the roof…

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Posted on Nov 7, 2017
My Rocky Mountaineer Adventure Part Two

Vancouver to Kamloops I stayed the night in Vancouver at the Hampton Inn and Suites which would be classed as a Silver Leaf Hotel. It was a good location next to the BC Place Stadium, home of Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Hotel Room was Spacious and had everything you need…

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017
My Rocky Mountaineer Adventure – Part One

The Journey. So it begins. the start of my adventure. This trip is one of my Top Bucket list destinations and I cannot wait. I thought I would share with you some of the incites from my journey. I was obviously travelling alone which I know some people find daunting but…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Dream Vacation

Well as you read this blog I am somewhere in the Canadian Rockies on an experience of a lifetime courtesy of my wonderful employers Cruise.co.uk and the Rocky Mountaineer Company. I Departed the UK on the 2nd October, flying to Vancouver for the Start of my magical journey. 2 Full…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
The Low Down on Cruise Drinks Packages!

Are Cruise Line Drinks Packages really good value for money? I say this as I have had a few issues with customers being disappointed at what they have received once they board the ship.  Most Companies have restrictions on their Drinks packages either quoting specific drinks or Brands that are…

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Posted on Sep 12, 2017
HURRICANE SEASON

If you are unaware of the Hurricane situation in the Atlantic at the moment, then you may well have been on another planet as it has dominated the News for the last week or more. Firstly, I would like to say like many that my heart goes out to the…

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