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 Aug 28, 2017
Mega ships Galore

Is the world ready for yet more megaships? In light of recent speculation that cruise lines are not doing enough to lessen their impact on the environment the rate at which these mega ships are being cranked out seems ludicrous.  Especially as some of the ports are not really geared…

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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
How can I manage without my selfie stick?

Whether you think they are obnoxious devices or whether you love yours, the fact is they are being banned in many destinations. So, if you are thinking of taking one on your next cruise be warned. Many places are imposing bans, the latest being Milan. Yes, the home of fashion…

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Posted on Jul 30, 2017
Common Courtesy

Coming from a back ground where I worked in a Travel Agency on the high-street I was mainly used to meeting customers face to face.  When I started at cruise.co.uk which was almost 4 years ago I had to adapt to a new way of working. Speaking to people on…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2017
Take the Rocky Road

I am feeling very Privileged right now. Anyone who knows me will now know I have been given the great privilege of an educational visit on the Rocky Mountaineer with this wonderful company I work for. When I found out I was on Cloud Nine as this is probably top…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2017
Watch this space!

The Baltics and in particular St Petersburg have long been a draw for cruise ships with so much to offer the would be visitor. St. Petersburg is an amazing city for sightseeing, with its abundance of art-filled galleries and awe inspiring architecture to explore. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2017
Death on the Nile or is it Life after Death?

Did you know that 10 Years ago around 60,000 British Holidays makers took a Nile cruise compared to approximately 4000 in 2016.  That is a staggering decline in anyone’s books and despite the troubles in Egypt a decline that no-one could have possibly anticipated. No one can deny that Egypt has…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2017
Customs? Is what they do all necessary or is it Bullying?

On my last blog I mentioned my fascination with Customs I thought I would write about a few experiences I have had with Customs and Immigration and maybe you would like to share yours. Customers officers seem to strike fear into many. You know what I mean, you must have…

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Posted on May 21, 2017
A Travelling life for Me!

People sometimes ask me how I come to be doing this job? Where did my fascination with Travel and the Sea begin? Well I suppose my Dad being in the Royal Navy may have had something to do with it.  Here he is in his Uniform looking very dapper and…

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Posted on May 7, 2017
SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE AIRLINE CREW!

Airlines have been taking a real battering in the press lately what with man-handling passengers off flights, drunken pilots at the controls and flight attendants punching passengers. I have had customers saying they will not fly with certain airlines because of this so it has had an impact. But should…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2017
Liverpool Port Breaking Records!

The last Couple of Years have really established Liverpool on the cruising Circuit both as a departure port for Northern cruisers and a port of call and why not? Liverpool has much to the offer the would be visitor. Who could forget the Epic Meeting of the 3 Queens to…

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