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 Aug 21, 2018
Where’s My Tea, I’m British!

Despite saying they would never do this Princess Cruises, has just announced that passengers sailing out of the UK on Sapphire Princess will now have in-cabin tea and coffee-making facilities.   The reason they have said they do not offer this in the past was that Tea and Coffee were…

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Posted on Aug 7, 2018

Royal Caribbean has taken the decision not to offer the Alcoholic drinks packages on its 3-night cruises. These cruises do have a bit of a reputation for being booze cruises and attract the big drinkers. But not anymore. I myself am going on one later this month and when I…

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Posted on Jul 24, 2018
Part Three – AM Resorts Jamaica

Today I am leaving Ocho Rios behind for the night and travelling to see some of the AM Resorts Hotels in Montego Bay. With an overnight stay at the Secrets Wild Orchid. Our first stop was Zoetry, a Wellness and Spa Resort.  Here the emphasis was on health and relaxation.…

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Posted on Jul 9, 2018
Jamaica Part Two – Jamaica Inn

So suitably refreshed I start Day Two. Today we visited Jamaica Inn. I have to say this was one of the Hotels I was most looking forward to going to.  I suppose it would fall in what you might call a Boutique Hotel category, but this is not how I…

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018

Well I am back from Jamaica and I am going to tell you all about it. We were hosted by Travel2, British Airways and the Jamaican Tourist board.  So, I would like to start by thanking them all for making this wonderful trip possible.  Special mentions to Carla from T2,…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2018
Are Mini Cruises Lowering the Tone?

A customer of mine recently returned from a 2-night cruise on Celebrity Silhouette. He has been with Celebrity many times before and has come to expect a certain standard from them, however he was shocked and dismayed at what he termed shameful behaviour on this 2-night encounter. They had arrived…

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Posted on May 25, 2018

It is always a problem if you are a regular cruiser, especially if you like a particular Cruise line as eventually you find you have been there, done that and got the T-shirt so to speak, sometimes several times over. That’s why it always exciting when a cruise line ventures…

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Posted on May 11, 2018

Viking Cruise Lines have revealed they will be undertaking what is the longest World cruise ever. Taking 245 days, covering 6 Continents, visiting 59 countries and 113 ports of call. This will make this Ultimate World Cruise, the longest ever continuous World Cruise so far. Wow! Oh to have the…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018

I recently attended an event hosted by Seabourn and the lovely Lucy Harris to help celebrate 30 years of delivering exceptional guest experiences. It has been just over three decades since Erland Raastad, former president of Kloster Cruise and Royal Viking Line, started planning a new small-ship cruise line with…

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Posted on Apr 13, 2018

As yet another person has fallen overboard from a cruise ship, you have to ask the question? Are they safe? Is enough being done to keep passengers safe? As I write this a poor lady has fallen overboard from the Pacific Dawn and a major search is now under way…

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