About Me

I have been working in travel since 1991 when I realised there was more to life than the Banking Industry. I started as an Overseas Representative with Thomson Holidays moving to the beautiful Island of Rhodes, where I spent 3 very happy summer season. This was interspersed with winters in Spain -…

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
The Excursion Minefield

Excursions can be an essential part of any holiday, and a cruise is no exception. The itinerary, of course, has alot to do with it as some destinations will not necessarily need excursions to get the best out of your holiday. Caribbean Islands, where you may want to just go…

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Posted on Oct 21, 2019
Is It A Good Idea To Book Early ?

Today sees the first on sale day for P&O 2021 and 2022 programmes - seems a really long way ahead to be booking a cruise, but does the early bird catch its worm ? Well by the amount of people calling to book it certainly looks like it. So why…

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Posted on Oct 7, 2019
It`s Nearly Christmas!

This year seems to have flown by and it is now only eleven weeks until Christmas, give or take a day or too. I actually quite like Christmas, but probably enjoy the run up to it as much as Christmas Day itself. I looked out of the window yesterday morning…

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Posted on Sep 23, 2019
2022 is Here Already ! Well Almost !

Tomorrow sees the launch of Cunard 2021/2022 programme, which will be followed by P&O with their itineraries being announced on 14th October. Late this year, as they are usually released in September, but probably postponed beacuse of the re-scheduling of Oceana`s Middle Eastern itineraries. Cunard top tier World Club members…

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Posted on Sep 9, 2019
Port Or Starboard – Does It Make A Difference?

One of the most frequent questions asked by people booking a cruise is about the actual cabin number, port, starboard, midhsip, high deck , low deck, so many things to be taken into consideration. So does it really matter and does it make much difference? Well yes it can do.…

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Posted on Aug 26, 2019
The World’s Most Luxurious Ship ?

I am sure many people watched the TV Documentary on Regent Seven Seas Explorer on Friday evening, dubbed " the world`s most luxurious cruise ship" she certainly looked fab ! Having sailed on Regent Mariner a few years ago I know just how good Regent are, all about understated luxury…

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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Chaos As Oceania Is Pulled From Dubai

Well there  is never a dull moment in the cruise industry, and last week was no exception to say the least! On Wednesday afternoon P&O made the announcement that Oceana would be pulled out of her Middle East cruise programme , due to run from ocotber 2019 until spring 2020.…

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Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Clowns, Dress Codes and Drinks !

I`m sure everyone will have seen the news in the media this weekend about a " mass brawl " on P&O Britannia. Rumour has it  that theincident, in which six people were hurt as P&O' Britannia sailed to Southampton after a week-long trip to Norway's fjords, was started by a…

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Posted on Jul 15, 2019
Time For A Little Bit Of Luxury

Luxury cruise lines are not new, nor usually what you would call a bargain, but some of the offers that around at the minute are really good. Take a look at this on the lovely Oceania Marina - Wine, Art & Aristocrats. Sailing on 13th May 2020 from Barcelona to…

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Posted on Jul 1, 2019
Germany`s Other River

Thinking  of river cruising for your next holiday ? The Rhine or the Danube probably will be the first two  rivers that spring to mind, especially if it is your first time on a river cruise. One thing that I have heard a couple of times recently is how busy…

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