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 Aug 13, 2018
The Return Of A Legend

Cunard`s Queen Elizabeth I, or QE2 as she became affectionately know, is still the most famous ocean liner in the world even know that she has retired and become a floating hotel in Dubai. I sailed on her twice and she was a lovely ship - a "proper" ship as…

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018
Don`t Forget To Pack The Straws !

I used to love packing for holidays but now it just seems to be more and more stressful. I am off on Celebrity Silhouette on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords in September and I am already planning what to take with me. The first cruise I ever went on…

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Posted on Jul 16, 2018
The Drinks Are On Azura !!

Well she isn`t actually paying for them - you are -  but it is happening. P&O are  one of the only remaining cruise lines not to give passengers the option of purchasing a drinks package. If I had a pound  for every time I am asked " can I add…

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Posted on Jul 2, 2018
Farewell Oriana

So the rumours have been true and P&O have finally announced  that Oriana will leave their fleet next year.  In a statement last week P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “Oriana is an original, and a much loved P&O Cruises ship. Whilst we will miss her, her departure will…

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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
My Azamazing Journey – Part 2

If you have read my last blog you will now that my journey began in Nice before embarking on the lovely Azamara Quest. It was a brilliant start to my trip with probably the easiest check-in, with a glass of prosecco in hand, I`ve ever experienced. After this, it's definitely…

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Posted on Jun 4, 2018
An Azamazing Cruise !

Well I`m back at my desk today after a really lovely cruise on Azamara Quest. This time I tried to plan my journey as I would if it was a trip I was putting together for one of my clients with  a pre-cruise hotels, flights and transfers, to give a…

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Posted on May 21, 2018
The Nightmare Of Packing For A Holiday !

Watching the Royal wedding this weekend, and looking at the lovely outfits, I started to think about what I am going to pack for my Azamara cruise next week. Choosing an outfit for any special occasion can be daunting, and time consuming, and a Royal Wedding must be stressful to…

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Posted on May 7, 2018
I`m Off To Nice !

At last the sun is shining and summer is finally here. Thinking of sunny climates reminds me that I am off to Nice for my Azamara cruise in a couple of weeks and, talking to a client of mine today who lives in the South of France, I know that…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
It’s Holiday Time!

The sun is shining, at last, at least it was yesterday, and hopefully, it will last into next week as I am off on holiday! Since the arrival of my boy Rowan the lurcher my travelling has been curtailed a bit, but this year I have 3 or 4 things…

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Posted on Apr 9, 2018
Is It All Changing?

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to take a cruise many years ago when it was only the rich and famous who could afford to travel in style on liners, such as the Prinzessen Victoria Luise of Germany, the first ship built solely for the luxury cruise…

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