About Me

I have worked in the travel industry from the age of 15 stacking brochures and making tea at a local Thomas Cook shop, I absolutely loved it and this was the start of my fascination with travel. I went full time into travel at the age of 17 in June…

Posted on Sep 14, 2018
Battle of the New Ships – Iona V Apex

This week P&O Iona summer 2020 sailings went on sale and I have to say it was a very successful few days for P&O for the launch of their new ship.  The maiden voyage on the 14th May 2020 is now virtually sold out. All Ocean view, balcony cabins and suites have…

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Posted on Sep 1, 2018
Welcome to September – Cruise Month

Welcome to September, the kids are getting ready to go back to school and the summer nights are starting to draw in. After a great hot summer, it's now time to start looking at holidays for next year and beyond. September is known as Cruise month as a lot of…

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Posted on Aug 17, 2018
Formal or informal.. which is your preference?

The majority of cruise lines still have formal evenings on board, this is a tradition that goes back to the start of the first cruise liners that for the wealthy was an opportunity every evening for the men and women to dine in their best attire showing off their wealth…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2018
August in Spain

Welcome to August and what a start to the month. I have just moved apartment from Fuengirola to Benalmadena, not the best time to move in 35+ degrees heat but I am now in and trying to unpack. I am not in much this month, as with just moving I…

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Posted on Jul 20, 2018
Cheers to P&O as they trail drinks package

A few months ago I wrote a blog Is It Time For a Drinks Package P&O? and it seems the answer is yes. P&O announced last week that they will be trailing a drinks package for a month on P&O Azura only starting from the 21st July 2018. I have several guests…

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Posted on Jul 6, 2018
My First Experience of Airport Assistance – Spain do it better!

Last weekend I flew back to the UK for a 24 hour trip with my mum. We flew from Malaga to Gatwick with Easyjet and for those that use Easyjet regular at Gatwick, you will know that the walk from their gates in the north terminal is miles away from the…

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018
Sex, Drugs and really bad behaviour – Chartered cruise gets out of hand for Royal Caribbean

Chartered Cruises are a big money earner and very often the ships get chartered for various events, in May this year from Southampton, Navigator of the Seas was chartered for an 80's themed cruise and Celebrity Silhouette for a classical music-themed cruise. Which by all accounts went smoothly and guests…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2018
The house hunt is on

It has been a very testing time for me over the last 3 months, with the loss of my father in early March and then last month my landlord told me he has decided to sell. Not a great thing to hear when the summer season is starting in the…

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Posted on May 25, 2018
New ship name reveled by Stephen Mulhern in a unique way

Unless you have been oblivious to the cruise news of the last few months, you may not know that P&O are set to launch their new mega-ship in 2020. On Thursday 24th May 2018, P&O kept us all waiting to announce the new name after over 30,000 people sent name…

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Posted on May 11, 2018
Why Book Your Next Cruise on Board?

Many of you may not be aware that on board the majority of cruise ships is their own in-house sales team that will sell you your next cruise holiday whilst on board. Normally known as the Future Cruise Desk. They are normally open all day on sea days, evenings when…

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