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 16, 2019
Virgins gone punk

This weekend saw the press release of the potential uniforms for the crew on board the new Virgin Voyages, the first being the Scarlet Lady which is due to set sail in April 2020. Unfortunately due to copyright laws, I cannot publish a photo of the said look, but have…

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Posted on Sep 2, 2019
Hurricanes and Riots

What a weekend for the end of August and the Start of September has been already in the world of travel. Florida has been on high alert and lockdown as Hurricane Dorian makes her way angrily across from the Atlantic and towards the Bahamas and has recently been upgraded to…

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Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Wham! and Flaming Bulls

I have just returned from a split weeks holiday, due to so many people off at the moment I couldn't get the full weeks leave so had to work in between a near weeks holiday. And what a great few days I have had. I spent the week up in…

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Posted on Aug 2, 2019
Inaugural Cruise

So this week Celebrity Cruises announced that they were adding a pre-inaugural cruise for the launch of the Celebrity Apex in April 2020. Originally, the ship was due to have her inaugural cruise on the 05th April 2020 for 8 nights. Now, due to the ship being ready earlier than…

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Posted on Jul 19, 2019
Holiday time

Hola from a very hot Spain. The weather here has been extremely hot with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees.  Not the most comfortable weather to be working in but with the sea breeze and plenty of fans around me I have survived (I have aircon but am not a fan…

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Posted on Jul 5, 2019
Could Gratuities be a thing of the past?

Gratuities, always a hot topic of conversation for us Brits. Our cousins from across the pond happily pay a gratuity and expect to pay at least 15-20% on service provided in bars, restaurants, hotels (the list goes on) even if the service has been poor.  But as a nation, we British…

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Vancouver after a cruise

Last week I spoke to some regular guests of mine who had just returned from a back to back Alaska sailing with Princess Cruises. They had a wonderful time and loved the experience of Alaska. Prior to joining the cruise, they did have a couple of nights booked in Vancouver…

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Posted on Jun 7, 2019
US cruise ships banned from going to Cuba

Back in May 2016, under the Obama administration, US sanctions were lifted on Cuba and US cruise ships were allowed to start sailing and docking in Cuba. This gave a wealth of opportunity for tourism to flourish on the beautiful, virtually untouched Caribbean island. It wasn't made too easy for…

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Posted on May 24, 2019
Wearing Shorts but Planning Xmas

So finally it is shorts season in Spain. The decision each morning of which shorts and vest top to wear as the sun beats down on the Costa Del Sol are tough. On my last day off I finally got to go and spend a few hours on the beach,…

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Posted on May 10, 2019
Weekend to the UK

Last weekend I flew to the UK to attend a party for one of my former bosses Heidi at cruise.co.uk. Heidi left last year for early retirement and has kept in touch with many of us since her departure. A much loved and missed member of staff, when I heard she…

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