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 1992 after continuing my Saturday job, working all school holidays and spare hours learning all about the industry.
Me in my Thomas Cook days pre GHD’s… I do not miss the uniform!
Throughout my career, I have worked in retail travel, foreign exchange and corporate travel. My last job before joining cruise.co.uk was working in retail travel on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
I have been living in Southern Spain since 2004 and currently am based in Fuengirola, Malaga with my two rescue dogs. I have the beautiful views of the Mediterranean from my terrace and can see the cruise ships passing on their travels.
Enjoying a night out by the beach with my colleague Gina.
I love cruising and the product of cruise, the way I see it is there is a cruise for everyone.
So welcome to my web page and I look forward to booking your next cruise and more…
I have achieved and been awarded certificates for many travel training courses for airlines, tour operators, ancillary products and cruise companies. Here are the current highest awarded for cruise, so you know you are in knowledgable hands….
Royal Caribbean – Admiral Status (Highest Level)
Celebrity Cruises – Admiral Status (Highest Level)
Azamara Cruises – Admiral Status (Highest Level)
P&O Cruise – Commodore (Highest Level)
Cunard – Commodore (Highest Level)
Princess Cruises – Commodore (Highest Level)
Holland & America – HAL Academy graduate
Norwegian Cruise Line – Freestyle Professional
Norwegian Cruise Line – Freestyle Specialist
Viking River Cruises
Ships I have been on
I have been on board and enjoyed the food, entertainment (when on longer than a day) and outstanding service on the following ships.
P&O Arcadia – 1 Week Med Cruise
Navigator of the Seas – Day Ship Visit
Celebrity Solsice – Day Ship Visit
Norwegian Spirit – Day Ship Visit
Brilliance of the Seas – Overnight Short Break Cruise
Celebrity Eclipse – Day Ship Visit
MSC Magnifica – Day Ship Visit
P&O Ventura – 1 week fly-med cruise to read more http://dawnonacruise.co.uk/the-fabulous-ventura-part-1-venice-at-sea/
MSC Preziosa –4 night med cruise to read more MSC Preziosa
Viking River Cruise – 4 night river cruise click to read more on Viking Forseti
Queen Mary 2 – 3 night mini cruise click QM2 to read more
MS Marco Polo – 1 night mini break read more Marco Polo at 50
P&O Britannia – 1 night on the ship launch
Fred. Olsen Braemar – 2 night mini cruise
Royal Princess – 4 Night Cruise
Fred. Olsen Balmoral – 3 night mini cruise
MSC Musica – 7 night cruise
Azamara Quest – 2 Night mini cruise
Places I have visited
Since starting in full time travel in 1992, I have been very fortunate to travel to many countries, sometimes more than once. I still have many more to see, but so far I can say I have been to the following places on this earth
Spain – Holidays a plenty and then lived here for 9 years from 2004-2013.
Spain/Canary Islands – Majorca, Menorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote
France – Paris, Cannes, Ajaccio (Corsica)
Belgium – Ghent, Brussels
Netherlands – Amsterdam
Portugal – Estoril
Montenegro – Kotor
Italy – Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Lake Garda
Island of Sardinia
Greece – Crete, Corfu
Ireland – Dublin
India – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Oman – Muscat
Australia – Sydney, Port Douglas
USA – Miami, New York, Orlando
Canada – Toronto, Montreal
St Kitts and Nevis – both islands
The list will be getting longer in the years to come….