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 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!

Me at Thomas Cook


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…

Dawn x

Cruise Credentials

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)

RCI, Celebrity & Azamara Admiral Certificate

P&O Cruise – Commodore (Highest Level)

P&O Commodore Certificate

Photo: Yeah, cruising credentials are coming along lovely and the rewards for some are not to bed either... I'm now a Commodore!

Cunard – Commodore (Highest Level)

Cunard Commodore Certificate

Cunard Commodore

Princess Cruises – Commodore (Highest Level)

Princess Commodore CertificatePrincess Captain Certificate

Princess First Officer CertificatePrincess Staff Captain Certificate

Princess Commodore


Holland & America – HAL Academy graduate

Norwegian Cruise Line – Freestyle Professional

Norwegian Cruise Line – Freestyle Specialist

APT/Travel Marvel

APT Asia APT Australasia APT Europe
Viking River Cruises

Fred Olsen

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

P&O Arcadia

Navigator of the Seas – Day Ship Visit

Navigator Of The Seas

Celebrity Solsice – Day Ship Visit

Norwegian Spirit – Day Ship Visit

Brilliance of the Seas – Overnight Short Break Cruise

Brilliance Of TheSeas

Celebrity Eclipse – Day Ship Visit


MSC Magnifica – Day Ship Visit

It's a bit windy!

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


Me & MSC Presioza

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

Me & QM2


MS Marco Polo – 1 night mini break read more Marco Polo at 50

Marco Polo


P&O Britannia – 1 night on the ship launch



Fred. Olsen Braemar – 2 night mini cruise

Fred. Olsen Braemar


Royal Princess – 4 Night Cruise

Me & Royal Princess

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



South Malaysia

India – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur


UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Oman – Muscat

Australia – Sydney, Port Douglas

USA – Miami, New York, Orlando

Canada – Toronto, Montreal


St Lucia

St Kitts and Nevis – both islands

Dominican Republic

The list will be getting longer in the years to come….





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