About Me

Hi Cruise Fans, my name is Freddie! If you want to talk to someone that has a vast amount of experience and won't give you the hard sell then I'm your man. 13 years in this industry has taught me that most of the time, the customer knows your job…

Posted on Sep 18, 2019
Farewell from Freddie’s Fantastic Cruises

I will shortly be leaving Cruise.co.uk, I'll be sad to go but look forward to new adventures! Thanks to all of you who have booked with me and followed my blog. You can still keep in touch with us via my colleague, Marie, click here to find out more about…

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Posted on Aug 30, 2019
The Twins Are Here!!!

I know this blog is a few days later than anticipated but I know a lot of my readers were aware that my wife and I were expecting twins! And so........here they are!!! Yes born just last week on 21st August, our baby twin daughters are finally here safe and…

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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Dubai Needs To Do A Turkey

So in the disappointing aftermath of Oceana being pulled from the winter program around the Middle East, with the escalating tension as a result of the situation in Hormuz. Dubai looks surely set to take a big hit to it's tourism figures until the situation is cleared up. It's such…

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Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Double Trouble just weeks away!

So as many of my clients and readers already know, my wife is expecting twin girls in roughly the next 4-5 weeks! Obviously they arrive when they arrive but the longer the better, and the closer to pay day the better! I am still finding myself on the occasional quite…

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Posted on Jul 17, 2019
Explorer Food Impresses My Folks

So last week my parents and a bunch of their friends arrived back in Southampton having sailed up to Russia and Scandinavia aboard Royal Caribbeans 'Explorer Of The Seas'. Although their were one of two issues in terms of communication and service on the ship, by and large they thoroughly…

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Posted on Jul 3, 2019
Tea and Coffee: Is There A North / South Divide?

So I was at a wedding last weekend down in the Cotswolds. I say down because I am in Manchester. Lovely wedding, stunning location, a really fantastic couple of days. But it wasn't the venue, the occasion, the people, the weather even, that has given me some food for thought…

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Why Norway Is A Brilliant All Rounder

When it comes to either choosing your first ever cruise destination, or if you've been everywhere and just want a quick week away, I'm a firm believer that Norway is the ultimate all-rounder. Okay most are going to pick up on the weather issues here, and perhaps the lack of…

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Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Got Three Kids? Prepare To Be Stung!

Anyone that has spoken to me in the last few weeks knows that in the summer the wife and I are expecting twin girls. Big news, and a bit of a curveball I must admit, but we are obviously immensely happy despite the initial shock! No record of twins on…

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Posted on Jun 3, 2019
Should More Effort Be Made For Solo Cruisers?

Ok this is one of the most frustrating topics of my job, and to be honest I could be opening a huge can of worms here, but frankly after 15 years in the industry being moaned and groaned at by solo cruisers, I thought it was high time to bring…

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Posted on May 20, 2019
Hygiene Standards Need Improvement

So of late, I am having the same conversation over and over again with larger than normal numbers of my clients upon return from their cruise. I have started dreading people calling them to welcome them back incase they answer the phone sounding bunged up, snotty, or have an obvious…

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