About Me

Welcome to Planet Gordon!  Having spent all my working life working in retail, including  8 years working for Thomson, I decided that I needed a new challenge. So in March 2017 I "set sail" on a new adventure with CRUISE.CO.UK. Cruising is becoming my travel passion, as land-based holidays just…

Posted on Feb 26, 2018
Prague – Not just for stag/hen do`s.

One of the favourite cities we have visited is Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic.  However, if you thought that it was just for Stag or Hen do`s then you are totally wrong. This is such a beautiful city, with so much more than the inside of the many…

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Posted on Feb 12, 2018
Cruising with Jane McDonald

The good news is that our "favourite songstress at sea", Jane McDonald, is back with another series. The 1st episode was shown on Friday 9th February. This is the third series, featuring the "Queen of Wakefield",  again shown on channel 5. The four cruises featured are Ruby Princess, sailing from…

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Posted on Feb 1, 2018

I was recently lucky enough to visit the beautiful Aegean Island of Santorini, this is definitely a place I would love to go back to. A place I had always wanted to visit, sailing towards the Island raised my excitement, until, after a short tender from the ship, we were…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
A Journey to the Holy Land

In 2015 I was lucky enough to visit Israel for the 1st time, while on the Thomson Spirit. Although I am not a religious person, we had a fantastic 2 day adventure visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and the Fort of Masada. Two very tiring but rewarding days, the…

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Posted on Jan 3, 2018
What, no meat?

As we move into 2018, I have just realised that I have been a non-meat eater for almost 29 years. As a meat free diet is now considered more popular than when I started, it is now getting a lot easier to have a choice of dishes, no matter where…

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Posted on Dec 19, 2017
2018 – The year of the cruise?

Where has 2017 gone, it seems like only yesterday we were bringing in the New Year? With only a few sleeps until the big day, I just wanted to wish all you "cruisers" out there, a very Merry Christmas, and hope you all have a prosperous 2018. None of us…

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017
MSC Seaside – The ship that follows the sun.

On November 29, 2017, MSC took delivery of its revolutionary new cruise ship the MSC Seaside. Designed by Fincantieri S.p.A., and built at their Monfalcone shipyard, the 153,316 gross ton MSC Seaside is the largest cruise ship ever built by Fincantieri. The 1,059 feet long Seaside, incorporates a number of unique design elements. The Seaside…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017
P&O move the goalposts

P&O have recently announced that they are changing their ruling on customers consuming their own alcohol on board, and also to their dress code standards. It seems that they are trying to move away from the Stag/Hen do parties, bringing their own booze on board, whilst dressed in fancy dress,…

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Posted on Nov 8, 2017
Rescue of the Seas

After the devastation, and loss of lives after Hurricane Irma, it was heart warming to hear about a major cruise line assisting with rescues and delivering much needed supplies. Hurricanes Irma and Maria have impacted islands and communities from the Caribbean to Florida and beyond. Following the storms, Royal Caribbean…

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017
Celebrity, gives cruising the “EDGE”.

Exciting news from 5* cruise line Celebrity. As of 2019, their exciting new ship, Celebrity Edge, will be based in Europe. They boldly state "Europe has never seen a ship like this before, and you’ve never seen Europe like you’ll see it on Celebrity Edge." They have teamed up with…

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