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 Apr 25, 2018
QE2, the Legend continues

One of the most iconic ships of our times, Cunard`s Queen Elizabeth 2, known and loved by millions simply as QE2, has now been opened as a floating hotel in Dubai. Port Rashid will be her new home as she becomes the 1st ever floating hotel in the Arabian Gulf. According…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2018
Symphony of the Seas, Is bigger always better?

Symphony of the Seas is the latest addition to the Royal Caribbean cruise line, and now claims the record as the largest cruise ship in the world. Does being the biggest always mean being the best? First of all here are the vital statistics, Symphony is 18 decks high, she…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Marella cruises, the exciting new chapter

The interesting news from the Marella camp is that their "new" ship, Explorer 2, will be exclusively Adult Only and All Inclusive, as they hope to attract a younger clientele. As they ready themselves to launch for summer 2019, on sale from 5th April, the plans all sound exciting. News…

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Posted on Mar 13, 2018
Emergency at sea.

This must be one of the scariest things to happen while on a cruise ship.........a passenger falls over the side. Can you imagine this happening to you? Well it did to Kareen Kennedy while she was sailing on the NCL ship Norwegian Epic near the Bahamas. She was eating dinner at…

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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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