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 May 11, 2017
Mykonos, a gem in the Aegean.

On our recent cruise on the Thomson Spirit, we visited the stunningly picturesque Mykonos Town. Standing on the western coast of the Greek island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades, and measuring 85km2, the island is nicknamed "The Island of the Winds". This was very true during our brief stay! We…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Thomson Spirit, goodbye old friend?

Well, I am just back from my 3rd stay on the Thomson Spirit, and yet again, it was a wonderful experience. It has been called the friendliest ship at sea and I certainly could not argue with that, you feel like one of the family. As Thomson continue to modernize…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
TUI Discovery, a new destination over every horizon.

In June 2016,  I was lucky enough to spend a few nights on the TUI Discovery, one of the latest addition to the Thomson fleet. From the moment we arrived, until we disembarked, the service was outstanding. From all the usual Thomson features, entertainment, dining and service, to all the…

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