About Me

I have worked in the travel industry for nearly 20 years now from my beginnings as a holiday rep on a campsite in France and I have a real passion for travel. I've worked in all aspects of the industry including sales, marketing and management and I've specialised in most…

Posted on Aug 17, 2018
Oh no….Oceania are refurbishing their ships.

Normally I read about major refurbishments and I get all excited,  as ships become old and tired and customers do not get value for money and are unhappy with their holidays. A shiny, spruced up ship  makes the product feel fresh again, adds to the pleasure  on board and encourages…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2018
Get more On Board Credit with Cruise.co.uk

I am pleased to announce that we have a Fred Olsen promotion this month and are offering additional on board credit on a number of sailings. This is across a range of sailings from 5 to 14 nights and you could receive up to £200 extra to spend on your…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018
Will I be below the water line?

"Will I be below the water line?" is a question that I am frequently asked when selling both river and oceans cruises. For an oceans cruise this is a simple question to answer, as whilst the lower deck cabins are  numbered 1 or 2 and sound close to the water,…

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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
Finally ….P&O announce an All Inclusive Drinks Package

P&O have announced that they are going to be selling an All Inclusive drinks package which will bring them in line with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and  Fred Olsen, who all  sail out of Southampton and all offer drinks packages on board their ships. They are starting small though and are…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
All your drinks for just £7 per day.

Marella Cruises  (formally known as Thomson) are already leading the market by offering an All Inclusive drinks package on all of their Summer 2019 sailings. This includes selected beers, wines, ciders, cocktails and soft drinks, however in line with other cruise companies they have now announced an upgraded Premium All…

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Posted on Jun 15, 2018
Wearing a teeny weeny bikini and other summer clothes…

For those of you that know me or have read my blog in the past, you will know that each year my family and I like to head to the mountains for a ski holiday. This year things went astray when this happened. My son unfortunately smashed his fibula and…

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Posted on May 26, 2018
Past Passenger Discounts for Non Past Passengers – Fantastic

The world of cruising has always offered past passenger dicsounts in order to promote loyalty but in recent years many cruise lines have scaled down their generosity. P&O, Cunard and Fred Olsen all offer less discounts now than then used to. MSC on the other hand, despite being one of…

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Posted on May 15, 2018
Carnival Time in Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line have just announced a large expansion of it's Cuba programme for 2019-2020 with 23 new sailings and lots of options for seeing this amazing island. They will be offering itineraries of 3-5 days in length with a choice of US departures so will particularly appeal to the…

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Posted on May 1, 2018
The World’s First Plastic Free Cruise Line

Hurtigruten have announced that they will ban all single use plastic across their fleet this summer. This is huge news, everyone is talking about the environmental impact of single use plastics and there are plenty of photographs of the destruction to the oceans but not one is really making changes.…

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Posted on Apr 17, 2018
Not for the faint hearted.

I have worked on the cruise industry for around 20 years now and can't believe how much the industry has grown and has changed. I love the way it is developing to attract new customers and people of all tastes. When I started selling cruise it was very traditional and…

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