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 Jul 22, 2019
Why should book on board.

It's  that time  of year when everyone is off on their summer holidays and those that aren't already booked are busy trying to get a last minute deal. Customers that have booked  with me will receive a phone call before they go, I like to make sure they have their…

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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
Royal and Celebrity Bid Up Scheme

Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean have announced a new scheme allowing customers to bid for an upgrade, they are e-mailing customers directly and causing a bit of confusion so I thought that I would try and explain it a bit further. Once you have booked your cruise you will be…

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Posted on Jun 25, 2019
No More Gratuity Charge

  More great news has been announced for cruisers today with another cruise line scrapping gratuity charges. P&O led the way earlier this year and now MSC have followed suit. With immediate affect all bookings made from today on wards will not have gratuities added to the passengers on board…

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Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia gets it’s building permit – 137 years late.

This week the Sagrada Familia Basilica has finally been issued a building permit, 137 years after construction began. It is unclear as to why it has taken this long for a permit to be issued for Antoni Gaudi's most famous piece of architecture and it has been described at the…

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Posted on May 25, 2019
NCL have made the right move.

NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines ) have recently made a big change to their cruises.  NCL were really one of the first mass market brands to go All Inclusive and for the last few years offered  your choice of stateroom which you could only book as All Inclusive or an allocated…

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Posted on May 11, 2019
Enjoy the benefits of being as past passenger….even if you’re not.

The world of cruising has always offered past passenger discounts 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 Apr 26, 2019
Bookable Now….Tui (Thomson) River Cruises

Tui who are better known to most people as the much loved holiday brand Thomson have launched their first River Cruise product, with not one ship but 3. To be honest, I'm surprised that they have taken this long, the holiday's arm of Tui has been around for more years…

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Posted on Apr 12, 2019
Bid for an upgrade.

Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean have announced a new scheme allowing customers to bid for an upgrade. Once you have booked your cruise you will be able to 'opt in' for the Move Up programme via the cruise personaliser as you complete on line check in. If there are upgrades…

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Posted on Mar 29, 2019
Ultra luxury cruise events at a hotel near you.

Here at Cruise.co.uk we know how important it is to get the right cruise to suit our customers and also how important it is to you as a customer to have the full information to help you pick your holiday. It is not always that easy to do these things…

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Posted on Mar 15, 2019
Looking for a family ship? Read on…..

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch party of the beautiful MSC Bellissima. I had a fantastic time and she really is an amazing ship but what struck me the most was the great children's facilities and how suitable she is for a family…

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