Cruises has always been a personal interest to me and majority of my personal holidays are now on board cruises. I have the rest of my family hooked on Cruising and living just 40 minutes from Southampton means we are normally lucky enough to be on board ship within 60 minutes of leaving home.
That’s a little about me – I hope you enjoy reading my blog and would love to hear your views on my posts.
Commodore level Achieved
Viking River Cruises
Holland America Line
APT River Cruises
Silversea Silver level
Silversea Platinum level
MSC Cruise Expert
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Ambassador Level (City and Guilds Level 2)
Ships I have been on
ROYAL CARIBBEAN – INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS & MARINER OF THE SEAS, ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
P & O CRUISES – OCEANA, ORIANA, ARCADIA, AZURA. VENTURA AND BRITANNIA
MSC OPERA & MSC PREZIOSA
CELEBRITY CRUISES – CONSTELLATION
FRED OLSEN CRUISE LINE – BALMORAL & BOUDICCA
SILVERSEA CRUISES – SILVER SHADOW
OCEANIA CRUISES – OCEANIA MARINA
CUNARD – QUEEN MARY 2
Nowegian Cruise Line – NCL Getaway
Regent Seven Seas Voyager
Emerald Princess – Princess Cruises
MPS Rotterdam – Shearings Holiday
Places I have visited
Due to my extensive career in the travel industry and my desire to see the world I have been very fortunate to have visited some beautiful places in the world. Some closer to home then others, but all have left me with lasting memories.
Amsterdam, Austria, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Corsica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
This is me and my partner at the Briskdal Glacier, Norway. We had a wonderful voyage in the Fjords aboard P&O’s Oceana.
My favourite place in Europe has to be Prague – the city has so much to see and do. The stunning Prague Castle, the beautiful Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. The city is very easy to navigate using public transport and has a lovely Christmas market. The city can also be visited whilst on a river cruise or as a great starting or ending place.
FAR FLUNG DESTINATIONS
Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Djerba, Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Orlando, South Africa, St Thomas, Turkey.
My favourite far flung destination is Australia – I was lucky enough to visit Australia earlier this year. On my trip we visited Cairns and Melbourne. We explored the very scenic Great Ocean Road.
Whilst in Australia I experienced cuddling a Koala Bear, hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands, seeing Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild, helicopter ride over the 12 apostles. The country is so diverse and has different climates and cruising around this area would be fantastic.
My favourite port of call is: Funchal in Madeira:
We called into this port on the Independence of the Seas. We pre-booked a shore excursion and went through the streets on a toboggan and came back down the mountains on the cable car. A beautiful way to view this Island.
The ship had berthed just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Funchal so if you decided not to do any excursions it is easily accessible. Other ideas to do whilst in the port is to visit the Botanical gardens, have tea at the famous Reid’s Palace or even go wine tasting for the Madeira Wine.
I would be delighted to discuss travel tips, itineraries and any other cruising needs with you individually. I feel due to my own travel experiences I can provide you with that personal touch.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on
0800 408 6086 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Places I have seen charted on a map
Visited 31 states – 13.7%