About Me

I have now been at Cruise.co.uk for nearly 6 years.  I have worked in Travel for over 17 years and my last position before joining as a SPECIALIST CRUISE CONSULTANT was Assistant Sales Manager at a well known independent cruise specialist call centre. I made the move to Cruise.co.uk because…

Posted on May 22, 2018
Farewell From “Lee Cruises”

Great News! I have been promoted at Cruise.co.uk, it's a great opportunity & I'm looking forward to new adventures! Thanks to all of you who have booked with me and followed my blog. You can still keep in touch with us via my colleague, Betsy, click here to find out more about…

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Posted on May 14, 2018
Marella Cruises go All Inclusive and welcome an an Adult Only Ship

Who? I hear some of you say.. Marella is the recently rebranded name of Thomson Cruises or Tui Cruises to give them another name. There are currently five ships in the Marella Cruises fleet, Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Spirit. New ship Marella Explorer…

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Posted on Apr 30, 2018
Hurtigruten to Ban All Single-Use Plastic Products

After watching a program a few weeks ago talking about the global 'plastic crisis' and the damage in particular that single-use products are causing to the environment, my first thought was the straws and plastic cups that we use in particular on a cruise.  The straws mainly for me because…

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Posted on Apr 16, 2018
Cruise Ship Innovations of Note

With so many new ships that have been launched recently plus many that are either due for launch or currently being constructed, it goes without saying that there are a few innovations in there. Well, it's these innovations which really amaze me, when I think I've seen it all...They (the cruise…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
Wonderful Shanghai Pt 4

Today I am going back to my Shanghai Blogs - you can read the last one here  Today we had a free day with a driver, Kirsty our guide had told us we would have a different driver today, so we picked out a few key areas and she wrote…

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Posted on Mar 6, 2018
Great Family Holiday

I am just back from a great 2 week holiday to Orlando. No Cruising this time. We did the standard Orlando Theme parks holiday.  We did the same 2 years ago and loved it even though I was determined to not love it!!. Last time around we did all of…

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Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Will Canberra sail again?

I have been reflecting on my (almost) 17 years in the industry (see my about me page), and one thing that really sticks in my mind from my first days selling cruises is how people that had cruised for many years would always answer my question 'Have you Cruised before' with 'Oh yes…

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Posted on Jan 31, 2018
Sunbeds for hire

In Amongst this weeks travel news I stumbled across this story which actually made the national Press. Thomas Cook are to trial a sunbed booking service. The trial scheme will allow customers to pay £22 to book a specific lounger in advance of their holiday.  They will be able to…

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018
Wonderful Shanghai pt3

Picking up my Shanghai Blog from last year - you can read the last one here After a great night in Suzhou, we were due to check out of the hotel to move on back to Shanghai.  We went for breakfast in the hotel restaurant – we found this to…

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Posted on Dec 24, 2017
2017 is nearly over

Well I am sat here on my Christmas Leave reflecting on what a great year it has been for me.  Next year will mark 6 years at Cruise.co.uk and 17 years within the cruise industry a fact I cannot quote believe as it has flown. Well back to reflecting on…

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