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 Jul 11, 2017
Simply a Great Prom

After turning 40 this year, the next event (or events) on the Calendar were my Eldest Daughter Mia Leaving school and her Prom Night.  I have 2 Children Mia and Lexie who is just 9. So she finished her exams 2 weeks ago and I kind of got over the fact…

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Posted on Jun 27, 2017
Do you know of these cruise customs

Cruising is great I am sure you all agree!!  But do you know about some of these Old cruise (or naval) customs which are still carried out today? Baked Alaska I had to start with the one I am sure you all know - I remember my first experience of…

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Posted on Jun 7, 2017
Why I love Cruising

 Why I love Cruising Having been in the industry for over 16 years I really do have the Cruise Bug!  But what are the main reasons I love cruising?  Well here they are the five reasons….although I had to condense this down from around 20 reasons. Service – In my opinion…

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Posted on May 22, 2017
Lovely Eclipse Weekend

I have just had a fantastic 2 night cruise on the wonderful Eclipse. The mini cruise was part of my month long 40th Celebrations and was a little getaway for me and my partner.  It is the first time in 14 years that we have been away without the children…

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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
CMV take delivery of their new Flagship

CMV you say?  Cruise and Maritime Voyages to give them their full name. So last week they took delivery in Singapore of what will be their new flag ship and in fact the biggest ship in their fleet and in my opinion a game changer for them.  she arrived 'dressed'…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Oriana was built in my home town!!

I am sure most of you have heard of the P&O cruise ship Oriana, some of you may have been on board the ship.  But upon my recent visit to my local maritime museum with my youngest daughter, I took a look at an early Oriana which was built in…

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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
Its Launch time again…

I have been in the cruise industry now for around 16 years and one thing that I always remember is the excitement over P&O Launch.  Normally P&O would release their programme for the coming year in March / April time (May at one time I recall).  The new Programme or…

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Posted on Mar 8, 2017
New Cruise port for Venice

I am sure you have heard about the protests over the last few years and the subsequent ban then reinstating of large ships from berthing in the lagoon in Venice.  Environmentalists say that the sheer number and the size of the new mega ships is causing untold pollution issues in…

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Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Tell me what is on your Bucket List

Over the last few years here at Cruise.co.uk we have seen the cruise industry change massively.  Gone are the days when a simple cruise will suffice, people are now wanting more from their cruise. We are seeing a steady rise in the requirements to do a land stay prior to…

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Posted on Feb 3, 2017
Europe on the HORIZON for Carnival

Great news for fans of Carnival Cruises, having announced last year that they will return to Europe for the 2018 summer season with a brand new ship, more details have been released.  For the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will carry out Port-Intensive European Cruises Round-Trip from Barcelona.…

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