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 Jan 20, 2017
I can package that myself

Yes you can but... YOU HAVE NO ATOL PROTECTION By law, every UK travel company which sells air holidays and flights is required to hold an ATOL, which stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence. If a travel company with an ATOL ceases trading, the ATOL scheme protects customers who had…

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Posted on Jan 6, 2017
2016 was a great year what will 2017 bring

I am really looking forward to what this year will bring  - At the moment there are some great offers out there and our Bucket List / Tailor Made and Smarter Packages just keep going from strength to strength. I had such a great year last year personally with various…

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Posted on Dec 23, 2016
Christmas Cruise on board Boudicca

Having Travelled on Fred Olsen Balmoral on 2 separate occasions I was looking forward to getting on board Boudicca for our annual Christmas Conference. I have to admit I m a big fan of Fred Olsen, but it has been around 6 years since I have been on board one…

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Posted on Dec 9, 2016
Ports of Call or Sea Days?

After booking a passenger yesterday on a 24 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton return it got me thinking about the different itineraries, some that are port intensive and some that have lots of Sea days, as this one did. Having taken my first Cruise back in 2002 on board the…

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Posted on Nov 24, 2016
Fathom coming home

Remember P&O Adonia?  Do you remember where she went? Well let me tell you.  She joined Carnival Corporations 'voluntourism' venture Fathom back in May 2016 and became the first US ship to visit Cuba.  She has bee taking “voluntourists” on seven-day voyages from Miami to the Dominican Republic, working on activities such as…

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Posted on Nov 11, 2016
Harmony of the Seas naming ceremony looks amazing

Royal Caribbeans newest ship, the 270,000 tonnes Harmony of the Seas was christened in Fort Lauderdale yesterday. One of the things I love about this story is the fact that Royal Caribbean launched a contest in South Florida looking for an educator who inspires students to “dream big, think differently, and…

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Posted on Oct 27, 2016
Are we going to see another Boaty McBoatface?

I thought that I was reading things wrong when I saw the announcement on Wednesday evening by P&O cruises explaining that they are to leave the naming of their new ship to the public. We all know how that went earlier this year when a similar idea was put out…

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Posted on Sep 30, 2016
Splendid Splendida Part 2

Im sure you have read my first Blog on my Splendida Trip.  If not you can take a look here This Blog is really to give an insight of what we did mainly on Day 2. I explained that on day 1 we hit the nightclub at the end of…

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Posted on Sep 16, 2016
Splendid Splendida part 1

[caption id="attachment_2122" align="aligncenter" width="496"] MSC Peering above the City Cruise Terminal in Southampton[/caption] Last week I was lucky enough to get in board the lovely MSC Splendida.  It has been around 3 years since I was on an MSC ship, which was the MSC Armonia (before she was stretched) -…

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Posted on Sep 2, 2016
Celebrity Concert

Well it looks like Celebrity Cruises are about to live up to their name.  On December 28th 2016 with 4 ships in St Maarten Celebrity will be hosting a holiday Concert, featuring pop superstar Demi Lovato. Demi Who?.... Well I have to admit I know who she is, being a…

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