About Me

Hello, and welcome to my page.  I have been working in the Travel Industry for over 38 years,  it really just seems like yesterday! I am married with 2 grown up children and a beautiful grand daughter. After a couple of years at New College Durham learning Travel and Tourism…

Posted on Sep 14, 2018
The Scarlet Lady

Who is or what is the Scarlet Lady?  Well, she is the brand new Virgin cruise ship which was named at the end of July.  We all know the great companies that Sir Richard Branson has created or been involved in. Virgin airlines and holidays for me, are the main…

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Posted on Sep 7, 2018
What’s Yours?

What is your Bucket List?  Do you have more then 1?  My ultimate bucket list is to go to French Polynesia, and stay in Samoa. Ever since i was 8 year old i have wanted to go and now I am nearly 57 - I doubt it will happen! The…

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Posted on Aug 31, 2018
Bon Appetit!

One of the pleasures of cruising is eating (of course!) and there are some smashing restaurants on board ships. A few of my clients have actually given me their best specialty  restaurants at sea which i thought i would share with you and also give you mine of course! Celebrity…

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Posted on Aug 24, 2018
Are Drinks Packages A Good Thing?

Oh I am going to cause some good old discussions here I think!  The reason I am asking is because recently I heard from one of my clients about some people who had to get taken off a ship because fighting had broken out between them and some other clients …

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Posted on Aug 17, 2018
Got A Spare 135 Grand?

Well, if you have, or just won the lottery why not treat yourself to the new world voyage offered by Regent Seven Seas cruising on the Seven Seas Mariner. This cruise will take in 30 countries over 117 days. You can visit places like the Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu, the Wadi…

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Posted on Aug 10, 2018
Late Departures

Do you cringe when you know you have a late flight from your departure airport?  There are plenty of you who do get really fed up that they have to wait a long time for the flight home after getting "kicked" off the ship in the morning.  For most long haul…

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Posted on Aug 3, 2018
Is This Accessible?

Part of going away on our cruise, is I am sure the chance to visit some wonderful new destinations. Usually we only have a day so we plan our excursions on how to see the best "bit" of where we are going. It might be part of a organised trip…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018
The Celebrity Revolution

Celebrity cruises have recently announced a massive $500 million revitalisation of their whole fleet which is to be called " The Celebrity Revolution."  I love Celebrity cruises and think the ships are great, with maybe the exception of the Constellation which i think is in need of a bit of TLC! …

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Posted on Jul 20, 2018
Marella Explorer Getting The Thumbs Up!

Wow, this ship is certainly getting a lot of buzz about it since launching in May of this year. Originally she was part of Celebrity Cruises (the Galaxy) and was the ship where good old Jane McDonald launched her career. Fast forward a few years she is now part of…

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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
Are You Waiting For That Bargain?

It is that time of year again. School holidays, factory shutdowns, call it what you like but this is the time that everyone wants to get away.  The last couple of weeks I have taken so many calls from people who are "desperate" to get away at "anytime" however, when you…

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