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 Dec 14, 2018
Are You A Captain?

Are you a regular Celebrity cruiser? If so, you should really make sure you are part of the Captains Club. This is a membership which has some really good benefits, which I think are worth noting. The first number of points is from 2 -149 points, with this you can…

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Posted on Dec 7, 2018
Viaggio Fantastico!

As someone who loves Italy as a destination and wishes I could speak the language (good old Google translate!) I am in LOVE with the fantastic escorted trip we are offering in September 2019. For me, this trip includes the really "best" bits of the country and combine that with…

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Posted on Nov 30, 2018
Putting On The Ritz

Have you ever stayed in a Ritz Carlton hotel or "popped" in for a drink?  If so, you will I am sure have been wowed by the service, luxurious surroundings etc.  If this is the kind of service and luxury that you love, you will be interested in the news…

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Posted on Nov 23, 2018
Spot The Difference

The cruise market is huge and more and more people are choosing to cruise rather then stick to a hotel. There are though still many people who are yet to decide on a cruise (my friends know who they are!). So this week, here is my pointers why they should…

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Posted on Nov 16, 2018
The Grills

If you have ever sailed with Cunard before, I am sure you will have come across the Cunard Grills.  Basically this is the "top end" of Cunard accommodation on all 3 ships.  There are 2 types of Grills service with Cunard, Princess or Queens, of which Queens is the highest.…

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Posted on Nov 11, 2018
The Flight Seat Lottery

What a complete pain this is. You book your cruise, book your hotel etc and your flights thinking you will be sitting together on the flight, after all you are travelling together.  It seems these days if you wait to check in at the airport you would not get seats…

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Posted on Nov 2, 2018
Fred Likes The River!

River cruising is on the up. Did you know that in 2017 the number of British people who tried a river cruise increased by 21% - no wonder then that Fred has moved into the river cruise market, earlier this year. What Fred have done is chartered the Amadeus Princess…

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Posted on Oct 26, 2018
Ready For Your Next Adventure?

All cruise holidays are an adventure especially if you have not been to the destinations, but this I think is the ultimate of adventures - an expedition cruise! The cruising market has changed so much even in the last few years and the world is a much easier place to…

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Posted on Oct 19, 2018
Make Your Cruise Holiday Even Better!

Can you really make your cruise holiday even better? I think you can.  Just think, you are planning your cruise, got the ship and itinerary you want which is all fantastic but if you fly to the destination the ship sails from you don't get to see anything else, apart…

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Posted on Oct 12, 2018
Bye Bye Spirit

I think there might be a few tears on the 21st October when Thomson (or Marella cruises I should say!) will say goodbye to their oldest and smallest ship, the Spirit. She was built way back in 1983 for Holland America as the Nieuw Amsterdam then joined the Thomson fleet…

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