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 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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Posted on Oct 5, 2018
Would You Book A Cruise For Some Free Amenities?

Well, this is a first! I read in a newspaper this week that apart from the itinerary of a particular cruise line, some people actually book a cruise because they have great free amenities in their cabin! Generally,  All cruise lines provide basic toiletries; some offer individual bars of soap…

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Posted on Sep 28, 2018
Are You A Foodie?

One of the best aspects of cruising has to be the food.  You may be one of those people who just love the sheer quantity or you may be a real "foodie." There are many of you out there who do have their favourite cruise line in terms of the best…

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Posted on Sep 21, 2018
Southern Caribbean’s Home

If you are getting a bit fed up of cruising from Florida (Miami and Fort Lauderdale) to the Caribbean, or been there and done that. Why not seriously think about taking a cruise from Barbados. P&O, Fred Olsen, MSC, Seabourn, Carnival, Windstar and Star Clipper all depart from Bridgetown.  The…

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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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