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 very happily waiting for the arrival of my first grandchild in the next few weeks or so.…

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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Posted on Jul 6, 2018
Out Of Africa

I am not sure if you have already seen our fantastic "bucket list" trip to South Africa and Kruger safari before travelling back to Southampton on the Queen Mary 2?   If you haven't seen it, and this is something which you have always wanted to experience then you really need…

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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
Have Silversea Sold Out?

Founded in 1994 by the Vlasov Group and the Lefebvre family from Rome, they pioneered the luxury all-inclusive cruising market.  Fast forward a few years and they now have nine ships (building more) and are really up there in the top 5.  As with all things, there are always competitors…

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018
Please Don’t Ignore This

I feel compelled to talk about travel insurance this week as over the past month I have had many a conversation with people who are struggling, as not booked any. Please, please get your insurance sorted now.  Ideally this should be in place when you book your cruise or just…

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Posted on Jun 15, 2018
Cruise & Work Your Biceps!

Does that sound possible? Part of the thrill of cruising is eating and drinking, can we really do this and get fitter?  Ama Waterways are one cruise line who are really pushing hard on their "wellness themed cruises" and say you can just do that. The wellness programme is now…

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Posted on Jun 8, 2018
Should UK Ports Look Better?

When you arrive at an overseas port what do you think? After all when you arrive in these ports does it give you an indication of the destination you have arrived into? I guess it must to an extent. When I think of the many overseas ports i have arrived…

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Posted on Jun 1, 2018
It’s Indiana Jones Time!

It does not seem that long ago when Egypt was a really popular destination for us travellers, and in particular a Nile cruise. Of course, events in the world stopped all that and for a while it seemed like we would never be able to visit such a marvellous place…

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Posted on May 25, 2018
Aldi or Waitrose?

Where do you go for your weekly food shopping? I bet you are thinking what a strange question to ask, in relation to my job here at Cruise! To solve the mystery the reason why I am asking is really showing the comparison between luxury and non luxury cruises.  The…

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Posted on May 18, 2018
Breathtaking Fjords

My wonderful cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette took us to the Fjords in Norway. Saying the Fjords, we actually only went to one fjord Geiranger, and the rest of the time we visited Alesund, Bergen and Stavanger.  I have been to the Fjords before and yes, I know that there…

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