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.

After a couple of years at New College Durham learning Travel and Tourism and gaining an OND, I started working for a small independent travel agency in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  During my travel career, I have worked for the multiples such as Lunn Poly and Going Places (all gone now) as well as working in business travel for a short while.  I also worked as an air hostess, that certainly opened my eyes!  I have been very lucky in my career and visited some wonderful destinations, cruised on some fabulous ships (and maybe some not so good ones!)

After living “down South” for many years, I eventually came back home to the great city of Newcastle and have worked for Cruise.co.uk for over 4 years now, and love it!

If you are after someone who has that wealth of experience as well as maturity (unfortunately!) then give me a call, I would love to help you arrange your perfect cruise holiday, after all, where else can you wake up with a different view every day?

I look forward to hearing from you and starting your own cruising journey.


As well as my own personal experience as a cruiser, it’s important to me to make sure I have as much in depth knowledge about as many cruise lines as possible.  Below are just some of the qualifications I have received after completing training and details of the cruise lines I have studied.


Celebrity – Captain


Royal Caribbean – Captain

Azamara Cruises – Captain


P & O Commodore (highest level achievable)


Commodore Level – Cunard (highest level achievable)


Commodore Level – Princess (highest level achievable)


Seabourn Luxury Cruises Certificate

Seabourn Luxury Cruises
(all 6 modules completed to highest level)


Silver Sea Academy Online Program Certificate

Silversea Academy Online Program (Platinum Level )


MSC – Highest level achieved


Holland America


Riviera Travel Certificate

Riviera Travel (highest achievable level)

Regent 7 Seas

Fred Olsen

Voyages Of Discovery



Ships I have been on

Emerald Sun

Ncl Escape

NCL Epic

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Silhouette

MSC Preziosa

Cunard – Queen Mary 2

Cunard – Queen Elizabeth

Hebridean Princess

Independence Of The Seas

Harmony Of The Seas

Carnival Miracle

Crystal Symphony

Crystal  Serenity

Silversea’s Silver Whisper

Europa 2

Holland America Ryndam

Oceania Riviera & Insignia

Diamond Princess

Emerald Princess

P&O Britannia

P&O Ventura

Fred Olsen Black Watch

Fred Olsen Balmoral

Fred Olsen Boudicca

Seabourn Sojourn

Hurtigruten Fram

Airtours Carousel and Seawing



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