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
(all 6 modules completed to highest level)
Silversea Academy Online Program (Platinum Level )
MSC – Highest level achieved
Riviera Travel (highest achievable level)
Regent 7 Seas
Voyages Of Discovery
Ships I have been on
Cunard – Queen Mary 2
Cunard – Queen Elizabeth
Independence Of The Seas
Harmony Of The Seas
Silversea’s Silver Whisper
Holland America Ryndam
Oceania Riviera & Insignia
Fred Olsen Black Watch
Fred Olsen Balmoral
Fred Olsen Boudicca
Airtours Carousel and Seawing