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 May 4, 2018
Have I or Not?

As you know I am currently sailing around the Norwegian Fjords on the Celebrity Silhouette. The Silhouette is a sister ship to the Eclipse (along with Equinox, Solstice, and Reflection).  She has been given many an award from cruising fans and the cruising industry such as service, cabins, public rooms, and…

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018
Time For A Bit Of R&R

It seems like ages since I was last on holiday, but not long now!  On Monday I will be sailing to the Norwegian Fjords for a week of pure rest, sightseeing and maybe a drink or two, I can't wait!  We were due to go to the Baltic in July…

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Posted on Apr 20, 2018
Waiting Might Not Be Too Bad After All!

If you ever have had to wait at an airport for a connecting or long flight, you will know the frustration and boredom. Some of the airports you wait in may not have much to offer in the way of a bit of shopping or bars/restaurants to bide away your…

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Posted on Apr 13, 2018
I Am A Baby Boomer!!

I read a really interesting article this week on cruising statistics and all that jazz.  The article said that over 65% of UK cruise passengers were over the age of 55 with those aged 65 years and older making a massive 41% of the market. I was shocked however to…

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Posted on Apr 6, 2018
The Bee’s Knees With MSC

MSC are really on the UP with some fantastic new ships which look fabulous and they are sailing from the UK too!  MSC are the Marmite of the cruise world though, some people really love them and others well, they just do not like them (I love them). If you…

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Posted on Mar 30, 2018
Aqua V Concierge – Which Would You Choose?

If you regularly cruise with Celebrity you will, am sure, know what I am talking about!  Celebrity have some great different cabin options and two of these are Concierge and Aqua class.  As I am currently due to travel with Celebrity in Aqua class pretty soon, I wondered how many…

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Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Does A Floating Boutique Hotel Appeal To You?

The new ships which are being launched at the moment are all huge, with the best technology, the best entertainment, best cabins, best food etc etc. What if you do not want these huge ships, is there anything new for the lover of a smaller ship? Yes, there is!  Emerald…

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Posted on Mar 16, 2018
Do Silversea Float Your Boat?

In the luxury cruise world there are a few cruise lines you would I am sure, remember. The likes of Regent, Crystal, Viking, Hapag Lloyd, Seabourn, Oceania, and Silverseas.  They are all equally excellent in their own right and all have die hard fans who would not go with anyone…

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018
Give Solo Travellers A Fair Deal!

Well, I am having a rant again! We all know that solo travel is a booming market. ABTA has estimated that 12% of British people travelled on their own in 2017. Abta has also noted that solo travel is most popular with the over 65 age group who are and…

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Posted on Mar 2, 2018
Mr Calder, I Have To Disagree!

It isn't often I get on my soapbox, but I feel I have to this week!  I read an article in the Independent newspaper by Simon Calder the travel journalist. In this article Mr Calder is talking about cruise lines that "change their mind" and his parting words are -…

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