P&O, Cunard and Princess I have achieved Commodore Status
I started life working at good ole Woolworths for quite a few years (too many to mention). Other past jobs I have tried are working for an Interior Design company, Retail for a well known American chain and a Policeman in West Midlands Constabulary.
I live in Birmingham in my secluded batchelor pad and love it.
I know a few sneaky tips about cruising having worked for Celebrity Cruises for 2 years on the Summit, Infinity, Millenium, Galaxy and Century covering many itineries including Alaska, S.America, Baltic, Med, Trans Atlantic, Caribbean.
Here I am on the Celebrity Summit in 2004/5. The ship did 5 Hawaii Itinereries. I booked these entertainers to play and Hula to the local music.
Now I’m home in rainy old Birmingham I can catch up with live Aston Villa games and enjoy a beer in a pint glass!
I have been with www.cruise.co.uk for 4 years now and love it. With the changing climate in the cruise industry it keeps me on my toes. As you can see from below I have had the pleasure of visiting various ship through my work. Below is a picture taken on Carnival Sunshine.
Epic see my blog
Magnifica see my blog
Splendor of the Seas see my blog
Queen Elizabeth see my blog
Balmoral see my blog
Star Clipper see my blog
Quest see my blog
Well because I worked on cruise ships I have visited quite a few Interesting places. Here is a brief insight of there places..
Rio de Janerio
Visit the Statue of Christ. The views of Rio are exquisite!!
If you are there in the carnival season (Feb/March time) this is what you might expect. Get ready to party!
Take a trip down the Panama Canal. Cruises depart from Fort Lauderdale, Miami or you could experience a world cruise. The man made canal is truly one of the wonders of the modern world.
A largely unknown Caribbean destination. Huge golden sandy beaches and all year round weather, it is a must destination to visit.
Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. The glacier is slowly melting away due to global warming. If youare lucky you can be there to see the emmense blocks of ice crack and fall into the ocean.
You can sometimes book an dog sled excursion through the cruise line. They will helcopter you upto a glacier and you get to mush you own pack of huskies.
Enjoying a large beer in Majorca
An old crew friend imitating Peter Pan in a harbour in Monte Carlo
As well as these places I have been to Chile, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Fransisco, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Greek Islands, Valetta just to name a few. Unfortunatly the pictures of these places are scattered around. I will endevour to add more pictures as and when I can find them.