About Me

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…

Posted on Feb 21, 2018
Princess listen to customers

Ok so you have been on five different ships from Southampton but a couple of those visit the same ports.  It happens, there are only a certain amount of ports the ships can get into.  However the shore excursions  are always the same.  Not any more. Princess Cruises will offer…

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Posted on Feb 6, 2018
Celebrity ‘all Baltic-ed out’

Celebrity cruises have announced that they are ditching their regular Summer Baltic sailings from Southampton for 2019. Celebrity Silhouette will now sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean to ports such as Barcelona and Florence.  Celebrity seem to be targeting families for Summer 2019.  Their ships have been sailing to the…

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Posted on Jan 23, 2018
Princess stars on board

When you are on a cruise, it is not all about the bars, pools gyms deckchairs and entertainment.  Princess cruises also offer guest speakers on some of their sailings.  This enrichment allows guests to learn about the life and times of these speakers. There is a vast array of speakers…

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Posted on Jan 9, 2018
Don’t miss out in Summer

Princess cruises have announced that they will show major sporting events on their UK based ships this Summer. We have Wimbledon, The World Cup and rugby internationals to look forward to. I remember a client years ago who would not travel on the cruise he wanted unless he knew that…

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Posted on Dec 26, 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well the Christmas festivities are in full swing.  Last week myself and a few colleagues had our own little Christmas Party at Birmingham's NEC.  As we couldn't attend our works Christmas Conference we decided to do our own little party.  The party night was called the 'Manhattan Experience'.  It was…

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Posted on Nov 26, 2017
Itinerary changes are a pain

In recent months we have been seeing that many cruise lines have been changing their Itineraries. I can understand why this is done when hurricanes batter the likes of the Caribbean islands because the infrastructure can be damaged and for a few weeks after the hurricane the whole of Puerto…

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Posted on Nov 14, 2017
Are PO getting fussy?

P&O cruises have recently announced that they are banning fancy dress on all of their cruises! Even mini cruises which historically are booked by new to cruise passengers and parties who are celebrating. I can understand that if you are new to cruising and you book a taster cruise to…

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Posted on Nov 2, 2017
Queen Elizabeth to visit the land of Bears and Whales

Cunard have just released sailings on Queen Elizabeth to Alaska for 2019.  She will sail in May from the Orient over to Canada and do four sailing round trip Vancouver to Vancouver starting from 21st May 2019.  She will visit ports of call including, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier (which…

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Posted on Oct 17, 2017
P&O up their entertainment

Love him or hate him, Stephen Mulhern, yes that guy who does the after show on Britains Got Talent and showbiz friend of Ant & Dec has been signed up by P&O with Jonathan Wilkes (that's Robbie Williams' friend)  to create and produce new shows for the cruise line. The…

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Posted on Oct 3, 2017
What a week

Well it has been a topsy turvy week or so in the travel Industry and not really for the good. Morarch group has ceased trading leaving over 100, 000 passengers abroad with the uncertainty of getting a flight home and over 800,000 future bookings being cancelled.  This has left over…

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