About Me

“Open the map, spin around, point to any country….”

Hi.  My name is Nik and I’ve been at Cruise.co.uk for nearly 10 years.  OK, so I took an 18 month break while I worked at a soccer school in Phuket, Thailand…. but I missed the cruising world so much I came back.  I currently live in Totana, Spain.

I’ve always had the travel bug from a young age.  I think it stemmed from when I was young, and my mother opened a map of the world on the kitchen table one morning and asked me to close my eyes, spin around, and then point to somewhere on the map.  My choice was Connecticut, North America, and so within 1 month, I packed my ruck sack and headed to mentally handicapped summer camp for 8 weeks.  I really enjoyed my time, meeting so many new people and experiencing another part of the world.

Now I really had the travel bug and wanted to explore more.  A few years later, I headed off on my first cruise ship to work in the shops onboard.  My first ever ship with Norwegian Cruise Lines Windward.  Since then I have worked onboard X ships and travelled all over the world experience many amazing cultures.

Fast facts

My favourite place I’ve visited

Acapulco. Back in the early 90’s it was the place to be seen: amazing beaches, stunning beach bars, amazing food and the cliff divers were unreal. Sadly, it is a very dangerous place to visit nowadays so I’m glad I got the chance to experience it.

My favourite thing about cruises

Everything is easy and all in one place. The service is better than any 5 star hotel and the staff will bend over backwards to accommodate you. I love the fact that you can fall asleep in one country and wake up in a completely different one the very next morning.

My role model

I don’t really have a “role model” but, Ricky Gervais absolutely cracks me up. To be fair, anybody that is honest, sincere and has a positive outlook on life does it for me.

My favourite movie

Wizard of Oz

My Bucket List?

The Galapagos Islands. I have seen and visited most other countries in the world, but this place would just be amazing. With all that stunning scenery and the wild life plus being able to jump on a zodiac and being taken to a stunning glacier. This is at the top of my bucket list.

Favourite cruise line

Norwegian Cruise Line. It was the first cruise company I ever worked for and whenever I visit an NCL ship there is always an old friend that I bump into. I also really like the amount of food options they have on their ships and you can’t beat them when it comes to the choice of speciality restaurants. Plus, I love the fact that I don’t need to dress up in a penguin suit and can do what I want when I want. There are no set dining times at all so you can come and go as you please which suits me perfectly.

 

So I have a wealth of knowledge on cruising and traveling, so give me a call and let’s get cruisin’!

You can email me on nikb@cruise.co.uk
Give me a call on 0330 303 8272
Check out my Facebook page here: facebook.com/nikburlingcruise
Or drop me a private message on Facebook here: m.me/nikburlingcruise

 

 

 

 

 

My Cruise Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ships I’ve cruised aboard

P&O
Oceana
Adonia
Arcadia
Aurora
Artemis

NCL
SS Norway
Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Leeward
Norwegian Wind
Norwegian Dream

RCCL
Nordic Empress
Sovereign of the Seas
Monarch of the Seas
Legend of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas
Radiance of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas

Cunard
QM2

Carnival
Celebration

Counties I’ve visited

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guernsey
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Jersey
Jordan
Laos
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Martinique
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat
Morocco
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
Norway
Oman
Panama
Philippines
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uruguay
Vietnam
Virgin Islands

 

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