Happy one year at cruise.co.uk to me!

Wow, what a year it has been!  This time last year I received an email with an extensive list of cruise line training programmes I needed to complete before my training course at head office for cruise.co.uk.  Now although I have been in the travel industry for over a decade and travelled on cruise ships […]

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Why I would sail with MSC!

I’ve spoken to a lot of customers who have said they wouldn’t travel with MSC as they would like a more British or American cruise-line and feared being in the minority.  We as cruise agents also have pre-conceived ideas of every cruise-line and so that’s why when I got the opportunity to go on-board the […]

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If you want a good deal for Christmas or New Year… Book early for next year and get a better deal!

I have had lots of customers during the last couple of weeks phoning to ask me for a last-minute Christmas deal.  Now a couple of months ago I may have had a few fairly good deals (with limited availability) but now it looks like there really are slim pickings and due to this the prices […]

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Cruising on the Independence of the Seas- My honest review and tips!

We have recently got back from our first family cruise on Independence of the Seas.  Now although I have been on many cruises in the past this is the first one where I brought the children on-board.  Here’s our experience and what we thought of it:   The cabin We booked an interior cabin which […]

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The Celebrity Edge is coming to Southampton!

There has been an exciting announcement recently for all fans of Celebrity.  They have announced that their new ship the Celebrity Edge which launches in the Caribbean in Autumn next year will sail from Europe in 2019!  Not only that but there will be a 10-night cruise from Southampton on 15 May 2019 and a […]

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The Thomson announcement which has shocked the travel industry and customers alike!

It’s old news by now that Thomson are changing to TUI.  The latest news this week however is the re-branding of Thomson cruises to Marella cruises.  The name Marella which in Celtic means ‘shining sea’ was chosen by Thomson in order to help their British brand stand out from the European brand TUI cruises.    They […]

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P&O shock everyone by selling arguably their most popular ship to Azamara!

‘I am aware that there has been speculation about P&O Cruises small ship Adonia following her exclusion from our latest brochure. I am now in a position to tell you that yesterday we signed a contract for the sale of Adonia. The sale will be completed in March 2018 and Adonia’s last cruise as a […]

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My week with Cruise and Maritime on-board the Columbus!

A couple of weeks ago I embarked the newest Cruise and Maritime ship the Columbus!  Myself and fellow cruise agents were given a week on-board to experience and learn about sailing with Cruise and Maritime (it’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it!)  The Columbus will mainly be departing from London Tilbury Cruise […]

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What do Princess cruises offer for kids?

  I have recently been on a family day ship visit with my partner and 6-year step-daughter old daughter.  We have 3 children altogether so it is very important to us what cruise-lines can offer for families.  I will particularly be looking at Princess cruises for next year as they have a great deal on […]

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On-board the stunning Celebrity Eclipse

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a day on-board the Celebrity Eclipse.  Now this is my kind of ship.  I had done the training and seen the pictures but to go on-board and experience the Celebrity take on ‘modern luxury’ really is a must!  On embarking the ship, I was struck by how different […]

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