About Me

Hello my name is Ruth and I have worked in the travel industry for 28 years. Apart from a couple of years working in a retail shop the rest of my career has been specialising in cruise so as you can imagine I am an expert in this area. I…

Posted on Apr 9, 2019
Post Brexit Cruising

Fred Olsen are the latest cruise line to issue a Brexit guarantee which will hopefully put their customers minds at rest. There has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding this with lots of people unsure of the requirements when we finally leave the EU. P&O were the first to reassure…

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019
Luxury cruising – time to upgrade ?

Have you ever tried a luxury cruise brand or have you been put off by the additional cost ? If you cruise regularly and are getting tired of visiting the same ports of call it may be worth considering a luxury cruise. There are extra costs involved but it is…

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Posted on Mar 12, 2019
P&O Winter Programme 2020/2021 Details Released

This week was the release of the winter 2020/2021 programme for P&O Cruises. They are not actually available to book yet but they have now released their itineraries and prices ready for those that are eager to get their favourite cabin/cruise confirmed. As their past passengers know the brochure launch…

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019
Virgin Voyages New Beach Club

There is a lot of interest at the moment with the launch of the brand new Virgin Cruise brand. Scarlet Lady will be the first ship to debut and we have already been getting pictures of the cabins and on board facilities. They have also announced that they will have…

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Posted on Feb 12, 2019
Celebrity appearances on the brand new MSC cruise ship launch

Exciting times again for MSC Cruises with the launch of another new ship. Not long now until the naming ceremony of the Bellissima which will be the second of the Meraviglia class ship. It is more exciting this time because the naming ceremony is in Southampton which is very unusual.…

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Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Largest balconies at sea

Princess Cruises are due to launch the brand new Sky Princess this year and the Enchanted Princess in 2020 and they have just announced details of two suites which will have the largest balconies ever offered at sea. The Sky Suites will be centrally located on the top deck and…

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Posted on Jan 15, 2019
My cruise on Marco Polo

I recently cruised on the Marco Polo which is now part of the Cruise & Maritime fleet. This was my 3rd cruise on this ship but my previous cruises were a long time ago when it was part of Orient Lines. This was a Christmas conference cruise and most of…

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Posted on Jan 1, 2019
January Sales

After a traditionally quiet month in the travel industry we are back to work and ready for a busy few months ahead. January is always busy for us with some fantastic cruise deals to get people booked in advance. The cruise lines will all be competing for your business so…

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Posted on Dec 4, 2018
Festive break to the Peak District

With the festive season fast approaching we decided to have a quick night away in the Peak District to see the lights and famous Christmas markets. It was part of my dad’s 70th birthday present too and as we all love Christmas thought we could combine both. Matlock is a…

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
Black Friday

It’s that time again when everyone is bargain hunting Black Friday is more and more popular in the UK with people even setting up camp to try and get their hands on a few bargain Christmas presents. Everyone tends to think of these offers being for technical goods rather than…

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