About Me

I've worked in the Travel Industry since 1998.  I started straight from college after obtaining an Advanced GNVQ Qualification in Travel and Tourism. I specialise in Cruise and Cruise and Stay Holidays so if that's what you're after, you've come to the right place. I have 3 children - Aimee…

Posted on Apr 8, 2019
Woah, we’re half way there….

I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is going (although when I was stuck in the nausea stage it was dragging).   We've just had our 20 week scan and baby gave us the right runaround!  The sonographer managed to get most of the measurements ok but couldn't check the…

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Posted on Mar 25, 2019
The law around Kinder Eggs (yes, it’s a thing!)

Many people don't know or realise this but Kinder Eggs are illegal in the USA. Yes. ILLEGAL!  If you get caught trying to take them into the country, you can be fined $1200 per egg!  (It's not April Fools Day yet).   What's the reasoning behind this? Well, apparently, having…

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Posted on Mar 11, 2019
The BEST holiday complaints

On the rare occasion, there is cause to make a complaint about your holiday but luckily, due to the exceptional standards and service offered on cruises, it doesn't happen often. These are actual, real life complaints received by Thomas Cook. Scroll down further for Cruise related complaints too :)  …

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019
Here we go again!

So, I have been feeling awfully guilty about something. I've not long been back from maternity leave (September) and it's been amazing getting back in touch with all my wonderful customers, most of whom have become friends!  I love you all. And then this happened!   We said we would…

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Posted on Feb 11, 2019
It floats!

You may have heard that Virgin are launching their own cruise line, Virgin Voyages. On Saturday, their first ship, Scarlet Lady, was floated out at Fincantieri. She's sail her maiden voyage in April 2020 and you can book from 14th Feb 2019.   Virgin Voyages describe Scarlet Lady as....  …

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Posted on Jan 15, 2019
Where’s the last year gone?

I can't believe that Phoenix will be a year old tomorrow!  I really don't know where the last year has gone. We had a house move (at 36 weeks pregnant), Christmas, then Phoenix was born, maternity leave, back to work, another Christmas and now he's one!! It's also Rafes birthday…

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Posted on Dec 31, 2018

Having been working in this industry for so many years now (20 years of service!), we notice patterns and one of those is that January tends to be SUPER busy (this also rolls in February and March these days too) and is known in the industry as 'Peak'.   It's…

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Posted on Dec 17, 2018
But, they don’t look the type!?

You'll all have probably seen the story by now of the elderly couple that were arrested in Lisbon. They're been sailing the Caribbean on Marco Polo and were found to have 9 kilos of cocaine in their suitcase!!   Officials boarded the ship upon it's arrival in Lisbon and knew…

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Posted on Dec 6, 2018
Stranded in Cuba

An American couple recently had to fight it out with NCL after they were left stranded in Cuba.   They were sailing on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Sky when the incident happened. They set out in Havana for a day of exploring, knowing they had to return to…

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
The Orlando Bug

We've got it, there's no denying it.  I knew it would happen. So, we're just back from Orlando (as you know) and we've already booked to go back in 2020 🙈 This time we'll do 4 nights at the Hard Rock at Universal Studios though followed by two weeks in…

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