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 Jun 17, 2019
This is it (for now). I will be back!

After advice from the midwife, it's been suggested I start my maternity leave earlier than planned so Sunday 23rd June will be my last day.  I then have 3 weeks holiday followed immediately by my maternity leave starting. All of you will be looked after by one of my lovely…

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Posted on Jun 3, 2019
Help needed with names!

It's just over four weeks until my last day (I have holiday to use before my maternity leave officially starts) and we still haven't decided on any names. Due date is the end of August (the day after my birthday!) Although with Aimee I went into labour on the due…

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Posted on May 20, 2019
Things you need to know about ‘DIY’ packaging

  Booking all of the components of your holiday yourself online can throw up lots of difficulties other than the ones we all already know about (lack of ATOL protection in some cases, no agent to give you advice, no back up or anyone to help if your flights are…

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Posted on May 6, 2019
Looking for a bargain cruise out of Southampton for 2020?

These are some fantastic rates we have on MSC Preziosa from Southampton in 2020 - they start at just £399pp for a 7 night cruise!!   I've sailed on Preziosa in the Med and she's a fantastic ship. There is so much to do onboard for all ages. There are…

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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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