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 Dec 31, 2018
Ready….Steady…..BOOK

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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Posted on Nov 7, 2018
Having to buy a new suitcase to bring back chocolate…..

I've only been back a few days and will do a proper write up in a few days but for now, we have to talk about MNSSHP - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.   For anyone thinking of going, you must.  It's on select nights at Magic Kingdom and…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018
I’m in Orlando! (Plus ‘The Big Reveal’ video)

By the time this post gets published, I'll be in (hopefully) sunny Orlando. Make sure you're following my page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/louisethompsoncruise/) for live updates and pictures.   Whenever we go to Orlando, we like to eat out most evenings and I'm always asking for restaurant recommendations so spam me…

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Posted on Oct 8, 2018
Dream cruise ruined by 1200 tobacco company employees

Have you seen this news story?? Royal Caribbean guests aboard Voyager of the Seas on a cruise from Sydney had a rude awakening recently when their cruise was ruined by employees from an Indian tobacco company, Kamla Pasand.   According to reports, over 1200 employees (that's a third of the…

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018
The Big Reveal

I have a bit of a secret. We're going on holiday in a few weeks to Florida to do all the Disney 'stuff' as well as Universal Studios.   But we haven't told the children yet. We're planning on telling them 3 days before we go with a big reveal.…

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018
Guess who’s back?

I don't know where the last (almost) year has gone!  It only feels like a few weeks ago that I was starting maternity leave and here I am, back at work today.   Phoenix is now 8 months old and doing really well.  He was born at home on 16th…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2017
I’ll be back… (next year)

As you all know, I'm currently pregnant and will be leaving to go on maternity leave at some point in the next couple of months. I'll probably start my maternity leave from around the beginning of to mid November so if there's anything you want to book before I head…

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