About Me

Hi, I'm Trevor Smith and I joined the travel industry in 2001 as a part time travel consultant. Over the years and as the industry took a grip of my career I have moved through the ranks. Going full time in 2002 I soon went into management, training and development.…

Posted on Oct 9, 2019
New home, holiday and redundancy, all in 4 days!!!!

Well the end of September did not go by quietly. After months of searching for our perfect home in a new town, with an office for me, plenty of bedrooms, a conservatory and most importantly a built-in dishwasher our solicitor called on the Friday to say all is complete and…

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Posted on Sep 20, 2019
That’s me off- it’s been fun.

Did I get your attention? I'm not leaving cruise.co.uk, just moving house, moving counties, moving schools, moving..... As you read this I am currently breaking my back. So, after months of very slow activity in a chain of someone buying mine, me buying someone elses and that's it on Friday…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2019
The cost to refurbish

Last Month Royal Caribbean announced a $165 million pound refurbishment of Allure of the Seas in Barcelona next spring, with the tallest waterslide at sea.,Ultimate Abyss, and all the Pool deck re-imagined with new duelling waterslides, the Perfect Storm ,and extended childrens Aquapark with drench buckets and much more watery…

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Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Are drink packages at sea a good or bad thing?

For some yes, for others no. Unfortunately, in recent months there have been a few reports of violence and unruly behaviour, a trend that seems to be on the rise. Could this be to do with the all inclusive so common on cruise lines? Crazy as it sounds but you…

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Posted on Jul 28, 2019
Summer Holiday time is almost here

So I am now just 1 week away from my annual summer holiday, and like every summer it is off th the beautiful Devon town of Dawlish. My nan lives there and over recent years a few of my aunties have moved into that area so going to see the…

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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
Does that include a drinks package?

Over the last few years one of the most commonly asked questions is "are drinks included in that"? or "how much is a drinks package"? In the day there was no such thing as a drinks package but as each cruise line introduces it other cruise lines feel the need…

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Posted on Jun 19, 2019
My Transatlantic with the Queen

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a Cunard Cruise across the Atlantic, departing from Southampton and going over to New York. I was very excited about this trip but also very curious as to what the Queen Mary 2 ship could offer me for…

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Posted on May 29, 2019
Queen Mary Transatlantic, what can I expect?

Lucky me, I have yet another trip, just 10 days after my last one, with the view to experience what the ship and cruise line have to offer. This time it is on the Queen Mary 2 with Cunard. I have wondered on many occasions what is the attraction of…

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Posted on May 15, 2019
UK passengers sucker punched

Last week Royal Caribbean shocked the cruising industry, and thousands of booked customers when they announced that they had decided to pull the Independence of the seas from Southampton for the 2020 season and the ship would now be sailing around the Caribbean instead. What a blow this would has…

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Posted on Apr 23, 2019
NCL’s compulsory All Inclusive scrapped

At long last too. This was a big risk and not sure how it was ever signed off but the All inclusive drinks and tips package has at long last been scrapped. When this was first announced and applied to all their prices the UK market, agents included voiced our…

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