About Me

Hi...      I'm Wayne and I have been in the travel industry now for just over 40 years. The last 30 years, I have been selling cruises...    a great passion of mine from when I was a young boy. I have cruised and travelled extensively as you'll see. I am…

Posted on Nov 18, 2019
Cruise the Scottish islands for the trip of a lifetime… and a change to the Fjords

By the time you read this blog, my wife and I will be on our final day, of a spectacular trip, following the North Coast 500. Now, you're wondering what is the North Coast 500 because it's really not that well known? It is highly regarded as one of the…

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Posted on Nov 4, 2019

RCCL's Explorer Of The Seas was all at sea with bad weather and so has been delayed getting back to Southampton. Storms in Europe have once again created havoc and affected sailings. This now means the ship gets back on Friday three days late. That could be great for those…

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Posted on Oct 21, 2019
Thomas Cook saved… or are they?

I am thrilled to hear the news that 555 Thomas Cook shops, along with around 2,000 staff have been taken on by Hays. Turning to the numbers, I am still somewhat puzzled by it all but hope that Irene and John Hays have seen something good in all this which…

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Posted on Oct 7, 2019
Get the holiday you pay for and avoid the tears

In the wake of the Thomas Cook collapse, I have been inundated with people calling me frantically now trying to secure a suitable alternative holiday to replace the one they have had cancelled. I am truly sympathetic with all the losses these people have incurred.What has surprised me is the…

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Posted on Sep 23, 2019
River cruising for great value for money any day

This last week, Thomas Cook has once again been in the news. Will they, or won't they, survive? A big question, and the signs are not looking good. For such an iconic name to be even talked about is sad, but it comes down to something I learned a very…

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Posted on Sep 9, 2019
The Ultimate Guinness World Cruise record breaker… but you just missed the boat. Time to think 2020.

Day 1 — London (Greenwich), England Embark today in the celebrated Royal Borough of Greenwich—part of which, Maritime Greenwich, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take some time to settle in to your veranda stateroom and get to know your ship, perhaps having a bite in Mamsen’s gourmet deli, with…

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Posted on Aug 26, 2019
You can never book too early when what you want is the top suite

I often talk to people who are hesitant when it comes to booking their cruise. Book too early, and what happens if the cruise line subsequently drop their prices? Will you get reimbursed, or what? This is a real concern and I can fully understand why come people are not…

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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Cruise line refuses to return client deposit following cancellation

I just read another story in the national press about a couple who had booked a cruise and have now claimed it unfair that their deposit is being retained by the cruiseline following the couple subsequently cancelling their trip. The story in brief was that the couple booked a Cunard…

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Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Still confused on what you are being offered when accepting a guarantee cabin?

There is clearly still much confusion as to what you are getting yourself into when accepting a cabin offered on a guarantee basis. Getting offered a cabin on a guarantee basis often sounds like a great way to make a big saving on a cruise. It could well be...   …

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Posted on Jul 15, 2019
Talking cruise? We might be the one stop call for all

There are many travel companies out there and, let's face it, so much choice can make the entire business of booking a cruise just too confusing for many. Add to this, the internet. With its almost limitless options available to find travel resources, why do you need a travel agent…

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