Surfing the seas in Barcelona

Only one man walks on water in Barcelona. He’s everywhere – in every shop window, on the backs of every family of tourists. Or parading his skills before 100,000 worshippers at the cathedral of football, the Camp Nou. Only on the day I visited the Spanish city, he’s not. The ubiquitous Lionel Messi is back […]

Cruiseday Tuesday – Transatlantic

My three Irish uncles had tried Glasgow but swapped it for New York (each to their own). Glasgow had, in fact, rivalled New York as a shelter for immigrants in the 19th Century. And especially Italians who had mistaken it for America’s biggest city when the ship stopped for refuelling on it’s way there. It […]

Cruiseday Tuesday: Bahamian Rhapsody

Cruiseday Tuesday: Bahamian Rhapsody — Read on When Serena Williams called me from the Bahamas… it’s Cruiseday Tuesday with your Travel Editor of the Year.

Cruiseday Tuesday: Bahamian Rhapsody

It’s not every day you get a call from Serena Williams. My mid-afternoon slumber was disturbed when Serena phoned me from the Bahamas a couple of years ago. Such is the life of an international globetrotting Travel Editor! This Serena though was not the tennis superstar as she acknowledges in her emails after her name […]

Cruiseday Tuesday: Rhine country

Cruiseday Tuesday: Rhine country — Read on River of dreams… sail away with your Travel Editor of the Year and Cruiseday Tuesday. Uniworld River Cruises in Rhineland, Royal Caribbean’s special allure and Princess Cruises and the Canaries.

Cruiseday Tuesday: Rhine country

Cramped up in a booze bus to the Munich Beerfest in a tailback of traffic it certainly looked like those river cruise ships were certainly a more relaxed Germany holiday. I’ve found as the years have glided by that Uniworld River Cruises are the way to amble along the river. I was particularly taken on […]

Cruiseday Tuesday – My Princess

It’s a couples’ dream… cruising. The lingering glances over dinner, the dancing, the spectacular shows, the moonlight walk on the top deck. Of course, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t occasionally disagree. I find the best advice is the one She gives: ‘When I want your opinion I’ll give it to you.’ So cruising […]

Cruiseday Tuesday

It costs less than the price of a biscuit on the aeroplane. Royal Caribbean is offering €1pp with selected 2020 sailings to Europe. So what you have to do is: Book an eligible stateroom on the selected 2020 sailings (excluding GTY rooms) Select your €1 flight Book by 12th August 2019 And now I’m back from Royal […]