Cruise on in to today's expo

THE Travel Centre is holding its eleventh annual cruise expo today.

It is amazing how times have changed from when our first expo was held at the Bunker Gallery.

Then we had six suppliers and about 100 people attending in contrast to last year when we had more than 700 people attend and most of the leading cruise lines represented.

Each year there has been steady growth and now the expo has become a regular fixture on the north coast. It is lots of fun and free.

I love river cruising and the luxury ships. Last year I had a fabulous Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel and a magnificent Hurtigruten voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen.

Next month Alan and I are cruising from Rome to Barcelona on the Azamara Quest, this will be my first Mediterranean cruise and we are both looking forward to visiting some of Italy and France's beautiful ports and of course spending time in spectacular Barcelona. Needless to say, I love my job.

I'm gradually covering many of the destinations I've dreamed of visiting but there are still many more to experience.

The other holiday I'm looking forward is a multi generational cruise when my grandkids are old enough to enjoy the fun to be had on a cruise.

In the past two years my team and I have visited many destinations and experienced a variety of cruise lines from a three night comedy cruise to nowhere from Sydney to a luxurious voyage of the Greek Islands.

The Travel Centre is the north coast cruise specialist.

My staff and I are all fully accredited cruise experts and do regular training to keep up to date. We are passionate about our job and all love to talk cruising.

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