I've been travelling before I could walk let alone talk! I've travelled extensively around the world doing Round the World trips, Cruises, Tours and independent travel. I've travelled to many extraordinary places like the Bahamas, Jamaica, Alaska, Canada, Dallas, New York, Seattle, London, Paris, Spain, Scotland, Singapore, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Tonga, Bora Bora, Mexico, Cancun, LA, Vegas, San Francisco, Haiti, South Pacific Islands, Norfolk Island, New Zealand, Mauritius, Caribbean Islands just to name a few!
Not only are my travels by plane but also on Iconic rail journeys such as the Indian Pacific and The Ghan, Cruise ships and Ocean liners. I've been on over 40 ships which range from one of the largest ships in the world 'Oasis of the Seas', to luxurious ocean liners Cunard's QM2 and Queen Elizabeth, also on many different companies.
From my experience travelling to many places, I am confident to say a cruise holiday is the way to go. There is nothing better than enjoying a cocktail by the pool docked in a spectacular and unique port, then waking up the following morning in another port stressed free, relaxed and ready to explore what the world has to offer.
I read somewhere that travel is the only thing you buy that you get richer – and I couldn’t agree more! I have been very fortunate to have spent my working life in an industry I love. I have worked in many areas of travel, including airlines, tour companies, wholesale and corporate travel and owning my own retail travel business. Cruising has always been at the top of the list – my favourite way to travel. I have seen incredible growth in cruising – from the days of the first Oriana sailing the South Pacific and Asia out of Sydney in the 1970’s and 80’s and the “Fairstar” the first real “fun ship” down under. Today we are so spoilt for choice, from mega-liners soon to sail our shores to intimate small ships – there is a ship for everyone – and I have the privilege every day, researching and recommending cruise solutions to our customers. At eCrusing I am excited to be working with a wonderful team of like-minded people – passionate about what they do, offering unique cruise holiday itineraries and planning unforgettable holiday experiences.
I have travelled extensively, and as Susan Sontag once said: “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list”. A personal highlight for me recently was spending a week on the Canal Midi in France with my sons, partners and grand-daughter.We chartered a hotel barge – what a wonderful way to enjoy the delights of Southern France while sharing a very special time with my family – definitely a different style of cruising, and one I would absolutely recommend.
I've always had a passion for traveling. One of my favorite things about being within the travel industry is that I get to live vicariously through clients and colleagues in hearing about their adventures all over the world.
It all started completing my diploma in Travel & Tourism and landed into my first job within the industry. At the time I would have never thought I would be working in a cruise based company. Now til this day I’m a cruise convert and cannot see myself working anywhere else!
Not only did I find my first experience on a cruise fascinating but I actually liked the cruise itself how you never have to change rooms, you can be in a new city every day and everyone is on deck to cheer and soak in the the beautiful sights.
New Zealand born and bred, moving to Sydney when I was young created an urge to travel. Having worked in travel for over 26years has taken me to some amazing places . 9 times to Alaska which has included some experiences that you get nowhere else, Camping and berry picking on the tundra,-all whilst keeping an eye out for the local wildlife, swimming in outdoor thermal pools in -26 Degree temperatures. I’ve seen black bears on the mountains behind me and Beluga whales in the bay in front of me. The beauty of Thailand and the history and stories of the Tower of London.
I’m new to Cruising but loving the opportunity and enjoying my part in making your holiday a wonderful one.
My favourite thing about cruising is the sense of adventure and the wide open seas. There is something so exciting about fresh air and the sea breeze. I've always lived in Sydney and although I adore the city, I want to see amazing things. I've been to Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Hawaii. One of my favourite memories is biking down a volcano in Maui. Some day I'll learn Danish and visit the home country of my ancestors. I like to daydream about the Bahamas, they have pink beaches there.
Travel has had a huge influence on my life. The experiences it brings, the people I have met and the places I have visited. Despite catching the travel bug early in life I came to a travel career after working many years in healthcare (as a nurse/midwife) followed by a successful career in pharmaceutical marketing. I have spent several years living overseas with my family in Japan and Canada, and it was here that I discovered not only a career in travel but also the ever-changing world of Cruising. I have enjoyed some spectacular cruise itineraries on some fabulous ships and can honestly say with the destination and ships that are available today… there is definitely a cruise out there for everyone! Looking forward to working with the ecruising.travel team.