Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan, 50, lives in South Africa with her partner Nick Chavallier and their 11-year-old son Ollie. The whole family loves to travel, and this summer Michaela will be cruising to Iceland with Saga. Interview: Lesley Bellew What is your first holiday memory? I have vague recollections of going to Sandbanks, near Bournemouth,
Interview with Jonathan Neal, Cruise Director of Minerva PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR EARLY LIFE. WHERE ARE YOU FROM, AND WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER BEFORE YOU FIRST ENCOUNTERED CRUISE SHIPS? I was born in Northamptonshire where I went to school and then studied to become an accountant. A love of the theatre and performing arts drew me
Interview with Mark Symonds, captain of Crystal Symphony. Did other members of your family work at sea, or was it just a love of the sea that led you into a maritime career? My father had ambitions to join the Fleet Air Arm, but I am the first member of my family to go to
Read our interview with Mark Cameron, the Chief Engineer on-board Saga Pearl II. Do you come from a family of seafarers? My father was a chief engineer with Elder Dempsters and Port Line. He was away for sometimes up to a year on his contracts. My two brothers both went to sea with Cunard and
America’s Fox News channel has been given the first insight into what may be planned for Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruises, in an interview with chief executive Tom McAlpin. The line’s first ship, measuring 110,000 tons and designed to carry about 2,800 passengers, is due for delivery in 2020. Two more have been ordered from Italian shipbuilders
Elizabeth Phillips was pictured in the last issue of World of Cruising presenting a posy to Her Majesty the Queen after the christening of P&O Cruises’ Britannia. Now we find out more about the 23-year old who is the ship’s youngest deck officer. You are from the Isles of Scilly. Has the sea always been
David Fiske talks to Nigel Marven about his new television series ‘Cruise Ship Adventures’ which débuts on UKTV’s Watch on Tuesday 5 May at 8pm. Nigel Marven is a wildlife presenter and enthusiast who started his full-time television career working as a researcher on Sir David Attenborough’s First Eden series about the Mediterranean. After more
Read the World of Cruising magazine interview with Neil Horrocks, Cruise director extraordinaire (and avid steam railway enthusiast). You studied Maths at university – how did that lead to a career on cruise ships? You need a degree in Maths to work on a cruise ship as it helps you get to grips with the
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