Meet the Cruise Factor Team – Vanessa

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Today’s meet the Cruise Factor Team is shining the spotlight on Vanessa

With over 20 years experience in the travel industry, Vanessa will have no problem helping you book a fantastic holiday for yourself or your family.

We have asked her a few questions to get to know her and get her best travel tips

Favourite Country and why?

I have so many but the ones that have stood out the most.


Great people, fantastic food and perfect climate and amazing scenery


Absolutely breath taking seeing the wildlife up close and personal and watching glaciers calving.


Favourite Holiday Memory?

I have a few but the main ones

Getting Engaged in Santorini, Greece as the sunset.

While in Alaska went dog sledding on a glacier



Favourite food?

Filet Mignon wrapped in Bacon


Favourite travel product/gadget?

Compression stockings, never fly without them


Favourite thing about travelling?

Experiencing different cultures/sights and food!!!!


Destination you really want to visit next?

South America and Hawaii


One thing you cannot travel without – aside from a passport



Car, plane, boat or train?

Will have to say Ships and train my two favourite things


Ever had a Holiday disaster?

The one and only time I didn’t check the suitcase tag was the time I ended up with a bag full of men’s clothing that definitely wasn’t mine, but I’m sure the guy enjoyed my dresses


Best travel tip

If you suffer from motion sickness take a piece of cotton wool and put it in your ear. If you are righthanded pop it in the left ear and if left handed in the other. It helps with the equilibrium of the ear drum and saves a visit to the ships doctor. I also recommend that you attach a unique identifying feature to your luggage, like a ribbon or string around the handle, or sticker on the case.


Best cruise ship

Celebrity Solstice.

The ship overall is beautiful and was the first to have a real lawn located on Deck 15. The quality of design is sleek and the cuisine I could not fault. My expectations were exceeded and I look forward to going on board again soon.


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