Before starting my shipmonk.co.uk blog, I wrote many articles for metro.co.uk – the website of the newspaper where I am deputy editor. I still occasionally do cruise stories in print and online for them. My portfolio can be found here on Muck Rack.
Here are links to some of the key articles:
Titanic II is no hoax, says mining magnate Clive Palmer
Can a fleet of mega-ships boost cruise trade after Costa Concordia?
Don’t fancy flying to Australia? Take a return trip on a cruise ship instead
See the best of Britain without setting foot in an airport (review of cruise on Silver Whisper)
Costa Concordia: Are ship evacuation drills too lax?
Dame Shirley Bassey wows crowds with spontaneous song at christening of P&O Cruises’ Adonia (with video)
Champagne will be surfed – a review of a Caribbean trip on Seabourn Sojourn (pdf)
The Disney Dream ship casts off
Queen launches Cunard’s Elizabeth
An Epic adventure – the first look at Norwegian’s new ship (pdf)
Sail away from the ash crowd with ex-UK cruises (pdf)
Celebrity Eclipse rescues Britons stranded by ash cloud
New cruise ships for 2010 (Queen Elizabeth, Norwegian Epic, Celebrity Eclipse, P&O Cruises Azura, Seabourn Sojourn) (pdf)
A ship with an extra zip – a trip on the world’s biggest ship, Oasis of the Seas
Inside Oasis of the Seas (cutaway drawing – pdf)
Sun, sex and the city – a review of a voyage on Norwegian Gem from New York to the Caribbean
Cruising’s £1billion gamble (P&O Cruises’ Ventura, Independence of the Seas, Carnival Splendor)
Pilates of the Caribbean (a review of a trip on Celebrity Millennium)
A sail of three cities – a review of a Med trip on Brilliance of the Seas
Voyage of Discovery – a review of a trip on P&O Cruises’ Oceana to the Canary Islands (pdf)