Shipmonk shortlisted as best blogger in the Cruise International Awards 2017

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Nominated: Dave Monk

Journalist Dave Monk (Shipmonk), who was voted last year’s best cruise blogger, has been shortlisted again in the Cruise International Awards 2017.

Dave, who started his blog shipmonk.co.uk in 2013, also runsĀ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The 56-year-old – a journalist since the age of 18 – gave up his job as deputy editor of Britain’s best-read daily newspaper, Metro, last September to concentrate full time on cruise writing.

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Since then he has been a judge on the Wave Awards, written several articles for Cruise Trade News and edited a river cruise supplement for World of Cruising.

Dave first wrote about cruises for Metro in 2005. Since then he has sailed on Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises, Disney, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Carnival, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, Silversea, Seabourn, Viking, Cunard, Crystal, Holland America and Star Clippers. He has also visited Saga, Voyages of Discovery, Windstar, Ponant, Azamara, SeaDream and Regent Seven Seas ships.

The other writers shortlisted as best blogger in the Cruise International Awards 2017 are Danielle Fear (Cruise Miss), Marcus Adams (Sparkx), Scott Sanders (The DCL Blog) and Gary Bembridge (Tips For Travellers).

Dave said: ‘I’d be really grateful to anyone who votes for me.’

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