Dave Monk has been a journalist for 38 years, most recently as deputy editor of Metro, Britain’s best-read daily paper. He began writing about cruising in 2005 and was voted best blogger in the Cruise International Awards 2016. He regularly updates shipmonk.co.uk, and also has Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Lines Dave has sailed on include Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises, Disney, Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian, Carnival, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, Silversea, Seabourn, Viking, Cunard, Crystal, Star Clippers and Holland America. He has also visited Saga, Voyages of Discovery, Windstar, Ponant, Azamara and SeaDream ships.

As well as Metro newspaper, Dave has written for Metro online, the Daily Mirror, World of Cruising and Cruise Trade News. In 2017 he edited three supplements on river, luxury and adventure voyages for World of Cruising, as well as the magazine’s 116-page Annual Planner, including a directory of every major cruise line and every ship. Dave was also a judge in The Wave Awards 2017 and 2018.

He can be contacted through the comment section on any of his stories or via his Facebook page.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Dave, I have just discovered you blog and it is GREAT. You certainly have a way with words.

    I am just an enthusiastic amateur, although we do share one thing, ‘age’ !

  2. Thank you for the fantastic video of the three ships Harmony, Allure, Oasis meets for the first time. I shared your video on Cruise Critic, I hope it’s okay with you ? People loved it !

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