Meriel has spent over two decades working onboard all sizes, types, standards and nationalities of cruise vessels as a Destination Specialist and Tour Manager, cruising the world’s exotic and far-flung ports and oceans. Her favourite destinations are those off-the-beaten track where the rare arrival of a ship is a massive event to the local people and where the guests can get close to nature and adventure. In addition to her far-reaching knowledge of the various cruise lines and ships, she has thorough first-hand experience of the destinations themselves and what are the best things to do and see in order to enhance your visit and appreciate the port of call and surrounding area to its full. Meriel's expertise is backed up by her certification as a Cruise Master, presented by the Cruise Lines International Association.
Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.
Scandinavia and Nordics are a showcase for high design, ancient tradition and natural wonders that change with the seasons. Explore it all on adventure-packed winter breaks and scenic summer self-drives.
Complex, contrasting, challenging and ultimately exhilarating, South America was made for travel and adventure. Explore it all in style, from Amazon cruises to Inca trail hikes and luxury Andean rail journeys.
From its high-tech cities to its ancient cultures, from its pristine beaches to its dazzling natural world, you'll be amazed by Asia's unique diversity. Our tailor-made holidays take in the very best of it.
A rich heritage and outstanding landscapes compete for your attention during holidays in Europe. With more countries than Asia crammed into a relatively compact space, for tailor made holidays Europe is unmatched.
The biggest mystery concerning Central America is that the region remains such a mystery to people. Packing more into its compact size than many a larger continent, it offers visitors adventure aplenty.
As one of the world's last true frontiers, a voyage to the Antarctic is the chance to channel your inner explorer. Marvel at crashing icebergs and endless snowscapes, all animated by giant whales and vast colonies of penguins.
The Caribbean is a wonderfully mixed bag that offsets clichéd visions of seductive white sands and turquoise seas with dramatic, forested landscapes. Explore our holidays and relax into the rhythm of the island life.
Meriel is an expert for cruise travel.