How long have you been working in the travel industry?
I started my career in travel about 3 years ago when I started working in aviation. I began working for Fred.\ back in 2014 where I had various Sale Support and Executive roles for Star Clippers and AmaWaterways, and I have been lucky enough to have had some fantastic opportunities and experiences during this time.
What, do you believe, makes river cruising unique?
River cruising allows you to really immerse yourself in a specific region, while visiting several different cities with the luxury of only having to unpack once. As most river cruise ships are able to dock right in the heart of these ports of call, shore excursions are more in depth and you can freely depart the ship to explore at your leisure throughout the day.
Are there any rivers or regions that you would particularly recommend?
I would definitely recommend the Danube River, especially for first time river cruisers, as the region stretches for over 1700 miles, there are so many diverse and interesting places to visit. Most river cruise lines also offer multiple itineraries along the Danube, so it's a region you can visit again and again and always have a different experience.
What are the unique factors of booking with Fred.\ River Cruises?
We have a fantastic team of specialists who have a combined experience of over 25 years, so you can feel confident that you are getting a personalized and expert service. We can also offer a range of products from many cruise lines and tailor each booking based on the passengers specific requirements, budgets and destinations.
Which river cruise lines have you cruised with?
I have been lucky enough to sail with AmaWaterways on board AmaPrima; I am also going on board one of the newest additions to the Amadeus River Cruises fleet later this year which I am really looking forward to.
What is your most memorable river cruising experience?
My most memorable river cruising experience also happens to be my first day working for Fred.\! I was lucky enough to sail along the Danube with AmaWaterways, on board AmaPrima. The weather was fantastic and visiting the stunning cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Vienna along this iconic waterway, was the most incredible introduction to this company and my job that I could have hoped for. Vienna was by far my favourite port of call, and during the excursion I had some free time to explore the sights - and the excellent shopping opportunities!
My most memorable river cruising experience, also happens to be my first day working for Fred.\! I was lucky enough to sail along the Danube with AmaWaterways, on board AmaPrima. The weather was fantastic and visiting the stunning cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Vienna along this iconic waterway, was the most incredible introduction to this company and my job that I could have hoped for.