David Smith

About David Smith

David is The Cruise Line's Marketing Director and has worked in travel for nearly 15 years. In his youth, he toured Europe in a punk rock band, but he has since settled into the cruise way of life and his favourite ship is Seven Seas Mariner.

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Cruise On TV - April 2020

Cruise On TV – April 2020

Welcome to our guide of the cruise-related programmes and movies that are on TV this April. We’ll be adding to this post throughout the month as the listings are released, so keep checking back to get your cruise fix! Television 1st April: How Do They Do It? (Quest TV, 11:30 pm) Focusing on breathtaking feats […]

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Oceania Cruises Tropics and Exotics

Oceania Cruises Tropics & Exotics Pre-registration

New 2021-2022 Voyages | Pre-register today Featuring voyages in South America, Asia, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean, Oceania Cruises ‘Tropics & Exotics 2021-2022 Collection’ offers an unrivalled way to explore some of the most coveted corners of the world. In total, there are over 100 sailings to choose from, 75 of which are completely […]

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Seven Seas Splendor in Barcelona

Luxury Perfected? Seven Seas Splendor Review

It’s been five years since I last stepped foot on a Regent Seven Seas’ ship. Back then, Seven Seas Mariner provided me with something of a landmark experience; my first taste of ‘true’ luxury cruising and a barometer against which I would measure every future voyage and – perhaps unfairly – every ship I was […]

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Silversea Expeditions - Silver Cloud Zodiac and Tower Bridge

10 Years of Silversea Expeditions

The Cruise Line’s Managing Director Robin Maclear recently returned from celebrating 10 years of Silversea Expeditions on Silver Cloud… I recently spent two days aboard Silversea Expeditions’ newly-renovated Silver Cloud. The occasion, which was attended by many old friends and clients, was to mark Silversea’s 10 year anniversary as the pioneers of luxury expedition cruising. […]

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First Review of Seabourn Ovation - Ovation in Venice

First Review of Seabourn Ovation

In our first review of Seabourn Ovation, The Cruise Line’s Managing Director Robin Maclear gives his first impressions on the latest addition to the award-winning Seabourn fleet.  Last week in Genoa, Seabourn launched their latest ship, Seabourn Ovation, for a seven-night pre-inaugural viewing to the travel trade. This ‘shakedown cruise’, as they call it, was […]

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Spookiest Places to Visit on a Cruise

Five Spookiest Places To Visit On A Cruise

We understand that when you book a cruise holiday, getting a case of some serious heebie-jeebies might not feature high on your list of considerations. However, with the nights getting longer and Halloween drawing ever closer, we have picked out our top five spookiest places to visit on a cruise should you wish to mix […]

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Seven Seas Mariner - Deck View

Mariner in the Mediterranean – Seven Seas Mariner Review July 2015

Seven Seas Mariner Review – July 2015 The Cruise Line’s Sales & Marketing Manager David Smith shares with us some of the highlights of his recent cruise aboard the stunning Seven Seas Mariner.  In early July I was lucky enough to be invited onto the first 4 nights of Seven Seas Mariner’s Spanish Zeal voyage.  Ship visits […]

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Seven Seas Mariner Review – April 2015

In April 2015, Beverly Hobbs, one of our luxury cruise experts, joined Seven Seas Mariner on a short voyage from Rome to Athens. This is  her Seven Seas Mariner review.  I boarded Seven Seas Mariner in Civitavecchia after a 2 hour flight from Gatwick and a short transfer from Rome.  The transfer time was actually […]

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SeaDream Yacht Club - Next stop, Semarang

SeaDream Yacht Club & Amandari

The Cruise Line’s Chairman, Robin Maclear, recently enjoyed an adventure in Asia with SeaDream Yacht Club – read on for a full review of the experience and why he believes that SeaDream offer the perfect route into Bali… SeaDream Yacht Club is back in Asia after a gap of several years and is ideally suited […]

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Papua New Guinea with Noble Caledonia Cruises

Papua New Guinea with Noble Caledonia in 2014

Legends of Papua New Guinea with Noble Caledonia Every now and then I am alerted to a cruise itinerary that really captures my imagination.  Up until now, the last voyage to do so was Silversea’s Cuba cruise on Silver Explorer (which you can read here).  However, this morning – while attempting to shrug off the […]

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