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Cathy Ellis

Cruise Consultant

Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
I have worked in travel for 20 years, and I am still passionate about visiting new places and discovering new cultures. I love the way that cruising allows me to discover places I may want to return to and explore in more depth.
My favourite destination
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

My favourite destination is Bermuda, situated 600 miles off the coast of the USA, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.

As Britain's oldest colony, there are plenty of monuments to reflect this, including the red telephone box! Bermuda is known for its pink coral sand beaches and colourful sub-tropical gardens. I love visiting the Botanical Gardens, with its prolific blooms of bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus, and this is also where the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is located, with a memorial to John Lennon - he visited and wrote his last album here.

My top cruising tip

My top tip is to make sure you have a supply of any currency for the destinations you are visiting.

Often ships only carry a small quantity, and ATMs are not always easily available in every port of call.

Fact File

Years in travel: Over 20 years.

Years working at Mundy Cruising: A little under 3 years

First job in travel: I started as a Sales Consultant with Lunn Poly.

First cruise: When I worked with Lunn Poly I sailed on board Thomson Spirit for a week's cruise from Palma around the Mediterranean.

First cruise with Mundy Cruising: A fantastic 4-day trip on Regent's Seven Seas Explorer in September 2018 from Naples to Split, calling at Kotor and Dubrovnik.

Best cruise dining experience: Definitely Prego onboard Crystal Serenity for sumptuous Italian fayre.

Best non-cruise holiday: I love Bermuda and have visited twice, such a laidback and wonderful island.

Interesting fact about yourself: I was the youngest Mayoress of the London Borough of Ealing 1980/81

Ocean cruise lines sailed: Crystal Ocean Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Paul Gauguin, Ponant.

River cruise lines sailed: AmaWaterways, Viking River Cruises.

Areas you've cruised: Eastern Mediterranean/Adriatic, Myanmar, South Pacific.