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Helen Fensom

Cruise Consultant

Helen Fensom
Even with over 25 years behind me in the travel industry I have not been everywhere, but it is on my list!
My favourite destination
View of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius, Italy

I could argue for many places but my favourite destination has to be Italy, a country offering a variety of experiences with a diverse range of landscapes to enjoy.

Explore the lakes in the north, some of the most beautiful cities in the world, the historic west coast area of Pompeii and not forgetting the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Indulge in fine ice cream, pasta, pizza and of course some of the finest wines.

My top cruising tip

Get excited and plan ahead, ensure you make the most of not only your time on board but also your time in port.

Most cruise lines can offer an amazing selection of experiences to enjoy that you can reserve before you sail, but of course feel free to leave a little spare time and just go with your mood!

Fact File

Years in travel: Over 29.

Years working at Mundy Cruising: 2 years.

First job in travel: I worked as an office junior for an independent travel agency in Kent.

First cruise: I sailed with Royal Caribbean on Jewel of the Seas, on a short trip from Southampton. My first full cruise was on board Celebrity Millennium in the Western Mediterranean in 1999.

First cruise with Mundy Cruising: A fantastic trip with Regent Seven Seas Cruises on board Seven Seas Voyager between Funchal and Barcelona in April 2019.

Best cruise dining experience: I loved Prime 7 when I sailed with Regent, a fantastic grill with a wonderful atmosphere.

Best non-cruise holiday: A 3-week adventure travelling around South Africa including Cape Town, driving the Garden Route, an amazing 3-night stay at Lion Sands in Kruger National Park and then ending at Victoria Falls.

Interesting fact about yourself: As a child I competed in Ballroom and Latin Dancing, maybe something I would like to start up again one day!

Ocean cruise lines sailed: Crystal Ocean Cruises, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas, Azamara Celebrity, Royal Caribbean.

River cruise lines sailed: AmaWaterways.

Expedition cruise lines sailed: Hurtigruten.

Areas you've cruised: Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Danube, Caribbean, Alaska