Written by on Friday November 14, 2014
As part of our 2014 celebration of travel blogs we spoke to Veronica Shine, a contributor to About2Cruise to find out about her passion for cruising and favourite destinations.
1. When was About2Cruise founded?
About2Cruise was set up by Danny Smith as a cruise agency in 2004. In January of 2013 we decided to take About2cruise.co.uk in a different direction offering marketing opportunities to cruise lines and UK cruise agents.
2. Why did you start the blog?
The blog was started to offer our website visitors and subscribers information on the ever changing cruise industry and help them research the options before booking.
3. What is your favourite thing about travel writing?
Travel writing is escapism to old and new destinations for me. There isn’t an article that I write without placing my zest wholeheartedly into the subject matter. I endeavour to have readers visualise what I am expressing. I try to convey to them to open up the window to that kaleidoscope of colour and positive vibrancy that the world offers. It is all there and awaiting their visit. In the meantime, they can travel far away whilst sitting in their salon armchair. .
4. What is your favourite cruise destination?
This is a tough call and depends as to the type of cruise I am taking on and its itinerary. Every single port of call has something wonderful to offer a ship’s passenger. However, if I were to narrow it down, I would have to say Piraeus in Greece. I am a huge fan of visiting archaeological ruins of ancient civilizations. Piraeus is ideal, as it is in close proximately to Athens, which is teeming with Classical Greek monuments, and Cape Sounion and its Temple of Poseidon.
5. What is on your travel bucket list?
Luxor and Aswan fall right into my lust for ancient civilizations and have been on my bucket lost for quite a period of time now. Without doubt, I would only do this with a cruise on the Nile and see these fabulous monuments in close detail. It is the perfect combination of mixing a cruise holiday with my personal interest.
6. What would you be doing if you weren’t writing about travel?
Travel is in my blood since I was a child. I cannot visualise myself doing anything but writing at this stage of my life. The world is a fascinating, and I will never run out of topics to write about. I did major in Travel Management, and I assume my career would remain within the tourism industry if I weren’t penning about travel.