Cathy Ellis

Adventure Consultant

I have worked in travel for over 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 locations I may want to return to and explore in more depth.
My favourite adventure
Huahine island, South Pacific

My favourite destination is the South Pacific, I've always imagined the South Pacific to be scattered with beautiful islands of towering green volcanic peaks, white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons.

After visiting for the first time I'm delighted to say it lived up to all those expectations, with the added bonus of wonderfully friendly and warm-hearted people. The scenery was amazing and we stopped frequently for those who wanted to snorkel and see the fish in the clear waters. We were also lucky enough so spot whales in the distance, their tails crashing in the water. There were plenty of activities including beach volleyball, badminton, snorkelling and kayaks - I went kayaking for the first time, under the watchful eyes of the watersports and diving team.

Explore the South Pacific

My top adventure tip

My top tip is to make sure you have a supply of any physical 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 22 years

Years working at Mundy Cruising: 5 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: At Prime 7, on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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, Seabourn, Cunard

River cruise lines sailed: AmaWaterways, Viking River Cruises, Tauck, Pandaw

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