Cathy has had a fascination with the sea, islands and sailing for her whole life but a childhood visit on board the Canberra in Hong Kong harbour (which was thrillingly followed by a brass band, ticker tape sail-away), left her with a complete obsession about cruising and cruise ships which she continues to indulge at every possible opportunity! Cathy hates queues, coaches and standing in line and likes to see much local colour as possible without any risk of missing the ship!
Her philosophy is that there is nothing better than a day at sea so if we have to spend some time ashore then we should make every moment count! The portExplore world sprang from her need for port focused travel advice that she could not find in conventional guide books. It has now grown to include the talkExplore Facebook Group where members can share advice and information, her popular Blog and a monthly column in the new Cruise Addicts Magazine.
When not on a cruise ship, escaping her real life as a small business owner in Kent, Cathy can be found at home with her husband Tony and quite possibly their two grown up daughters and families too.