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Your Cruise Coach: ming tappin

The year was 1991 when I was looking to book my second big vacation (the first was to Disneyworld of course!). Browsing through the travel brochures, I came across a cruise and thought I'd give it a try. The rest, as they say, is history!

Cruising quickly became my favourite way of travel. In fact, I was so enamoured with cruise travel, I enrolled in travel school, and entered the cruise industry in 1994.

My career in cruising range from selling cruises as a travel agent, to working with Canada's largest cruise tour operators and travel agencies to promote cruising to their clients. Over the years, I have gained extensive knowledge of cruise lines, destinations, and the news and trends of the cruise industry.

In 2015 I created Your Cruise Coach to translate my passion for cruising to you - my readers. My goal is to educate, inspire and encourage everyone to explore the seven seas and the mighty rivers by ship. I truly believe that there is a cruise for everyone, and that it can change people's lives like it changed mine.

Since that fateful day in 1991, I have had the pleasure and privilege to sail on over 50 cruises, on 20+ ocean and river cruise lines - and I'm still counting!

I hope you will enjoy following me as I celebrate the joy of cruising around the world!

Happy cruising!