YOUR CRUISE COACH - MING TAPPIN
The year was 1991 when I was looking to book my second vacation as an adult (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 by cruise travel, I enrolled in travel school, and upon graduation, I entered the cruise industry in 1994.
My career in cruising ranged from selling cruises as a travel advisor 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. To date, I have been published on trade and consumer publications and travel websites. My goal is to educate, inspire, and encourage everyone to explore the seven seas, the Great Lakes, 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 65+ cruises, on 25 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!
Bon Voyage and Happy Cruising!