Edwina Lonsdale

Managing Director

Edwina Lonsdale
There is nothing like hankering after a ‘must do’ destination for years, and then arriving to find it is even more amazing than you had ever imagined
My favourite destination
Sea lions on Española Island, Galapagos

Nearly everywhere goes straight back on my bucket list for a return visit, but at the top has to be the Galapagos Islands, the most extraordinary place I have ever been.

It is extraordinary to sit on a beach alongside the sea lions, watching the birds overhead, the marine iguanas on the rocks and a manta ray leaping out of the water, and think that for thousands of years this scene has not changed.

Explore the Galapagos

My top cruising tip

It's all about preparation, so make sure you research the destinations to make sure you make the most of them - or ask your travel professional for their advice.

There's no point realising once you arrive that you should have done something different. Checking out the shore excursions is a great way to give you ideas, and then you need to decide whether an excursion or an independent trip would suit you better.