Richard has worked in the travel industry since 2008, specialising in cruise holidays.
He joined the marketing team at Liverpool Cruise Club in charge of e-commerce, developing the companies online presence with social media and the introduction of purchasing cruises online. He was also responsible for the design, layout and production of the Cruise Club weekly brochures. In 2010, to reach a wider audience, he was part of the team responsible for the introduction of Liverpool Cruise Club on television, co-presenting the very first programme.
Following a rapid increase in sales, in 2011 the company invested in a TV Channel - Holiday & Cruise TV was born. Originally Richard worked as channel scheduler before becoming researcher & guest booker working on a variety of programmes including Cruising with the Stars & The Travel Book Club. He was always keen to work 'behind the scenes' and in 2012 worked on the floor during recordings. Whilst working behind the scenes, Richard was still fronting programmes and commercials on the channel and in 2013, Liverpool Cruise Club grew further, opening up agencies in Australia and America, this led to the name change to Vision Cruise to bring all three brands together.
As well as working mainly behind the scenes on programme production, online promotion and at consumer events around the country, he still presents a variety of programmes and commercials including The Cruise Show, Cruise@6 & The Best Value Cruise Hour. He is also a voiceover artist and works with a number of clients including The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Carnival Cruise Lines & Mighty Radio Southport. He has cruised many times and spent many days visiting ships & filming on board, you can read about his adventures on his blog. A complete list of ships he has visited is shown here and is current total of cruises is 28!
Out of TV, he is interested in football and is a Club Secretary of non league team Marine Football Club. He likes nothing more than chilling on the top deck on a cruise in sunny climates!
5 minutes with Richard...
FAVOURITE DESTINATION: Mediterranean - Fantastic weather & the scenery is amazing. You can take a cruise round the Med, taking in so many destinations & cultures.
DREAM DESTINATION: Caribbean - I would love to go there for its weather & scenery, perhaps taking in both a transatlantic & Caribbean cruise.
3 THINGS I WOULD TAKE ON A CRUISE: iPod, iPhone & Twitter!
CRUISE SHIPS I HAVE BEEN ON...
AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES
CARNIVAL CRUISES LINES
CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES
Ocean Countess (no longer in fleet)
Queen Mary 2
FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
ms Ryndam (no longer in fleet)
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
Seven Seas Voyager
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
Adventure of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY