Andrea Goodyear

Senior Travel Advisor

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TravelQuest of Ipswich

In what year did you start working for Fred. Olsen Travel?

I started working for Fred. Olsen Travel in 2006, but my experience of working in travel goes back to 2003.

What is your particular area of expertise?

Cruises are what I have been selling most often during my time in the travel industry, so I would have to say that – but I also love packaging holidays to customer’s specific desires.

Which countries have you visited?

I’ve been all around the world! I’ve been to South Africa, the Maldives, Mexico, New York, Las Vegas, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean…

What would be your dream holiday destination?

I have to say, I’d love to go to Venice. Although I’ve been all around the world, I’ve never been to Venice and the idea of going on a gondola ride sounds fantastic. I’ve only had short visits to Italy, via cruises, so I would really like to visit it properly some time.

Describe your favourite summer land-based holiday

When I was younger, I went on family holidays to the Greek island of Skiathos. I remember flying into the airport and seeing the sea either side of the runway. It’s such a small island and that made it really easy to get around. I even remember a few times where we had an entire beach to ourselves. Where else in the world can you experience that?

What would you recommend for families?

Royal Caribbean is perfect for families. They have so many amenities and activities going on all the time and they really do cater for all ages.

What would you recommend for couples?

Mexico is where I got married and it really is perfect for couples. There’s so much to see and do and my husband and I really fell in love with it. The beaches are stunning; the historical sites such as Chichen Itza and Tulum are fascinating; and the ecological parks offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We went to Xel-Ha and Xcararat, where we were able to swim with dolphins and see exotic wildlife.

My favourite travel memory...

My favourite cruising experience was when I went to the Caribbean on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral. We docked at the island of Grand Turk, which is part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and it was really lovely. It’s so obscure and so peaceful.

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