It is a joy to launch Richard’s Travel and an honour to be part of the Savenio and Virtuoso networks, helping my loyal clients enjoy exclusive benefits as they travel aboard sublime ships around the world with stays at the great hotels and journeys on the best trains. There is a ship and a cruise for everyone and I’m able to draw on my experiences of sailing aboard over 50 of the best ships of our time for thousands of days to most of the popular and less travelled destinations. The camera that provides the backdrop for 9 News Sydney’s nightly bulletins is mounted directly above my old classroom. A view over Sydney Harbour taking in Sydney Cove Passenger terminal. The great Liners and cruise Ships also passed my home nearby. When the chance came to be on the inside looking out rather than the outside looking in, I grabbed it and can recommend this wonderful form of travel. The reality is even better than the dream. My original career choice was radio and it’s a great pleasure to join John Stanley on his top rating evening show on Radio 2GB Sydney, and network stations including 4BC Brisbane and 2CC Canberra each Tuesday evening at 9.30pm to share news and anecdotes about cruising and international travel.