About Me.

Hi, I am Melissa, lovely to meet you.   My passion for Cruise ships started when I worked for Steiner Transocean on the Old Noordam in 1996 as a Fitness Instructor. 

In 1997 I got my dream job as a Port Shopping Guide helping cruisers shop ashore for luxury goods, local products and souvenirs and I have never looked back.

I am now your Digital Port Shopping Guide.

Virgin Voyages – Scarlet Lady.

I recommend onshore shopping in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America, Alaska, River Rhine, and the Danube. 

My shopping career has taken me from working onboard Sun Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Disney, and Celebrity Cruises as a Shopping Lecturer. 

Developing authentic shopping programs for cruise lines such as Crystal, Oceania, Regent, Marella, Viking Cruise, and Viking River Cruises.   

I’m English, born in a beautiful Lake District.   I previously lived in Las Vegas, Miami, Alaska, and I am now happily married and based in historical Gloucestershire, England.

I am now using all that information I gathered over the years to help cruisers navigate the ports of call.  I have FREE Maps and shopping coupons and endless advice about the above destinations all to save you time, effort & money.

I cruise regularly and do live videos over on my YouTube Channel.  Subscribe here.

Here is my recent Cruise on P&O Iona.

Join me for my weekly LIVE interviews, each week I interview a Cruise Influencer, Vlogger or Industry Expert.  So far in 2023, this one has had the most views:

Download your Caribbean Shopping Maps here.  The Mediterranean Shopping Maps here and the Alaskan Shopping Maps here.

Want advice about your upcoming cruise just join the Facebook Group for specific advice, tips and tricks Cruise Shop Save – Facebook Group. | Facebook 

Got a question for me please email Melissa@CruiseShopSave.com