Meet our founder
Travel Retail Expert
Melissa Davis started her career on cruise ships as a Fitness Director in 1996 onboard the old Noordam out of Tampa Bay, Florida. She would visit busy shopping ports in the Caribbean such as St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The old Noordam (1984 – 2004) used to sail through the Panama Canal prior to their independence from the US in 1999 when Panama gained full control.
Melissa couldn’t wait for her days off so that she could shop for the best in destination merchandise and high quality deals. It was then she decided to make this a career and become a Shopping Lecturer in 1997 onboard the Carousel operated by Sun Cruises previously owned by Royal Caribbean the ship known then as the Nordic Prince.
Since 1997 Melissa has been recommending onshore shopping in some of the most exiting and exotic places in the world such as the Europe, Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, South America, and Alaska for the best of the best in destination specific, famous brands and of course the best in luxury merchandise.
Her shopping career has taken her from cruise line to cruise line such as Crystal, Oceania, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Disney, Regent, Viking Cruise lines and Viking River Cruises creating tailor made shopping programs.
Melissa is English, born in lovely part of the Country called the Lake District. She has lived in Las Vegas, Miami, Alaska and is now based in historical Gloucestershire, England.
Melissa will be delighted to share shopping recommendations and guaranteed stores offering the best of the best in destination specific and luxury merchandise. If you are an individual looking for that special memento of your cruise, a special gift for a loved one or yourself. Or if you are a Travel Retail company looking for a Shopping program for your guests be sure to contact Melissa. She can arrange for complimentary advice, arrange an in depth one on one consultation with or better still let’s go shopping together!