About me

2014-09-11_0001I have been at sea for over 40 years.  Indentured as an apprentice in the British and Commonwealth Shipping Co, I served on Clan Line General cargo and Reefer ships, Union-Castle Mail ships, Bulk carriers and Container ships.  I obtained my Masters Certificate in 1980 and served on Cross-Channel ferries as 2nd, Chief Officer and Master.  I presently command cruise ships and have done so for almost 20 years.


31 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Captain Jonathan, what an amazing, educational and entertaining blog you have created. I am enjoying your photos, videos and commentaries.

    My husband and I will board your MS Amsterdam in Seattle on September 11 to join you on a 14-day Alaskan voyage. We are looking forward to trying HAL over Celebrity…your itineraries are much more interesting.

    Looking forward to the honor of meeting you.

    Gary Casey

  2. Excellent new time-lapse video. Thanks so much for your hard work in providing us with a great travelogue.

    Kind regards.

    Dave and Ardele

  3. Captain Jonathan; I continue to greatly enjoy your blogs, especially the GWC portions. Having been with you on the 2016 GWC we missed 2017 but are looking forward to joining you again on 2018.

  4. I have tried several times get your blog but have not been successful. I send my email address and get a response that a notice will be sent to me by email and all I have to do is click on “follow” but I never get the email.

  5. Great to see that you are back on another “tour of duty”. We always look forward to your postings especially the World Cruises. You have a wonderful family and we always look forward to your postings of your Grand Children. You have so much to be thankful for.

    Many thanks for this outstanding “blog” for us to review.

    Dave and Ardele

  6. Captain Jonathan–thank you for a most exciting, first, world cruise. I enjoyed every minute. I heard you say your book had sold out, but I wonder what the name of your book is and when/if/where I may buy it in the future. Thanks again Judy Caven

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