About Kat

Hi I’m Kat and 2021 will be my 8th year working in the cruise industry! Within that time I’ve been lucky enough to travel to 4 continents and sailed on over 7 cruises, and been on board many more ships. I live in a lovely village called Stubbington, and my house is a stone’s throw from the beach – the best part is that it looks over the Isle of Wight Solent, so I see all of the cruise ships departing Southampton on a daily basis!

I love working in travel because of the variety of people I get to interact with, the places and ships I can visit, and mostly because I have serious wanderlust! Every dream holiday I book for customers adds another destination to my list.

I am passionate about customer service and getting out what you put in. I want my customers to be treated in the same way that I would wish to be – nothing is too much to ask!

Working at Panaches Cruises

Working for Panache is like being part of a big family. We are lucky to have people here who have worked together for many years, so we all know each other as friends as well as colleagues. Panache prides itself on putting the customer first, and I couldn’t think of a better mission statement to work alongside.

Expert Knowledge

I am Panache's resident River Cruise expert and have a thorough knowledge of all things related to luxury river cruise lines, cruise ships, and itineraries. I have been on many European river cruises and I currently host our river webinars. My favourite cruise ship is probably the Crystal Mozart; having sailed on many river cruises over the years, I really appreciate the signature understated elegance that I have experienced on Crystal’s river fleet.

Favourite Destination

There are so many places I could choose from, but my first pick would be Thailand. There is a great combination of culture, scenery, adventure, beautiful beaches, and luxury hotels. I have been 3 times, and each time I have added more destinations around Thailand. I have managed to experience one of the biggest national parks, elephant sanctuaries, sleeping on a floating camp site and canoeing alongside families of gibbons!

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Seabourn Venture in Iceland

Sailing with Seabourn Venture in Iceland

At the start of summer I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to sail aboard the brand-new Seabourn Venture for an expedition sailing around the coast of Iceland. 

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Azamara Suite

Why Should You Upgrade on Azamara?

Recently I was invited on board Azamara Quest for a few hours while she was docked in my hometown of Southampton and I took this opportunity to take a full ship tour and, most importantly, check out the accommodations on board...

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Rouen France

Spotlight on France

France is officially the most visited country in the world, welcoming over 89 million visitors each year.

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Kat on board!

Christmas on the Rhine

In the midst of the new travel regulations, a lot of customers are feeling uneasy about travel

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Chichen Itza Mexico

Spotlight on Mexico

I thought I would put together a little guide on the best places to visit on a luxury cruise in Mexico.

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Vietnamese Longboats

Cruising the Mekong with AmaWaterways

Think of the most famous rivers of the world...now imagine cruising down one of them in an ultra-luxurious, six-star river vessel

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Salamanca, Spain

5 Underrated River Cruise Ports

As Panache Cruises' river expert, I'm always on the lookout for fantastic, unique opportunities and experiences on river cruise itineraries.

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A-Rosa E-Motion

A-Rosa's Push for Sustainability

One of the best experiences for any keen traveller is a river cruise through Europe.

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How to pack for a luxury river cruise

Packing for a holiday can be a daunting process, but no fear, we are here to help.

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Why we love Uniworld so much

Uniworld takes river cruising to a whole new level. Ultra-luxury, truly unique and individual ships, exquisite cuisine, and 6-star service make Uniworld a privilege to sail with.

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A luxury river cruise visiting the Chobe National Park with AmaWaterways would be my bucket list choice. Sailing on one of the most luxurious river cruise ships, you are able to get so close to the wildlife and then spend time on a safari.

Video Tours

Here's a selection of some Kat Trinder's fantastic video guides.
Ultimate Guide to Luxury River Cruising
India & the Ganges with Uniworld
Journey to Russia with Scenic Cruises