Gabriella Le Breton

An experienced and imaginative freelance writer
specialising in skiing, adventure and luxury travel.

Ski | Cruise | Adventure | Luxury


I took my first cruise in 2007 and have enjoyed nearly 20 other voyages since, on ships ranging from the 49-passenger Hebridean Princess to P&O Cruises’ 3,078-passenger Ventura. Since my maiden voyage, the cruise industry has achieved sustained growth, weathering the global recession with aplomb, and is arguably one of the most exciting and innovative sections of the travel industry with which to be involved.

In addition to writing features for national newspapers and magazines about my cruising adventures, I provide a more irreverent view on cruising in my regular column in Cruise International magazine, the ‘Accidental Cruiser’.


Examples of cruise features I have written:

The Times, 12 January 2019    Transatlantic crossing hits the high notes

Conde Nast Traveller, April 2015    2015 Spring Cruise Report

The Telegraph Cruise Style, September 2014    Discovering the pleasures of privilege with MSC Yacht Club

The Sunday Telegraph, 12 May 2014    A luxuriously gentle gulet cruise in Croatia

Conde Nast Traveller, April 2014    2014 Spring Cruise Report

Food and Travel magazine, April 2014     Float your boat: new river cruises

The Sunday Telegraph, 9 February 2014    The delights of Portugal's Douro River

AOL Travel, October 2013     How to choose a river cruise

Conde Nast Traveller, July 2013   2013 Cruise Report

The Spectator, Autumn 2012   Great Adventures

The Sunday Telegraph, 23 September 2012   A Christmas markets cruise on the Danube

The Sunday Telegraph, 16 September 2012     A Hebridean Islands Cruise along the Rhine, Germany  

The Sunday Telegraph, 27 June 2012     A river cruise along the Chao Phraya, Thailand 

Conde Nast Traveller, July 2012      Conde Nast Traveller's inaugural Cruise Report

The Sunday Telegraph, 20 May 2012     My French learning curve on the Rhone

The Sunday Telegraph, 5 February 2012     Sailing leisurely down the Danube

The Sunday Telegraph, 25 January 2012    Cruising 'a la Francaise' with Compagnie du Ponant in the Adriatic

The Spectator, Autumn 2011     Best festive cruises

Cruise International, June/July 2011      Accidental Cruiser: Cruising and overeating

Cruise International, August/September 2011      Accidental Cruiser: Battle of the national stereotypes

The Specator, Insider's Guide to Cruises, August 2010      Another day in paradise with Seabourn Sojourn    

The Sunday Telegraph, 23 February 2009      Sailing onboard a tea clipper in Tahiti

The Sunday Telegraph, 2 February 2008      A Mediterranean music cruise