Jayne Yates is an operations manager for Excursions Ltd., a UK-based tour operator specializing in land arrangements for cruises. She is part of the team responsible for the planning, management and operations of shore excursion programs for Viking itineraries throughout the British Isles.
Born and raised in Lancashire, England, Jayne has always had a yearning for adventure. After qualifying as a teacher, she immigrated to Melbourne, Australia’s second-most populous city, and explored all reaches of the continent. Jayne later returned to England but only briefly; she was soon off again, pursuing her passion for travel. This time, however, it was for a life at sea, working on board luxury and expedition cruise ships as a shore excursions manager. Now back on land at Excursions Ltd., Jayne enjoys the best of both worlds as she works with superb cruise lines and adventuresome guests while sharing the treasures of her beloved northern England.