Having worked in travel for 13 years I have spent the last 5 years working as a cruise specialist. I have helped to create many unforgettable experiences for first time cruisers and seasoned sailors. From two night breaks to round the World Voyages there are many cruises available to suit all needs, whether you are a single passenger, a couple, a family or a group.
I also have experience of arranging weddings at sea.
Cruising is the perfect way to wake up every day and enjoy a different view and explore numerous destinations during one holiday. Like people ships come in all different sizes, small, intimate, family-friendly, large, formal and informal, lively, adults-only – there are ships suitable for every different type of clientele.
For those of you who haven’t cruised before there’s a preconception that it’s like a ferry - saying this to a cruise specialist is like calling butter margarine!
A ferry is a form of transport, a cruise ship on the other hand (and I hasten to add ship, not boat) is an ocean liner, a floating hotel. Pure luxury and indulgence from the moment you step on board to the moment you step off.
With staff who are trained to the highest calibre, staterooms designed for rest and relaxation, facilities to enjoy whatever your pleasure and food in its plenty to tickle your tastebuds. With an array of entertainment on board from West End and Broadway style shows, to music acts, comedians, tribute acts, line dancing, singing lessons and bingo to name just a few. A cruise has something to offer for everyone.
For those of you who have been on a cruise before there is always something new to experience, a new ship, a new port to visit – maybe the delights of Turkey, the Beautiful Baltic, the Majestical Mediterranean, the Prestigious Panama or the highlights of the Hawaiian islands, the world is your oyster. With my expertise and knowledge I am always able to find something that matches my client’s requirements.
As well as booking numerous voyages for my clients I keep my knowledge updated with the various training programmes that Cruise Lines offer. With P&O, Princess and Cunard I am a member of their Training Academy at the highest level of Commodore. This gives my clients peace of mind, they are in the best hands and booking assurance that their reservation has been dealt with to the highest of standards. With Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise Lines I have received Admiral Status which again, is the highest level of their training program.
I, myself have sailed on and visited many ships –
P&O – Ventura & Azura ★★★★
Both family friendly large ships – great for those new to cruising. Ventura is particularly great for the children with Noddy and Mr Bump on board.
Royal Caribbean - Allure of the Seas & Brilliance of the Seas ★★★★
Allure of the Seas us the largest cruise ship in the world. Both ships are suitable for everyone. With surf machines and rock climbing walls on some of the ships in the fleet it makes them attractive to the adventurous person.
Cunard, Queen Mary 2 ★★★★
Cunard are a traditional luxury cruising with White Star Line heritage. The Queen Mary 2 does a number of transatlantic voyages which makes visiting New York appealing to those who aren’t so keen on flying. Sailing from New York to Southampton is also a good way to avoid the jet lag of flying as sailing back over a number of time zones means you only loose an hour a day rather than five hours in one go!
Princess, Crown Princess ★★★★
Princess Cruises are an American cruise Line, promoting American style luxury. With an abundance of ships in the fleet there is almost certainly one in each area of the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Regent Seven Seas, Voyager ★★★★★
Regent Cruises are a cruise line who are informal and have smaller ships in their fleet.
Oceania, Marina ★★★★★★
Oceania are a ultra-luxurious all inclusive cruise line.
Along with the above cruise lines and ships I have great knowledge of other lines and vessels.
Celebrity Cruises ★★★★★
A cruise line for those who like the finer things in life. A touch of luxury with elegance, style and sophistication, renowned for its fine wine and dining.
Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) ★★★★
A cruise line, with a freestyle ethos. With NCL there are no formalities, no dress codes & no set dining times. NCL are fantastic for those who just want to come and go as they please. For the single passenger they also offer some very good prices.
A cruise line who are inspired by the golden age of cruising. With a sophisticated ambience on board and elegant designs, you’ll be surrounded by modern elegance and timeless glamour.
If an ocean voyage doesn’t float your boat then why not dance on the Danube or Romance on the Rhine and try a river voyage. River Voyages are a very relaxed way of cruising and visiting very scenic cities. With a number of river cruise operators including, Viking, Shearings, AMA Waterways there is sure to be a vessel to suit the clients needs,
Whatever your tastes, whatever your requirements, whatever your budget, there is a ship on the water that will suit your needs. So why not come on board and take to cruising like a duck to water?
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