There are so many options and choices can be overwhelming….What cruise line?
What type or size of ship…..large, medium, small? Is it more family oriented or providing a more intimate atmosphere? Is it a cruise allowing lots of time for sightseeing ashore, or more of an ‘at sea’ experience?
What type of cabin?? What position in the ship, forward, aft or mid-ship? What is included in the cruise fare and what isn’t? What will the food be like?
As a Travel Agent, my travel specialty is cruising and cruise ships (and of course getting people to and from the cruise ships) and I enjoy going over the various aspects of all of these questions to make sure the client feels happy with their choice and ultimately has a great cruise experience.
Just back from the Tahitian Treasures cruise. It was wonderful and the weather was perfect except our arrival at Norfolk when we could not get ashore due to sea conditions. Although there was a little amount of ‘laundry rage” during the cruise, Mary and I would like to thank you very much for state room 10155. It was, in our opinion the best and would recommend it to any of your future clients.
Tom- Cruise | P&O Tahitian Treasures
Judy- Cruise | Celebrity Cruises
You have made a bit of a name for yourself according to my informants, so I would like you to give me some advice please. I am interested in a cruise (date undecided) of the Mediterranean and ask for your guidance. Have a great day
We enjoyed the cruise very much, there was so much to see and do that we were kept very busy. The 3 and 1/2 months is something of an endurance test, stamina wise , with late nights ( too much entertainment! ) and many ports of call, however we travelled well and were very lucky with good weather and smooth seas all the way. Although some people booked another cruise while still on the ship, we feel that this journey has been more than enough for us in the foreseeable future. Princess staff worked very hard to take care of their passengers and make the journey memorable. Some passengers had issues with minor problems and there were some who had bad experiences with the medical treatment they received . The average age of passengers must have been 65 or maybe more, so the medical team were kept very busy
Mary- Cruise | Princess Cruise Europe
The crew were amazing, and so was the entertainment. I honestly did not want to get off the ship.!
Di- Cruise | Celebrity Eclipse Western Med & Adriatic Coast
Just thought I’d write a quick note and let you know that we had an absolute blast on our cruise. Brilliance is a beautiful ship, immaculately maintained. Derek’s probably still on the fence with Celebrity but the rest of us are RCCL converts now. Loved the entertainment, the more English entertainment crew and the emphasis on fun. We were also pleased to see a much more international clientele including 97 Australians and 30 New Zealanders. We can’t wait to book our next cruise now but will be looking at Summer 2012 unfortunately. Wouldn’t want to sail out of Barcelona again – Venice would be perfect or Rome. Keep us in mind in the future.
Claire and family- Cruise | RCCL Brilliance
Well we are back and we have had a great time the cruise really spoiled us absolutely fab- Highly recommended to anyone. The ship was amazing (understatement of the year!) So all in all a great trip, quite a few on board the cruise had done the relocation cruise and stayed on and were talking about the new ship just about to be launched and them going on that one too. Learnt a lot about cruises now so would certainly consider another one. Europe wasn’t full of cyber cafes like here and when you did find one it was really expensive- pay by the minute so we only kept in touch with our kids.
Josie- Cruise | Celebrity Cruises Europe
Cruise is over, (Diamond Princess) very sad to get off, it exceeded my expectations in almost every way, lovely bunch of guys on board. Put on 3kg over the time, food was out of this world as was the 5 star service, so back to a bland diet soon. Just arrived in SYD very hot and humid, was up at 4am to see the arrival, just MAGIC.
Richard- Cruise | Diamond Princess
Oceania is superb.
The keys are the staff who are fantastic, the great food and the small size of the ship. Highly recommended. The weather has been amazing-fine and warm. Which is not what we expected. We expect it will cool down significantly on the next leg.
We are now over Italy and are really looking forward to the next part of the cruise-today being the changeover day between the two cruises that make up our grand voyage.
We sail for Menorca this afternoon.
P and J- Cruise | Oceania
Alison and I would like to look at a cruise for this year, after our enjoyable one to Alaska in 2007. We are interested in the one on the Eurodam from Quebec City departing 1 October. Can you send us some information or links and a quote for a verandah cabin. We are a bit aware of the long flights involved and might like to break them with a night each way on the Pacific coast. Can you also have a look at what would be the best way to get to Quebec City and the best flights from Fort Lauderdale.
Is there anything else that you would suggest with easier connections that would do the Canada – New England area at the end of September?
Warwick- Cruise | Alaska Cruise
Just to let you know we are home and want to thank you for your help in regards to our cruise on Regatta.
It is the most amazing ship and we just loved it. We met many people who cruise regularly and they told us we had picked the best line, Oceania, for our first cruise!!!! The size of the boat, number of passengers and staff, fantastic 6 star food and service, range of ports of call, all helped to make this a wonderful experience for us and we would highly recommend it to others.
We look forward to sailing with them again in the future.
Anne- Cruise | Oceania Regatta
Thanks for that. The cruise was fantastic and everything went well – we were thoroughly spoiled.
Ed & the kids loved their first cruise and we are keen to do it again sometime (somewhere different though).
Am back in NZ. Just saying thanks, had an absolutely awesome cruise, definitely will be doing more. The ship and crew unreal and all so help full.
Didn’t even have time to go the casino on board. Having a cabin with a window got to see sunrises from in bed and also the passing other large boats. Unreal.
Thanks for your call earlier this week re our cruise on the Holland America Westerdam.
As I said to you we had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The offshore excursions were very well organised and had very knowledgeable guides. Although there were nearly 1800 passengers the boat never felt crowded.
We also thought that there was a very friendly atmosphere on the boat.
We would definitely recommend Holland America cruises and have begun planning our next one!
P.S. Thanks for organizing our change of dinner seating to the earlier time and your excellent service.
Graham and Dee- Cruise | Holland America Westerdam
We just finished the Azamara cruise – brilliant -loved it!! We’ll be looking forward to another next year.
Thanks for your help
Aline- Cruise | Azamara Cruise
Just wanted to let you know Mum and Dad and Jill are having a fabulous time on the Med Cruise.
Everything has been excellent and it is a fabulous cruise. (NCL) Many Thanks
Kim- Cruise | NCL Med Cruise
The cruise was fantastic….we all had a fabulous time. Yes I was meant to email to let you know how good it was. We were able to check in early and the service throughout was just perfect.
One thing I wanted to tell you is that you can purchase the alcohol packages on the first day when you board as well in case someone else asks.
We used the child care service too and they were amazing.
Thanks for all your help with this.
We will most likely be contacting you for future cruises
Ana – Oasis of the Seas Cruise | Caribbean