Land Tours & Cruising

If you have ever taken a look at the Tailormade  Section on our website you will see we have a huge amount to offer from 2 night hotel stays with FREE tours to 10 night fully escorted land tours combined with a cruise.

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I am off to Japan!

As I am sure you are all aware we have a huge Tailor made collection which includes various land tours combined with cruises. These offer something different for everyone and Japan offers one of our most extensive programs.

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In the path of a Hurricane

You have had your cruise of a lifetime booked for a year and a few days before travel you see the news about Hurricane Harvey and then Hurricane Irma. What happens?

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Can I take drinks on board?

This is a question I am asked on a regular basis. Can I take wine on board? Now the answer is it depends on who you are cruising with.

With all these All Inclusive offers that the cruise lines seem to be offering maybe its a way to encourage you not to bring drink on board. I think it should be allowed to take a bottle of something with you to consume in your cabin. 

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Inside, Outside, Balcony or Suite

Is it all about the cabins? Or is it all about the ship or destinations. This is something only you can really decide.

For me the cabins have no impact on the cruise I would book. Firstly I look at what options we have for our chosen dates, then we will select the best ship for us. Finally its the cabin and 99% of the time we will book an inside cabin. Our cruise on Allure I have selected a larger inside that gives Charlie a sofa bed rather than a pullman bed. Where possible I will always look for a sofa bed as I feel the upper berths can make the cabin feel really cramped.

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Inside, Outside, Balcony or Suite?

Is it all about the cabins? Or is it all about the ship or destinations. This is something only you can really decide.

For me the cabins have no impact on the cruise I would book. Firstly I look at what options we have for our chosen dates, then we will select the best ship for us. Finally its the cabin and 99% of the time we will book an inside cabin. Our cruise on Allure I have selected a larger inside that gives Charlie a sofa bed rather than a pullman bed. Where possible I will always look for a sofa bed as I feel the upper berths can make the cabin feel really cramped.

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Allure of the Seas

As most of you know we are off on Allure of the Seas in December. I went online and logged onto my personaliser to see what was there and most things are bookable already. I always recommend for people to log onto their cruise booking with the cruise line direct once a month as we never know when things are bookable.

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Holiday on the South Coast before cruising?

I have noticed more and more recently my customers are choosing to travel down to Southampton the day before their cruise and spending a night in a hotel before boarding the ship. This can be a great way to spend some time on the South Coast with so many great places to visit in the area why not start your holiday early?

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Honest Opinion or Professional Moaners!

Do Holiday, Hotel & Cruise reviews impact your booking choice?

For me YES, both as a consumer choosing my own holidays and as a travel agent when searching for customers holidays. I love the fact there is so much information and true traveller reviews at our fingertips.

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Where are the FREE drinks?!

Lots of you recently have been asking about late summer cruises and cruises for next year. Another thing a lot of people are asking for is a FREE drinks package. Some have just completely disappeared!

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