River Cruise for the Millenial Generation

Now I’m an old Generation X-er, feeling increasingly older by the minute! I’m probably at the stage where cruises would directly appeal, especially as someone who enjoys going to several destinations during one holiday. It might even lead me to actually relax for a moment while someone else does the steering. One thing I’d absolutely love to do, especially as it’s covering regions and countries I love to go to or would very much like to go to (Slovakia, I’m looking at you) – river cruises.

If you’re aged between 21-45 you might not think a river cruise is for you. Well, I’ll be featuring a new product for next year, European river cruises aimed directly at you! Fantastic itineraries suited just for U, exciting extras, local cuisine, craft beers, festivals, DJs, mixology classes & much, much more! See old favourites in a brilliant new light.

These will be perfect for young couples, honeymoons, mini-moons, graduation trips (an American idea that’s starting to catch on!), solo travellers looking for that extra special European tour. So, if that sounds like a perfect new adventure for you then make sure you like & follow this page to hear more or jump ahead of the game by asking me today.

Another Great Cruise Offer!

There must be something in the air, or rather water, these days with all these fantastic cruise deals. If your budget simply won’t allow the wonderful Crystal Cruises offer from yesterday then don’t miss out on this –

  • Balcony cabin included in the price
  • Add Glasgow/Belfast City flights for £99pp
  • Add kids 2-17yrs for £99pp
  • £100pp deposits Cruise only
  • £250pp deposits Fly cruise

Contact PRS Travel Expert today to book – these will go quickly! Not what you’re looking for, then we can find your own perfect cruise or land-based break if you don’t have your sea-legs! There is something out there for everyone.

Now, I have noticed that seasoned cruise fans prefer to take a coach or train to Southampton – or drive down taking a break on the way by either booking a hotel with me or staying with family/friends. The reason for this – baggage allowance!

Okay, I can see their point but if you’d prefer the quick and easy route then there is a flight option from Glasgow or Belfast. And for only £99. The excess baggage you’d bring back, considering the food you get on a cruise, would be yourself!

As always your booking with PRS Travel Expert is 100% financially protected.

Terms and conditions apply, prices correct at time of posting.

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Crystal Cruises One Week Sale!

Take advantage of this great offer and experience the ultimate in luxury cruise with Crystal Cruises on Crystal Serenity.

Last week I enjoyed a visit on her sister ship Crystal Symphony as she was docked in Rosyth and from beginning to end it was an opulent yet surprisingly comfortable experience. I can see why people chose to invest in a Crystal experience time and time again. I have been on a few ship visits now and, over the coming month, I will be uploading my own thoughts on each one, which kind of client they would suit. And I would very much like to be the kind of client who would suit a Crystal Cruises ship myself! (I’ve added a sneaky peak of some of my photos at the end of this post).

Whenever you are looking at value, look at what is included in the price, what you are getting for your money. That bargain might not be so once you’ve added everything on and that expensive holiday may sudden seem to be a very good choice indeed!

Don’t miss out, you know what to do – contact me to enquire further and book now!

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South-East Asia Cruise

Fly Free in Premium Economy with APT

Discover ancient temples, bustling cities, and vibrant floating markets on an unforgettable 15 day journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. Cruise along the Mekong on a 7 night all-inclusive luxury river cruise, enjoy champagne at Angkor Wat and a degustation dinner at Xu Restaurant in Saigon.

Itinerary – Fly UK – Ho Chi Minh City (2nights) – Embark RV AmaLotus – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau – Phnom Penh (1 night) – Koh Chen – Oudong – Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chhnang – Disembark – Siem Reap (3 nights) – Fly UK
Private Home to Airport Transfers
Complimentary Drinks Onboard

14 Nights from £3695pp
[Various departures from January 2018 – April 2019]

Regional departures available

Prices correct at the time of going to press. Subject to availability
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Imperial Jewels of China

China is more accessible now than ever but remains on the wish list or bucket list for many. Rather than a cheap flight and city break the best way to experience this intriguing country is to tour. Yes, there are the obvious tourist attractions such as the Great Wall but really, would you want to go to China and *not* witness this iconic structure? Add to that the Terracotta Army, a must for anyone interested in culture and history.

Viking River Cruises design their itineraries to fully explore the local culture while travelling in comfort. Intimate and inclusive you get to immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine, customs and people.

Walk along the Great Wall and through Beijing’s old hutong neighbourhoods. Contrast the stylised sculpted beasts guarding the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs with the life-like statues of Xian’s Terracotta Army. Cruise between the bamboo groves and limestone pinnacles of the Yangtze’s Goddess Stream. Our 15-day cruise tour is the perfect introduction to China, showcasing its most important cultural centres and the mighty Yangtze.b

Save up to £1000pp
11 Included Guided Tours

14 Nights from £2695pp
[Various departures from March – November 2018]

Regional departures available


Prices correct at the time of going to press. Subject to availability
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Arabian Sea and India

Here’s a little bit of trivia for you, book this and you’ll be departing on my birthday! I expect you to raise a glass to celebrate as you leave on a wonderful cruise, escaping the winter weather and Christmas chaos as you relax on your luxury cruise!

Ports of Call – Fly UK – Abu Dhabi (Overnight) – Muscat – Cochin – Goa (Mormugao) – Mumbai (Bombay) – Dubai (Overnight) – Abu Dhabi – Fly UK

Unique in its fusion of history and modern life, Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer as a cruise holiday destination. Start with a visit to Qasr al-Hosn, also known as the “White Fort”, the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi. For something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, why not try sand skiing? Swap powdery snow for miles of rolling sand dunes in the Liwa Oasis, which offers some of the best sand skiing in the world.
Free Drinks
$300 to Spend Onboard
New Years Eve in Dubai

15 Nights from £2399pp 
[Oceanview Stateroom]
[18 December 2017]Fly from London Heathrow*, Manchester and Glasgow.

Prices correct at the time of going to press. Subject to availability
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Solo Adventure to Antarctica


What an amazing opportunity to journey to the bottom of the world and experience the truly awe-inspiring Antarctic on this cruise with Hurtigruten.

Solo travellers pay no extra for Hurtigruten’s Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica on board MS Midnatsol when they book before 31st August 2017. This adventure is filled with the best from the coast of Patagonia and Antarctica and you’ll see fjords, amazing wildlife, nature and legendary Cape Horn.
No Single Supplement
On-board Expedition Team

14 Nights from £4565pp
[7th November 2017]

Regional departures available




Cruise Fantastic

Since returning to the travel industry a few months ago I have to admit to going from rather chilly towards cruises to actually considering one for myself. And if you knew how I felt towards boats (ship, dingy and everything in-between!) then you’d know what a huge step that is!

Despite recent bad press, the cruise industry is taking steps towards sustainability. Very important for a worldwide tourism draw. I do like the idea of visiting a few different ports and there are ships to suit different requirements. So if you want to go with your family and have fun and action or you want a quiet, elegant experience then there is a cruise to suit.

I’ll highlight different kinds of cruises, if there is anything in particular you’d like to see then let me know and I’ll feature it, concentrating on aspects you’d like to know about and, of course, I’ll book that ideal cruise for you!

Royal Caribbean, despite the name, sail the Mediterranean too! And leaving from Southhampton they have cruises to suit all budgets. Check these deals out – prices correct as of 31st July 2017.

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Winter Sunshine Cruise Sale!

Save up to £200 per stateroom with the winter sunshine sale from Norwegian Cruise Line but it’s only on for seven days so don’t delay! Book before 1st August to take advantage of this special offer. Plus, you can secure your booking for a reduced booking deposit of only £50!

Book selected 5-day or longer winter sun cruises, departing from 1st October 2017 to 31 March 2018. Experience unparalleled freedom and relaxation thanks to Norwegian’s Premium All Inclusive, so much is included in the fare!


Cruises From Rosyth? Yes, You Can!

Quite often cruise ships dock at Leith, Edinburgh which is a lovely place in itself and that’s before you’ve ventured further into our fine capital city. However, there is another port on the east coast of Scotland that is worth considering, especially if you’re looking to cruise directly from Scotland and that’s Rosyth.

It may not be the prettiest of ports, functional rather than an actual destination. Rosyth lacks the facilities and, let’s be honest, it’s the port of call ugly sister. The third Forth bridge construction nearby has meant it’s been more of a storage amenity and tourist needs have been somewhat neglected. But that’s unfair. Scotland needs more ports, more connections with Europe. A few years ago we had a regular ferry to Zeebrugge and although it was supposedly cancelled due to lack of interest, we could never get booked on it as it was always full. Hmmn. And look at the views we had as we sailed under the bridges (only two at that point!)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have decided to invest in Rosyth and, from next year, their ship Balmoral will be departing from there. You can sail from Rosyth now and there’s a Summer Sale on (or should that be Summer Sail! Boom boom!) Contact me to book –

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And for next year, get ahead and book your onboard adventure! Tomorrow, I’ll write about my ship visit on Fred. Olsen’s Braemar to give you a taste of what to expect –

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April In Paris

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Celebrity Cruises have put together this fabulous two night Paris getaway mini-cruise.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Celebrity Silhouette will take you from Southampton to Le Havre and back again. As well as the free classic drinks package & free gratuities the price also includes:

~ Priority boarding and early debarkation
~ A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange Canyon Ranch SpaClub® treatments
~ Dining & Delectable Delights
~ Exclusive access to Blu Speciality restaurants *
~ *24-hour room service

So how much is this going to set you back, you’re thinking? Well, prices start from £299pp!