Testimonials and stories

A selection of small ship and expedition experiences enjoyed by our guests and friends.

Can't Wait to Return to Portugal

We thoroughly enjoyed our Douro River Cruise on board the “Douro Elegance”. Our sightseeing Guides were very knowledgeable and offered us many insights into the locations that we visited. The river itself was a great experience with both the highest and second highest locks in Europe being traversed and the vine covered hills along the way added a touch of serenity whilst gliding along the river.

Life on board was very relaxing and enjoyable. The staff and crew provided excellent service and all our meals were very enjoyable. In particular we enjoyed the Music Night where a few of us got the chance to exercise our vocal chords.

Finally, we found Porto to be a great experience. The city was alive and colourful and we look forward to the day that we can return.

Mark & Nikki
[ Coffs Harbour, NSW]

Travelled on Riviera Travel River Cruises to Portugal in 2017

On the Record

I would like to place on record our appreciation for the service provided by Kirsten. This is the second trip she has booked for us and has at all times been helpful, efficient, friendly and prompt, in short, a pleasure to do business with.

Jaki I.
[ Greenwich, NSW]

The Perfect Kimberley Trip

Arrived home safe and sound, back to normality again, (bummer). Absolutely amazing cruise, weather was perfect for the entire trip. Ate & drank too much but loved every minute of it. The entire crew of Le Laperouse couldn’t do enough for us. Spoilt rotten with food, beverages & service.

Our sincere thanks to you and your staff for making our “bucket list” holiday come true. All flights & transfers went off without a hitch.

Feel free to use this email in anyway for your agency. Would recommend your professional & thorough work ethics to one and all. Thank you again.

Keith & Janelle R.
[ Ningi, QLD]

Travelled to the Kimberley with Ponant Cruises in July 3019

Star Clipper beats them all

We had the best experience on a ship we could have had.  The Star Clipper itself was in the best condition of any ship we have sailed.  The food was amazing and the service from everyone was excellent as well.  We would have no hesitation in recommending either the ship or yourself to other friends looking for a unique adventure.

Peter & Judy C.
[ Endeavour Hills, VIC]

The best of all our 35 cruises

This was the best cruise of all of our 35. The crew and guides and hospitality staff were so friendly helpful and knowledgeable. We were kept on our toes from 7 until 11 every day. The included excursions were extremely good too. Never before had such expensive tours at no charge. Thanks for your help too.  

Travelled on Adventure Canada, Iceland Circumnavigation 2018.

Pamela & Keith R.
[Williamstown, Victoria]

Seamlessly Coordinated

From the moment we were taken onto the Venice dock to the moment we disembarked & arrived at Rome Airport – the entire process was seamlessly coordinated.  It seems as if Regent had taken account of every customer survey, comment & criticism ever written and rolled them all into one first class cruise. The interior decor of the ship was sumptuously furnished & fitted out with no expense spared. The on-board service i.e. meals, entertainment, restaurants, lounges, organisation of shore excursions could not be faulted.

Travelled on Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Anne P.
[Pelican Waters, QLD]

Journey has fulfilled a dream

This journey has fulfilled a dream that I have had for many years. Thank you.

Travelled aboard the MV Mahabaahu through India

S. Whyte
[Australia] 

Wonderful Service

I wish to thank your staff, on behalf of my husband, Ron, and myself for the wonderful service we have received from your company and in particular would say a special thank you to Rejana Gerards who did our booking for us, as well as the ill fated Voyage of Discovery which was subsequently cancelled. Rejana did a wonderful job of replying to all my questions within a very short time and was so very helpful in organising our bookings. I will always recommend your company to anyone who is thinking of cruising.

Judy & Ron K.
[Mandurah, WA]

Cruised for last 7 years

For the past 7 years I have travelled every year on the Aegean Odyssey having booked through Cruise Traveller.  The exceptional service, interest and expertise have been outstanding from the whole staff, especially Kirsten. I have been travelling for many years and have never had better attention to every detail of my bookings.

 Valerie C.
[Sydney, NSW]

Loyal VTA Traveller

Jeanette and I have used Cruise Traveller and Kirsten in particular, for organising our travel overseas with Voyages to Antiquity – a total of 6 trips since 2012.  Kirsten has been a terrific planner for us, with helpful advice by both phone and email – nothing was too much trouble for her in the planning stages. We would advise other would-be travellers to utilise her knowledge, etc in planning their travels.

Jeanette & Ian H.
[Port Macquarie, NSW]

Recommend Unreservedly

Over the last nine months we have had three major set backs: cancelled leg of cruise; cancelled cruise; and cruise line go broke. In each case Cruise Traveller did the right thing by us. They did not hide behind the small print in the contact or buck-pass us to the cruise line or to our insurance company. In each case they saw us, the client, as their top priority and worked really hard to get the best outcome for us. I recommend them unreservedly.

Ross P.
[Queensland]

Always met our high expectations

We have very specific objectives and requirements with our cruises, and have found that Cruise Traveller has always met our needs and high expectations. In particular, Kirsten has assisted us greatly with our planning and bookings.

Liz & Marcus R.
[Goodwood, SA]

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