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Read our September 2017 Cruise Brochure to discover inspiration, cruise offers and new ships from now until 2018:

Get in touch:
01304 897830 (UK Customers only)
john.watson@travelcounsellors.com
https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/john.watson
https://www.facebook.com/JohnWatsonTravelCounsellorsUk/

http://mediaserver.travelcounsellors.co.uk/Product/Cruise/VoyageSept2017.pdf
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All Leisure Group which owns cruise brands Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery has ceased trading today.

A downturn in cruises to the Middle East, Africa and the Eastern Med contributed to the groups failure according to Roger Allard, chairman of All Leisure.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have offered a 25% discount off the cruise fare on ANY 2017/2018/2019 cruise currently on sale. Proof of a cancelled voyage must be provided.

Contact me if affected for latest information or to re-book another cruise / take Fred. Olsen offer up.

John Watson | Travel Counsellors | CLIA Cruise Master | on 01304 897830



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My latest cruise brochure - Voyage.

Get in contact: 01304 897830 (UK only)
john.watson@travelcounsellors.com

http://mediaserver.travelcounsellors.co.uk/Product/Cruise/CruiseBrochureJanuary2017-LR.pdf
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John Watson becomes a Master - CLIA's Highest Accolade

John Watson recently become the first travel agent in South East Kent to be awarded ‘Master Status’ by the Cruise Lines International Association. (CLIA UK & Ireland), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.

Recognising John as being at the pinnacle of his knowledge in the industry, the CLIA Master Accreditation has only been awarded to approximately 50 individuals in the UK, and recognises John’s dedication to training and development in order to provide excellent service and expert advice to his customers.

Having been in the travel industry for over 20 years and the last 12 years as a Travel Counsellor, John use to work as a manager for a large High Street agency before setting up business for himself as part of the Travel Counsellors Franchise.

Since then he has never looked back and has continued to sail to success, growing his business on personal service.

John says; "Choosing a cruise is not as easy as you may believe; there are so many cruise lines now available which offer different styles, tastes and suitability and it’s my job to go through the options and help find the right cruise experience for my customer. In order for me to do this however, it’s important for me to invest a large amount of my time in training and developing my knowledge and experience and I’m pleased to say this has paid dividends - I’m absolutely delighted to be one of so few people to be awarded Master status by CLIA.”

CLIA cruise training for travel agents is the only City & Guild’s accredited agent training programme in the UK and consists of over 50 dedicated modules covering a wide range of topics from cruise destinations to cruise line specific training.

There are three levels of Accreditation within the programme; Accredited, Ambassador & Master, with Master being the most exclusive accreditation level acknowledging those who have completed the vast majority of the training modules, compiled written blogs and experienced much of the industry first hand.
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Celebrity Cruises (one of my favourite lines) has just announced two ships for the UK and Ireland market in 2018 for passengers who appreciate a taste of 'modern luxury'.

The 2,800-passenger Celebrity Silhouette, featured in my photos attached will sail out of Southampton, offering itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia and Russia and the Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores.

Celebrity Silhouette replaces the Celebrity Eclipse, which has spent the last eight years sailing out of Southampton.

Eclipse will now be sailing round trip from Dublin – the first large passenger ship to do so - from late April, offering a mini season until June.

Itineraries will include a 10-night Ireland and Iceland sailing, calling at Belfast; Reykjavik and Akureyri in Iceland; Lerwick/Shetland and Cork. It will also offer an eight-night Norwegian Fjords itinerary.

https://www.facebook.com/JohnWatsonTravelCounsellorsUk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1180094468709308

https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/john.watson

#celebritycruises #modernluxury

Get in touch to book your place aboard!
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For UK TV viewing tonight - 9pm Channel 5

Exciting news - a new two-part documentary, following engineers and designers in the monumental task of constructing the Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built - Seven Seas Explorer, is airing on Channel 5 tonight.

The first episode of 'Building The World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship' will be screened this Friday 2 December on Channel 5 at 9pm in the UK. Be sure to tune in or set your recorder!

The first episode begins with CEO Frank Del Rio outlining his vision for the ship and joins him in a personal quest to acquire £5 milion worth of art, fit to adorn the floating palace of luxury. The episode goes on to illustrate the meticulous planning taken by the ship's interior designers as they try to balance unparalleled opulence with the engineering practicalities of a 6-star floating hotel.

The second episode will air next Friday (9 December) also at 9pm.

"These are some of the most beautiful ships afloat and with free flights and transfers, unlimited excursions, fine dining and premium drinks included as standard - and not too much more expensive than many of the mainstream lines premium cabins" when you consider your total expenditure. - John Watson
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We are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded the Amazon Growing Business of the Year (Larger Company) 2016! We pride ourselves on placing our customers at the heart of everything we do and caring for them more than anyone else, and in order to achieve this, we are constantly striving to grow our business and accelerate innovation around customer experience. Therefore, it is a great honor to be nationally recognized for this! #GrowingBusinessAwards
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Jet Set sail with Celebrity Cruises has really taken off.

In fact, the exclusive new way to fly and then sail on selected Mediterranean itineraries has been such a success that it’s back for 2017 with even more sailings on board Celebrity Reflection® and Celebrity Constellation®.

Get whisked off to your European port of departure, direct from Stansted´s Inflite Private Jet Terminal, aboard a private charter flight.

A Jet Set Sail holiday includes:

• Complimentary valet parking at Stansted Airport’s Private Jet Terminal,
opposite the terminal

• 60 minute check-in

• Luggage allowance of 25kg

• Access to a modern, luxury departure lounge and a choice of light refreshments

• Two-course breakfast and beverage service on outbound flight,
and a two-course lunch and drinks on the return journey

• 31 inch seat pitch

• Return transfers to and from the port

• Priority embarkation at departure port

As part of the Jet Set Sail campaign, Celebrity Cruises have also created Regional Jet Set Sail

Also available is three Regional Jet Set Sail holiday opportunities from Cardiff, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

Includes:

• Complimentary airport parking

• Fast track through the airport (at Cardiff and Newcastle)

• Welcome reception at gate

• Private charter flight aboard Titan Airways B737-300 aircraft with a 31 inch seat pitch

• Luggage allowance of 25kg

• Two-course breakfast and beverage service on outbound flight, and a two-course lunch and drinks on the return journey

• Return transfers to and from the port

• Priority embarkation at departure port

Get in touch with me on 01304 89830 for ship sailing dates and departure dates.

#celebritycruises #jetsetsail
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Celebrity Cruises (one of my favourite lines) has just announced two ships for the UK and Ireland market in 2018 for passengers who appreciate a taste of 'modern luxury'.

The 2,800-passenger Celebrity Silhouette, featured in my photos attached will sail out of Southampton, offering itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia and Russia and the Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores.

Celebrity Silhouette replaces the Celebrity Eclipse, which has spent the last eight years sailing out of Southampton.

Eclipse will now be sailing round trip from Dublin – the first large passenger ship to do so - from late April, offering a mini season until June.

Itineraries will include a 10-night Ireland and Iceland sailing, calling at Belfast; Reykjavik and Akureyri in Iceland; Lerwick/Shetland and Cork. It will also offer an eight-night Norwegian Fjords itinerary.

https://www.facebook.com/JohnWatsonTravelCounsellorsUk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1180094468709308

https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/john.watson

#celebritycruises #modernluxury

Get in touch to book your place aboard!
01304 897830
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