Hello Lola,

The cruise was fantastic! We were pleasantly surprised with all the special perks! We even had our own room. I went on every excursion, thank goodness I bought very good walking shoes, a lot of walking up and down and cobble stones by end of trip my feet and legs were in good shape!

The captain was wonderful he sure knew how to maneuver the many locks, and the staff were very good.

We met a lot of cruisers!!! Most have been on 4rd and 5th WOW!

Donnie and I thank much for all your help and encouraged us to go on this trip.

2019, J.M.

Hello Lola,

We absolutely loved our cruise and are not able to find any negatives. Obviously, we enjoyed all the ports, but I absolutely loved Santorini. We are happy that we had 2 ports in Israel, but there was so much to see it made for long excursion days. We were so fortunate to have 2 phenomenal speakers on board, which gave us great insight to the Middle East, before arriving at our ports. 

Both transfers worked out perfectly. We were 5 minutes early after disembarking from the ship and our driver was there waiting for us. All flights left on time and arrived early. The entire trip was seamless, and we sincerely appreciate all your work in making it a wonderful experience. 

Many thanks!

2019, C.H.

We are back from our Australian adventure. Still working through the jet lag but it is getting better. 

Our time in Australia was absolutely wonderful. We stayed in a Meriton Suite apartment which was located in downtown Sydney and was the perfect location. We were a 15-minute walk to Circular Quay which was where the Princess Cruise ship docked. Darling Harbour was amazing. Boasting over 60 restaurants with the Marine Museum, Sea Life Aquarium and Wildlife habitat to name a few things there as well. 

We made it to the famous Bondi Beach and then continued on the coastal walk to Cogee Beach which was about 7 kilometers one way. We walked there and back and was absolutely stunned by the coastal beauty. The sandstone rock along the coast coupled with the waves breaking were amazing. We pretty much saw the major attractions within Sydney. We also took to the harbour and made our way to Manly Beach which was a nice spot. We also got to see koalas and have our pictures taken with them as they slept the day away. 
We took over 10k pics. We both would love to go back. 
On a separate note, thanks for the airline code for our river cruise next year. I was able to book our seats for the four flights. 

2019 M.S.

Just home after a marvellous trip. A beautiful ship (brand new), tastefully designed, lots of room, superb meals and delightful tours. The organization of the tours from the prepatory talks to the meticulous attention to details concerning the disembarking hundreds of not- so - young passengers, the choice of guides and the great selection of tours for every bodies tastes, was exemplary, certainly better than our previous trips.  Thank you so very much for steering us to Viking and for doing all the small things that made the trip seamless and effortless from start to finish. We would recommend Viking, your company and this particular trip without reservations. 

Next up is the Q. Mary in September. Off to the cottage tomorrow for a different experience, one that we are looking forward to as well. 

2019, D.D.

An amazing crossing on the Queen Mary, smooth sailing even through a force 9 gale for one day, just a slight rolling on and off.  Everybody should have a chance to experience the QM!!!   We rented a car (gear shift) and drove to Kent to take day trips--castles, Sissinghurst Gardens, Chartwell, Lewes., and stayed at a delightful Inn--The Griffin Inn in Fletching.  Started in the early 1200's -wonderful place, great meals and an even better pub. Thank you once again for organizing the Q.M., another wonderful trip. 

2019, D. D.

Hello Lola:

Thank you for arranging the details for our vacation. The Venice Hotel Bisanzo

was in an ideal location. The Barcelona Hotel Dante was also in a convenient

site. We rated the Holland America Mediterranean Cruise as "the best ever".

Your Cruise Holiday Excursions were excellent and the transportation you

provided was very efficient. 

2019, T. B.

Hi Lola,

Our Norwegian cruise was spectacular. Our first stop was Bergen and it is such a quaint town. It’s kind of reminded us of the 1000 Island region but more spectacular. Our next stop was Geiranger. Since the start of the cruise, we were enjoying 15-20 Celsius temperatures with lovely sunshine.

The Sapphire Princess while being a small ship was very comfortable. We sailed into the most beautiful of fjords and just sat on our balcony soaking in the scenery and sunshine. We certainly are glad that we chose this itinerary. The seas were calm and with most people onboard being from Great Britain.

Our stay in London was good too. No rain! I. Our location was just a 5-minute walk to the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum both of which we ventured into. Murray and I have stayed in other Cheval properties whilst in London and highly recommend. 

So now my focus will shift to Australia. Only 3 months away. I know we will be paying our cruise shortly with you.

2019, M.S.

Hello Lola,

We certainly did enjoy the Asian vacation, the AmaDara cruise portion was up to their high standards with good food and excellent tour guides throughout. The cruise manager ('A. K.') was in charge of both the pre and post cruise portions of the trip and he did a first-class job, everything ran to time and was well explained and organized.  Perhaps what surprised us most was how nice we found Cambodia to be given that it is the poorest of these two countries. Our hotel in Siem Reap was one of the nicest we have stayed in anywhere around the world.

EVA airlines were excellent, great service, clean, and ran pretty much on time with each flight, so we would readily recommend them for any of your clients. No doubt it is because of the lower labour costs but our experiences with Asian airline so far is that they do offer superior service. 

2019, H. W.

Hi Lola! 

I loved it!  I never got seasick in the slightest!  Going to bed with the patio door open and waking up in the night to hear the waves and being pulled back to sleep was the best!  Thank you for the lovely champagne!  It was kind and thoughtful of you and Peter! 

The Cruise....Loved waking up in a different country every day.  Kev and I so enjoyed watching the boat dock in the mornings.  Coming into Montenegro was beyond beautiful Kev went on the Pompeii excursion, and the historic canal (Venice).  I enjoyed the excursions that Oceanic offered.  

The boat was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the staff were beyond lovely.   I think we will go again in 2019, so will be looking forward to chatting with you.  We were so well taken care of and met lovely people. 

What a positive experience!  If you ever have a client who is nervous about boats, I would gladly talk to them.  

Thank you for taking such good care of us.  We felt so secure knowing you and Peter were there for us.  Also, thanks for making sure the car was at the airport in Rome!  I felt that we were so well taken care of.  

Thank you so much for such an incredible memory!

2019, B.W.

Hi Lola:

Probably a good time to talk about the Auto Tour.  All in all, it was great, got to see a lot of all of the countries.  Everything AT arranged worked out perfectly.  Car and hotels were available as arranged.  Every one of the hotels with possibly two exceptions were great places to stay and offered comfortable rooms and dining rooms with good meals.  A few of them I got an upgrade and stayed in very high-end rooms which came as a welcome surprise.  A couple of them were beautiful old house conversions with rustic charm.  

One surprise was I visited a town called Shirley (likely where my ancestors came from) Even visited the Shirley Golf Club and picked up some monogramed shirts for me and the kids.  Also visited the War Museum in York.  Visited St. Andrews Golf Club just outside of Edinburgh, that was interesting too.  Hope to get back to play it one day.  Great trip.

Thanks again, Lola for a great holiday and great experience, want to do more travel but hopefully have someone to travel with next time.

2017, D.C.

Hi Lola,

Thanks again for helping us out and guidance for our first cruise ever. What a great experience. All was more than expected in terms both the ship and destinations. Azamara knows how to operate and treat their guests. The stops in Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro were especially spectacular. We had a diversion from one of the ports due to bad weather. The alternative was no disappointment.  Service and food quality were exceptional, and the size of the ship made things very comfortable. The mix of passengers was very enjoyable. The Azamazing Evening and White Night events were very special.

Someday we hope to travel this way again. 

2019, C.F. 

Hi Lola,

Our cruise was awesome! We flew in on the Friday morning and I had booked us into the Sofitel Hotel located in Terminal 5. I would highly recommend this hotel for people looking for an overnight spot! Our Princess transfer to South Hampton was a breeze! In fact, cruise check- in here was much better than in Fort Lauderdale. 

The seas on this cruise were very calm. The one thing we liked about this cruise was that we did not have a 2 hour plus bus ride to get into the city or anywhere for that fact. 

We saw so much! In Copenhagen and Oslo, we simply walked off the ship and there was our guide and our 3 to 4-hour walking tour began and walk we did! But everything was so fascinating from the history to the architecture. We were overwhelmed by it all! Our favourite spot was Copenhagen. We want to go back there for sure!







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