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    • M_D_M
    • By M_D_M 9th Jan 20, 4:27 PM
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    Cruise holiday options - NOT TUI!
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    • 9th Jan 20, 4:27 PM
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    Cruise holiday options - NOT TUI! 9th Jan 20 at 4:27 PM
    Celebrating our silver wedding anniversary this year and we'd like to go on a cruise.

    In the past we've went with TUI and really enjoyed it, but they're now 'on the list' so we won't be going with them this year.

    We liked TUI because the boats weren't huge, and what you paid included everything and there were no added costs later.

    Can anyone suggest any options for this years cruise?
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 11th Jan 20, 11:54 AM
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    Care to elaborate? I've always booked direct.
    Originally posted by badger09
    Yes, a specialist cruise agent will give you exactly the same offers as Fred & C&M for sure ( and I guess pretty much any other cruise line that sells in UK ) plus a small discount.

    For example ROL have a 'cruise miles' scheme where you earn 1 point (penny) for every spent to be used off a future booking. They may also have a gift card etc promo./ small onboard spend.

    I have used Ocean World Travel for some years. They give you discount up front and will probably be able to match any offers you find. Added to that when Voyager went to the wall a couple of years ago they did all the claims paperwork. They also print out my tickets, ATOL cert. as I don't have a printer.

    I would check to see if the agent is a member of the CLIA- a cruise trade association

    If you see the cruise you want with any cruise line it would be worth your while to phone a few agents to ask their price. yes, you could do it online but I actually like to speak to a real person to check what is included. I haven't worked out how to 'chat' online!! Sorry this is dinosaur productions here
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
    If you found my posting helpful please hit the "Thanks" button!
    Many thanks

    • KonkyWonky
    • By KonkyWonky 11th Jan 20, 2:39 PM
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    Have a look at NCL, they have a few ships around the 2000 capacity mark and another few in the 2400 region. By today's standards these are considered smaller ships but appreciate you may be looking for smaller still.

    Entertainment onboard is excellent, for an additional 99 PP you can add the drinks package and 3 nights dining in the Speciality Restaurants which are excellent.

    Word of warning, drinks on board are very expensive so if you do drink ensure you take out the drinks package.
    • M_D_M
    • By M_D_M 15th Jan 20, 9:28 AM
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    Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. I've got a lot of thinking and researching to do :-)
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