Celebrating five years of quality
Since it was founded in 2011, Cruising Excursions has built a reputation as the independent market leader in shore excursions for cruise passengers.
With the help of travel agents – from independents to multiples and consortia – the business has gone from strength to strength. It is because of this supportthat the company is where it is now, expanding to offer around 12,000 excursions at more than 700 ports worldwide. The product line-up has grown too, to include port transfers, family-friendly tours, accessible excursions, small groups and tailor-made luxury tours for those who want a more intimate experience. Cruising Excursions has become the one stop shop for the cruise industry’s ancillary sales.
Its team are all experienced cruisers and know what it is that makes a cruise such a good holiday. That knowledge has lead to the company curating an amazing offering with its local partners. From an Essential Collection tour, which gives access to the key sites in a port of call, to high-end experiences, which include free wi-fi on luxury coaches. All brilliant value and usually considerably less expensive than the excursions offered by the cruise lines.The company has invested heavily too, and now has representation outside the UK – in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
Trusted by agents
Agents are absolutely key to the company’s success. That is why Cruising Excursions offers a 16% commission rate. The company was built around giving customers great value on their experiences and allowing travel agents to maximise each and every cruise booking they make.
The generous Port Points agents’ loyalty scheme is proof of an ongoing commitment to the trade. All an agent has to do is book their client onto any excursion or transfer and they will collect points to spend on whatever they want. One agent recently exchanged their Port Points for a new sofa!Sometimes a travel agent will make more commission selling excursions than they will from the cruise itself!
Five things to remember
1.We guarantee to get guests back on to the ship
2.English speaking, professional guides
3.If the ship doesn’t port, the guests don’t pay
4.Meet and greet at the port, not destination
5.Guaranteed to be cheaper than the cruise line
The Essential Collection
Cruising Excursions’ Essential Collection is the best way to see the key sites in a destination and perfect for first-time visitors. They are available in cities around the world and always offer the industry’s best value excursions.Here’s what you would get with the company’s popular St Petersburg Essential Collection excursion:
– A guided tour of the world-famous Hermitage museum
– Sightseeing tour of Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Statue of Peter the Great
– Church of the Spilled Blood and St Isaac’s Cathedral
– Visas arranged at no additional cost by Cruising Excursions
– Bottled water- Air conditioned vehicle
Price: From £78pp, duration: 8 hours
More than 30 personnel are based at Cruising Excursions’ Cannock HQ but the people you are most likely to meet are (left to right):
chief operating officer
travel trade training manager
sales call centre manager (trade)
Telephone +44 (0) 800 091 8274
Agents outside UK please email for your contact number.