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About Us

GoCruise with Joanie, Tony and Sam Blakey

Travel is our passion and between us, Joanie and I have over 70 years’ experience within the Travel Industry. We have both held senior positions within both retail travel and tour operating with some of the UK’s most well know companies and, for the past 17 years, we have operated our own specialist online cruise agency. In 2011, after a gap year travelling around Australia, our youngest son Sam joined us and has added a youthful drive to our business.

Our love affair with cruising started in 2000 when we first sailed on the Star Clipper from Barbados around the Grenadine islands and has continued ever since. We are proud to be one of the top agents in the UK for Star Clippers and all of us have first-hand experience of all 3 ships having enjoyed amazing sailings on them on many occasions.

We now specialise in Ocean and River cruise and have first-hand experience of numerous cruise lines including Fred Olsen Cruises, AmaWaterways, Croisi Europe, Arosa, Scenic, APT, Royal Caribbean, Amadeus, Uniworld, Avalon, Regent Seven Seas and MSC and have been privileged to enjoy over 100 memorable sailings.

ABTA Members & ATOL Protection

We believe that our first-hand experience of cruising in Europe, The Caribbean, The Far East and Asia means that we can offer a level of service and expertise unrivalled by other agents. We are members of GoCruise and Travel which is part of The Fred Olsen Travel Group and for your peace of mind we are ABTA members (J5035) offer full ATOL protection (ATOL licence 0944) and are members of CLIA, the largest association of International Cruise Lines. We strive to offer the highest levels of service and were delighted in 2017 to be recognised by CLIA and receive a National Award as the Best River Cruise Newcomer.

We have a simple philosophy, to offer all our clients unbiased and independent advice to help them plan and enjoy the cruise that is perfect for them. So whatever your travel needs please contact us and we would be delighted to help you plan your next travel adventure.

Tony Blakey

©2007-2024 Sentaford Limited Trading as The Vacation Company. Retail agents for ATOL holders and other principals. All rights reserved.
Registered Address: The Vacation Company, 51 Chillingham Drive, Waldridge Park, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH2 3TJ
Registered in England number: 04917354.

Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Price Accuracy: Prices quoted throughout this site are subject to change and the services offered subject to availability. Prices exclude, where applicable, a passenger admin fee. Fred. Olsen Travel trading as GoCruise is a member of ABTA with membership number J5035. As such we are bonded according to ABTA's rules and abide by ABTA's Code of Conduct. ABTA protection applies to services supplied by Fred. Olsen Travel trading as GoCruise, but does not apply to services featured on this web site that are provided by any company that is not a member of ABTA. Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA (membership no. J5035) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available. membership For your financial protection and to reassure you of our operating standard we are full members of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents) and act as agents for ATOL holders. Please be aware that GoCruise are acting solely as your booking agent, subject to which all bookings are accepted. Any travel or destination is copyright of its respective owners. Fred. Olsen Travel trading as GoCruise are not responsible for 3rd party content. Destination and travel advice is subject to change and inaccuracies.