Cruising. Get the Best Value
As a consequence of the growth in cruising during recent years, cruise lines have dramatically increased their capacity. Several new ships have been commissioned and capacity of others has been increased. What these companies did not foresee was the looming economic recession and its inevitable effect on the potential customer base. Eventually, capacity will disappear from the market place, but until that happens cruise lines will be fiercely competing for business by offering discounts and other incentives. Follow this link to read about cruising and the serious problems with Spirit of Adventure and its Black Sea cruise.
DO READ our travel features and travelogues for which there are links at the top of the page. We publish only genuine first-hand experiences. If you read travelogues in media travel sections, almost without exception they are based on trips PAID FOR BY THE TOUR OPERATOR. The writer is a guest of the company who roll out the red carpet and it is implicit in the arrangement "If you don't behave, this will be your last trip"! WE are never guests of the company and we write what we find. If we don't like it we say so. See Niuew Amsterdam review.
The recent accident to the Costa Concordia will also depress market prices as the wary stay away. This should mean great savings. Our advice is to ignore the Costa disaster. Book a cruise now and you will never be safer!
TERRANOVA HOLIDAYS SCAM
Over several years we have received many horror stories about this company. This is one of the most recent. This warning comes from Mrs L H who writes (verbatim)
" I was on holiday and was stopped by a young lady and asked to visit their offices because I had won a top prize, but I would only get that prize after listening to a holiday promotion. On arrival I was given a drink of wine and sat and talked to a couple of very nice ladies who told me about a company called Club Class Corporate who if I bought into the club I would not only get good deals on any holidays/flights in 5* hotels anywhere in the world, I would not only get my £7000 back in total, a cash-back guarantee, but they would buy my Tenerife timeshare in Adeje for £2,000, in 52 months time.
In fact, I have just found out that they never passed those funds onto the the Reclaim company who invested the money in order for the cash back guarantee, which means I have lost £7000. I have since tried to contact them without success."
Establishment - Individual Concerned: Ros Davies, Terranova Holidays Promotions International SL, Locales 312/313, Playa de las Americas, Torviscas, Adeje,Tenerife.
DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE MONEY - To read more click here TERRA NOVA HOLIDAYS TENERIFE
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Every week brings several stories of financial losses by travellers who have made mistakes whilst booking on-line. Getting travel companies to put these errors right is almost impossible with the best and quite impossible with the worst. They see it as money in the bank. if you are not confident go to a travel agent. If you are confident, take care. If you are over-confident, go to a travel agent! read this:
George Harris (1844-1922) US Educator
I intended to give you some advice but now I remember how much is left over from last year unused!
Oswald Theodore Avery (1877 -1955)
Whenever you fall, pick up something.
Edward VIII (1894-1972) Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss the chance to sit down and rest your feet.