New To Cruise Festival

Monday December 10, 2018

Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester


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Suppliers exhibiting

There is a range of cruise suppliers waiting to tell you about the benefits of their products.

Platinum Partners

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises 'Your World. Your Way', invite your discerning customers with a passion for travel to experience unrivalled service and savour 'The Finest Cuisine at Sea' at incredible value. With a fleet of six mid-sized ships to choose from, traversing all 4 corners of the globe, we offer a home from home style of cruising; elegant and sumptuous surroundings; exquisite complimentary dining venues and a feeling of relaxation that will be hard to beat.

 

Airfare and internet is always included plus the choice of either free shore excursions or free alcoholic House Select beverage package or free ship board credit; allowing our guests to enhance their cruise how they choose.

 

Let us help you start those Oceania Cruises sales - visit www.oceaniacruises.com/agent. Here you will find information on our Recipe for Success online training programme, OLife Choice Rewards and our Marketing Portal where you can download images, create your own easy-to-use emails and print material with customised designs.


Gold Partners

MSC Cruises

As a family-owned company with a seafaring history that goes back over three centuries, we have a passion for exploring the world by sea. It’s a passion you can sense in the expertise of our captains and crews, in the elegant and innovative design of our ships, and in the breadth of our itineraries. And you can see it, hear it and taste it in everything we do on board, from the freshness of the cuisine to the richness of the entertainment, thanks also to our best-in-class partnerships, established to offer you the best experience. This passion is what drives our dedication to excellence, and our respect for all of our Guests. That's what makes us different and what makes every MSC cruise a truly unique experience.

 

msccruises.co.uk


Saga

Saga have been creating holidays and cruises exclusively for over 50s for more than 60 years, with incredible destinations, memorable experiences and fantastic value at the heart of what we do.

 

From relaxing hotel stays and scenic river cruises, to cultural escorted tours and memorable ocean cruises, our varied collection is a perfect choice for anyone over 50 and ideal for people travelling on their own.

 

Saga is now redefining travel for the over 50’s market, with exciting new destinations and two new build ships, Spirit of Discovery (2019) and Spirit of Adventure (2020). These ships will be the first of their kind; luxury small ships built for the UK market.

 

The future looks very bright for Saga and we look forward to you joining us on the journey.

 

travel.saga.co.uk


Vertical Systems

36 years of developing travel technology places Vertical Systems as one of the most established and robust businesses in the travel industry. The products have evolved from the initial TARSC platform, still recognised by thousands of travel agents today, to automation of the complete customer journey from first contact to final payment and beyond.

 

This year has been a pivotal year for Vertical Systems, with new products, new customers and partnerships including a new advertising inventory management system for airports, using state-of-the-art technology, which will complement our existing diverse portfolio.

 

Vertical Systems’ young, dynamic team continue to innovate and support the industry with its portfolio of products-and are proud to be a TTG Sponsor.

 

For more information please visit verticalsystems.co.uk


Viking

The world’s leading river cruise line is also a multi-award-winning ocean cruise line. Come and explore the world’s most inspiring destinations, on the world’s most beautiful ships.

 

Experience unrivalled, award-winning river cruises through Europe, Russia, Egypt and Asia. Discover exciting ocean cruises from Scandinavia and the Baltic to Asia and Australasia, on our ground-breaking ocean ships. Different ways of seeing the world with the same high standards of service and quality on board.

 

Best of all, every Viking journey offers remarkable value for money, with so much included in the price from return flights to on board Wi-Fi. Two different ways of seeing the world with the same high standards of service and quality on board.


Viking’s focus on strengthening support for the travel industry includes more engagement through our trade marketing channels, including Madefortrade.co.uk, our dedicated website for agents and HEI! magazine. The website features news and product updates.

 

www.madefortrade.co.uk/

Silver Partners


AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways really is a river cruise experience like no other. Boasting the highest rated fleet in the latest Berlitz Guide to River Cruising, including the number one rated ship AmaKristina, they are recognised for award-winning cuisine, extensive complimentary amenities, carefully crafted itineraries, personalised service and custom designed ships.

 

AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising with an enhanced active discovery programme offering hiking and biking tours, unique complimentary dining experiences of The Chef’s Table and La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, and the majority of staterooms offering a signature twin balcony design to maximise your views of the river. This innovation continues in 2019 with the double-width AmaMagna sailing the Danube from May, and a complimentary onboard Wellness Programme available across the European fleet. With cruises travelling throughout Europe, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia, AmaWaterways gives you the opportunity to see the world in luxury and comfort.

 

amawaterways.co.uk


Carnival

Hey there! Can we let you in on something? We think you rock! Without travel agents like you, Carnival Cruise Line wouldn’t be where it is today. We want to say a massive thank you for all you do – and be a great partner to keep doing business with. So you can keep on rocking your clients’ world! That’s what our Travel Agents Rock promise is all about. It’s our service to you, to show our huge appreciation for helping to make our UK business what it is. We value your partnership. So step in and find out more. We promise you an engaging, educational and exciting time.

 

carnivallrc.co.uk


Crystal

Voted the World’s Best for over 20 years, Crystal offers guests the most choice available with a huge array of destinations, facilities and activities across the fleet.

 

Onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, our all-Inclusive cruising includes speciality dining in the most exquisite of restaurants; fine Wines & premium spirits throughout the ship; complimentary soft drinks and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff.

 

Crystal Esprit, our elegantly appointed, 62-passenger yacht, visits secluded harbours, coves and islands. Guests can swim, snorkel, paddle-board and kayak directly from the onboard marina and even explore below the waves in our very own state-of-the-art submersible.

 

And enjoy an unrivalled new standard of luxury river cruising with Crystal River Cruises. Exploring the waterways of Europe, our four new river ships, as well as the Grand Dame of the Danube, Crystal Mozart, offer guests the highest staff-to-guest ratio; the largest suites – all with butler service and truly exceptional dining.

 

crystalcruises.co.uk


Cunard

From the moment guests step aboard a Cunard ship, they enter a unique world of style and elegance. While Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and Queen Mary 2 have their own charms, together they offer an oasis of relaxation and discovery. Grand venues, wide open decks and personal space create a wonderful sense of freedom, with attentive White Star Service – always at hand. With the possibility to do as much or as little as they please, the Cunard experience is shaped by the way guests want to feel.

 

As this experience is continually refined, Cunard now boasts a dedicated Partnership Team who are working more closely with our travel agent partners, and delivering new sales initiatives such as a brand new travel agent magazine and opportunities for more travel agent ship visits. And its not just the sales team that are new, a new ship is set to join the fleet in 2022, the first time since 1998 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.

 

completecruisesolution.com


Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale, home to the world’s third largest cruise port, is located on Florida’s gorgeous Gold Coast and offers a diverse and exciting destination for any cruise and stay trip. Port Everglades, located a mere ten minutes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach, is one of the most accessible cruise ports in the world, also featuring a dynamic range of cruiselines and itineraries from Carnival to Princess, travelling to places as varied as LA and Rome. Famous for its sandy beaches and world-class shopping, Greater Fort Lauderdale also offers over 4,000 restaurants, a growing and colourful arts scene, a gateway to discovering the Greater Outdoors in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park or the Everglades, and over 300 miles of canals to explore. Say Hello Sunny to Greater Fort Lauderdale!

 

sunny.org


P&O Cruises

We’d like to treat our guests to a taste of the good life, or rather the great life! Join us for a fabulous blend of discovery, relaxation and great service.

 

As Britain’s favourite cruise line, we know a thing or two about holidaying... and having a good time! Every detail of our ships is tailored towards British tastes (including our new ship Iona), and every aspect of our holidays is designed to make guests feel special.

So slip free from the rigours of routine and escape with us to a world where you can awake every day to an amazing new skyline.

 

With seven ships and two more joining the fleet in 2020 and 2022, you’ll find ships designed for adults and others which provide the perfect playground for all ages. So let’s set a course and away we go.

 

shinerewardsclub.com


Princess Cruises

When did you last feel free? When you were walking barefoot on creamy sands or perhaps it was the sea breeze that you found soul-stirring? Right now, there are incredible journeys and magical destinations waiting for you on the horizon that can make you feel truly liberated.

 

With over 380 destinations and 50 years of expertise, Princess Cruises’ itineraries bring the globe to life. From ship to shore, our trusted destination experts can open doors to authentic experiences whilst you voyage in ultimate comfort and ease. Venture out to spectacular lands and return to a hot stone massage and award-winning cuisine. We create journeys that are just as exceptional as the destinations.

 

We aspire to be the number one premium cruise line of choice for UK travel agents with award-winning training and a vast array of resources, competitions and opportunities to experience our exquisite fleet. The world awaits...let us show it to you.

 

onesourcecruises.com


Riviera Travel

Why do more customers from the UK now choose to take their European river cruises with Riviera Travel than any other company?

 

Our fleet of five-star river cruise ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with 10 new builds in the last 5 years, including 2 this year and 4 last year. We tailor our cruises towards British passengers and offer a more relaxed well-balanced itinerary, including organised sightseeing excursions and free time. Our quality to price ratio is second to none and we have consistently been awarded ‘Best for River’ by Which? Magazine. Our river cruises represent the best possible value for your clients and are usually around £600pp cheaper than other five-star operators. Our repeat booking ratio is also best in sector.

  • 4 nights from £749pp
  • 7nts from £1,199pp
  • 14nts from £1,899pp

rivieraexpert.com

Platinum Partners

Oceania Cruises

Gold Partners

MSC Cruises
Saga
Vertical Systems
Viking

Silver Partners

AmaWaterways
Carnival
Crystal Cruises
Cunard
Fort Lauderdale
P&O Cruises
Princess Cruises
Riviera Travel

Venue Partner

Manchester Airports Group
TTG Media Limited.
Place of registration: England and Wales.
Company number 08723341.
Registered address: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6BJ