Cruise Showcase - Basingstoke Monday 11th September

Cruise Showcase, Basingstoke

Thank you to those who joined the Travel Bulletin team for our Cruise Showcase in Basingstoke on Monday 11th September. We hope you learnt lots of new information about our wonderful exhibitors and enjoyed catching up with one another.

We would like to say a special thank you to our exhibitors for supporting us: Venture Ashore, Virgin Voyages (Headline), Oceania Cruises, Destination Canada, Riviera Travel, Scenic Tours, Havila Voyages, Abercrombie & Kent Europe, Ponant, Jules Verne, Tunisia and P&O Cruises.


2023 is the year of Virgin Voyages! With two ships in the Med and sailing to 100+ destinations worldwide, there has never been a better time to set sail The Virgin Way. Our all included luxury with every voyage fare, combined with winning awards for being the most LGBTQ+ friendly cruise at sea, create a luxury boutique hotel inspired experience for all. Now We're Voyaging.

Canada is a four season Bucket List Destination that features many Legendary experiences : Bears: Black and Grizzly & Polar Bears, Whale species including Orca and Narwhal, Northern Lights, Dark Sky Reserves, Ice Bergs, Iconic Train Journeys and iconic natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and The Canadian Rockies.

Venture Ashore, is the largest independent shore excursion provider in the world, delivering amazing experiences for cruise travellers led by professional guides in hundreds of ports worldwide. With tours offered in 111 countries and counting with departures from over 500 ports of call worldwide featuring over 5,000 individual tours. We constantly research destinations, handpicking all our shore excursions to ensure your customers experience the very best each destination has to offer. We offer an exceptional range of great shore excursions to suit all ages, interests, and abilities. Excursions and multi-port packages are carefully designed to suit your clients cruise itinerary, and we always guarantee to get them back to their ship on time!

Oceania Cruises, small ship luxury now provides travellers with MORE choices, MORE experiences and MORE value.

  • FREE Airfare
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • FREE Shore Excursions valued up to US$1,600 per stateroom
  • FREE Champagne, Wine & More valued at up to US$2,800 per stateroom
  • FREE Speciality Gourmet Dining
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi

Our brand-new ships run on batteries and LNG allowing you to appreciate the pristine beauty of the Norwegian coast. Our spacious cabins allow for a truly enjoyable trip. Full board à la carte dining is included. Discover Norway from the comfort of our lounges designed for the ultimate viewing experience, or up close through our rich excursion program.

As a true expert in the destinations visited, PONANT has navigated the world’s seas for over 30 years and offers more than 450 cruises each year. PONANT also has the choice of several categories of ships on a human scale, to dock in smaller ports of call and keep away from busy shipping routes.

Scenic & Emerald Cruises has grown over its 37-year history to include award-winning, luxury river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys. Gourmet meals, exceptional service and unforgettable excursions and experiences are all included in the price – guaranteeing total relaxation and cultural immersion on water and land.

P&O Cruises is UK’s #1 cruise holiday brand, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. Each of the seven ships has its own family-friendly or exclusively for adults. With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike.

Since 1984, we have been carefully curating holidays for our customers. When you book a Riviera Travel holiday, you are not just booking an itinerary, you are joining our family and we’ll take care of you as one of our own. That’s why we’ve been awarded the ‘Recommended Provider’ accreditation with Which? for nine years running.

With a passion for innovation, exploration and inspiration, and a wealth of knowledge and experience between us, the Jules Verne team is proud of our multi award-winning service and delighted that our many repeat travellers are enjoying it too. Small enough to be flexible, large enough to be ground-breaking, and recognised for our professionalism by our guests and our peers, ‘good enough’ is never good enough for us, as we constantly strive to improve our service, build-in better value, add special touches, and expand our horizons.

A&K was born in the wild in 1962, and since that day has promised adventure by day and luxury by night. For 60 years, we have pioneered the art of luxury travel, providing security and comfort whether you journey to Africa or cruise to Antarctica. Our sole aim is to inspire and delight our clients with unique off -the-beaten-path experiences.

All our major partners are selling Tunisia as one of the most affordable Mediterranean All-inclusive and family friendly destination! You should know that 80% of the UK bookings are being taken by agents not the internet! Therefore, a fresh basic knowledge about Tunisia would make a huge difference in turning a hard sell into an easy one!