What our Clients Say
To Hardy and his wonderful team of support people. A big THANK YOU for the memorable 5 day R&R we have just completed: 3 days on Golden Princess, 1 day in Melbourne culminating with the train journey home, partly on The Spirit of Progress and then the renewed motor rail to Sydney. Every detail was attended to. The train trip was awesome. No time to be bored!!! It was like being on the cruiseship. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided with morning and afternoon snacks and of course the wonderful "happy hour" with beer, bubbles and chips. A big thank you also must go to the "train" staff for all their work. Congratulations and well done!
Stefanie and Wally, NSW, Intercapital Daylight Rail & Sail, November 2016
It surpasssed our expectations in each respect. Having experienced many cruises with Princess Cruises we knew what to expect with the cruise element. The organisation of the ship to hotel was a credit to all concerned; particularly so when taking into account the demographic of some of your clients and the inevitable mobility problems inherent. We had taken time to “google “ the Vibe Hotel prior to joining your tour and were pleasantly surprised to discover it was even better than expected. the front desk were most obliging and our room excellent. The Tram dinner was very good and the walk to and from well led and at a pace suitable for we “oldies”; well done Richard. Well done also with the organising of joining of The Spirit of Progress. While we both enjoyed the comfort of the Spirit of Progress. We enjoyed the rail motor more than the Spirit. This I believe was as a consequence of the constant attention provided by your selves and the Motor staff. We though the selected stop points on route Seymour to Sydney were well worked out; enabling time to stretch the legs was a good thought. The lunch meal was very good; well prepared and efficiently and courteously served. As were the delicious rolls and beverages out of Goulburn. The constant snacks and beverage service did the trick and were well appreciated. Overall we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you for enabling us to be part of Australian travel history!
Barry and Margaret, NSW, Intercapital Daylight Rail & Sail, November 2016
We were fortunate enough to participate in the above trip which departed from Sydney on 11 November. Sorry we are a bit late sending this email but life is always busy when you are retired!! It was a most enjoyable trip and, once again, very well organised by Cruise Express from start to finish. The Melbourne Tramcar was one of the highlights and is an excellent way to see some of Melbourne for those new to the city. The Spirit of Progress was fabulous and very nostalgic for both of us as we had travelled on it as children – just a few years ago!! Hardy, Richard, Craig and Warren worked very hard to look after all of us and give us a lot of laughs. Keep up the good work.
Pam and Ian, NSW, Intercapital Daylight Rail & Sail, November 2016
Finally found the time to write my “official” thanks and congratulations on a most enjoyable and impressive occasion. I don’t know where to start. The whole trip was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. The Golden Princess was a delight, huge, comfortable, the staff could not do enough for you, spacious and well laid out cabin, excellent entertainment, wonderful food with plenty of variety. The Vibe Savoy was excellent and was certainly well located particularly in view of our very early departure on the Tuesday. The Restaurant Tram was excellent, my second experience of it and I was not disappointed. The food, drinks and service all of a very high standard added to the pleasure of gliding through the streets of Melbourne and suburbs while enjoying. The rail journey home was both interesting and enjoyable. The Spirit cars were impressive and most comfortable. I love travelling on a train all day! The breakfast boxes were a great idea and the lunch at Junee was excellent. The extra niceties of ‘happy hour’ and food after Goulburn were a pleasant surprise and well apreciated by all. The Rail Motor Society are good hosts and rail operators all adding to the enjoyment of the trip. Added to all this was the excellent service provided by Cruise Express. All arrangements were meticulously organised and the minor hiccup with our rail departure and later arrival in Sydney were outside the control of any organiser. Richard, a special thanks for the cab view of the Bethungra Spiral, that was very thoughful of you and was vey much appreciated!
John, Rockdale, NSW, Intercapital Daylight Rail & Sail, November 2016
“I’ve been on 2 Bravo cruises with Royal Caribbean and they were just wonderful - wall-to-wall entertainment by such great Australian talent. If you saw these amazing artists on land and paid for dinner each time it would cost quite a lot but it’s all included in the cruise so I thought it was great value and I look forward to doing another in the future.”
Margaret, Caringbah, NSW
“The 2 Bravo cruises we did were wonderful. We love musical theatre so it was great to see so many excellent shows, especially when some of the acts jammed together as part of less formal shows in the smaller lounges which was very special. We made some friends on our first Bravo cruise last year and we cruised with them again on this year’s Bravo cruise. I think music cruisers like this offer first rate entertainment and excellent value.”
Barry, Kensington, NSW
“Our trip with Warren from Cruise Express on your ‘Colours of New England’ tour in Canada and the US was just magic. We want to thank Warren and Cruise Express for a wonderful holiday. As host, Warren was absolutely fantastic, delivering great service from start to finish. We couldn’t
have asked for anything better. This was our third booking with Cruise Express and we plan to do another cruise with you at the end of 2016. We find Cruise Express very helpful in booking
holidays – they always answer your call and promptly help you. Our thanks to all concerned.”
Betty and Laurie, Chipping Norton, NSW, Cruise Express ‘Colours of New England’ Escorted Voyage with Celebrity Cruises, September 2015
“We would like to thank Cruise Express for the recent tour from Spain to Switzerland that you hosted. The trip was excellent. Hardy from Cruise Express has not lost his touch as a host and did everything with efficiency and good humour. We loved the wonderful hotels we stayed at and Alhambra Palace in Spain was a standout as an experience, Until the next cruise….”
Lee and Shailandra, Mosman, NSW, Cruise Express Spain to Switzerland Escorted Voyage with Holland America Line, September 2015
“Although our tour with Cruise Express from Spain to Switzerland involved revisiting many locations, there was still the excitement of seeing again many of Europe's finest cities and countryside such as Alhambra Palace in Granada and Monte Carlo. We stood inside an extinct volcano in Sicily and walked around the old city walls of Dubrovnik. We enjoyed sailing into Venice and the exceptional rail journeys on the Bernina Express and on to Zermatt on the Glacier Express. The extensive itinerary, friendly travellers, spacious coaches and quality hotels and great Holland America ship made this tour one of the best we have done with Cruise Express and we thank you for making the arrangements and Hardy as a tireless escort extraordinaire yet again!”
Tony and Carmel, St Ives, NSW, Cruise Express Spain to Switzerland Escorted Voyage with Holland America Line, September 2015
“Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday in Canada and the US recently. Everything went smoothly, with Warren, our highly efficient Cruise Express escort, working his magic. We toured the US Canyonlands after the cruise as part of your package and really enjoyed that as well. After Bryce Canyon I didn't think it could get any better but it did with beautiful Zion Canyon. We finished off with a couple of days in Las Vegas which was very entertaining. Now back to reality and thinking about Christmas as well as a possible cruise again in 2016 as we find cruises so relaxing – and you always get looked after so well!”
Pam and Geoff, Brighton, QLD, Cruise Express ‘Colours of New England’ Escorted Voyage with Celebrity Cruises, September 2015
“We really enjoyed our cruise in Canada and America with Celebrity Cruises, especially meeting different people and enjoying the fabulous food and entertainment. The service from Cruise Express was great. This was our first cruise since the 1970s but we’re keen to do more.”
Ian and Frances, Bowral, NSW, Cruise Express ‘Colours of New England’ Escorted Voyage with Celebrity Cruises, September 2015
"We've just returned from an 114-day cruise around the world from Perth on Sea Princess and it was stunning. We visited 46 ports across the globe without going near one plane. This was our second world cruise after an 104-day voyage on Sun Princess in 2012 and we're planning to join another on Sea Princess again from Australia to the Arctic and back in 2017. Plus we've booked through Cruise Express on a Circle Pacific cruise in 2016 and two Japan cruises as well next year - all with Princess. We're also keen to try the new Ovation of the Seas when she comes to Australia in 2016/17.
It's a great job to immerse yourself in so many different and foreign cultures around the world - there's always so much to learn. Cruising with Princess is also a great luxury as they offer these longer cruises from Australia and have so much excellent entertainment onboard. I (Judy) always like to join the Zumba classes and the passenger's choir on the ship which is fun. I love music. We always book through Cruise Express because their team, including Grant who we book through usually, is very friendly and efficient, always giving you the best advice and offering really great service."
John and Judy, Mandurah, WA