Now the Christmas season has arrived we’ve been very busy getting in the festive spirit!
We kicked off the Christmas season with the AWTE annual lunch at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square where we enjoyed a fun filled afternoon with fabulous food and great entertainment. In total there was over £9,000 raised for small steps charity who provide help and support for parents of physically disabled children.
Mick attended the Travel Network Group Conference in Birmingham and we had some of our team experiencing the delights onboard Crystal Cruises hosting FAM groups (blogs to follow of their wonderful time onboard…).
It’s been a fabulous month with the launch of the Crystal River Yachts, all sailings are now open to book. I have to say it’s looking like a wonderful new product, the artist impressions looking amazing and we can’t wait for the inaugural sailing on Mozart in July 2016, let alone the 4 new build river yachts coming mid-2017. For more details take a look at their new website www.crystalrivercruises.co.uk
One of our favourite parts about December is the CLIA Annual Dinner & Conference. Jo and Mick headed over earlier in the day for the conference which was great as always, and the rest of the team joined later for the evening. We were hosted by CMV onboard m/s Magellan and we had a great time. Champagne and cocktails to start, followed by awards presented by Gloria Hunniford and incredible Latin American style dancing from Luke Miller and Laura Robinson. Our main meal in the dining room consisted of about 7 courses and did seem to go on forever however we were very well looked after and kept entertained by a wonderful magician called Matt Wainwright. Talk about fabulous, he had our entire table captured; great up close magic that literally left us baffled! After that we had a few more drinks and danced the night away!
The entire team at The Cruise Portfolio would like to thank all our Travel Agent partners and clients for their hard work and support yet again in 2015 and we look forward to what 2016 has in store.