• FO Summer Sale


    Save when you discover the world on Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendlier ships this year"

    "Enjoyment Promise"

    "Enjoy Summer Sale offers on over 30 different cruises to inspirational destinations"

     Summer Sale is valid from Wednesday 10th May 2017 to Monday 31st July 2017 inclusive.

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    Welcome to Connoisseur 

    An experienced 'independent' Travel Agency & Tour Operator

    Our aim is to provide travel opportunities for our clients, which suit their needs at a competitive cost while offering a friendly service with attention to detail.

    We specialise in Ocean, River, Coastal and Expedition Cruising as well as worldwide tailormade holidays. We also offer escorted & independent tours, flights, safari, city breaks & package holidays.

  • Rock the boat 2017

    Rock the Boat 2017

    Cruising aboard the luxurious CMV Magellan, Rock The Boat will be departing Newcastle for 7 glorious nights of rock 'n' roll bliss from 2nd-9th September 2017. 

    For a musical adventure on the high seas you'll never forget - book your cabin and let's Rock the Boat together in 2017! 

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    We’d like to introduce you to Scenic Eclipse.The World’s First Discovery Yacht.

    Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a completely new level in terms of technology, size and luxury. State-of-the-art safety features allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of. Launching on 31 August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will embark on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice before sailing to exotic worldwide destinations. Designed to deliver a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for just 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level. Watch the video and be among the first to see what's next for luxury ocean cruising
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    Cruise Excursions

    Choose from an amazing selection of extra cruise excursions. 

    Visit our cruise excursions website, select your cruise, and see the excursion available. Book online. 

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  • Winner of the SPAA Small Leisure Travel Agency of the Year 2014


    We were delighted to be awarded the following accolades


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    Pandaw River Cruises

    Small ship, luxury river cruises, on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin in Burma and the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia in our colonial style boutique river boats.

    Find out more about the world of Pandaw River Cruises here



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    Inspiring Rail Journeys

    When you see the world by rail - you see it differently.


    Travel with us on some of the greatest rail journeys worldwide.


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    Are you new to cruising?

    See our first time cruisers guide or call our experienced staff

    We are here to help you find the right cruise for you.



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    Our Special Cruise Selection

    Of the over 135 companies we work with to provide holiday choice to our customers, there's some that we've been working with for many years - take a take a look at their dedicated expert pages here


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Rock the Boat 2017

Discover our limited EXCLUSIVE Offer (subject to availability), and ask us about our FREE coach from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Exclusive itineraries available in asssociation with Cruiseco & Connoisseur  here

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Short Breaks

UK Cities, Short Breaks, Spa, Themed & Theatre packages - Click to Book

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Inspired Package Holidays 

Sun, Ski, Adventure, Family, Special Interest - we have it all at all... Just click the links you prefer to search for the holiday or your choice or call us.




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Holiday Finishing Touches

Get the most out of your holiday by booking your travel extras with us before you go.


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Seen Something in the Press

 Take a look at our latest holiday offers featured recently in the press. 

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Foreign & Commonweath Office Travel Advice
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Our Latest Brochure Selection

View & download our current brochure & newsletter selection.   View More Brochures ...

  Cruise & Maritime 2018     Fred Olsen 2018 -2019     Regent Brochure 2016 -2018   Viking Ocean 2017 -2019


We are delighted to have received these recent awards and qualifications    


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