Dear Dave, I just want to say a big thank you for making my cruise on the Queen Victoria so enjoyable you worked so hard to make our cruise great. I hope you had time for you to enjoy yourself as well. Thanks again Dave and the team at Travel Masters.
Thank you for the U-beaut photos, I have added them to our collection. In looking back we have had many wonderful trips both within and outside our wonderful Australia – we have rated our trip to Dubai and Oman the best yet!We could have taken a couple more days of it – a beach resort perhaps. In looking forward besides other trips we may take we will be ready to do Dubai again in two years, we have friends wanting to travel who would also be interested. Thank you again for the photos.
Dear Bob and Beth, Thank you for your synopsis of the highlights of our Harbin tour. Our thoughts on the tour: Travel arrangements were thoroughly planned, all contingencies covered, and your contact with us exceptional, detailed, very informative/ Hotel
Dave, thank you, thank you, thank you! We had the most wonderful time in Fiji, it went off perfectly – a surprise right to the end. It could not have been better for any of us. The champagne and chocse were a lovely touch as well. The staff sang “Happy BIrthday” to Brian on the morning – it was very touching – they were so good. You even put on good weather for us – what more can I say – you are the perfect travel conultant. Thank you again.
Our wonderful trip to South America and then the grand finale to 2009 cruise on the Seabourn Odyssey. Warm and friendly companions – only complaint – it was too short!
My husband Reg and myself have just returned from our Spirit of Adventure cruise in the Middle East, and we just thought we would let you know how much we enjoyed the whole experience, and can certainly recommend the Spirit as a great little ship. Your agent in Mumbai looked after us admirably, and also a great big thank you to Jane Pasquill in Coolangatta – she certainly is on the ball, and did a wonderful job for us. We have recommended her to several of our friends, and we don’t recommend people lightly. Thanks for a great trip!
We completely enjoyed the Ukraine Viking cruise. We had no idea what to expect of the Ukraine and were most pleasantly surprised – especially by Odessa, Yalta and Kiev (Kyiv). And the ship itself ‘far exceeded expectations’. We are well travelled but this was out first cruise or packaged trip of any kind. The thought of following a guide holding a sign in the air always gave me the chills. But this was a nice mix of organised and free time. Food and service were excellent and we met many nice people.
The trip was excellent as was Greg Clayton our leader. Top marks all round.
Dear Bob & Beth, We feel that we have been very remiss over the past few years by not filling in the critique form usually provided by your agency. Over the past 5 years we have been looked after in most admirable fashion by Christa Randall. We have had 5 cruises for a total of 224 days. All transfers, airlines, hotels, tours and cruises have been arranged by Christa, and, as a result of her meticulous attention to detail we have enjoyed totally trouble free travelling. The tour company and hotels recommended by her have without fail met our expectations and we have had no hesitation with recommending Travel Masters to other travellers. We do look forward to contunuing our assocation with Travel Masters and with Christa Randall in particular.
My husband Ken and I have been using Travel Masters for many years now and have always been happy with all the arrangements that you have made on our behalf. We have always dealt with the same consultant for each of our bookings and this has enabled us to form a strong bond between us. Nothing has ever seemed too much trouble and at times, you go beyong the ‘call of duty’. We have recommended Travel Masters to friends and I don’t know of anyone who has not been very happy with their dealings. In my experience, your knowledge and helpfulness and total reliability ensures that we have a happy holiday, no matter where in the world we should be travelling.
I have just returned from a wonderful River Cruise from Paris to Vienna. I booked through Lifestyle Travel and I have always been satisfied with the excellent service that I receive. Michele once again provided service above and beyond what one expected. I look forward to my next holiday which I will surely be booking with Lifestyle Travel.
Thanks for organising the Marco Polo cruise. The cabin was great, the size of the ship was right, the itinerary was excellent, the crew friendly. A great cruise. A job well done, thanks.
Firstly, thank you for the invitation to join the tour of Iceland last month. We were very happy on board the Spirit of Adventure and very comfortable in the small ship environment with its friendly staff, crew and guests, and of course our own band of fellow Aussies. Thank you for your hospitality on a number of occassions on board ship, for my Icelandic bear who is sitting up on my shelf nearby, and for your assistance at Heathrow before we parted company. We very much enjoyed travelling with you both; you make a great team, and we loved our time in Ireland, Scotland and Iceland as part of the Travel Masters group.
Dave, once again had a wonderful time on our holiday. Saw some very beautiful things and places. Thank you for the flowers, it is very welcoming to see the flowers on your arrival at the cabin. Thanks again for arranging a very wonderful 7 weeks.
Jill and I both want to thank you very much for the fabulous few weeks in South America. I’m not half way through the photos yet, but the memories are all coming back of a wonderful tour, very capably led, and some great company and friendships along the way. Some wonderful sights and some great experiences in cultures different but at the same time similar. It’s not easy getting back into routine, but I guess work is a means to the next holiday, India? Egypt?
We had a simply fabulous time on the Spirit of Adventure. Met some wonderful people and had such fun. As two of only six Australians on board, we were somewhat of a novelty! There were only 200 passengers on both the Amazon and Caribbean cruises so with 199 crew we received exceptional service. The crew organised two private functions for us, onw for Mike’s birthday and another for the 40 year reunion we had with four of our English friends who joined us for the Caribbean cruise. They honestly could not do enough for us and all at no extra charge. Amazing! I think because of all our partying we may have had somewhat of a reputation by the time we disembarked, but that did not stop us from winning a $50 bar tab for completing an exit survey or being invited to dine at the Captain’s table!!! It is certainly a super friendly ship that we would highly recommend. We really had an absolute hoot of a time!
Many thanks for the lovely flowers in our cabin…what a surprise. Many others were so envious of our Travel Agents and the treatment we received, so think you may have some new customers….we gave you a great ‘wrap’. We would like to say Michele was fantastic with our bookings and helped us in every possible way. Once again a great trip and look forward to booking again for our next trip.
No doubt Travel Masters are tops. We arrived home from our South American trip on Saturday. We had a tremendous time. A special thank you to Lee for arranging it all. Everything fell into place beautifully. Travelling through the fjords, rounding Cape Horn, seeing Princess Anne at the Falkland Islands, and visiting Iguazu Falls was just remendous. Thank you again for organising it all for us.
Thank you for another wonderful holiday. The “QM2” is amazing and we found it difficult to say goodbye in Hong Kong. Many thanks to Dave for his attention and service onboard and to Christa for the groundwork to make it all happen. PS. The flowers were beautiful and appreciated.
Our trip went GREAT. We all had a wonderful time. Thanks again for not only organising an uneventful trip but in doing so in such a friendly and helpful manner. Even though I am a New South Welshwoman, I now know who to contact for my next trip.
Just wanted to say “Thank You” for the lovely Pre Cruise function last night. We are so looking forward to sailing on the QM2 and Michelle has looked after us so well and nothing has been a trouble to her. We will report back on our return, Bill & Cheryl Tanner
Dear Bob – you’ve done it again! Thank you so very much for escorting us on yet another truly memorable trip – we loved every moment and are still amazed we travelled so far and saw so much in such a short time. And of course John and I never cease to marvel at your “behind-the-scenes” organisation (and re-organisation) which makes our journeys with you appear so effortless! Once again, our thanks to you for everything. PS.I’ll never forget my 2008 birthday – from Singapore Airlines lovely impromptu surprise, to birthday cakes and your magnificent gift in Xi’an. You spoilt me rotten! Thank you again.
Hi Bob (On Yan Hashi Me Kaa) I just wanted to say it was a really great trip and even more so to do it with you whom I consider a very special friend. You put in a lot of hard work to make it a successful trip and was even more challenging for you at times given that you were without communication resources. It was apparent that all our guides were very impressed with your knowledge of their countries and even learned more snippets about their own country from your information briefs to us along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed myself……..thanks for the exposure and opportunity to visit the last real communist regime and the wonderful memories of this trip will be with me forever. Thanks again Bob
Hi Guys, just to let you that we are back from the most wonderful and extraordinary trip we’ve taken in a very long time – ‘Burma’ – apart from being a great adventure – almost expedition trip, the package was soooo well organised (all inclusive), the accommodation 4.5 star and the M.V Orient Pandaw cruise for 8 days was incredible, the crew 5 star, – we’ve never packed so much into 13 days and every day was different – a cross between Angkor Wat in Cambodia, temples and pagodas in Thailand, rice paddies for miles and miles in Bali and friendly markets in Malaysia/Indonesia smiling and gentle people who not only look after and care for their families but as Buddhists, also care for their animals (dogs, cats, chooks, ducks, goats – the list goes on), but also their working animals – a true delight. One of our travelling companions claimed Myanmar to be “The land of smiling, gentle people” and so it was!!! I would truly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure, and to do it before the rest of the tourists in the world discover it’s beauty!! Definitely put this holiday on your “bucket list” up towards the top!!
Helen and I would like to thank you and Joanne from Lifestyle Travel for organising a trouble free holiday to the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival and the Yangtze River cruise in January. Special thanks to you Bob, for your attention to detail, knowledge of sites visited and appointment of dedicated English speaking local guides. We recommend Travel Masters to anyone planning an overseas trip, especially if it is for one of those “out of the ordinary” holidays. Thank you also for the comprehensive disc of the photos taken which include many of the highlights of our trip. Best wishes to you all and safe travelling.
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that we actually did that amazing South American tour. Thank you again for making it such a wonderful trip for all of us. When I look at the photos at places like Machu Picchu I still have to pinch myself to realise that its actually me in the photo and not just a travel brochure. So many of my travel dreams were fulfilled on that trip, even to actually seeing the giant water lily pads on the Amazon River. I’ve seen those lily pads on documentaries and have wanted to be able see and touch them for myself for such a long time. I sit at home and close my eyes and try to relive the night on the Amazon when our guide caught the baby caiman and we turned off the torches and everyone just kept still and silent for a few minutes. What an amazing time that was, you just can’t describe it to people – all those exotic sounds, trying to imagine what kind of creature would make them, I could have stayed there just being quiet and listening for hours. Seeing those Nazca Lines is still not penetrating my fuzz ball mind. I first read about them when I was probably 18 and have wanted to visit them for all those years and now to look at the photos and realise that, yes, I was there and, yes, I did see them. Fantastic!!!!! I’ve seen documentaries for years and years on Lake Titicaca but never dreamed that it would be a destination that I would actually visit and now I’ve not only seen the lake but Í’ve been to the floating villages, danced around in the native costume, just like a kid and had a great time and then rowed one of reed boats on the lake, much, much more than I could ever have dreamed of and all thanks to Travel Masters, thank you so much for fulfilling so many life long dreams in one trip. I now have so many more destinations that I hope to do with your company. Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful trip possible, it was a dream come true and I have recommended it to many of my friends.
We SOooo loved the balcony on the Emerald and can’t believe we’re so lucky once again on the Star. Thanks again, we’re SOLD on you and Travel Masters!
We have recently returned from a 13 day Cruise aboard the Sun Princess to New Zealand, along with 7 of our friends and had a great time. Our Cruise was booked with Michele, (Coolangatta) who we have all booked thru before and we wish to say what a wonderful lady she is and a credit to your Company. She goes beyond what is required to help her customers, nothing is a trouble to her. We are all booked on the Dawn Princess in Sept., for the 28 day around Australia and ofcourse we booked thru Michele. We just wanted to let you know what a happy experience we have at Lifestyle Travel and our bookings with Michele.
Well it’s back to reality after the most amazing tour. It was one of the best tours ever. You certainly put together a great product. Thank you!! Having a small harmonious group with an excellent tour leader in Greg, was a real bonus. We did not find India confronting, but exciting & stimulating. We have had far worse places for beggars & rip off merchants. The hotels you chose were unbelievably fabulous & The Lake Palace is the closest to paradise we think you could get. Thank you again
A thank you note for a most enjoyable trip. We’ve done only a couple of guided tours – mostly we’ve donw our own thing – this was the best of the guided ones – small group. Lots to see – time to see it – a calm guide with the patience for the job (on the surface at least!). Thank you for a most enjoyable trip.
Our Pacific Dawn cruise provided the ideal 3-generation family holiday that surpassed everyone’s expectations. Each of us 9 on board had something to occupy ourselves with all day and have all arrived home on a high – and no jetlag! Thanks for facilitating it – just couldn’t have been better!
We have now had the experience of some ten ocean cruises and have no hesitation stating that the one on the Azamara Quest was by far the best. The service and attention to detail was excellent. The organisation of the travel arrangements was superb and everything going as planned with no problems whatsoever. We thank you for your efforts in making our trip so enjoyable.
Bevan & Phyllis Fleming
Thank you so much for your great contribution to our ‘holiday of a lifetime’. Having your presence on board and the wonderful ‘extras’ you arranged was fantastic. Kevin will never forget his most memorable birthday. From the cute sign on the door, the card and present (Kev finds the binoculars great for checking out the waves from my balcony) the cocktail party for Zoe and Kev through to dining on the Captain’s Table, the cake and the Filipino chorus! The 46 days on board just flew and time never dragged. Only back for a week and already thinking of a Caribbean cruise on ‘The Spirit’. Please keep us informed. Once again, many thanks to you both.