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After many years of deciding whether we should go on a cruise, we are now so happy that we made the decision to go and see the staff at Meridian Travel / The Cruise Gallery). Our heart was set on cruising the Mediterranean whilst also visiting family in Poland. We were given several options and decided on the beautiful Island Princess, sailing from Barcelona. We were amazed at the size of this ship and all that it offered. We visited many different countries over 12 days including France, Italy, Athens,Mykonos, Turkey and Venice. Due to simplicity, we decided to join a shore excursion in each port and found this the easiest way to immerse ourselves in the destination. Our favorite tour was driving around the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy and visiting Sorrento.

Our holiday lasted 6 weeks and we came back home with some amazing experiences behind us. We could not have achieved this without the expertise of the staff at Meridian Travel and all their knowledge and guidance they shared with us. Their detailed itinerary and attention to detail was impeccable and this created a seamless experience for us to just simply enjoy being on holidays. Not only were all the main components of our holiday carefully planned, it was also the inclusion of airport transfers and city orientation tours that made our stay before and after our cruise so stress free.

We are now wondering why we waited so long to go on a cruise and look forward to planning our next one in the near future with Meridian Travel / The Cruise Gallery.

Pam and Richard

Melbourne, Victoria

On my retirement in 2000 we needed to find a reliable travel agent to handle our long term plans for frequent travel within Australia and overseas. Meridian Travel (aka The Cruise Gallery) was highly recommended by friends with very happy travel experiences with them. This has subsequently proved to be a very sound decision to use Meridian Travel as we are extremely happy with the relationship we have formed with the staff and our experiences since then.

Over the years we have had land, sea and river cruise holidays that have been well planned and trouble free, making the many experiences very rewarding and special for us. Air travel, hotels, car hire and selected tours have been well planned to suit our needs so we travel with full confidence that all aspects have been covered. As we get older, being able to leave all areas of travel to the experts becomes very reassuring and important to us.

Finding the “right” tour for us has always been a challenge for the staff but they always come up with a suitable tour to suit our needs at the time. We have had a fantastic relationship over the years and we always feel we are looked after in the best way possible.

We look forward to many more years with Meridian Travel.

David & Yvonne

Melbourne, Victoria

My Husband and I have recently returned from a thirteen night cruise around New Zealand. We asked Jodie The Cruise Gallery for a suggestion and she recommended a New Zealand cruise. Our experience was hassle free from beginning to end. All we had to do was pack, and Jodie did everything else! This meant we commenced our cruise on the Dawn Princess already very relaxed.

The boarding process took a little over an hour and we were very impressed with our spotlessly clean cabin. It featured every amenity we could possibly require. We were very lucky to have decided on a cabin with a balcony and it gave us a fabulous sense of space and it was nice to open the doors on the balmy nights.

The entertainment, tours and activities were very well organised but guests were not pressured into participating. The food was of a high standard at the many eating venues. Without exception the staff were excellent. The docking into the six ports was punctual, interesting and very well coordinated.

I have recommended both The Cruise Gallery and Dawn Princess to friends and to our adult children and their families, as I’m sure our grandchildren would love the ‘Kids Club’. I feel compelled to write, thank and recommend Jodie from The Cruise Gallery for ensuring we had a fabulous holiday. My husband and I believe it to be the most relaxing holiday we have experienced.

Sandi

Melbourne, Victoria

We booked our 7 night Star Wars themed Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy through the Cruise Gallery. Just like the seas we sailed on, the booking process was exceptionally smooth. Disney Cruise Line (DCL) are remarkable. Their staff, amenities, on-shore experiences and food-glorious-food are simply unmatched. The online reviews are true! In my opinion, DCL are flawless in their delivery, making you feel like Royalty. DCL might be a tad more expensive than their competitors, but once you've booked right through to embarkation and the sad day you have to disembark; it's an experience you'll never forget.

Joseph & Penelope Tabacco

We would like to thank the team at The Cruise Gallery for organising an amazing cruise around The Caribbean. We loved every minute of it and will forever have lifetime memories. The 5 star ship was amazing and the places we visited were incredible. Thank you once again for your expertise and service.

Pamela McCrohan

Thank you to the Cruise Gallery for organising our recent riverboat cruise up the Irrawaddy River in Myanmarr. It was a memorable experience.

This was the seventh cruise that we have booked through your agency,and once again the booking process was stress free. From recommending a great cabin that would maximise the riverbank scenery, to organising extra legroom seats on planes to cater for our long legs, you again made our holiday special.

I remember that on our first cruise back in 2005 we booked directly with the Ship's agent. We found this very frustrating. We continually experienced difficulty obtaining extra information and service due to the problem of speaking to a different person everytime we phoned. Fortunately your travel agency was recommended to us the following year and we now enjoy your exceptional customer service.

Visas, insurance, accommodation, flights, foreign currency and medical information are all organized for us. We are looking forward to our eighth organised cruise around Norway and the Arctic Circle in July of this year.

Cheryl & Robert

Melbourne, Victoria

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