Small Ship Cruise Experts is part of The Cruise Village. Based in Blackpool, we are one of the UK's top independent worldwide cruise specialists. We have been established for over 55 years.
Small Ship Cruise Experts & The Cruise Village
Our head office is in Blackpool, Lancashire and we are one of the UK's top independent worldwide ocean, small ship and river cruise specialists. Our business is also supported by a growing number of local "Cruise Villages" across the UK. Our home based experts provide great local service from some key villages, towns and cities across the UK.
Our business is a third generation family business, now trading for over 55 years and we are people that you can trust. We recognize that your holiday time is precious and that you are our clients - therefore we have invested in key customer care support within the business, to ensure that you really do feel special and valued as a client of The Cruise Village. The team will always assist you with any questions that you may have and You will NOT be passed to various departments - your consultant and our customer care team will be your point of contact at all times.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to speaking with you about the beauty of a small ship cruise holiday.
The Cruise Village - where customer care comes first.
Philip Nuttall - Director
Opening times: Our telephone lines are open from 9am - 9pm 7 days a week.
Payment: We no longer charge card fees. We only charge a one-off small £20 booking fee. That’s it - nothing more and no add ons when you pay the balance.
Small Ship Cruise Experts is a trading name of Mid-Counties Co-Operative. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA's Code of Conduct. Many of the travel arrangements that we sell are protected in case of the financial failure of the travel company. Please ask us about the protection that applies to your booking.
Many of the flights and flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please ask to see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
The Cruise Village is committed to ensuring its website is accessible to all users. As our site is constantly reviewed we would welcome any comments you may have on accessibility issues, please use the contact us page.
We recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher to provide you with the highest level of browser accessibility. If you are blind or visually impaired we recommend JAWS for Windows version 3.31 or later for the best speech synthesis.
Data Protection Statement
In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc.
We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as your tour operator, airlines, hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law.
Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any information onto any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.)
Usually your tour operator or other principal will pass this information onto their suppliers once we have provided it to them. The tour operator or other principal's use of your information is subject to their policy, both in respect of your booking and any future marketing, and is their responsibility. Please ask either us or them for a copy of this if you would like to see it.
Your data controller is: The Cruise Village
You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this please ask us. [We may make a small charge for providing this to you].