Thank you for visiting my personal webpage at Travel Counsellors. I joined Travel Counsellors in January 2002, having been lucky enough to work within various aspects of the travel business for over 30 years. This has given me a wealth of experience and has allowed me to travel extensively worldwide. I have only ever worked in the travel business, this is all I know and what I love to do!
I am a cruise specialist - prior to joining Travel Counsellors I spent the previous 12 years with P&O and Princess Cruises. I have been fortunate to cruise to many areas of the world including the Caribbean, Alaska, the Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean. Cruising is now very popular and is a great holiday for everyone; singles, couples and families - there is a cruise out there to suit you all. My job is to find that cruise that is just right for you.
Travel Counsellors are an independent travel agency - we can offer you outstanding financial protection as well as comprehensive travel insurance.
Working from my home in the New Forest means I can offer to you my undivided attention, and provide you with exceptional customer service. It also means I am available at a time to suit you including evenings and weekends. If you would like to receive regular updates of current cruise offers and cruise news please forward your email address via the above link.
I am honoured to have won the 'Best Cruise' award at our annual conference in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. I am also a Gold Travel Counsellor, one of 130 in the UK. This award means I aim to maintain a high level of sales each year. I am also one of a small group of Travel Counsellors who have achieved over £15,000,000 in sales during my time with the company.
Alongside the cruises I have booked with in the last year I have also booked holidays to Florida, Cuba, South Africa, New York, China and Canada as well as flights to Australia and various hotels worldwide. So if you are thinking of a long haul land based holiday let me know and I will do my best to find the right holiday for you.
I look forward to hearing from you - I guarantee to offer friendly, efficient and professional, unbiased travel advice.
I want my customers to feel delighted with the service they receive. So I'm thrilled when I get recognition like this...
Always gives 100% and provides a professional service.
Cheryl Downing, Birmingham, 29 May 2015
Always a pleasure to speak to Caroline. You are made to feel the most important customer she has. Excellent information, helpful, knowledgeable. She will always ring back ASAP. Because of her we have had some wonderful holidays. Thank you.
Elaine Johnson, Derbyshire, 26 May 2015
Caroline is absolutely brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble. Well done Travel Counsellors and many thanks.
B Underhill, Somerset, 24 May 2015
Always helpful and excellent service
Sarah Drury, Kent, 22 May 2015
Caroline has been very professional and attentive to all our needs. All options were put to us and no pressure was put on us to wait for your own direct holidays later in the year (we are booking a long way in advance). We will definitely be returning...
Peter Stokes, Southampton, 19 May 2015
So far Caroline has been most helpful, patiently dealing with those little problems that always seem to turn up.
John Thompson, London, 19 May 2015
A really nice personal travel service from a charming lady. Have already passed her name to a friend. Could not ask for better.
John Kemp, Middlesex, 18 May 2015
We always get great service when we use Caroline, nothing is too much trouble.
Ian Stacey, Reading, 15 May 2015
Caroline always goes that extra mile to ensure we get the best value for our holiday. Nothing is too much trouble always on hand to advise and guide us. To your company I believe she is a wonderful ambassador, to us a trusted friend even though we have...
John Cockshott, Bedford, 15 May 2015
As always, excellent customer service from Caroline.
Gary Peacock, Scotland, 15 May 2015
I would always recommend Caroline Howden.
Barbara Leatherland, Isle of Wight, 15 May 2015
We would certainly recommend Caroline Howden to friends, and family when they want to book a cruise. Caroline should have more than a 10. Jean & Bernard Jordan
Bernard Jordan, Kent, 15 May 2015
Caroline is very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.
Jean Thomas, Bolton, 15 May 2015
Caroline has always provided excellent service - friendly and efficient.
David Abrams, Preston, 15 May 2015
We have found that when we book anything through Caroline, she always comes back with alternatives if our first choice isn't available.
Keith Ledson, York, 15 May 2015
10 always been very satisfied with the service we receive. Thank you
Graham Hough, Stockport, 15 May 2015
Quick, efficient, knowledgeable, professional and helpful.
Jon Hayes, Merseyside, 15 May 2015
Caroline was very helpful and would have no trouble recommending her to anybody. Great service.
Deborah Jones, Essex, 15 May 2015
First class service.
Nick Witney, Oxfordshire, 15 May 2015
Simply the best!
David Thomson, Leeds, 15 May 2015
Caroline is really nice and friendly.
David Moore, Liverpool, 15 May 2015
Friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. Have just given your name to a friend.
Austin Hall, Oxford, 15 May 2015
Brilliant and efficient service any time night or day and always with a cheery disposition and genuine appreciation of our needs.
Brian Purser, Hertfordshire, 15 May 2015
Great service from Caroline Howden as usual.
John Dobbs, Hampshire, 15 May 2015
Our booking process was easy and stress free we have got everything we required for our booking.
Kevin Leahy, Essex, 15 May 2015
Pleasant, efficient, fast, knowledgeable and professional.
Elizabeth Nelson Walker, Surrey, 15 May 2015
Caroline tries to always give you the best price. Never slips up on paperwork.
Jane Stidwell, Bournemouth, 15 May 2015
Perfect service as in the past.
Waclaw Jaworski, Hertfordshire, 15 May 2015
Have already referred to friends and family...
Rosemarie Groves, Christchurch, 15 May 2015
Service given was quick, efficient and friendly.
Christopher Matlock, Portsmouth, 15 May 2015
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I will do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 0800 093 1320
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
23 April 2015
I was one of 60 Travel Counsellors selected to spend 2 days onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines's brand new ship Anthem of the Seas. This ship is certainly big at 168,000 tonnes and a maximum capacity of 4180, having said that the design is very clever meaning there are numerous places on board you can go to spend some time other than the obvious sunbathing. The interior design is beautifully done. As you would expect a shopping mall is waiting for to indulge, a lovely spa, an adult only solarium, children and teen centre, plus quiet areas just to sit and relax...
16 March 2015
Last week I was lucky enough to be able to spend 2 nights onboard the latest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet. Britannia is certainly a very impressive ship, the huge version of the Union Jack along the ships means she will not be missed in port. This ship has been designed by a leading hotel designer and that shows, she is sleek, smart and modern. Traditional features such as the Crows Nest or familiar named restaurants haven't been forgotten either. As you get onboard the 3 deck atrium is striking, from here stairs take you to various public areas or...
20 September 2013
I was lucky enough to travel on Ventura on one of her two night mini cruises. I had seen Ventura before when she was first launched. As she’ recently had a refit I was keen to see what had changed. The whole embarkation process was easy and quick, so in no time at all we were on-board and found our balcony cabin on lido deck. On-board there are maps to help you navigate the ship, failing that there are plenty of staff on-hand to help. Our balcony cabin was spacious and well-appointed with everything you could need for two nights or...
18 August 2013
I was lucky to be invited to join a small group of agents to spend time on the Celebrity Eclipse ship and even on a rainy day in Southampton, she was an remarkable sight. All the staff we met were very welcoming, friendly and always smiling. Eclipse is part of the Solstice Class that Celebrity Cruises first introduced in 2008 with the launch of Celebrity Solstice. This was then followed by Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette and Reflection. They are a very impressive class of ship which feel very spacious from a clever use of space, colour, different materials and textures. Art is...
08 June 2013
On June 8th I was part of a small group of Travel Counsellors who had been invited to a special travel agents event on board Princess Cruises’ newest ship Royal Princess. Royal Princess was in Southampton for a few days prior to her naming ceremony when The Duchess of Cambridge will be officially named as the ship's godmother. If you are a regular with Princess Cruises you will straight away recognise various features on board such as Sabatinis, The Piazza, The Sanctuary, Horizon Court, Princess Theatre, Vista Lounge and much more. Royal Princess is very much a typical Princess ship but also...