Whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for, there’s a personal Travel Counsellor for you.
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 as a sales manager. 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.
Since joining Travel Counsellors in 2002 I am honoured to have won the 'Best Cruise' award at our annual conference 8 times, the most recent in 2014.
I am also a Gold Travel Counsellor, one of only 130 in the UK. This award recognises high levels of sales each year.
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.
I also have the ability to create cruise and stay packages by combining, a flight, cruise, hotel and transfers - to tailor the package to you and your requirements.
I look forward to hearing from you soon - 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...
Caroline is always so efficient and helpful, our first 'port of call' for a cruise booking. She just makes the experience so much easier. Thank you
Friendly, efficient personal service. Absolutely 1st Class.
We have used Caroline's service for a number of years and she is excellent at her job. We do recommend her to all our friends.
We have confidence in all our dealings with Travel Counsellors and know Caroline will keep us up to date with arrangements and have our best interests at heart. We recommend Caroline to our friends whenever the conversation of travel arises.
Very helpful and friendly service.
Caroline's attention to detail and knowledge of the cruise industry is the main reason for booking with Travel Counsellors.
Caroline has always been extremely helpful whenever we have used her. She follows a long line of exceptional travel agent representatives at Travel Counsellors since 1999.
The service that I have had from Caroline Howden over many years can only be described as 'normalised excellence'!
Caroline always goes the extra mile - you know your holiday is in safe hands when she is dealing with you.
I have used Travel Counsellors for years - a very personal service!
Caroline is always very pleasant and helpful, nothing is too much trouble
Caroline has always been very helpful and approachable, we have used her services three times now. I have recommended Caroline to others. In fact Caroline came to me via a recommendation from a friend.
Caroline makes booking with her a pleasure she is so polite and cheerful and very understanding and patient. Would not dream of booking a holiday without going via her.
Answers queries extremely quickly. Pricing competitive. Excellent phone manner.
We have been very impressed by Caroline Howden's service over about 8 years and have repeatedly booked holidays through her and recommended her to friends.
We have booked through Caroline several times and have always found her to be absolutely brilliant, helpful, informative and friendly. I have recommended her to family and friends.
Always gives 100% and provides a professional service.
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.
Caroline is absolutely brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble. Well done Travel Counsellors and many thanks.
Always helpful and excellent service
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...
So far Caroline has been most helpful, patiently dealing with those little problems that always seem to turn up.
A really nice personal travel service from a charming lady. Have already passed her name to a friend. Could not ask for better.
We always get great service when we use Caroline, nothing is too much trouble.
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...
Caroline is very helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble no matter how many times you contact her. It is always a pleasure to book a holiday with her and we have already recommended Caroline to friends who have already used her services.
I find Caroline’s advice and service invaluable. She has made our cruise bookings so stress free and enjoyable. She has such a warm and friendly manor, that booking with her us a pleasure.
Always a brilliant, efficient and friendly Service from Caroline. Thank you
10 always been very satisfied with the service we receive. Thank you
Perfect service as in the past.
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
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I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
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...