My love of the sea goes back to 1971 when, aged just 16, I went to sea and worked for the Union Castle Line. My career took a different direction a couple of years later, but I started cruising with my wife and daughter from 1998, and we were hooked. In 2008 I decided that I wanted to work for myself, and I started as a travel agent, specialising in cruise, and I still get great pleasure in helping people find their perfect holiday.
Asking which your favourite ship is, is a bit like asking someone which is their favourite child, as they all have their good and bad points. Among the large cruise ships, I love the Solstice Class from Celebrity Cruises, but if you are looking for a smaller ship carrying up to 1,000 passengers, Spirit of Discovery from Saga Cruises would take a lot of beating. There is also a great selection of river cruise ships, and for adventure cruising I had a fantastic experience on the Royal Clipper.
I have been lucky enough to visit many parts of the world, both on sea and land, but areas I would still like to visit include the Panama Canal, The Baltics and an Expedition cruise.
By using my knowledge and experience my aim is to find the perfect cruise or holiday for you. When it comes to cruising, I have cruised on more than 50 ships, and visited more than 50 others, and can therefore use that experience to help you choose the right ship for you. I also deal with a selection of tour operators offering escorted tours and land based holidays, and have used a number of them myself. I can also call on the experience of my colleagues if your request is for a ship or holiday destination that I haven’t been to myself.
I have been availing myself of the services of Ian Warren at Go Cruise for many years now and wouldn’t consider booking through any other agent. Ian offers a truly personal service, he is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and above all efficient. Highly recommended.
I was delighted to read that you work with other companies and would definitely seek your assistance in the future should we be looking to take another break. Your personal attention, efficiency and reassurance gave me great peace of mind throughout the process and I thank you sincerely for this level of service … which in this day and age is hard to come by
We wanted to place on record our thanks for all your kind help in booking our cruise in July 2015. You were extremely helpful throughout and nothing was ever too much trouble. We had various amendments and queries which you answered very quickly. I would recommend you to all of my friends, family and colleagues. All the best.
Ian has been a great help guiding us with our cruise choices and making bookings for us. He is always willing to answer questions and to give advice when asked. I would recommend him as a Cruise consultant and always prefer to book through him
We endorse these customer tributes. From the beginning you treated us like friends, rather than customers, going the extra mile. We appreciated that enormously.
I must thank you for your kind attention both before and after our holiday. It was certainly good to have your first-hand knowledge of Nile cruising and you went some way to reassuring us before we left. However, we did have our fears as you know and I am now more than happy to report back to you that we needn’t have worried. We could not have been more pleased with our choice or come back happier from our wonderful holiday.
This was our first time using Ian at GoCruise. We are delighted to have been in touch enabling Ian to offer the personal service that helped our trip to Egypt go without any hitches. We will of course without hesitation use him again.
A very big thank you to Ian at GoCruise for helping me to successfully pick the Nile Cruise that suited me. It was a special 60th birthday holiday and I wanted it to be just right. It was!! From my initial enquiry and subsequent booking Ian was most helpful. Always answering my questions promptly and efficiently. I had every confidence in him, he has a great deal of knowledge. I was especially pleased to have a Welcome Home letter waiting for me when I got back from my fantastic holiday. Thank you Ian
This will be our first cruise and we are really excited about it. Ian made the whole process very easy, giving advice on the different cruise operators, helping us match dates with destinations, and then looking for the best deals for us. My wife was initially sceptical about cruising, but because of Ian’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the cruises she has had a huge change of heart, a great price helped too! Thanks Ian for an excellent service, we won’t hesitate in recommending you to our family & friends.
Thank you so much for your endeavours, always leave it to the professionals is what I say!!