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Local Business Shortlisted For National Awards

Friday, 18 June 2010

A local travel company is celebrating following the announcement that it has today been shortlisted for two leading industry awards.


Chorley's Cruise118 made the Association of Cruise Experts Awards shortlist twice, despite competition from hundreds of other cruise companies from across the UK.


The cruise retailer has been shortlisted in the prestigious 'Agency of the Year' category - an award which is presented to the cruise business which has shown innovation, expertise and commitment to the cruise industry.  It has also been shortlisted for the 'Excellence in Cruise Innovation' category which honours companies that strive to be innovative and take advantage of new opportunities.


The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Southampton on Saturday 26 June.


Cruise118 director James Cole will be attending the ceremony, following a charity bike ride in aid of Derian House Children's Hospice, which will see him arrive in Southampton on his bike after a 250 mile trip.


James said:  "We are absolutely thrilled that we've been shortlisted for these awards.  It's nice to see our hard work acknowledged in this way, especially after such an exciting year for Cruise118. 


"When we set up Cruise118 in 2008 we were ambitious but didn't quite anticipate the level of growth we'd see in such a short amount of time.  We've already doubled the size of the business this year and we are currently working on some really exciting deals which will help us grow significantly over the next few years.


"We are looking forward to the ceremony, and will hopefully be able to bring both awards back to the team in Chorley."


For more information on Cruise118 visit www.cruise118.com




Notes to editors:


About Cruise 118


  • Cruise118 is an independent cruise retailer offering the full range of cruise holidays
  • The company has three niche brands www.sixstarcruises.co.uk, www.alaskaonly.com and www.sailfromuk.com
  • Cruise118 is the exclusive provider of cruise holidays to travelsupermarket.com
  • Cruise118's team of cruise concierges provide each customer with an individually tailored service. The company's independent status means customers receive the  best deals and advice when choosing and booking their cruise
  • Bookings available via telephone, internet and email
  • Cruise118 is committed to providing exceptional customer service as standard
  • Cruise118 is ABTA bonded, offering customers complete peace of mind