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John and Natalia with Amazing Cruises and Safaris Review

"We are adventurous travellers who like getting good value for the experience, and John & Natalia of Amazing Cruises and Safaris fit the bill.

Our 1st time was a private, custom month long trip to Africa in August 2012 (Masai Mara in Kenya, a gorilla trek in Rwanda, an extended tour/safari to S. Africa with scuba divng the Aliwal Shoal (including an uncaged shark dive), a caged great white shark dive in Gansbai, with a 4 day extension to Istanbul, Turkey on the way back home. What I found interesting was after talking to 3 different couples (who only did Kenya/Tanzania or S. Africa yet in groups- no scuba diving, gorillas or extension to Middle East) they paid 2x-3x more with other tour operators. My question is: WHY?

Our 2nd trip was 4 1/2 weeks in S.E. Asia this Aug-Sept 2014 (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand)-- fabulous! With Avalon Cruises, their boat had a max capacity of 32 passengers (we had 23 including us- made it so personal). It was very well organized, interesting and made one feel pampered. The difference is that John is not just an agent but a consultant who caters to every type of client, from the financially strapped student to the person who can afford the moon. He does charge a nominal consultation fee but comes to your house at your convenience-- in the case of the Africa trip, he came 5x for 1 1/2 hour each.

As someone who loves doing all the planning herself, even a savvy traveller such as myself needs help from someone who is as knowledgeable as both John and Natalia are. I highly recommend them both for their services."

-Lorilee Glenat, Headingley, MB


"My husband and I have used John and his wife Natalia's services on several instances, and always we have been more than satisfied with their services. They know their business - they have been on most if not all of the cruises it seems, so they offer very practical information. Their follow-up is extraordinary and we would recommend all who love travelling to meet up with them. They offer invaluable information."

-Alice Arnal, Winnipeg, MB


"John and Natalia were awesome! Our vacation was just perfect."

-Suzy, Winnipeg, MB


"Our trips was so spectacular.  Definitely book with Amazing Cruises and Safaris."

-Matt and Teresa, Winnipeg, MB

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