Hello! My name is Neil Burtenshaw, born and bred in Sussex.
My travel career started in 1993 as a Steward with P&O European Ferries, so I guess I've come full circle!
After a couple of seasons with P&O, I worked in Spain as a Holiday Representative, firstly in the North on the Costa Verde, where only myself and my guests were English speakers, needless to say my Spanish improved very quickly! I then moved over to the Costa Daurada and lastly the Island of Mallorca.
Having lived out of a suitcase for a few years, a travel company in Worthing saw something in me and took me on, initially as a Flight Sales Consolidator and then trained me to become a full-on Travel Consultant and that’s what I’ve been doing for over 20 years. Working for multinationals such as The Centurion Card @ American Express, Cruise Thomas Cook and for the last seven years, a very well-known online cruise and holiday travel agency.
Being lucky enough to work in this wonderful industry has enabled me to visit over sixty countries, meet lots of great people and make lots of friends.
Becoming GoCruise & Travel’s East Sussex Franchisee, enables me to combine my in-depth knowledge and experience from both the land and cruise travel worlds and in turn, provide ‘you’ with a seamless, local and personal travel service.
I believe in the saying 'to travel is to live' so whether it be the Costa del Sol, Thailand or cruising the Caribbean, I very quickly immerse myself in the local food and culture and never want to go home!
I'm very much itinerary driven, so my favourite holiday or cruise-line is whatever is high on my bucket-list at the time. However, if pushed, I’d have to say Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, South Africa, Spain & Thailand are some of the highlights of my travels over the years. I want to see the whole World!
I've actually cruised with Fred Olsen Cruises, P&O Cruises, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Azamara Club Cruises and AmaWaterways. However due to constant ship visits and all the intensive training over the years, I feel like I've cruised with them all.
Very high on the already mentioned bucket-list are Japan/Korea, South America and the USA. Not necessarily in that order!
My extensive land and cruise travel knowledge will help me to source you the best value, most relaxing and intriguing holidays, helping you to tick-off your bucket-list whilst creating life-long memories!
Book with Confidence. Bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and by the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) scheme, you can look forward to your next adventure with the peace of mind that your money is financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Check our ABTA membership
For your financial protection and to reassure you of our operating standard we are full members of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents) and act as agents for ATOL holders. Please be aware that GoCruise & Travel are acting solely as your booking agent, subject to which all bookings are accepted.
Any travel or destination is copyright of its respective owners. Fred. Olsen Travel trading as GoCruise & Travel are not responsible for 3rd party content. Destination and travel advice is subject to change and inaccuracies.
© Copyright 2022 GoCruise & Travel and Fred. Olsen Travel
Registered in England and Wales No. 02287241. 2nd Floor, 36 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BH