No holiday for me this year…

Posted by Chris Green on Tuesday August 14 @ 9:06 pm

To say I am in a bad mood this evening is an understatement. I’m absolutely fucking gutted!

Just got an email from easyCruise telling me that the third-party boat company that runs the Holland & Belgium inland cruise boat is in financial trouble and will be ceasing operations this Friday. Our cruise was supposed to start on Bank Holiday Monday, lasting for a week.

It was also going to be my only proper holiday, and a much needed one, this year.

I should add that I’m not mad at easyCruise. The company let me know the situation quickly and in an efficient and courteous manner. It has offered to refund the cost of my flights (booked through BMI) as well as the cost of the actual cruise, and have offered me a free cruise at some point over the next year on its own boat, currently sailing around Greece. Can’t fault that.

I’m just sick as a parrot as I was really looking forward to the trip.

Will have to see if I can find us a decent last-minute deal for the same period, but somewhere that isn’t full of kids and yobs.

3 responses to “No holiday for me this year…”

  1. Sally says:

    Oh dear. But you were going on a cruise to Belgium? Really???

    (oh, and thanks because you inspired my to book my next holiday online this morning!)

    Sally

  2. Chris Green says:

    Thanks Sally.

    Yes – we really were going on a cruise through Belgium and Holland – something a bit different, cheap, and a couple of countries I really haven’t seen anything of other than the odd airport and conference centre.

  3. Oh, that sucks. two suggestions: a train journey through the same places – the TGVs are pretty nice. or, if it’s not too hot, go to Lanzarote and stay here http://www.lanzaroteguidebook.com/playa-blanca/hotels/casa-del-embajador.php in Playa Blanca, well away from the tourist traps.

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