About Us

We’ve been showing you the world by sea since the 1960s and it’s fair to say we’re cruise holiday obsessed. We live and breathe travel, driven by a passion for seeing the world on ships that have a tendency to steal the limelight even from their destination.

Why Bolsover Cruise Club?

At Bolsover Cruise Club, we do things differently

Bolsover Cruise Club has done things differently from the beginning. Back then, we were the first cruise specialist of our kind in the UK; today we’re the best. That’s what they all say, so what makes us different? Firstly, our unique customer service approach has paved the way for a new holiday booking experience. From your very first call to your welcome home, you’ll speak to the same person each and every time. We get to know what you like, so we can plan a holiday you’ll love; it’s why 99% of clients come back to us time and time again.

We’re recognised as the best in Britain, not just with countless travel industry awards and by our customers, but by some of the world’s leading cruise lines too. Did you know Bolsover Cruise Club has spent an incredible 33 consecutive years as the top UK agent for P&O Cruises? We can confidently say that nobody knows them, and other favourites like Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Fred Olsen and many more, quite so well.

We’ve spent more than 17,000 nights at sea

For decades, we have sold, and sailed on, cruise holidays. We aren’t like other travel agencies; between us, we’ve experienced every single cruise line we sell. Travel obsessed and determined to create unforgettable holidays, our cruise experts are incomparable when it comes to their experience.

We offer more ways to book than any other agent

Our lives are getting busier by the day and finding time to search hundreds of holidays for the right one can tend to be another task on the to-do list! But we believe that booking a holiday should be a pleasure and never a chore, which is why you can contact us 7 days a week to experience our award-winning service over the phone to our UK-based call centre or even speak to us via social media. There are so many ways to plan a holiday and each one promises the help of a cruise expert every step of the way.

Rely on us to find you the best deal on the perfect itinerary

Not all cruise ships and cruise lines are created equal, so we became the experts in telling them apart and finding the right one for you. Whether you want an all-inclusive cruise holiday in the sun, an expedition adventure somewhere blissfully remote, a cruise with the whole family or a no-fly cruise from the UK, Bolsover Cruise Club can make it happen. Thanks to our dedicated Cruise & Stay team, we can even combine cruises with hotel stays and iconic train journeys or bucket list experiences around the world.

Book in confidence with the best

Relationships with cruise lines nurtured over decades means we have access to cruise deals you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Combine our expertise with our exclusive fares and Cruise Club Cashback, and we’re confident you’ll join the 80,000 people who know us as the UK’s favourite.

Fifty Years of Bolsover Cruise Club – Our History

We were different from the beginning

We found our feet in the Swinging Sixties, launched by the late grandfather of today’s directors at the height of what would come to be known as the ‘Golden Age of Travel’. The world had opened up and we wanted to show it to you, one holiday at a time.

Back then we were Bolsover Travel and by the late 1970s we had become a real family affair. The business passed down into the capable hands of Derek and Audrey Wilson, who were soon joined by son and daughter, Michael and Julie. Almost 50 years later, they’re still at the helm of what you now know as Bolsover Cruise Club.

From humble roots, we’ve grown to become the biggest in Britain. Ask Derek how we came to be the UK’s favourite and he’ll tell you the story of a Sunday morning that paved the way for the brightest future.

It started with an inkling that the cruise market was set for big things. Ever ahead of the curve on travel trends, Derek took out a tiny ad in the local newspaper that Sunday in the 1970s, expecting a couple of enquiries from intrigued clients. What happened was a queue around the block and a phone which rang off the hook all day. And the day after, and the day after that. We didn’t know it then, but it would be the beginning of Bolsover Cruise Club as you know it today.

We’ve done a lot in those five or so decades since. We’ve worked our way through awards cabinets as our catalogue of accolades grew; 33 consecutive years as the UK’s ‘Top Independent Agent for P&O Cruises’ has seen many additions to it alone, but we’ve won hundreds of awards over the years.

The future of Bolsover Cruise Club

We’ve grown from a smidgen of a local shop to a vast, purpose-built Head Office that’s unlike any other in the UK. Just off junction 30 of the M1, The Cruise Centre is the beating heart of our operation where we strive to make your holiday both pleasurable and easy.

We’ve made hundreds of thousands of holidays happen, showing you the world by ship for decades. We’ve come a long way in all those years and we’re as different now as we were then. We still handpick our Cruise Experts based on their passion for travel and a love of life at sea; they’re cruisers too. Through them, we show you the world as you’d like to see it, on holidays designed around the things you love to do and see.

Fifty years after we started, if you strip it all back and take away the awards and accolades, we’re here for the very same reason as we were back then – to show you the world. 

Be Part Of Our Multi-Award-Winning Team

Our team is our most valuable asset and we’re always looking for people with a passion for creating incredible cruise holidays. See our latest vacancies below and come join the Bolsover Cruise Club team.