About GoCruise with Ian
Ian owns a GoCruise franchise together with his wife Ellena, and they trade under the name of GoCruise with Ellena and Ian Warren. GoCruise is a trading name of Fred Olsen Travel, and is fully bonded by ABTA (J5035) and ATOL (0944).
Read about how Ian’s love of the sea first started, when he went to work at sea in 1972, aged just 16.
Ian and Ellena have cruised with many different cruise lines, both ocean and river, and Ian also makes a point of visiting as many ships as possible in port to broaden his knowledge of what is available, and uses this knowledge to help their clients. Follow these links to see details of the ships I have cruised on, as well as the ships I have visited.
Follow the link to watch a short video of Ian when he was a TV reporter for Travel Weekly looking around Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Balmoral in the port of Southampton. Follow the link to read an article about Ian in Travel Weekly.
If you want to receive independent advice, and find the right cruise for you, as opposed to one that someone wants to sell you, then give us a call. We are not tied to selling the cruises of any particular cruise line, so we really are independent. You won’t get through to a call centre, and we will be your point of contact from your first enquiry, right through to when you return from the cruise and beyond. Ian is generally available 7 days a week, and if he is tied up just leave a message, or send an email, and he will respond to you very quickly.
Although we specialise in cruises, we understand that some of our customers like to take other holidays as well. Therefore we also deal with a number of Escorted Tour and Luxury Holiday companies as well, and details of some of these companies can be found on our Holidays page. Why not take a look at these old travel brochures from the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Ian has been awarded the ACE Homeworker of the Year award, by the Association of Cruise Experts, and achieved Master accreditation from CLIA UK & Ireland for his cruise training, which is recognised by City & Guilds. He has also completed many of the other cruise line’s own training schemes, including Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Azamara Club Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Cunard, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises. Then in 2018 he won the CLIA Cruise Master Award at the Agent Achievement Awards in London.
Other clients appreciate this service as you can see from the comments on the Testimonials page of this website.