Welcome to Crusader Travel

We’re an independent agency based in the heart of Twickenham. We love making our customers’ holiday dreams come true.

Crusader Travel was founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Bruce and Hedda Lyons, who’ve both worked in the travel industry since the 1960s. Our knowledgeable and attentive team, which also includes Shona and Billur, can help you find your ideal holiday or enhance holiday plans you already have. Pop in for a chat and a coffee (or give us a call) and let us create your dream holiday for you – it’s what we do best.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our client testimonials below and on our blog and read why we have a strong and loyal customer base that have used us for many years.

We’re open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm but we’re happy to stay open into the evening, and on Sundays, to suit you

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our own dedicated Cruise holidays website. To view it click here

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  • Cruise Cuba
    Destination: Cuba
    Our Pick
    11 nights | Nassau to Colon | 12 – 23 October 2016   From £4483 with second passenger travelling free! Join the luxurious Silver Explorer in the beautiful Bahamas, and cruise the Caribbean with five days and 4 ports of call in colourful Cuba. See the historic Colombian city of Cartagena, the less developed islands of Panama and the Caribbean end of the mighty Panama Canal. 11 night package includes:  11 night luxury cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to Colon, Panama aboard Silver Explorer All port charges and taxes Ship: Silver Explorer Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises Departures:  12 October 2016 Duration: 11 Nights Ports: Nassau, Cartagena – Colombia, Havana, Quito, San Blas Islands, Santiago de Cuba, Baltra Island, Cienfuegos, CRUISECO CHARTER, Punta Frances – Cuba, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Los Gemelos Airport gateway (Arrival) : Nassau Airport gateway (Departure) : Colon   Introducing Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with the highest Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none. Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and the many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and two top deck whirlpools. Silver Explorer even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — diversions offered by no other expedition ship. Dining: Club Restaurant (Traditional) Open-seating dining Relais & Chateaux gourmet menus Complimentary wines and spirits served throughout the ship Complimentary 24-hour room service Entertainment: Live evening entertainment Onboard Activities: Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore Open bridge policy Ship-wide Internet access and cellular phone service (fee applies) Internet Cafe Shopping Boutique Full service spa Beauty Salon Fitness centre Sauna Top deck whirlpools  
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    Captivating Cuba Cruise – 2nd passenger travels free
    Destination: Cuba
    Our Pick
    Cruise Cuba

    11 nights | Nassau to Colon | 12 – 23 October 2016   From £4483 with second passenger travelling free!
    Join the luxurious Silver Explorer in the beautiful Bahamas, and cruise the Caribbean with five days and 4 ports of call in colourful Cuba. See the historic Colombian city of Cartagena, the less developed islands of Panama and the Caribbean end of the mighty Panama Canal.

    11 night package includes: 

    • 11 night luxury cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to Colon, Panama aboard Silver Explorer
    • All port charges and taxes

    Ship: Silver Explorer
    Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
    Departures:  12 October 2016
    Duration: 11 Nights
    Ports: Nassau, Cartagena – Colombia, Havana, Quito, San Blas Islands, Santiago de Cuba, Baltra Island, Cienfuegos, CRUISECO CHARTER, Punta Frances – Cuba, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Los Gemelos
    Airport gateway (Arrival) : Nassau
    Airport gateway (Departure) : Colon

     

    Introducing Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with the highest Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.

    Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and the many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and two top deck whirlpools. Silver Explorer even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — diversions offered by no other expedition ship.

    Dining:

    • Club Restaurant (Traditional)
    • Open-seating dining
    • Relais & Chateaux gourmet menus
    • Complimentary wines and spirits served throughout the ship
    • Complimentary 24-hour room service

    Entertainment:

    • Live evening entertainment

    Onboard Activities:

    • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers
    • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
    • Open bridge policy
    • Ship-wide Internet access and cellular phone service (fee applies)
    • Internet Cafe
    • Shopping Boutique
    • Full service spa
    • Beauty Salon
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Top deck whirlpools

     

    Price From
    £4,483
    Price From
    £4,483
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  • Galapagos islands cruise
    Destination: Galapagos Islands
    Our Pick
    7 nights | Guayaquil to Quito | 29 October – 5 November 2016  | From £4,532 with second passenger travelling free Imagine a week aboard the equally stunning Silver Galápagos, cruising the spectacular Western Galápagos marvelling at its unique flora and fauna – marine iguana, turtles, sealions, birds found nowhere else on earth. Package includes: • Economy class flights from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Baltra, Galapagos • Transfer between airport and port in Baltra • 7 night luxury cruise round trip from Baltra, Galapagos aboard Silver Galapagos • Transfer between port and airport in Baltra • Economy class flights from Baltra, Galapagos to Quito, Ecuador • All port charges and air taxes Meet the newest addition to Silversea’s fleet of ultra-luxury ships: the 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today’s discerning travellers. All accommodations are ocean-view suites, most feature private balconies – and all offer the personalised services of a professional butler. Relax completely and leave the unpacking to your butler as you sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Like-minded guests from across the globe are your travelling companions, and the intimate ambience is much like a country club where conversations flow as easily as the complimentary drinks.   Ship: Silver Galapagos Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises Departures:  29 October 2016 Duration: 7 Nights Ports: Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Quito, Baltra Island, CRUISECO CHARTER, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Los Gemelos Airport gateway (Arrival) : Guayaquil Airport gateway (Departure) : Quito For full cruise details, click here
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    The Galapagos Islands Cruise – second passenger goes free of charge!
    Destination: Galapagos Islands
    Our Pick
    Galapagos islands cruise

    7 nights | Guayaquil to Quito | 29 October – 5 November 2016  | From £4,532 with second passenger travelling free
    Imagine a week aboard the equally stunning Silver Galápagos, cruising the spectacular Western Galápagos marvelling at its unique flora and fauna – marine iguana, turtles, sealions, birds found nowhere else on earth.

    Package includes:

    • Economy class flights from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Baltra, Galapagos
    • Transfer between airport and port in Baltra
    • 7 night luxury cruise round trip from Baltra, Galapagos aboard Silver Galapagos
    • Transfer between port and airport in Baltra
    • Economy class flights from Baltra, Galapagos to Quito, Ecuador
    • All port charges and air taxes

    Meet the newest addition to Silversea’s fleet of ultra-luxury ships: the 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today’s discerning travellers.

    All accommodations are ocean-view suites, most feature private balconies – and all offer the personalised services of a professional butler. Relax completely and leave the unpacking to your butler as you sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Like-minded guests from across the globe are your travelling companions, and the intimate ambience is much like a country club where conversations flow as easily as the complimentary drinks.

     

    Ship: Silver Galapagos
    Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
    Departures:  29 October 2016
    Duration: 7 Nights
    Ports: Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Quito, Baltra Island, CRUISECO CHARTER, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Los Gemelos
    Airport gateway (Arrival) : Guayaquil
    Airport gateway (Departure) : Quito

    For full cruise details, click here

    Price From
    £4,532
    Price From
    £4,532
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  • Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands
    Destination: Galapagos Islands, Cuba Ecuador
    24 nights | Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, Nassau to Quito | 12 October – 5 November 2016  | From £11,945  with second passenger travelling free Enjoy an 11 night cruise aboard Silver Explorer from Nassau, Bahamas to Colon, Panama, focussing on four ports in Cuba with a 7 night cruise aboard Silver Galapagos, round trip from Baltra.   24 night package includes:  Transfer on day of cruise departure only from Nassau airport or local hotel 11 night luxury cruise aboard Silver Explorer from Nassau, Bahamas to Colón, Panama. Includes 4 ports in Cuba and all services normally available on Silversea Expeditions Day tour including Panama Canal on way to Panama City Economy Class flight from Panama City to Quito 6 night luxury Ecuadorian land module including a stay in historic Quito and an overland tour to Guayaquil Economy Class flight from Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos 7 night luxury cruise aboard Silver Galapagos, Baltra return, including all the services normally available on Silversea Expeditions Economy Class flights from Baltra to Quito Ship: Silver Galapagos Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises Departures:  12 October 2016 Duration: 24 Nights Ports: CRUISECO CHARTER, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Los Gemelos, Baltra Island, Punta Vicente Roca, Quito, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, San Blas Islands, Cartagena – Colombia, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Punta Frances – Cuba, Havana, Nassau Airport gateway (Arrival) : Nassau Airport gateway (Departure) : Quito For further info on this cruise to Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, click here 
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    Stunning cruise to Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands – 2nd traveler is free of charge
    Destination: Galapagos Islands, Cuba Ecuador
    Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

    24 nights | Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, Nassau to Quito | 12 October – 5 November 2016  | From £11,945  with second passenger travelling free

    Enjoy an 11 night cruise aboard Silver Explorer from Nassau, Bahamas to Colon, Panama, focussing on four ports in Cuba with a 7 night cruise aboard Silver Galapagos, round trip from Baltra.

     

    24 night package includes: 

    • Transfer on day of cruise departure only from Nassau airport or local hotel
    • 11 night luxury cruise aboard Silver Explorer from Nassau, Bahamas to Colón, Panama. Includes 4 ports in Cuba and all services normally available on Silversea Expeditions
    • Day tour including Panama Canal on way to Panama City
    • Economy Class flight from Panama City to Quito
    • 6 night luxury Ecuadorian land module including a stay in historic Quito and an overland tour to Guayaquil
    • Economy Class flight from Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos
    • 7 night luxury cruise aboard Silver Galapagos, Baltra return, including all the services normally available on Silversea Expeditions
    • Economy Class flights from Baltra to Quito

    Ship: Silver Galapagos
    Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
    Departures:  12 October 2016
    Duration: 24 Nights
    Ports: CRUISECO CHARTER, Caleta Tagus, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, Los Gemelos, Baltra Island, Punta Vicente Roca, Quito, Playa Espumilla, Galapagos, San Blas Islands, Cartagena – Colombia, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Punta Frances – Cuba, Havana, Nassau
    Airport gateway (Arrival) : Nassau
    Airport gateway (Departure) : Quito

    For further info on this cruise to Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, click here 

    Price From
    £11,945
    Price From
    £11,945
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  • Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius
    Destination: Mauritius
    Our Pick
    Amazing Honeymoon Escape in Mauritius! The Trou Aux Biches is located on a superb beach and is perfect for honeymooners. 7 nts Half Board with FREE lunches on 08 October from Gatwick just £1,734pp
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    Amazing Honeymoon Escape in Mauritius
    Destination: Mauritius
    Our Pick
    Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

    Amazing Honeymoon Escape in Mauritius!
    The Trou Aux Biches is located on a superb beach and is perfect for honeymooners. 7 nts Half Board with FREE lunches on 08 October from Gatwick just £1,734pp

    Price From
    £1,734
    Price From
    £1,734
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