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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  • Orlando Family Packages
    Destination: Orlando
    We are proud to offer three Orlando Family Packages with Virgin and Delta. Please note all prices are based on a family of four. 10 nights staying at 3/4 Star Calabay Parc Executive Homes, Departing 17 October 2016, price from £3199 4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire and flights from London with Delta. Based on 17 October 2016 departure Calabay Parc is set in a beautiful surrounding of pine trees and orange groves that back onto a conservation area in one of central Florida’s most enviable locations. After a day of entertainment you can come back to your own home, relax by the pool the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Calabay Parc is just minutes away from championship golf courses, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, shopping and restaurants. An hour drive to the east (Gold Coast) or to the west (Gulf Coast) and you can be at some of Florida’s best beach destinations. All Calabay Parc villas come fully furnished to an exceptional standard. The star attraction is the private screened swimming pool and outdoors lounging furniture; the perfect place to soak up the Floridian sunshine. Inside the spacious main living room is equipped with a television and DVD player, and this also applies to the master bedroom. There is also a house telephone, although additional charges will be incurred for making calls. Towels and bed linen are also supplied for your convenience.   10 nights staying at 4 Star Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration, 23rd August 2016, price from £3299  Suite one bedroom, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire, Based on 23rd August 2016 departure Situated in the Celebration community in the Orlando area, this luxurious hotel is just minutes away from Disney Downtown Area, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Other attractions such as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Holy Land Experience and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum are easily reachable.   10 nights staying at 4 Star Blue Heron Beach Resort, price from £3399  Apartment one bedroom, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire. Based on 19th December 2016 departure Quietly situated in a lakefront location just by beautiful Lake Bryan, yet in the centre of the main attractions. A large variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues is in walking distance, Walt Disney World Resort is just a short stroll away. Other attractions such as Orlando Premium Outlet Mall, Lake Buena Vista Mall, SeaWorld or Discovery Cove are within easy reach.   Flights for all holidays above are from London, though prices from UK airports are available on request
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    Orlando Family Packages with Virgin and Delta
    Destination: Orlando
    Orlando Family Packages

    We are proud to offer three Orlando Family Packages with Virgin and Delta. Please note all prices are based on a family of four.

    10 nights staying at 3/4 Star Calabay Parc Executive Homes, Departing 17 October 2016, price from £3199
    4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire and flights from London with Delta. Based on 17 October 2016 departure

    Calabay Parc is set in a beautiful surrounding of pine trees and orange groves that back onto a conservation area in one of central Florida’s most enviable locations. After a day of entertainment you can come back to your own home, relax by the pool the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Calabay Parc is just minutes away from championship golf courses, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, shopping and restaurants. An hour drive to the east (Gold Coast) or to the west (Gulf Coast) and you can be at some of Florida’s best beach destinations.

    All Calabay Parc villas come fully furnished to an exceptional standard. The star attraction is the private screened swimming pool and outdoors lounging furniture; the perfect place to soak up the Floridian sunshine. Inside the spacious main living room is equipped with a television and DVD player, and this also applies to the master bedroom. There is also a house telephone, although additional charges will be incurred for making calls. Towels and bed linen are also supplied for your convenience.

     

    10 nights staying at 4 Star Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration, 23rd August 2016, price from £3299 
    Suite one bedroom, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire, Based on 23rd August 2016 departure

    Situated in the Celebration community in the Orlando area, this luxurious hotel is just minutes away from Disney Downtown Area, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Other attractions such as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Holy Land Experience and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum are easily reachable.

     

    10 nights staying at 4 Star Blue Heron Beach Resort, price from £3399 
    Apartment one bedroom, 10 Days Full Size Car Hire with Afforable Car Hire. Based on 19th December 2016 departure

    Quietly situated in a lakefront location just by beautiful Lake Bryan, yet in the centre of the main attractions. A large variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues is in walking distance, Walt Disney World Resort is just a short stroll away. Other attractions such as Orlando Premium Outlet Mall, Lake Buena Vista Mall, SeaWorld or Discovery Cove are within easy reach.

     

    Flights for all holidays above are from London, though prices from UK airports are available on request

    Price From
    £3,199
    Price From
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  • Le Canonnier, Mauritius
    Destination: Mauritius
    Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius! Celebrate the festive season at Le Canonnier hotel on the north west coast of Mauritius. Depart on 23 December from Gatwick for 9 nights for 2 sharing on All-Inclusive at £2,846per person
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    Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius
    Destination: Mauritius
    Le Canonnier, Mauritius

    Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius!

    Celebrate the festive season at Le Canonnier hotel on the north west coast of Mauritius. Depart on 23 December from Gatwick for 9 nights for 2 sharing on All-Inclusive at £2,846per person

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  • Free Disney Dining
    Destination: Orlando
    Our Pick
    Disney’s  Caribbean Beach Resort Includes FREE Quick Service Dining Plan worth £1147 14 Day Ultimate Tickets for Family of 4 + FREE Memory Maker Airport & Disney Theme Park Transfers + $200 Disney Spending Money 2017 Travel Dates 1st January – 17th March 2017 – from £1299.00 per person Easter: 18th March – 29th March 2017 – £1519.00 per person Summer: 6th August – 19th August 2017 – £2039.00 per person Offer Based on 2 Adults & 2 Children Sharing, Full Disney dining, subject to availability
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    FREE Disney Dining is Back for 2017
    Destination: Orlando
    Our Pick
    Free Disney Dining

    Disney’s  Caribbean Beach Resort
    Includes
    FREE Quick Service Dining Plan worth £1147

    14 Day Ultimate Tickets for Family of 4 + FREE Memory Maker Airport & Disney Theme Park Transfers + $200 Disney Spending Money

    2017 Travel Dates
    1st January – 17th March 2017 – from £1299.00 per person

    Easter: 18th March – 29th March 2017 – £1519.00 per person

    Summer: 6th August – 19th August 2017 – £2039.00 per person
    Offer Based on 2 Adults & 2 Children Sharing, Full Disney dining, subject to availability

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    Destination: Komodo National Park
    We are pleased to present the following liveaboard offers: Mermaid I & II from £2709.00 per person including flights from Heathrow Mermaid I – 9 Nts Full Board Liveaboard  14 – 24 August – £3088.00 per person.       24 August – 03 September – £3088.00 per person. Mermaid II – 7 Nts Full Board Liveaboard  12 – 20 August – £2709.00 per person.       26 August – 03 September – £2569.00 per person. One of Indonesia’s most iconic and exciting diving areas, the vast Komodo National Park is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate this largest protected marine zone on the planet. It is home to critters, sharks, manta rays, napoleon wrasse and turtles. Here is an example itinerary for the 9 day cruise: Day 1 Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa No. of dives Day 2 Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa. 3 Day 3 The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark. 4 Day 4 Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more ! 4  Day 5 Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots. 3 Day 6 More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja  Island  – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives  of your life for critter fanciers 4 Day 7 Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations.  In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep. 4 Day 8 The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ? 4 Day 9 We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends. 2 Day 10 After breakfast we transfer you ashore  to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise ! For more information and / or to book call us on 020 8744 0474
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    Great liveaboard adventures in Bali, departing in August
    Destination: Komodo National Park
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    We are pleased to present the following liveaboard offers:

    Mermaid I & II from £2709.00 per person including flights from Heathrow

    Mermaid I – 9 Nts Full Board Liveaboard 

    14 – 24 August – £3088.00 per person.       24 August – 03 September – £3088.00 per person.

    Mermaid II – 7 Nts Full Board Liveaboard 

    12 – 20 August – £2709.00 per person.       26 August – 03 September – £2569.00 per person.

    One of Indonesia’s most iconic and exciting diving areas, the vast Komodo National Park is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate this largest protected marine zone on the planet. It is home to critters, sharks, manta rays, napoleon wrasse and turtles.

    Here is an example itinerary for the 9 day cruise:

    Day 1

    Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa

    No. of dives

    Day 2

    Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa.

    3

    Day 3

    The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.

    4

    Day 4

    Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !

    4

     Day 5

    Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

    3

    Day 6

    More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja  Island  – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives  of your life for critter fanciers

    4

    Day 7

    Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations.  In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.

    4

    Day 8

    The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ?

    4

    Day 9

    We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends.

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    Day 10

    After breakfast we transfer you ashore  to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise !

    For more information and / or to book call us on 020 8744 0474

    Price From
    £2,709
    Price From
    £2,709
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