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Elodie Pethybridge

How long have you been working in the travel industry?

I started my career with Fred. Olsen Travel in December 2016 in a retail shop in Woodbridge, before moving to a store in Norwich the following year. Starting in the River Cruise Department in the Summer of 2018, I am at the start of this new adventure. With great new products such as American Cruise Lines, there couldn’t be a better time to get started.

What, do you believe, makes river cruising unique?

My favourite element is being able to unpack once, see so many beautiful cities and destinations, whilst in a much more intimate way. With smaller ships compared to Ocean Cruising, those small hard to reach ports aren’t an issue. My favourite way to spend time on board while sailing was in the Amadeus Club. A cosy and comfy atmosphere with great views, the best place to sit back with a good book.

Which river cruise lines have you cruised with?

I have cruised the Danube with Amadeus as my first experience on a River Cruise. We were on board the newest ship in the fleet, Amadeus Queen which was a real treat. With beautiful floor to ceiling windows in my cabin and in the restaurant and bar area, there isn’t any more scenic way to travel.

Are there any rivers or regions that you would particularly recommend?

During the Danube Rhapsody itinerary with Amadeus, we were lucky enough to enjoy scenic evening cruising through Budapest. The building lit up showing the city off in all its glory, it truly is something I will always remember.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

With our newest product added to our repertoire, American Cruise Lines, I can’t wait to use my own experiences when helping plan clients holidays. I have spent a lot of my own holidays in the USA, from East to West Coast. My travel highlight has to be eating dinner on top of the Grand Canyon at sunset followed by sunrise the following morning. A truly breath-taking experience which will stay with me forever.

What are the unique factors of booking with Fred.\ River Cruises?

With a wealth of knowledge and experience here in our reservations team, from start to finish for the booking process we are here to guide you through it. There is nothing better than a happy customer once they have returned from their holidays.

My favourite travel memory
Grand Canyon

My travel highlight has to be eating dinner on top of the Grand Canyon at sunset followed by sunrise the following morning. A truly breath-taking experience which will stay with me forever.

MY TRAVEL JOURNEYS

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