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About Cruisefinder – Cruise Agency of the year
Welcome to cruisefinder.com.au where our motto is ‘making a world of difference’. We look forward to helping you plan a cruise holiday and we aim to use our experience of the cruise industry so that you can cruise with confidence. Cruisefinder.com.au is the online division of Bicton Travel, acknowledged as Perth’s leading cruise specialist agency. At the International Cruise Council Australasia 2010 Awards Bicton Travel was voted Cruise Agency of the Year and its manager Phil Smethurst Cruise Consultant of the Year. The honour was repeated when Bicton Tavel was again named Cruise Agency of the Year 2011. Bicton Travel has been the leading Cruiseco agent in WA since 2002 and in 2008 was Voted Best Travel Professional in Australia by readers of Luxury Travel & Style Magazine.
The key to our business is that we have consultants who CARE, who want to make sure each cruise you take is the best.
We are a part of the largest group of independent Travel Agencies in Australia, Travelscene American Express. Membership in Travelscene American Express also provides preferred agreements with airlines & tour operators, giving us access to exclusive deals. Bicton Travel was voted Travelscene American Express Agency of the Year in 2011
MEET OUR STAFF
Alan Smethurst, Director, Marketing Manager, Accredited Cruise Consultant
Alan has a wide experience of cruising. He has cruised Alaska’s Inside Passage several times and loves Canada and would also recommend cruising the Croatian coast. He has experienced river cruising in Russia, Burma and Europe and has cruised with Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Princess, P&O, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cunard, Avalon, Ponant Cruises, Star Cruises, Oceania and Classic International.
Fiona Armaro, Accounts/Administration, Accredited Cruise Consultant
Fiona began her career in Travel as a reservation consultant with a major Australian Wholesaler. Her people skills led her to Bicton Travel 10 years ago. She has travelled to USA, Mexico, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Mauritius, Maldives and extensively in Asia. Fiona has cruised from Fremantle onboard Superstar Virgo, Sun Princess to Asia, Rhapsody of the Seas from Honolulu to Sydney, around New Zealand onboard mv Discovery, in Asia onboard Cunard QE2, the Mexican Riviera onboard Sapphire Princess and the South Pacific onboard Pacific Princess and P&O Pacific Star. She most recently cruised onboard the new Carnival Magic in Europe. She has also inspected many ships when in port at Fremantle including Silversea, Classic International Cruises, Holland America, Fred Olsen and P&O. She has developed a love and passion for cruising.
Matt Clements, Manager, Accredited Cruise Consultant
Matt joined our team in 2007 with many years experience in the travel industry. He has gained extensive knowledge from cruising on a variety of ships, these include cruising the Mediterranean aboard the Seabourn Legend, Silver Whisper & Spirit of Adventure, The Viking Century Sky on the Yangtze River in China, the Sun Princess through Asia from Fremantle, Australia cruising with P&O Pacific Dawn, Pacific Sun & Reef Endeavour and on a small luxury Catamaran in Tahiti with Haumana. He recently broadened his cruising horizons when he embarked on an Arctic voyage aboard the Princess Albert II and the Caribbean on the spectacular new Oasis of the Seas. Cruising is his ultimate holiday experience.
Jessica Da Luz, Cruise Consultant
Jessica worked for a Perth based travel wholesaler in reservations for 4 ½ years selling Asia, Africa, Mauritius, Dubai and Oman as well as cruising. She started at Cruisefinder in August 2011. She has traveled extensively through Asia but her favorite place is Hawaii. Jess cruised on the Celebrity Century in 2011, Holland America in Alaska and is traveling to Europe in 2012.
Veronica Ciccarone, Cruise Consultant
Veronica joined Cruisefinder in 2012 after completing studies at the Central Institute of Technology where she completed Certificate 3, 4 Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism. Veronica loves to travel and has visited Phuket, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Langkawi, Fiji and New Caledonia. She also loves cruising and has sailed on Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Voyager of the Seas. Her travel wish list includes America and a trip around the world.