CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

MAY 2021

 TO ALL OF OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS                                                                                                                                    

We are now all emerging to the Spring sunshine and all being well, warmer, brighter days of Summer to come, along with this, the gradual lifting of restrictions and vaccinations well under way, we are hoping with baited breathe that normality is on the horizon. Thus enabling travel plans, theatre trips and events to resume with confidence as soon as it is safe to do so.  No one wants more than us to get Keys Trips and Events back on the road again and we are encouraged by the many good wishes and encouragement we receive regularly when talking to our supportive customers.

As with everyone that is in the travel industry we are in a constant stream of rescheduling and remaining positive to bring back the events, day tours and holidays that you have all come to enjoy with Keys Trips and Events.

                                     We certainly all need something to look forward to!                                           


We are working tirelessly to reschedule, successfully, many of our events for 2021 and will not give up, we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we try to do so. 

 Our website is updated daily with the new rescheduled dates for all to see.  If you click on the side bar to the left 'LATEST AVAILABILITY ON ALL TRIPS AND HOLIDAYS' you will be able to see all we have to offer to date and the availability we have. Should you have any enquiry regarding any of our trips/holidays/events please give us a call.  Should you have any queries or concerns about anything that you are booked on with us please do not hesitate to call one of the numbers below and we will be more than happy to hear from you and help.  

We have very recently rescheduled five of our events:                                                                                            

A show that truly blew us away the first time we saw it - it really is a cracking show. Come From Away is now rescheduled to Wednesday 25th August 202.

Another new London musical The Prince of Egypt is now rescheduled to Thursday 12th August 2021.                        

The very popular and inspiring Chelsea Flower Show is now rescheduled to Friday 24th September 2021. We have a small availability left for this all inspiring flower show.

Henley Festival has now been rescheduled to Saturday 18th September 2021 - we still have some availability for this event.

The fabulous London show Only Fools and Horses is now rescheduled to Wednesday 17th November 2021   Evening performance.  

We have some new musicals that are coming to the West End for the Autumn, for which we can now take bookings for these are:

BACK TO THE FUTURE at the Adelphi Theatre London - Wednesday 20th October 2021

GREASE THE MUSICAL at The Mayflower Theatre Southampton -  Tuesday 9th November November 2021 

GET UP, STAND UP! THE Bob Marley Musical at The Lyric Theatre London -  Sunday 21st November 2021 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at the Royal Albert Hall - Sunday 6th February 2022     

FROZEN THE MUSICAL at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Thursday 10th March 2022 

For further details on any of these shows please call our telephone numbers: 02392 230329 / 02392 253462 We are always happy to help and have a chat.

We have also recently rescheduled a couple of our short breaks from 2021 to 2022 as follows:

KEUKENHOF GARDENS & DUTCH BULB FIELDS

It is with regret, due to Covid-19 and government restrictions, we have now decided to reschedule our tour to the stunning Keukenhof Gardens and Dutch Bulb Fields - the rescheduled date is now Friday 29th April 2022 to Monday 2nd May 2022.  We would rather transfer our booking for this amazing tour as demand will be huge once normality returns and the likelihood of trying to arrange such a tour could prove difficult.  We still have a small availability for this tour at present - for details please contact either of the telephone numbers below.  We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of those that have decided to transfer their bookings to 2022.

Potters Resort - Norfolk - Our weekend getaway at the award winning resort - full board and fully inclusive - a weekend to do as little or as much as you wish.  Friday 6th May 2022 - Monday 9th May 2022.

For a full itinerary and more details please contact the telephone numbers below.


For this years events we still have availability for the short breaks below, obviously all depending on government guidelines and any alterations to restrictions it enforces, the well being of our valued customers is always of utmost importance first and foremost.  

Treasures of Northumberland - Monday 6th September to Friday 10th September 2021

5 Days / 4 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast staying at the 4* Derwent Manor Hotel.

Please see the itinerary enclosed.  For further details please contact the telephone numbers below.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Sunday 15th August to Thursday 19th August 2021 

5 Days Bed & Breakfast / 3 Nights Dinner staying at the 3* Cairndale Hotel - Dumfries.

For a full itinerary and more details please contact the telephone numbers below.


The Thursford Christmas Spectacular - Thursday 11th November 2021 to Saturday 13th November 2021 

3 Days / 2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast staying at the 4* Mercure Hotel Norwich.

For a full itinerary and more details please contact the telephone numbers below.



     EXCITING TIMES AHEAD WITH FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES & AMADEUS RIVER CRUISES

We are extremely excited to bring you our 2021 / 2022 / 2023 Cruises with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and our very first river cruise with Amadeus River Cruises. You can view all of these cruises and their itineraries by clicking on the link on our webpage.

And so we begin our news to each and everyone of you about our 2021 / 2022 / 2023                       Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines adventures and also our first River Cruise with Amadeus River Cruises.

RESCHEDULED DATE FOR OUR CLASSICAL RHINE RIVER CRUISE

It is with regret that we have taken the decision to reschedule our River Cruise the Classical Rhine which was due to take place on Monday 26th July 2021 to Thursday 4th August 2022 for 8 nights.  Sailing on board the beautiful MS Amadeus Imperial (launched 2020) Return date back to Waterlooville will be Friday 12th August 2022

Sailing from Amsterdam to Basel - Switzerland  

We experienced our first ever river cruise last year on board the Brabant with Fred. Olsen River Cruises and we have been asked by so many when our next river cruise will be so we really didn’t want to disappoint.  On this cruise you will take in all the beautiful scenery the Rhine and part of the Moselle has to offer, starting at Amsterdam and stopping at beautiful cities along the way including Cologne, Strasbourg and many more, each with their own originality and beauty.  Enjoy the stunning vues from your stateroom and on the deck of this first class river cruiser before arriving at our final destination Basel, Switzerland.  Your river cruise includes free-flowing red and white wines from Europe's famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board.  Includes a Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captains Welcome Dinner.  Gourmet dining on board the Amadeus Imperial.  

We feel extremely excited about this river cruise and wouldn't want anyone to miss out on booking as we have limited spaces reserved and a special price secured for Keys Trips & Events Group Only.  Please do not hesitate to give our home office a call for details of prices and cabin availability.  Should you wish to take a look at the ship simply google MS Amadeus Imperial and this gives you clear details of the ship including the Cafe Vienna, The River Terrace and the Amadeus Club, we are sure you will not be disappointed in what you see.                                                                                                                                   

Keys Trips & Events will transport from Waterlooville to Amsterdam by coach transfer with plenty of comfort stops on the journey.  There will be an overnight stop on our return journey to Waterlooville (overnight stop to be confirmed in due course)  including a lunchtime stop and comfort stops.  The price for this transport package is additional to the river cruise fares shown on the flyer - please give us a call at Keys Trips & Events office for prices for these transfers. We will arrive back in Waterlooville on Friday 12th August 2022.  Please click on the link for Amadeus River Cruise to show more details of this fantastic river cruise.

We have been working with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Groups Team to put together our new 2021 / 2022 / 2023 Group Cruises, and we hope you will like the selection we have picked, perhaps this will give us all a glimmer of hope for the good times ahead.


For our second cruise in 2021 we bring you the German Christmas Markets on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral - Sailing from Portsmouth on Tuesday 30th November 2021 - 6 Nights. On this festive cruise you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the county’s famous yuletide spirit in Bremen and Hamburg. Search the traditional wooden huts for a variety of gifts and treats, or take in the sights, sounds and scents of “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Your cruise will include coach transfers to / from Waterlooville / Portsmouth and a Complimentary Group Drinks Party on Board.

Plus a choice of the free all-inclusive drinks package, or £100 per person free on board spend credit - book by 31st May 2021.


Our first cruise for 2022 and we are delighted to join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the Classic Norwegian Fjords’ on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines newly acquired Bolette sailing from Southampton - Thursday 7th April 2022 - 7 Nights.

This picturesque cruise takes in the sheer beauty that the Norwegian Fjords’ has to give, steep jagged mountains, vibrant waterfalls and unspoilt beauty. On board the Bolette you will visit Olden, Flam, for tours on the famous Flam scenic railway, and the city of Bergen with its colourful wooden houses on its UNESCO-listed Byggen Wharf and its historic fish market, so much to see and do. 

Your cruise will include coach transfers to / from Waterlooville / Southampton and a Complimentary Group Drinks Party on Board.  

Plus a choice of the free all-inclusive drinks package or £100 per person free on board spend credit - book by 31st May 2021


Our second cruise for 2022 is the UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar - Sailing from Southampton - Sunday 11th September 2022 - 12 Nights.  

To experience stunning scenery you really don’t have to travel too far from your own doorstep and on this cruise you will see just that.  The sublime Isles of Scilly, the historic city of Dublin, cruising around the stunning small isles and landmarks, before reaching the unforgettable islands of Shetland and Orkney.

Your cruise will include coach transfers to / from Waterlooville / Southampton and a Complimentary Group Drinks Party on Board.  

Plus a choice of the free all-inclusive drinks package or £125 per person free on board spend credit - book by 31st May 2021.


We then move on to 2023 and we are thrilled to bring you an unforgettable experience in cruising.

The Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar - Flying from Gatwick Airport London. Sailing from Valetta, Malta on Monday 27th March 2023 - 10 Nights.

Not only will you visit the gorgeous Greek Islands with their charm and beauty, you will experience the excitement and sheer astonishment as record-breaking Braemar navigates Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal.

Your cruise will include coach transfers to / from Waterlooville / Gatwick and a Complimentary Drinks Party on Board.


All of our cruises above will include the many benefits of cruising with the award winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines included with the satisfaction of your fully escorted group with Keys Trips & Events.  

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Oceans Club discounts also apply (as per terms and conditions of the Oceans Club)

For further details and time limited promotions on any of the above cruises please contact our office, we can help you with cabin choice, availability and much more. All of these cruises are now on sale, and we can arrange a personal appointment to meet at our office, with social distancing and hygiene precautions following Government guidelines, on a one to one basis at your convenience.   We do recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  We are happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding cruising, and really do look forward to welcoming our dear clients back with open arms. 


We would like to bring to your attention Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Travel with Confidence. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines want to ensure you’re confident to travel with them and have introduced their Safe Sailing Charter and Plain Sailing Guarantee - please ask us for details of these or you can visit Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines website fredolsencruises.com and take a look for yourself - giving confidence with future cruising in mind. 

Please also note: Should you wish to book any other cruises with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines other than our own Escorted Group Cruises and on an independent basis, we are more than happy to help you with your own individual enquiry and booking.  Please give us a call on the telephone numbers below.   

                   OFFICE TEL. NO’S: 02392 253462  &  02392 230329 

                             Our Phone Lines are Open 7 days a Week 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

It goes without saying that we have missed each and every one of our clients and we look forward to welcoming you back to our office with ‘virtual’ open arms but until then you can be rest assured that we are working very hard to bring back all of the events, trips and holidays that we know you have all come to love and enjoy.  We will be back soon and we really do look forward to seeing everyone.  Keep positive, please keep in touch and more importantly keep safe and well.  Here’s looking towards everything positive that 2021 can bring us and all the good things to come.

          Kindest regards to one and all from Caroline and Nick Keys - Keys Trips and Events 

PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH, STAY WELL AND STAY SAFE

WE REALLY DO LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON