MARCH 2021



It has been a very challenging Winter and now it feels like we are emerging from our hibernation to the colours of the Spring and warmer, brighter days to come.

Being 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.

let us hope that things improve, with vaccinations well underway, so that travel plans, theatre trips and events can 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 we receive regularly when talking to our supportive customers.


 We certainly all need something to look forward to!                                           

We have been 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 new rescheduled dates for all to see.  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 four of our events:                                                                                            

The fabulous London show Come From Away (this really is a show that you do not want to miss) is now rescheduled to Wednesday 21st July 2021 - Matinee performance.                                                                                                          

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.                 

For further details on any of these shows please click on the link to open the page. 

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

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 - Sunday 23rd May 2021 to Thursday 27th May 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.


We have also recently heard the thrilling news that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have acquired two new ships named Bolette and Borealis, each vessel has its own unique style and personality, like all the ocean cruise ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet, bringing exciting and new features for all to enjoy and experience.  Please ask us for any details about these two new ships and we will be happy to excel their many assets.  

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are also due to commence sailings from Portsmouth and quite literally taking this on board we are delighted to introduce a new and exciting cruise for December 2021 on board the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral to the German Christmas Markets - please see below details and by clicking on the link for our latest cruises 2021 / 2022  / 2023.

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, we hope you will like the selection we have picked and sincerely hope that this will give us all a glimpse of good times ahead.  

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.

Our first cruise for 2021 is a river cruise the Classical Rhine Cruise on board the beautiful Amadeus Silver III - Sailing from Amsterdam on Monday 26th July 2021 for 8 Nights.  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 Silver III.  We feel extremely exited 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 Silver III 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 Tuesday 3rd August 2021.  Please click on the link for Amadeus River Cruise to show more details of this fantastic river cruise.

Secondly we bring you the German Christmas Markets on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral - Sailing from Portsmouth on Tuesday 30th November 2021 for 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.

We now have exciting news about our 2022 cruises with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and have very recently secured the UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities Cruise - Departs Sunday 11th September 2022                    Sailing from Southampton on board the MS Braemar for 12 nights                                                             This fantastic UK cruise will visit Falmouth, St. Mary's (Isle of Scilly), Dublin, will cruise around Fingal's Cave, will cruise by Dutchman's Cap, cruising by The Small Isles (Scotland), and on to visit Lerwick (Shetland), Kirkwall (Orkney), Invergordon, and Leith, before returning back to Southampton.                                                                                                                                                                    For full details of prices - cabin availability - please contact the telephone numbers below.                       For those booking before 30th April 2021 will receive either a free drinks package or a £125.00 pp on board spend. 

We are also currently working on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords for August 2022 and news of this date and the  itinerary will be on our website very soon,  however, should you wish to be informed of this as soon as it is available please give us a call and let us know that you are interested.  We need to work efficiently on these as once they are on sale they get booked up very quickly.

Next and certainly by no means least we bring you our first cruise for 2023.                                                                                                                                              

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED  NOTIFICATION FROM FRED.OLSEN CRUISE LINES THAT THIS CRUISE, WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR  APRIL 2022, IS NOW RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY 27TH MARCH 2023.                                                                                                                                                                       


The Greek Islands & The Corinth Canal on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar - Flying from Gatwick Airport London.  Sailing from Valetta, Malta on Monday 27th March 2023 for 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. For full details of the itinerary please click on the link for our latest cruises for 2021 / 2022 / 2023.

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 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.   

For further details on any of the above cruises, 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 and we do recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

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

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