CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

OCTOBER 2021

 TO ALL OF OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS                                                                                                                                   

We are now, at long last, after an 18 month break, back in the office since 1st July 2021, with a month or two of settling back in and four trips taking place so far, along with the gradual lifting of restrictions and vaccinations well and truly under way, we are hoping that normality is once again returning, thus enabling travel plans, theatre trips and events to resume with confidence.  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 still 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 still working tirelessly to reschedule, successfully, many of our events for 2021 and will not give up, please bear with us, 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 on the number below and we will be more than happy to hear from you and help.  

We have very recently rescheduled some of our events:                                                                                            

NEW London musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now rescheduled to THURSDAY 3RD MARCH 2022                   

Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals is now rescheduled to Wednesday 18th May 2022.

We have some new musicals that are coming to the West End for the Autumn and 2022, for which we can now take bookings for these are:

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 

BACK TO THE FUTURE at the Adelphi Theatre London - NOW RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday 16th February 2022

New shows and events recently secured and now available for booking are:

AUTUMN MYSTERY TOUR - To Who Knows Where? -  MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2021  SORRY SOLD OUT

THE ROYAL MARINES CHRISTMAS CONCERT at the Bournemouth Pavilion - THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2021

RETAIL THERAPY & THREE COURSE LUNCH AT THE BALMER LAWN HOTEL - WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2021

LEONARDSLEE ILLUMINATED  - SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2021 - Leaving  mid afternoon.

LONGLEAT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS WE HAVE DECIDED TO RESCHEDULE THIS EVENT TO SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2022 - WE ARE SORRY TO DISAPPOINT - HOWEVER TAKE A LOOK AT THE TOUR WE ARE RUNNING TO LEONARDSLEE ILLUMINATED ON SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2021

NEW - CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at the Royal Albert Hall - EXTRA DATE - FRIDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2022

NEW - PRETTY WOMAN The Musical  NEW DATE - WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2022

NEW - MOUNTBATTEN FESTIVAL OF MUSIC at the Royal Albert Hall Matinee performance - SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 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 number: 02392 230329 

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 - RESCHEDULED DATE FOR 2022 - SORRY THIS HAS NOW SOLD OUT


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.  


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - NOW RESCHEDULED TO:

Wednesday 17th August to Sunday 21st August 2022 

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 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 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  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.

2022

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.  

A £50.00 per person Free On-Board Spend Credit included when you book this Classic Norwegian Fjords Cruise.


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.  

A £75.00 per person Free On-Board Spend Credit when you book this UK Scenic Isles and Celtic Cities Cruise.


THIRD NEW CRUISE FOR 2022

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you a new cruise for 2022  

European Christmas Markets on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral - Sailing from Portsmouth - Friday 2nd December 2022 - 8 Nights

At this most wonderful time of the year a chance to purchase your Christmas gifts, something unique for the family, whilst  taking in the atmosphere that will surround you.

Enjoy the festive illuminations at Tivoli - Copenhagen.

Browse the Christmas markets in Hamberg and Gothenburg.

Tour to Bruges or Brussels from Zeebrugge.   

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

A £50.00 per person Free On-Board Spend Credit when you book this European Christmas Markets Cruise.


2023

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:  02392 230329 

                   Our Phone Lines are Open Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

It goes without saying that we have missed each and every one of our clients and we have enjoyed welcoming many of you back to our office, if you haven’t done so already please come and see us it’s always a pleasure  to meet and greet you.   Our new brochure is now printed and many of our customers will have received their copy hot off the press! We hope we will have something for everyone to look forward to in the future.  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 really do look forward to seeing everyone and catching up on the months we have lost.  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