A Special Message from Carol & Debbie 

It’s immense gratitude, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks for your unwavering support throughout the 20 years we’ve spent together in Burlington as Cruise Holidays of Burlington.

As of July 31, 2023, our operations in Burlington came to a close. However, we are excited to share that this is not the end of our journey together. Both myself, Carol Patterson, and Debbie Pickett will continue to serve you and meet your travel needs as Independent Contractors with Cruise Holidays of Oakville, starting effective August 1, 2023.

Rest assured, even though we are moving locations, the level of service and commitment you’ve come to expect from us will remain the same. We are dedicated to providing you with unforgettable travel experiences and assisting you in creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

Once again, we extend our sincere appreciation for your loyalty and trust over the years. We look forward to continuing this fantastic voyage with you from our new base in Oakville.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our new email addresses are:

carolp@cruiseholidays.com and debbiep@cruiseholidays.com

About Cruise Holidays of Burlington

About Cruise Holidays Burlington. We all know the pleasures of travel are many: getting away from it all, seeing new places, meeting strangers who turn into friends, marveling at the world’s splendours, and then coming home with fresh eyes on the world.

Since 2003, local travel experts Carol Patterson and Debbie Pickett have devoted their lives to creating unforgettable holidays for their clients. With a personalized, one-on-one approach that beats any online experience, the pair, together with their team at Cruise Holidays of Burlington, have earned a reputation for creating incredible experiences that keeps clients coming back for more. Specializing in cruising, the team boasts over 50 years of combined experience in the travel industry, most in the cruise only sector. They have personally experienced most cruise lines, and all have traveled extensively throughout all four corners of the world.

“Because we’ve been there, literally, we can help our clients create their perfect trip. We’re constantly travelling, trying out new ships and destinations so that we can update our knowledge bank and customize an itinerary according to specific needs.”

“In a world that increasingly looks online to book travel, Cruise Holidays of Burlington is busier than ever. The majority of our customers are referrals, because our clients can tell we’re passionate about making their experience extraordinary. In today’s ‘point, click and you’re booked’ world, how can you trust what you read online? Our team, has travelled virtually every trip we offer and we’re constantly updating our knowledge. We can explain, in detail, exactly what you, our guest, can expect from your holiday, and answer any questions, big or small, that you may have.

While our focus is on cruise travel, Cruise Holidays of Burlington’s service also includes pre- and post-cruise hotel options, shore excursion suggestions, transfers and airfare, as well as all-inclusive resorts—everything to make your vacation package complete. And we love to send people on adventures of a lifetime.”

“We love being able to help our clients check destinations o their travel ‘bucket lists’ : whether it’s an African safari, a trip to the Great Wall of China, or a cruise down the Rhine, we specialize in once-in-a-lifetime custom tours.”

With your budget in mind, Cruise Holidays of Burlington aims to find the best possible rates and complete package offerings. We block group space with ships, which gives our customers the advantage of lower pricing and extensive onboard amenities. Plus you get full advantage of our preferred cruise lines not found elsewhere.

Knowing the correct questions to ask ensuring you, our guest, have the best possible vacation experience is just one part of the advantage. Our customers have peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong—from a missed connection to a delayed flight to lost luggage—we’re here to take care of it.  We love to help people travel because it’s so good for the soul.”

“That’s why our job is so gratifying. We tell our clients that we care as much about their first cruise as we do the fifty after that!”

About Cruise Holidays Burlington

Carol Patterson

Carol Patterson

I have always found travel exciting and I am always looking for my next place or adventure to travel to. I have travelled to 67 countries and been on over 50 cruises. Travel expands your view of the world and I have been lucky to have travelled on small ships, mega ships, river boats and sailing vessels as well stayed in many different cities to experience the flavor and culture. I also love telling people about my adventures and hearing about theirs.

Favourite places I have travelled to – African Safari and Victoria Falls, Vietnam, Cambodia and China

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Long Voyages
  • Disney Vacations
  • Luxury Travel
  • European Culture
  • Wine Country Vacations

Destination | Supplier Expertise:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Ama Waterways
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Scenic River Cruises
Debbie Pickett

Debbie Pickett

Debbie has been in the travel business for 31 years. In 2003 she and Carol Patterson founded Cruise Holidays of Burlington, a major travel agency in Burlington, ON, specializing in luxury cruising but servicing all types of vacation needs. Over the years Debbie has experienced all the vacation modes she represents from ocean cruising to land stays. This first hand knowledge and many years experience are brought into play to ensure your travel plans are seamless, worry-free, and express your vacation desires.

Travel Specialties:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruisng
  • Long Voyages
  • Culinary Cruises
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Family Reunion
  • Solo Travel

Destination | Supplier Expertise:

  • Africa
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Asia/China
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Italy
  • France
  • Canada/New England
  • South Pacific
  • Celebrity Cruises ®
  • Oceania®Cruises
  • AmaWaterways™
  • Regent Seven Seas®
  • Scenic®River Cruises