B&A Travel is an independent travel agent, established since 1985. Based at our office in Irvine, we aim to provide a service which is second to none.
So when you want advice on which ships, and even which cabins, to pick and which to avoid, you can rely on B&A Travel. We can also advise which ships are ideal for families and which get you away from kids if you are looking for that romantic break for two.
A cruise offers the best possible solution for people with mobility limitations and chronic health problems. The majority of cruise ships now offer excellent wheelchair accessible accommodations in a wide choice of categories (ie: inside, ocean view, veranda, suites). Accessible staterooms are quite spacious with wide entrance and bathroom doors.
Bathrooms are equipped with multiple grab bars, roll-in showers, fold-down shower seats, hand-held shower heads and ample turn around space for wheelchairs. Most staterooms have refrigerators for medicine and snacks, lowered closet rods, several phones, emergency call buttons by the bed and in the bathroom and amenities for persons with visual and hearing impairments. The newer ships have multiple accessible public restrooms, special seating in showrooms, lifts for the pool and whirlpool and many other features allowing the disabled guest full access and enjoyment.
Every year, more shore excursions are being offered by the cruise lines that enable the wheelchair traveler to participate.
People with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions are making a safe choice when they choose to cruise. Knowing that your stateroom is close by in case you need or want to rest is very reassuring. A cruise holiday allows you to pace yourself by offering numerous activities. The option to participate is all yours. The television in your stateroom offers first run films as well as entertaining T.V. shows and closed circuit programming of ship activities including shore talks, shows and other information.
Breakfast on Cruise ship, special dietary concerns can be met with advance planning. Low calorie, low cholesterol choices and sugar free deserts are always available. Cruise ships have outstanding medical facilities onboard staffed with a doctor and nurses who are available 24 hours in case of emergency and during regular hours throughout the day. Travelers using oxygen are welcome onboard and will be informed about authorized oxygen providers.
We work, along with the cruise lines, with several medical equipment companies who can rent scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, bed rails, etc. These products are delivered and set up in your stateroom to ensure your health and comfort while cruising. Service animals are allowed on the majority of cruise ships.
Above all we take care of every aspect of your cruise, from travel to the port, flight transfers where required – everything in fact, to ensure you have the best possible time afloat.
We’re here to help and firmly believe no-one knows cruises better than we do.
As time can be tight and things just don't always go right, I use B&A Travel. Ian and his team make the experience of travel one of ease and comfort. The knowledge they have and the fact that they are always available to make sure I get to my destination ready and refreshed for the business ahead, makes their support over the years invaluable.
We like to book with B&A Travel, as we get personal & professional attention from them and in today's world, it is comforting to know that they do their utmost to satisfy our travel requirements with their detailed knowledge of the Travel Industry.
Service with a smile could well have been coined for B&A Travel. In our many years of entrusting our holiday arrangements to either Ian or across the desk with Pamela we have always been provided with the highest level of service. Advice, ideas and guidance in selecting the most suitable holiday destinations are included in the price whether it be for individual and family holidays or in recent years where we have also been arranging trips for a group of 14 travellers. All provided with 100% efficiency.
It is very important to be able to rely on you to book my business travel to the various obscure locationsi trave to and at, what generally is last minute. To make one phone call to you and then have flights, hotel, car hire and airport parking all organised while I continue with my day is such a great service and one I will continue to use for both business and personal travel.
For the last 15 years we have booked our long haul travel with Ian and Pamela at B&A Travel. The attention to detail and level of service is excellent . Knowing that you have their years of experience behind you when you travel to far flung places is so reassuring.
The Johnstone family are very satisfied with the service we receive from B&A Travel. We are very grateful for the time given to us when booking a holiday and the resort/hotel recommendations. Keep us the good work. Many thanks.
Booking with B&A Travel takes the hassle out of the organisational part of your holiday. Tell them where and when you would like to travel and they do the rest. Within a few days you have your desired holiday including all the extra travel arrangements to and from your destination taking into consideration all your personal needs and preferences. All you have to do is look forward to your well planned holiday.
Great personal service and value. Pleasure to deal with.
Holiday booking is only a phone call away. Nothing is a problem and B&A Travel cater for clients' needs.
Other travel agents just see it as a bit of business, but I did not get that dealing with B&A Travel. I was amazed how quickly they got back to us with the answers to our questions. Overall, fantastic service.