About Us

Select Travel Holidays began life as 'Cruise Select', a small cruise specialist agency originally run by Rachel from a small picnic table in a tiny office. However, our team of cruise consultants have such extensive destination and travel knowledge, based on years of experience in the industry (over 200 years' combined!), we began to offer all kinds of travel experiences - not just cruise!

In 2015, we opened up a shop in Mill Street, Bedford, and rebranded as Select Travel Holidays - shouting out from the fascia board that we offer out all kinds of travel experiences, no longer just cruises...we would shout it out from the rooftop, but health and safety won't allow it! Whether by cruise, by rail, by tour, or more, our team of friendly travel specialists will find the perfect holiday for you.

Whatever changes we have experienced, we have always remained true to our core principles to create the perfect travel experience for the discerning traveller. Our team of cruise and luxury travel ambassadors are among the most well-travelled people you can meet, drawing upon their unparalleled expertise and first-hand experiences to customise and advise on holidays for our clients. We don't just talk the talk, we've walked the walk (And sailed the ship too!). Our friendly and professional team are not only well-travelled, but have a combined 200 years of travel experience, so you can rest easy knowing your personal preferences are reflected in every aspect of each holiday experience they design especially for you.

No matter how you want to travel, where you want to go, whether it's a family adventure, a romantic getaway, off-the-beaten-track, or even a solo holiday, you can count on the expertise of our cruise and luxury travel ambassadors to create a customised travel experience full of memories you will treasure forever...

Let our website inspire you, or simply give us a call. Local to Bedford? Pop into our shop and our travel specialists will help create an unforgettable holiday for you, complete with a cup of tea...or a glass of wine or something fizzy!

Meet Team Select

Our friendly team of travel specialists have a passion for travel and helping people create their own dream holidays. We're a small but perfectly formed team, with many of our specialists being in the game decades. Here's our 'Who's who'...


As someone who has travelled extensively, Bella has an incredible wealth of knowledge of destinations, which helps her to make clients' travel dreams come true. Through her travels, Bella has covered much of the world, and could write a long list of her favourite destinations.


Sarah has worked in travel since leaving college when she was seventeen, and has a total of 27 years’ experience. She’s worked across different sectors of travel and tourism – including group incoming tours across Britain, an overseas holiday rep in France, and a ski chalet rep in Switzerland – so has a very wide experience too!


Sharon started in travel at the ripe old age of 16, attracted by the idea of working in an industry ‘where you get to learn about other countries and have the opportunity to travel’. Forty years later, Sharon is still just as enthusiastic!


Rachel, owner and managing director of Select Travel Holidays (formerly Cruise Select), has been in travel since she was 16, when she joined her dad's tour operator. She's built Select Travel Holidays up since working from a picnic table as a cruise specialist to a fabulous shop offering all kinds of holidays


One of the marketeers in Team Select, Amy has many roles including 'blogger-in-chief', and our resident geek. As a child, she had always wanted to be a writer, and now she can combine this dream with a passion for travel, as she blogs, writes articles for our Select magazine, and details holidays on our websites.