His office located at 3, Hakeem Dickson Street off Fola Osibo Street, Lekki Phase One, Lagos, Nigeria is shrouded in quietness on a sunny Thursday April morning. He stood outside the gate to welcome me with his arm thrown into the air. It was the first time I would be meeting him but Vincenzo Orlandini related with me as if we had known each other for ages.
He is the Chief Operating Officer of Suffy Travels, a travel management company with speciality in cruises and packaged tours around the world. He prides himself as the leading cruise expert in Nigeria having worked in the cruise industry since 1975.
He founded and developed one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world, SILVERSEA CRUISES.
“In 1990, it became the number one cruise line in the world for six consecutive years,” Orlandini tells me proudly. “For each of the cruise companies that we work with we have direct contact as a result of my long years of working in the cruise industry. I can pick up my phone to call the CEO of each of these cruise line directly. That is the advantage that we have at Suffy Travels. We can use our contacts around the world to give the best service to our customers and make what seems difficult or impossible possible with just a phone call.”
Having worked in Europe and USA for many years, Orlandini came to Nigeria some years ago to birth a remarkable idea of offering Nigerians some of the best luxury cruise packages around the world. He offers different array of tailor-made cruise packages to meet the needs of consumers.
“I have been spending the last few years studying the Nigeria market to have a better understanding of what the Nigerian consumer wants when it comes to travel. This explains our delay in coming out with our message. Now, we have a better understanding of the Nigerian market hence we have different cruise products to meet their demands,” he explains.
Suffy Travels has the largest selection of cruise products in Nigeria, meeting any expectation and request. Orlandini works with most of the world’s most leading luxury collection cruise lines to offer great cruise packages for the discerning and adventurous traveller in Nigeria. Some of his fleet include Luxury collection like: Crystal Cruises, Silversea, Oceania Cruises; and premium collection like MSC Cruises, Royal Carribbean International and Pullmantur cruises. However, he has many other well known cruise lines to choose from, such as Cunard, Regent, Seabourn, Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian, SeaDream up to 32 cruise lines.
“One of the leading cruise experts in the world is now based in Nigeria,” says Orlandini. For those Nigerian cruise lovers going abroad to book cruises, now they can do that in Nigeria with me at Suffy Travels. Travellers who are considering it can contact us, we will give them the right package to suit their budget and they will have a good experience sailing on any of our cruise lines.”
In addition, Orlandini says with Suffy Travels wide range of products, customers have the opportunity to make a choice on the kind of cruise line they like to be on.
“For cruise and packaged tours the best place to be is at Suffy Travels. You have a wide range of cruise products. We have cruise lines that tour Africa, Alaska, Antartica, Asia, South America, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Middle East, New Enland, Canada, Seychelles among other cities in Africa, Europe and America. We will take care of the customer’s travel needs from visa, to getting on the plane and landing safely on the cruise ships. The same for the return journey home.
“I have direct and privileged contacts with cruise lines Owners and Top Executives, thanks to my past and present experience in the cruise industry. I am available to introduce the World of Cruising to anyone (agent or customer).”
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