Grand Circle Cruise Line vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.4
Guide — 3.4
Activities — 3.4
Lodging — 3.4
Transportation — 3.4
Meals — 3.4
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
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Recent Reviews

I am a fan of grand circle travel

5.0 April 2018
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our last was the fourteenth. It was the Romance of the Rhine and the Mosel. We had wonderful team leaders - we were in the Red group. The cities that we visited were interesting, historical, and our leader, Laura, gave us insight to the culture and traditions. We found the whole experience beneficial and rewarding.
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Tour Grand Circle Cruise Line Company Reviews

Every trip is a life learning experience.

5.0 September 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Grand Circle Travel and OAT, are great company to travel with. I had travel with them 9 times and at the end of this month, it's going to be my 10 trips. I love traveling with them. They are the best.

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The entire trip was 5 stars plus!

5.0 July 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from the Danube River trip with an extension to Krakow and Warsaw Poland with our outstanding Program Director Joanna. The entire trip was 5 stars plus!

Tour Grand Circle Cruise Line Company Reviews

Tours 7 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 198 $ 442
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Standard Luxury
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1958 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Grand Circle Cruise Line

      Grand Circle Cruise Line is a family of Grand Circle Corporation, a global enterprise.

      What Makes Grand Circle Cruise Line Stand Out?

      It offers a value small ship cruises and river cruises for travellers seeking to discover their destination. The trip duration ranges from 5 to 30 days and its fleets cabins and other features are designed to meet American taste.

      Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Grand Circle Cruise Line? 

      Grand Circle Cruise Line caters exclusively to older Americans

      Top Destinations

      While the Grand Circle Cruise Line offers their small ship cruises globally their river cruises are focused on Europe.

      Grand Circle Cruise Line Travel Style

      It focuses on providing value tours by having low per diems and yet focuses on providing rich experience through inclusion of local program directors and activities that deeply engages in discovering the culture of the destination.

      Why Choose a Cruise with Grand Circle?

      If you are looking for an enrichment tour that gets you in-depth knowledge of culture, history and traditions of the destination you are travelling to and are open-minded to try new things then Grand Circle Cruise will be a perfect solution.

      About Elite Luxury Kenya

      Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

      Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.

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