Experience a different level of travel
Welcome to our new Experiential Luxury Tour company, Latitude 33.
Latitude 33 is the vision of Brett Dudley, founder and chairman of the ecruising group of companies - a highly successful cruise travel company that began operating in 2000 to pioneer online cruise holiday packages.
By 2005, ecruising had created a portfolio of luxury cruise and land tours incorporating worldwide travel. These exclusive itineraries outgrew the ecruising.travel brand so we decided to create a separate company that is dedicated to providing immersive experiences, luxury and effortless travel.
The name Latitude 33 is inspired by Brett’s favourite cities, Sydney, Cape Town and Santiago, all of which share the latitude 33 degrees South. The latitude 33 stretches across many diverse cultures in many different time zones.
Known in numerology as the Master Teacher, 33 is the most influential of all numbers, indicating selfless devotion to the spiritual progress of humankind. The other two master numbers, 11 (vision) and 22 (vision with action) form the base of a two-dimensional pyramid, and added together equal 33 (guidance to the world), the apex of the pyramid.
Latitude 33 is focused on providing travel experiences reminiscent of a time when all holiday travel was a luxury - an era when speed and price weren’t the key features, but rather time and elegance. Today, travel and holidays are part of the contemporary lifestyle. Latitude 33 aims to re-create the golden era of travel, with all the modern comforts expected by the discerning traveller.
Born and raised in central London, U.K, I have always been surrounded by international cultures and spent many holidays travelling to different parts of Europe. My passion for travelling grew whilst studying International Tourism Management at University and spending a placement year working for a tour operator in Toronto, Canada. One of my highlights of living in North America was seeing the fireworks over Brooklyn Bridge for Independence Day on my first trip to New York City.
Since graduating in 2009, I have worked for luxury tour operators, a cruise line, travelled and lived in Taupo, New Zealand. In my former role as a USA specialist; I have extensively explored Eastern and Deep South USA, searching for places off the beaten track to create personalised tailor-made self-drive itineraries. In the words of Bill Bryson 'the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time'. My fascination of exploring the world took me to Australia in 2016, which I have fallen in love with. I’m keen to share my passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of the wonderful travel destinations I’ve been to.