Thursday, 28 May 2015

Flight Deals from United Airlines and Cruise Offers from Royal Carribbean


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cruise and flight deals......


Monday, 25 May 2015

See "I DO", then cruise the big blue with e-travel.

Say ‘I Do’ then cruise to the Big Blue!
Top tips for a honeymoon on the high seas from e-travel

When the wedding is all over and guests have all scattered to the four winds just like the pretty confetti that fluttered in the breeze on that special day, newlyweds often hit the post wedding anti-climax phase.  To keep that rush of adrenaline and sheer happiness going, a holiday of a lifetime is the perfect way to start married life and wedded bliss.   A cruise is a great way to hit many destinations in one trip, without wasting time in transit or worse, at the baggage check. Plus, you only have to unpack once! From top-deck picnic lawns and sky-skimming viewing pods to planetariums and vertical-drop water slides, cruise ship design has reached a whole new level as shipping companies go to extremes to rule the waves and be the best at sea.  This is in addition to increasingly extravagant ship attractions, such as aerial viewing pods, sky-diving simulators, rock climbing, ice skating, water slides and even hot-air ballooning over Antarctica.

Cruise holidays are normally all inclusive to include accommodations, excellent cuisine, exciting entertainment, and a huge range of activities.  There are more than a dozen major cruise lines with over 100 ships at sea with sailing itineraries from the Caribbean and Mediterranean  or broaden your horizons even further to destinations such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East and Far East.  Ships range in size from 100 passengers to more than 5,000 so there are a lot of considerations when planning the best honeymoon cruise for you.  Top tips from e-travel are as follows:

1.      Choose the right ship and theme for your honeymoon cruise.  The ship and type of cruise matter just as much as the destination and you should decide whether you'd like a smaller ship, which might mean fewer amenities, or a large ship, with lots of options.  Whatever you decide you'd like, researching ahead of time will mean no surprises. e-travel offer a wide variety of cruise packages on Cunard, Princess & P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, MSC Cruises, Silversea Cruiseline, NCL, Carnival, Holland America and Hurtigruten.        

2.      Choose the right destination.  Irish Honeymooners generally choose to cruise either in the Mediterranean or Caribbean with Eastern or Western routes. Caribbean Cruises generally depart from Miami and Fort Lauderdale and most of the Mediterranean cruises go from either Barcelona or Rome but the actual cruise port can be quite a distance from the airport in most cases so if you are not a seasoned traveller it is advisable to book a fly cruise package which includes transfers to and from the ship.  e-travel have some of the very best fly cruise packages available at the moment including a 9 night Western Caribbean Cruise from €1029 pps or Mediterranean cruises available from €699 pps. For those looking for something different, check out a Panama Canal cruise, California and Pacific Coastal Cruise, Australia and Tasmania cruise, South America and the amazing European and Russia River Cruises.


3.      Cruise and Stay.  This offers couples the best of both worlds with some of the honeymoon on land and some at sea.  This is very popular amongst Irish newlyweds looking for a trip of a lifetime.  E-travel can organise cruise and stay packages all over the world.  Orlando with Eastern Caribbean cruises are available from €1249 per person which includes 7 nights in Orlando and 7 nights on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruising around the Eastern Caribbean.  This includes return flights to Orlando.   Cruise and stay honeymoons can be tailor made to include so many different destinations, itineraries and ships.  The world is literally your Oyster!

4.      Don’t be shy. If your cabin steward, dining staff, and even the captain know that you're on your honeymoon cruise, you're likely to see little touches added for romance. Additionally, staff can help you cater your cruise so that it's as romantic as you'd like it to be.

5.      Put it on the list. Many couples now add travel vouchers to their wedding lists.  What gift could be more perfect than contributing to a trip of a lifetime for a newlywed couple?  e-travel offer a wedding list service so that dream honeymoon can be a reality.

Cruising is still one of the best value holiday options on the market today considering the all-inclusive pricing structure. Our award winning team offer expertise and advice, early booking discounts, onboard credit, champagne in your cabin and lots more

e-travel Cruise department can be contacted on 01 4081999 or www.e-travel.ie

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Celebrity Cruise Deals


Thursday, 7 May 2015

e-travel Cruise Show

Choose to Cruise
At the e-travel Cruise Show
Sunday May 10th 2015 | 12-5pm | Red Cow Morans Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
FREE Admission

On Sunday 10th May from 12-5pm at the Red Cow Morans Hotel, e-Travel.ie will host an exclusive cruise event with Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, MSC Cruises, Silversea Cruiseline, Norweigen Cruiseline, Holland America, Seabourne, Cunard, P&O Cruises and Riveria Travel.  Discover fun-filled, action packed holidays for the whole family on board luxury ships bursting with amenities such as rock climbing walls, ice skating rinks, on board surf parks, Broadway entertainment, great night life, shopping and gourmet cuisine. Imagine the spectacular glaciers and silent fjords of Alaska, paradise on the Caribbean coasts, the cultural splendour of European cities on a Mediterranean Cruise, the beautiful Hawaiian Islands with dramatic lava flows and tropical rainforests or broaden your horizons even further to destinations such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand with exiting itineraries departing from the Middle East and Far East. e-travel are offering great deals and unique show offers on the day with free presentations from all of the cruise lines and Q&A sessions for all those nautical but nice cruise queries!

Established in 1997, e-travel is now one of Ireland’s leading independent Travel Agents, specialising in cruising as well as flights, long-haul and online bookings and are the only 100% Irish owned and managed online agency in Ireland.  e-travel have sailed away with numerous international awards for excellence in cruising including top honours from Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.  The e-Travel Cruise Show is free to attend for all the family and as well as great value with special booking discounts for reservations made on the day, e-travel’s award winning team will be on board to offer expertise and advice, early booking discounts, onboard credit, champagne in your cabin and lots more!  The e-travel Cruise department can be contacted on 01 4081999 or www.e-travel.ie.

PRESENTATION TIMES
12.30:              MSC
13.00               Riveria Travel
13.30               Celebrity
14.00               Silversea
14.30               Royal
15.00               Cunard
15.30               Holland America

16.00               Uniworld

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Cruise Show, Sunday 10th May - Red Cow Moran Hotel


Thursday, 30 April 2015

LUSITANIA REMEMBERED


 

LUSITANIA REMEMBERED
Cunard pays tribute to the loss of Lusitania 100 years on

On Friday 7 May the Cunard flagship Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of 1,195 lives. On Thursday 7 May 2015, 100 years on, Cunard's Queen Victoria will pay tribute to the tragedy with her seven-night (3 - 10 May 2015) 'Lusitania Remembered' cruise. Sailing from and back to Southampton, the voyage will call at St Peter Port (Guernsey), Le Havre, Cobh and Dublin.

Cunard has commissioned historian Eric Sauder to produce a temporary exhibition of Lusitania memorabilia that will be displayed on board Queen Victoria. The exhibit will feature chine, silver, brochures, postcards, memorabilia and souvenirs that will bring to life the story of Cunard’s former flagship. Eric Sauder has been interested in ocean liners, particularly Lusitania, for over 30 years with his first job being a tour guide on Queen Mary in Long Beach. He has dived on the wreck of Lusitania and has authored two books on the subject. The exhibition will tell Lusitania’s story and feature several unique items including the scissors used by Lady Inverclyde to launch Lusitania in 1906.

At 0330 hours on 7 May Queen Victoria will pause over the wreck. Commodore Rynd and Cunard Director Angus Struthers will lay wreaths and passengers travelling who had relatives on Lusitania will offer their own floral tributes prior to Queen Victoria paying her own tribute by sounding her fog horn.

Further tributes will be paid at the Lusitania graves in the Old Churchyard outside Cobh prior to a special commemorative service. Two special moments will be Queen Victoria sounding her whistle at 1410 hours (the moment the torpedo hit Lusitania) and 1428 hours (the moment Lusitania sank). Lusitania was the first of 20 ships Cunard ships lost in the First World War and these will be remembered in service which will include speeches, blessings and hymns. All passengers on Queen Victoria will be able to attend this service which will last for just over an hour.

In addition commemorative dinners will be held during the cruise which will acknowledge and pay tribute to Lusitania and Cunard’s role in the First World War.