Monday 19 December 2016

U.K: Flights may be affected as ground workers plan 48-hour strike from 23 December at 18 airports.

U.K: Flights may be affected as ground workers plan 48-hour strike from 23 December at 18 airports.

More than 1,500 members of the Unite union employed at Heathrow, Gatwick and 16 other UK airports will stage a 48-hour strike starting on December 23,

Airlines have not ruled out flight cancellations, while industry insiders said disruption is “inevitable” and warned passengers to be prepared for their luggage to arrive at their destinations days after they do.

 As well as Heathrow and Gatwick, the Unite strike will affect Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Stansted.

Monday 12 December 2016

Celebrity Eclipse will be the first major cruise ship to homeport Dublin

Celebrity Eclipse will be the first major cruise ship to homeport Dublin

Celebrity Cruises is to be the first major cruise line to use Dublin as a homeport when Eclipse, one of its Solstice-class ships, is based here for a mini-season during early summer 2018.  Celebrity Cruises are expected to boost Dublin's economy with their cruises with an estimated €6million injection to the local economy. 

The 2,800-plus passenger cruise ship will sail from Dublin for five northern Europe cruises between late April to the end of June 2018.  More than 14,000 people are expected to start their cruise holidays from Dublin on a Celebrity Cruises ship in 2018, many will come from the US.  Irish cruise specialists e-Travel are currently offering packages for Celebrity Eclipse from €1289pps for an 8 night Norwegian Fjords cruise and from €1339pps for a 10 night Iceland and Ireland cruise.  For something really special, combine a must-see world sporting event with a modern luxury cruise from Dublin to Amsterdam. First port of call is beautiful Paris, where you’ll enjoy VIP seats for the ladies’ singles final of the French Open then sail on through the British Isles, waking up nearly every morning in a new port full of exciting discoveries.  This package starts at €2125 pps.

For sheer convenience and a stress-free start to a modern luxury holiday, these round-trip cruises to the Norwegian Fjords or Iceland can’t be beaten. Think no long flights, lengthy airport delays or tiresome transfers, plus more space for luggage and duty-free shopping!  And to have such sailings from Ireland on the flagship Celebrity Eclipse is really something special. 

More than 180,000 cruise passengers have passed through Dublin Port in 2016 during more than 100 cruise ship calls.  Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class ships are the newest in its fleet, introduced between 2008 and 2012.  The company has won several awards, particularly for its food and wine, and boasts the largest and rarest collection of wine at sea plus onboard restaurants overseen by a Michelin-starred executive chef.  Celebrity Cruises is part of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the second largest cruise business in the world, and has a fleet of 12 ships with two new ships on order, scheduled to join the fleet in 2018 and 2020. 

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’s award winning team 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

Media Contact: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | 086 2332725 |

Editors Notes:

In summary, there are exclusive Roundtrip Dublin sailings in 2018 as follows:

·         8 Night Norwegian Fjords 20th May (Interior prices from €1289 per person)
·         10 Night Iceland & Ireland 30th April (Interior prices from €1339 per person)
·         10 Night Iceland & Ireland 10th May (Interior prices from €1389 per person)
·         10 Night Iceland & Ireland 28th May (Interior prices from €1989 per person)

In addition there is a 16 Night Transatlantic sailing 14th April from Miami to Dublin  (prices on request) and
1  x 12 Night British Isles & French Open 7th June from Dublin to Amsterdam (Interior prices from €2125 per person)


·         2850 Guests
·         122,000 Tonnes
·         Entered Service – 2010 (refurbished 2015)
·         15 Decks
·         85% of Staterooms – Balcony & above
·         10 x Bars/Lounges
·         Canyon Ranch Spa Club
·         11 Restaurants
·         Lawn club on top deck with real grass growing
·         Fun Factory
·         Award Winning

Tuesday 6 December 2016

12 night South Coast & Bahamas Fly Cruise 16th March

12 night South Coast & Bahamas Fly Cruise 16th March!
Grandeur of the Seas
Price from €1399 pps!!!

DayPorts of CallArrivalDeparture
-Fly Ireland to Baltimore & 2 nights hotel--
-At Leisure in Baltimore--
-Baltimore, MD-16:00
-A Day at seaCC
-Charleston, SC07:0016:00
-Port Canaveral or Miami10:3021:00
-Grand Bahama09:0018:00
-Coco Cay, Bahamas08:0017:00
-Nassau, Bahamas08:0018:00
-A Day at seaCC
-A Day at seaCC
-Baltimore, MD07:00-
-Transfer & fly to Ireland--
-Arrive Ireland

Call at 014081999 or book online @ Book at : 

Thank you Holly Best, from #VirginAtlantic for the fab lunch and treats !

Tuesday 29 November 2016

MSC Cruises Celebrates the 'Float-Out' of its Newest and Largest Cruise Ship Seaside

MSC Cruises celebrated the float out of its newest -- and largest -- ship MSC Seaside last week.
The 5,200-passenger megaship, which will launch in December next year, was floated out -- the first time the ship touches water -- at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
MSC Seaside -- which will be based year-round in Miami and sail Caribbean itineraries -- will be the first MSC ship to be christened outside of Italy, underscoring the line's commitment to the US market.
The 160,000-ton ship will be joined by a sister, MSC Seaview, in June 2018, with an option on a third in 2021.
Each ship has been especially designed for warm climes, and will feature an outdoor promenade filled with shops, bars and alfresco dining.

It also features a Miami-style beach condo design (pictured above), with more than three quarters of the cabins outside facing.
Each ship will have 463,000 square feet of public space, including panoramic elevators with sea views, suspended glass floors and, a giant aquapark.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, said: "This is another exciting milestone in our ambitious expansion plans as we see the second of our 11 next-generation ships entering the final stages of her construction.
"MSC Seaside has been specifically designed to provide our guests with a unique onboard experience in warmer regions and boasts one the highest ratio of outdoor space in the industry so that guests can enjoy a range of open-air activities such as dining and drinking al fresco, strolling along the promenade or simply taking in the beautiful sea views from the privacy of one of the many balcony cabins."
The float out is an important milestone in the construction of a cruise ship as it is the moment where the ship first floats on water when the dry dock is flooded and the ship is moved to a wet dock for the final phase of her construction. The exterior of the ship is complete and work moves to complete interiors, fixtures and fittings.

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Celebrity Cruises sailing from Dublin in 2018

Celebrity Cruises sailing from Dublin in 2018

Modern luxury cruise line Celebrity Cruises has become the first major cruise line to confirm sailings from Dublin commencing Summer 2018.
Convenience and stress free start to your cruise!

Launching next week!
Would you like to be one of the first to hear about their five exciting itineraries.
Email us on or call 01 4081999 to register your interest.

Kind regards,

e-Travel Cruise Team

Celebrity Cruises new Ship!

Construction began this morning on Celebrity Edge, the first cruise ship in Celebrity's new Edge Class, with a steel-cutting ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
The name of the second Edge-class cruise ship will be Celebrity Beyond.
President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, cut the first piece of steel. She was joined by Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Harri Kulovaara, executive vice president of newbuild and innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Jean-Yves Jaouen, operations senior vice president for STX France; and Laurent Castaing, general manager of STX France.
Delivery of Celebrity Edge is expected in fall 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020, and the third and fourth Edge-class ships are anticipated to launch in fall 2021 and fall 2022, respectively.

Issued 21st November 2016.

Thursday 3 November 2016

Friend's of the National Concert Hall Gala Reception 2nd November 2016 & Celebrity Cruises were delighted to sponsor the Friends of the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland Gala reception last night!!!!

Wednesday 2 November 2016

14 Night Costa Dorada & Mediterranean Fly, Stay & Cruise

14 Night Costa Dorada & Mediterranean Fly, Stay & Cruise
28th May. Price from €1585 pps!!!!
Fly Dublin to Reus, Costa Dorada, Spain & Fly Barcelona to Dublin

7 Nights 4 Star Villa Romana, Salou (on a Half Board Basis)

Onboard the extraordinary Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas (Freedom Class). Ports of Call: Barcelona, Marseilles, Nice, La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Civitavecchia (Rome) & Naples.
Transfers included.
Book at :!!!
Or call at 014081900!!!

The Travel Expert's Best Travel Deals

Thank you Sarah from The Travel Expert for including us in the Best Cruise section of you Best Travel Deals for 2016!
Have a look at the blog post for more details!


Thursday 27 October 2016

Boo!! Spookily Super Cruise deals!

Boo!! Spookily Super Cruise deals! This Halloween the dead are not the only ones who are in for a spook ! Prices are running as well!!!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ⚓️⚓️
Prices from€967!!!!
Book at :

Call at 014081999!!!

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Los Angeles!

Wow !!! Great offer heading your way !!!Flights from €372!!!
What comes to your mind when you think of #LosAngeles

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Cape Town from €438 per person

Flight offer Cape Town from €438!!!! 

Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travelers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose.

Book at :

11 night Barcelona to Venice Fly, Stay & Cruise 11th May from €1595 pps

This amazing trip includes two nights in Barcelona and a free walking tour to explore this amazing city, 7 night cruise onboard Rhapsody of the Seas followed by two nights in Venice plus a free tour of Venice. 
Call our cruise team today on 01 4081999 for more details. 

11 night Summer Caribbean Fly Cruise 24th May from €1795 pps.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Boston, 9th December, 3 nights, from €558 pp

Boston, 9th December, 3 nights, from €558 pp

Discover the shopper's paradise of Boston on this trip with Head to Newbury Street, famous for its upmarket stores, and visit Copley Place, an indoor luxury shopping centre filled with big name retailers. Downtown Crossing, near Boston Common, is a pedestrian-friendly, no cars allowed location, and nearby the sites from Back Bay to Faneuil Hall. Charles Street, at the foot of Beacon Hill, is full of boutique shops while Wrentham, New England's largest upscale outlet centre, has 170 designer and lifestyle brands including Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

This beautiful city successfully blends the old and new through its colonial charm and urban sophistication. From Boston Common to Faneuil Hall to Fenway Park, the city is the perfect spot to discover American history and culture.

Price includes: Flights and 3 nights accommodation

Why cruise!!....amazing value

Why should you go on a cruise ? Just a few answers come to mind
1. Good value for money,
2. Different type of holiday, ( ships like floating cities)
3. First class experiences,
4. See multiple destinations, unpack only once,
5. Family Friendly!

5 Star Celebrity Constellation 
13 Night Arabian Sea & India Fly Cruise on the 27th November
Oceanview from €1399pps
Free Classic Drinks Package!
Book at

Johannesburg from €450 per person

Care for an adventure ? Why not hop on a plane and discover the wonders of Africa!!! The world is at your fingertips! Prices from €450!!!!

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Discover the orient with a nautical twist

Discover the orient with a nautical twist
Experience Asia with the luxury of a cruise

For many holidaymakers, destinations such as Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand seem light years away.  Getting to these places and exploring them seems like such a daunting task than many people don’t venture too far beyond the familiar and culturally comparable confines of Europe or the US.  The cost and distance has also been prohibitive in the past so it simply wasn’t an option for most people unless they managed to take a year out to go back backing or had the resources to take a trip of a lifetime.  But the far east has now become much more accessible and a great way to see and experience this treasure chest of otherworldliness is by taking it all in with a cruise.

Imagine electrifying cities with a forest of neon-lit skyscrapers, blonde beaches and bountiful seas as rainbows of fish flit through its aquamarine depths, wooden villas with gracefully upturned roofs, raging waterfalls, tribal outposts and bridges woven from the living roots of jungle trees.  Explore regions packed full of action and edge-of-the-map places you’ve probably never heard of all the while enjoying the comfort and amenities of a cruise ship. Wake up in a new port every day ready to explore a whole new oriental destination.

Cruising is becoming increasingly popular with Irish holidaymakers with over 40,000 people expected to hit the high seas by the end of 2016.   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 attract passengers.  Irish cruise agency e-travel now specialise in ‘cruise and stay’ packages to the far east and have done all the work for you!

Cruise and stay packages available from e-travel at the moment include:

  1. 10 Night China & Japan Fly, Stay & Cruise on February 14th  from €1395 per person sharing
This includes return flights overnight from Ireland to Shanghai (via UK or European gateway), 3 Nights at the 5 Star Crowne Plaza Hotel with breakfast, a Best of Shanghai Tour for a full day featuring Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Bund, Shanghai Museum, Former French Concession District, Shanghai Arts and Crafts Store, Jade Buddha Temple, Xin Tian Di, lunch at a local restaurant.  You will then board a 5 Night cruise on board the extraordinary Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas (Quantum Class).  This ship features Rip Cord by iFly, North Star Capsule, Sea Plex Bumper Cars & Roller Skating, Flow Rider, Rock Climbing, Virtual Balconies, 4 pools, Vitality Spa, Bionic Bar and much more.  Ports of call include Nagasaki, Japan & Fukuoka, Japan and transfers are included.

  1. 9 Night Singapore & Southeast Asia Fly, Stay & Cruise on February 1st from €1445per person sharing.  This includes return flights overnight from Ireland to Singapore (via UK or European gateway). 2 Nights at the 4 Star Singapore hotel with breakfast, a full day Island tour before boarding the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas (Voyager Class) for 5 nights. Relax in Mariner of the Seas sauna and streamroom, or dance the night away in the nightclub. From ice-skating and in-line skating to golf and fantastic theatre shows - you'll be spoilt for choice. Other sports you may like to try include rock climbing, football, basketball and volleyball.  Ports of call include Penang, Malaysia- Lankawi, Malaysia & Phuket, Thailand and transfers are included

Further destinations available from e-Travel include Vietnam & Philippines, China & south Korea, Gems of Indonesia, Asia and Australia, Great Barrier Adventure, Australian Coast & Bali, Selection of New Zealand Cruises, Korea & China and China & Philippines. All of these include flights to port, transfers and hotel accommodation.

Established in 1997, e-travel is now one of Ireland’s leading independent travel agents, specialising in flights, long-haul and online bookings as well as top cruise lines Cunard, Princess & P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, MSC Cruises, Silversea Cruiseline, NCL, Carnival, Holland America and Hurtigruten.  e-travel are the only 100% Irish owned and managed online agency in Ireland.  e-travel’s award winning team offer expertise and advice, early booking discounts, onboard credit, champagne in your cabin and lots more and can be contacted on 01 4081999 or

11 night Orlando & Western Caribbean Fly, Stay & Cruise 12th January 2017

WOW.....Orlando and Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas! 

Enjoy return flights to Orlando, 3  night hotel stay in Orlando with breakfast, all transfers & 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise. 

from only €1495 pps

Thursday 6 October 2016

11 night Thailand & Vietnam fly,stay and cruise, 17th January from €1525 pps

"Goooooood Moooorning Vietnam !!!" Who doesn't know the movie that made #RobinWilliams famous and that brought laughter around the world?

e-travel has a great fly, stay & cruise offer. Where ?You guessed it, to Vietnam, but not only !
11 Nights Thailand & Vietnam Fly, Stay& Cruise on the 17th of January !!!!
Prices start from €1525pps
Call now at 014081999!!!

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Special Event Sailings from e-Travel and Celebrity Cruises

Special Event Sailings from e-Travel and Celebrity Cruises

12 Night American Independence Day & Canada’s 150th Birthday Fly Cruise
Celebrity Summit
26th June 2017
from €2435pps
Cape Liberty, New Jersey – At sea- Bar Harbor, Maine – Saint John, New Brunswick – Halifax, Nova Scotia (overnight) – Portland, Maine – Boston (overnight) – Newport, Rhode Island – Cape Liberty.

11 Night America’s Cup Fly Cruise
Celebrity Summit
17th June  2017
from €2345
Cape Liberty, New Jersey – At sea – Boston, Massachusetts – At sea – Kings Wharf, Bermuda (three nights) – At sea – Cape Liberty

13 Night New Orleans Mardi Gras Fly Cruise
Celebrity Equinox
19th February 2017
from €2370pps
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – At sea – George Town, Grand Cayman – Costa Maya, Mexico – Cozumel, Mexico – at sea – New,Orleans, Louisiana (two nights) – Two days at sea – Fort Lauderdale

Prices are based on two people sharing an interior stateroom, including return flights, overnight hotel where applicable, transfers, port taxes, meals and entertainment. Price subject to availability at the time of booking. T&C’s apply