Thursday 6 April 2017

How to get from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Aiport

Flights booked, luggage checked, keys, tickets, all checked. And then you remember : your flight is coming into Heathrow and out of Gatwick. The next logical questions that pops into your mind is : “How am I going to get from one to the other.”
No worries, we have you covered. You can have your pick between bus, train & taxi.

  Heathrow -Gatwick

          Natioanl Express: 

     The most popular and direct choice is with the National Express coach to Gatwick. The service runs around-the-clock, up to six times an hour. Journey time is aproximatly 75 minutes and it costs £25 one way or if you book online it only costs £20 one way and £40 return.

      Let us take you step by step :

First you need to walk to the Central Bus Station. All buses start/terminate at the Central Bus station (Terminals 2 and 3).

Buses will always visit Terminal 5, but not all schedules visit Terminal 4.

The walk from Terminals 2 or 3 to the bus station takes about 10 minutes. Its luggage trolley friendly and is mostly along moving walkways and lifts. Its also underground so need to worry about the weather.

You can travel free from Terminal 4 to the Central Bus station by Heathrow Express train which runs every 15 minutes.



Unfortunately, there is no direct rail service between Heathrow to Gatwick.  You must go via central London as follows: train ( Heathrow Express)- tube or taxi - then train ( Gatwick Express/First Capital Connect).
The fastest rail route is as follows:

It takes approximatley 5 to 10 minutes depending on terminal to arrive at the rail station.

Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station (15 minutes from Heathrow Central Rail station for Terminals 1 and 3, 23 minutes from Terminals 4 or 5. It comes  every 15 minutes and the cost is £19).

From Paddington you go to Farringdon by Circle Line (it takes 16 minutes, but allow 7 minutes for the interchange) - £4.30

From Farringdon you get to Gatwick by First Capital Connect (41 minutes, allow another 5 minutes for the interchange) - £9.90

Gatwick station to South Terminal - 5 minutes

Gatwick station to North Terminal - 15 minutes via shuttle

Total cost: £33.20, travel time at least 1 hour 40 minutes if connections are instant with no waiting for trains to arrive. Sometimes this journey can be significantly longer. 

      Minicab & Taxi: 

      Book a private-hire car to take you between Heathrow and almost anywhere in mainland Britain. Alternatively, hail a classic London black taxi from the rank outside the terminal.

With Minicabit the estimated time is 50 minutes and the cost between Heathrow Airport  and Gatwick is £56.

London's famous black taxis stop at the ranks outside each Heathrow terminal. Drivers are fully licensed and have passed the Knowledge of London examination. All taxis operating at Heathrow have wheelchair access and take credit cards. The cost will likely exceed £100 and you could find a longer wait for one at peak times.


National Express:  

Now if you need to get the other way around, you can take the National Express 707 line towards Northampton. Get off at the Heathrow Airport London station ( wich is near Terminal 5). At Gatwick the National Express bus visits both North and South Terminals. For boarding and drops the coach bays are well signed and are directly in front of the passenger terminals, a few yards out of the door.


From the airport take the Gatwick Express towards London Victoria, get off at the Victoria Station, hop onto Paddington line, get off at Paddington Station, take the Heathrow Express to the terminals. Gatwick Express trains run non-stop between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. The journey takes 30 minutes and a standard-class single costs £17.70.To make the link with Heathrow your options include: Heathrow Express between Heathrow and London Paddington, Underground between Paddington and Victoria (45min, £27). London Underground between Victoria and Heathrow (50min, £4.80).


Black Taxi cabs can only pick up at Gatwick if they are there for an advance booking. There are other Licensed taxi services available from Gatwick, though. If you have not prebooked, go to the Airport information desk for assistance. Fares vary depending on number of passengers, amount of luggage and time of day.Can be slightly cheaper than London Black Taxis but not by much.
 Remember to allow yourself plenty of time! Besides the journey times quoted here you’ll need to take into consideration things like passport control, baggage reclaim, waiting for buses, check-in, airport security and maybe taking a coffee break. 

1.      National Express:
2.      Heathrow Airport :
3.      London Toolkit:
4.      Gatwick Express:
5.      Minicabit

Monday 30 January 2017

Holiday World Dublin 2017!!

Holiday World Dublin is over for another year! Great event, lots of interest in cruising and we were delighted to partner on our stand with Royal Caribbean International . 

Many of our offers are still available, call our cruise team today on 01 4081999. 

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Norwegian Cruise lines NEW SHIP!!


Launching 2018, Norwegian Bliss will be sailing Alaska and the Caribbean and will offer some of the most spectacular views at sea.

Highlights include:
·         NEW Bliss observation lounges

·         NEW Connecting Stateroom Categories for Haven, Mini-Suite, Balcony and Ocean view.

Introducing Norwegian Cruise Line, newest and most exciting ship, Norwegian Bliss.

Imagine awe over discovering fantastic vistas in The Last Frontier. Imagine exhilaration while
exploring the wilds of Alaska. Imagine relaxation upon finding your slice of paradise in The
Caribbean. Imagine Bliss. That’s what you’ll experience when you vacation on our newest and
most incredible ship, Norwegian Bliss, coming to Alaska and The Caribbean in 2018. Custom-built
for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak
in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through
warm turquoise waters. Come aboard and experience the best dining, entertainment and
amenities at sea against a backdrop of unrivaled natural beauty. Whether you choose to go
tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s
newest ship: Bliss.


• Bliss will sail from 2 homeports seasonally – Seattle in the Summer and Miami in the Fall/Winter
• Itineraries:
– 15-day Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles – May 10, 2018
– 7-day Alaska Highlights from Seattle – June 2, 2018 – Sept 22, 2018
– 5-day Pacific Coastal from Vancouver – Sept 30, 2018
– 8-day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles – Oct 5, 2018
– 7-day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles – Oct 13, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018
– 14-day Panama Canal from Los Angeles – Nov 3, 2018
– 7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami – Nov 17, 2018 – Mar 23, 2019

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Monday 16 January 2017

10 Night Greek Isles Fly Cruise 11th August 2017

Celebrity Reflection

10 Night Greek Isles Fly Cruise 11th August 2017

Aquaclass Balcony Stateroom!    Free access to Persian Garden!
Free exclusive restaurant Blu!     Free Classic Drinks Package!

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Friday 13 January 2017

David's Western Caribbean Experience with Celebrity Cruise

David our Cruise Manager was on Cruise to the Western Caribbean with Celebrity last December. He came back all smiles and with a beautiful tan. Obviously all of us back at the office were eager to hear more details about the trip.

The man of the hour started from the top:

              “Checked in for my flight to Newark in Dublin with United Airlines, after I went to the Club Lounge to kill some time before I boarded. On board, the entertainment systems had a huge variety of new release movies, tv shows & music. Before me and the other cruise agents could realize we arrived in Newark, New Jersey. The 4 hour layover gave me plenty of time to shop at Jersey Gardens which was only 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. Shopped out, I then flew on to Miami where and transferred to the 4 Star Turnberry Isle Golf Resort & Spa. As a side note I highly recommend this hotel for a 1 to 3 night stay. Its build in a low rise design and has the most amazing tranquil atmosphere- perfect when arriving from a long flight. The rooms are exceptionally large and the bar & restaurant are stunning. 

             As we arrived at Miami Port the spectacular Celebrity Reflection revealed herself. Only 4 years old, 126,000 tons and accommodating 3000 guests, Reflection looked magnificent, sparkling in the Florida sunshine. Embarkation was ultra-efficient and the staffs were helpful and friendly. The interior design of the ship is luxurious, yet cool and contemporary. There is a great sense of space with plenty of deck space for everyone. Starting near the top, the Lawn Club is an amazing grassed area (yes real grass!) where you can throw down a blanket for a picnic or chill out with a drink at the sunset bar. Or even rent your own cabana for the day. 

            Decks 3 to 5 are the main entertainment hub of the ship. The resident band played in the Grand Foyer some nights and other nights there was a special guest artist. The Martini bar on deck 4 was a popular spot before and after dinner. The Reflection Theatre had early & late shows (to suit our dining time) with traditional variety style performances. Highlights were The Beatles tribute & The Tenors of Rock. We dined in the main restaurant Opus for breakfast and dinner. The food and service were excellent. We also had an amazing culinary experience in the speciality restaurant “Qsine”. It’s a must do, just leave your preconceived ideas at the door & tuck in! Celebrity Cruises have abandoned their "Formal Dress" nights in favour of "Chic" nights so no need for tuxes & gowns! As always the Ocean Cafe buffet is there for self-service dining. For late night revellers the Sky Lounge came alive from 11pm and a particular highlight was the Silent Disco night (you are given a headset playing 3 different styles of music).

             First port of call was Cozumel, Mexico. If souvenir shopping is what you want then no need to wander past the purpose built port complex. 3kms down the road is the original port and the centre. Further afield, organised shore excursions will bring you to view Mayan Ruins, beach & snorkel trips.Me and the other agents spent the day unwinding on Grand Cayman’s legendary 7 Mile Beach. For $4 each way, hawkers will drive you to one of the bar & pool complexes along this stunning beach. Entry was $2 for the pool area and $35 for the beach with 2 loungers & an umbrella. A very popular excursion is Stingray Sandbar where you can feed, swim & snorkel with these beautiful creatures. Some guests made their way inland to a place called Hell. Just consisting of a post office, you can post card to you self or friends from Hell and say you have been to Hell and back! From Falmouth, Jamaica we did the excursion to climb the Dunns River falls. An hour and a half away but well worth it and afterwards a couple of hours at a beach club. Lunch included $99. Very popular too was the Bob Marley Experience excursion which will take you to the childhood home of the Reggae King.

          Finally, Labadee, Hispaniola. It’s been 10 years since I have visited and was very impressed with how Royal Caribbean have developed it. Maintaining its natural look, but nestled away are beautiful beaches, the Dragons Breath Zip Line, Dragons Tail Coaster Ride and waterslides. We had the privilege of using Barefoot Beach – yet another benefit for the Suite Only guest on Celebrity Cruises.
Our last day of the cruise was completely at sea, where we enjoyed all the facilities the amazing Celebrity Reflection had to offer.”

Well he surely made all of us jealous. 
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

e-Travel....Your best port of call for cruises in 2017!!

Just a taste of some of the amazing value we have for Summer 2017 cruising!!

7 Night Italy, Croatia & Greece Fly Cruise 2nd September
MSC Sinfonia
from €1149 pps

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Upgrade to a balcony from Eur200 & receive a drinks package worth Eur185!


7 Nt Western Med Fly Cruise 17th September
Norwegian Epic
from €1175 pps

Free Premium Drinks Package


7 Nt Western Med Fly Cruise 14th May
Freedom of the Seas
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11 Nt Western Med Fly Cruise 8th May
Celebrity Reflection
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