The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Kilmarnock travel expert Julie Muldoon tries out
latest cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises

Last weekend Ayrshire-based Travel Counsellor Julie Muldoon was one of the first people to get a look inside Celebrity Equinox, the latest cruise ship from renowned cruising company Celebrity Cruises.

Enjoying an exclusive VIP two night launch event, Julie (pictured above) was one of over 150 consultants from award winning company Travel Counsellors to be invited onboard the impressive ship for a sneak preview.

The 122,000-ton, 2,850-passenger Celebrity Equinox is the second ship in Celebrity Cruises' innovative Solstice class, and is designed to exude luxury and sophistication. In addition to the features that guests have come to know and love on Celebrity’s sister ship Solstice, including the Lawn Club, a dedicated area on the top deck of the ship that features real, growing grass, where passengers can play croquet or golf; and Cellar Masters, a global wine tour where passenger can discover new wines, receive recommendations and enrich their knowledge of the world of wine, the Equinox introduces extraordinary new entertainment and dining opportunities as well. There is a choice of ten exceptional dining venues and after dinner, guests can take in a concert, comedy show, or film at the exciting and versatile Celebrity Central.

Julie commented; “The Equinox is an absolutely fantastic ship and I feel very privileged to have been one of the first people to see it and try its facilities for myself. The whole experience was wonderful and I can’t wait to tell my customers all about this amazing ship which really has something for everyone including families, couples, people looking for peace and quiet or those who want to be entertained and inspired.”

The company prides itself on the knowledge and level of service offered by its agents. Travel Counsellors are encouraged to take advantage of relevant trips to really develop their understanding of a range of destinations and holiday choices and pass on their experience to their clients.

Equinox will sail its maiden voyage roundtrip from Southampton on July 31, 2009, cruising an eight-night Norwegian Fjords itinerary, calling in Stavanger, Flam, Geiranger and Oslo. The first cruise will be followed by a 10-night “Best of Europe” itinerary, calling in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Gibraltar en route to Rome. The ship will then sail a series of 13 and 14 night “Ancient Empires” cruises from Rome, featuring two new ports of call: Haifa and Ashdod, Israel. These voyages also include an overnight stay in Egypt's Alexandria.

To speak to Julie to find out more about Celebrity Equinox or for any other travel requirements telephone 0845 058 7221 or e-mail

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