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Cruise fair to dock at Titanic Belfast

Sandra Corkin, MD of Oasis Travel, and holiday-maker Gemma McCrory are pictured enjoying an escort of the boardwalk aboard Celebrity Silhouette by Captain Emmanuel Alevropoulos.
Rebecca Kincade on September 16, 2015 - 10:43 am in News

Oasis Travel’s biggest ever Northern Ireland Cruise Fair will be docking at a new destination this year. The free flagship travel event will be getting as close to the ocean as possible, attracting hundreds to Titanic Belfast on Saturday 19 September for an event which will provide would-be travellers with a tantalising taste of life afloat.

Cruising has long been regarded as the ultimate in luxury leisure, but this is also one of the most popular and fast-growing contemporary vacation choices, with voyages to suit almost every taste and budget. Whether you are new to cruising or already a seasoned cruise aficionado, the fair will provide the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with experts from some of the biggest and most exciting cruise companies in the world. Alongside the presentations and advice from experts from the world of cruising there‘ll also be themed entertainment to get visitors in sea-faring mood.

Steering the show is Sandra Corkin, Managing Director of Oasis Travel. She says, “Titanic Belfast is a hugely popular shore excursion for thousands of international visitors who make Belfast a port of call on their cruising holidays, so, when we outgrew our former locations, it seemed a perfect new venue for our annual Cruise Fair. This is a venue which allows us both to tap into Belfast’s rich maritime heritage and, at the same time, associate ourselves with Titanic Quarter which is one of the world’s most ambitious and exciting urban-waterfront regeneration projects.

“Titanic Belfast is an iconic building in the city and a great backdrop for the 2015 Oasis Travel Cruise Fair – it’s an added bonus that Cruise Fair attendees get the chance to see the venue’s replica Titanic staircase.”

Fifteen cruise operators will be exhibiting at the free event, many promoting discounts and special value offers exclusively available at the Fair, which comes hot on the heels of National Cruise Week 2015. Sandra says, “From formal presentations on leading cruise lines and international destinations to one-to-one consultations, we have an approach to suit every traveller. We also have a host of entertainments and attractions to emphasise the fun and atmosphere of cruising.

“Amongst those features will be a Cruisewear Fashion Show, live music, light refreshments and even salsa dancing demonstrations for those who love to shimmy their cares away!”

There’s also a chance to win a fabulous Mediterranean cruise for two for 7 nights with Norwegian Cruise Lines via a raffle in aid of The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity, which helps hundreds of children suffering from cancer and blood disorders, treated at the Children’s Cancer and Haematology Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Cruise operators attending the Oasis Travel Cruise Fair include: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, Fred Olsen, Riviera, Star Clippers, Uniworld, Scenic, Hurtigruten, AmaWaterways, Crystal Cruises, Silverseas, Saga, and Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Oasis Travel’s Northern Ireland Cruise Fair will run at Titanic Belfast from 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday 19 September. Visit www.oasis-travel.co.uk to book a place for free at the Cruise Fair’s various cruise presentations and for further event information.


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