BISHOP S Stortford based Travel Counsellor, Sarah Bolton, 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 on July

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BISHOP'S Stortford based Travel Counsellor, Sarah Bolton, 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 on July 25-26, Sarah was one of more than 150 consultants from award winning company Travel Counsellors to be invited onboard the impressive ship for a sneak preview.

The 122,000-tonne, 2850-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 bowls; 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 10 exceptional dining venues and after dinner, guests can take in a concert, comedy show, or film at the exciting and versatile Celebrity Central.

Sarah said: "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.

Sarah works from home, using Travel Counsellors' award-winning technology, and is available whenever is most convenient for the customer - including during the evenings and at weekends. This unique level of personal service has also resulted in Travel Counsellors being one of the top scoring companies in the world when it comes to customer loyalty, with a world beating score of over 90 per cent in its customer satisfaction survey.

Sarah is also one of only a few Ambassadors for ACE (Association of Cruise Experts) in the UK - the highest level of achievement.

Equinox sailed on its maiden voyage round-trip 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 find out more about Celebrity Equinox or for any other travel requirements telephone 0845 058 7649 or e-mail sarah.bolton@travelcounsellors.com

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