Aaron Fletcher (NCL) & Sharon Wilson (Oceania Cruises) hosted agents in a two day roadshow in both Derry/L'Derry & Belfast for training, updates and fun!

Wednesday (1st May 2024) & Thursday (2nd May 2024) saw Norwegian Cruise Line & Oceania Cruises partner up to host Travel Agents for a two night roadshow!

Wednesday night NCL & Oceania landed in Derry/L’Derry for a night of learning, engagement & quizzing. The Bishops Gate Hotel was the fantastic venue of choice for night one of Stronger Together with the second night, Thursday, being hosted in The Ten Square Hotel, Belfast a perfect city centre location for Travel Agents in the area!

Agents were welcomed with a drink and a luxury Oceania goodie bag with NCL treats too! Jonathan Adair (Managing Director NI Travel News) introduced the evening and welcomed Aaron Fletcher (NCL).

Aaron amazed agents with details of the current & upcoming fleet of NCL Ships. Covering the extensive list of amenities on board any NCL Cruise Line. Aaron educated the agents on the mass of dining options available to every passenger and showcased the benefits of NCL’s “Free At Sea” package which sees passengers able to enjoy drinks, Wi-Fi, excursions & speciality dining from £199 per person on any 7-night NCL cruise! He also grabbed the agents attention when announcing that NCL are returning to ASIA with itinerates including destinations such as Vietnam, Singapore, Japan & more! Excitingly, Aaron announced that joining the current NCL fleet will be a new ship named AQUA. AQUA will take her maiden voyage Spring 2025 and will be sailing from Port Canaveral.

Sharon Wilson then took to the floor to present on the amazing offering that Oceania Cruises offer to cruisers new and experienced! Sharon explained in detail the focus on the food onboard every Oceania ship teaching the agents that 50% of the staff onboard all ships are dedicated to your culinary experience! Explaining in detail, Sharon educated agents on how each restaurant onboard has a dedicated galley area to prepare fresh ingredients in theme with the restaurant you dine in, serving regional dishes and so much more! Sharon also spoke on how the number one driver for any Oceania Cruise is the fantastic itineraries on each ship. Due to the ships being smaller in size, all cruisers get as close to the heart of the destination as possible and experience each location in detail. All Oceania cruises have luxury, comfortable cabins to suit all cruisers. Sharon also spoke on Allura, Oceania’s eighth beautiful ship that will reveal an enchanted evolution of Oceania. Allura will sail in 2025!

After a delectable three course meal on both evenings, agents then put their training to the test with a NCL & Oceania Quiz that had the competition begin within the room! Agents raced to see who could get the correct answers to 20 questions to win some amazing prizes!

Across both nights we had six lucky winners! A massive congratulations to everyone!


3rd Place– Winning a Oceania Cruises goodie bag- Leona Stewart (Limavady Travel) & Niamh Polly (Downe Travel)

2nd Place- Winning a luxury Bvlgari perfume set & a ship visit with Oceania Cruises- Naomi Toland (Toland Travel) & Louise Magill (Holiday Hotspot)

1st Place- Winning a NCL goodie bag &  a cabin for a three night cruise onboard the BRAND NEW Norwegian AQUA- Emma McHugh (Atlantic Travel) & Nadine Lawrence (Hays Travel)

A massive congratulations to Aaron Fletcher (NCL) & Sharon Wilson (Oceania) for a successful to night event! If you wish to contact Aaron or Sharon please get in-touch with the team at Travel News and we will pass on contact information.

See the official photographs in the galleries below!