Ellen Elkins, CTC, DS, LS

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Office: 419-214-3580
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Interests and Specialties

Ellen has been with Central Travel for 26 years and has a passion for travel. She is a Certified Travel Consultant holding destination specialties in the Caribbean and Hawaii and is also a Honeymoon Destination specialist all from The Travel Institute. Ellen loves the sun and sand and has completed the Hawaii Ke Kula program.

She is also a graduate of The Globus Tour Expert program specializing in custom touring. She is also a graduate of the Azamara World Academy, Monograms Booking Agent (MBA) program, and Avalon Waterways Specialist program.

Ellen is a graduate of Rocky Mountaineer’s TRACKS program designed specifically for industry professionals. Rocky Mountaineer offers over 50 unique Canadian vacation packages and five distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Alberta. This world-renowned luxurious train travels by daylight and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellen is the travel professional to help you sort out the best adventure for you!

Ellen is located in the Holland, Ohio office.

Expert Bio

As all agents of Central Travel, Ellen has traveled extensively visiting Hawaii three times in various ways. She has experienced Las Vegas, Cancun, Cozumel, the Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, Jamaica and has been on several cruises visiting most of the islands of the Caribbean.

Her favorite places to visit are the Islands of Hawaii since they vary so much and are unique in their own right. She loves the beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Ellen enjoys cruising as well and has sailed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines. What’s next? You can be sure it will be sun and sand related!


DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR2092.JPGThe ship: WOW is all I can say. This is a game changer for NCL. All the public spaces are open-wide and the colors are very light, airy and an earth tone colors. Creams, light blues and light tans/browns. Just beautiful, you had an elegant feel for the ship! The ship holds 3099 guest with a crew of 1506. NCL says they are not out to be the least expensive, they are here to be the most valuable with many inclusions they offer. The Prima is one of six ships in this class.

We stayed in a Club Mini Suite, cabin 9950. Nice and large, with a nice size balcony that had 2 chairs and a small table. The bathrooms where quite large with a very large shower. All the cabins had the same color scheme however the studios had light blue walls vs the cream/tan colors like the other cabins, very spacious for the solo traveler.

Out of all the cruise lines that I have sailed with I think NCL has some of the best food and choices. One new feature is the Indulge Food Hall. They have several dishes from around the world that you order right from your own tablet that is located at the table and your food is then served up in a very timely manner. This is complimentary. We also ate in the one of the two main dining rooms, The Commodore and at Nama Sushi & Sashimi-a Specialty Restaurant. In total they have eight specialty restaurants that are for an additional charge and 6 restaurants that are included, so anyone will be satisfied with the choices they offer.

We were unable to confirm any of the entertainment offered on board but from what I heard it was all excellent. At some of the bars on board they did have live entertainment for those who were not able to go to the shows. The entertainment at the Penrose Bar was outstanding. Also keep in mind for your solo traveler they do have the Studio Lounge that caters to exclusive Studio Guests.

While sailing we went to Great Stirrup Cay. Fun Island-they have 3 beaches, 4 bars, 3 restaurants along with several activities. We decided to do a shore excursion here and we swam with The Pigs. What an experience and it was actually very fun. The cost was $64.00 per person.

NCL caters to all travelers. You have The Haven for your upscale travelers, Family Suites for your families and multi-generational families to couples and your singles with the Studio Cabins. I think with the Prima Class, NCL is raising the bar for other cruise lines. 

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