Ellen Elkins, CTC, DS, LS

Contact Ellen Elkins, CTC, DS, LS

Office: 419-214-3580
Text: 419-292-4188
Toll Free: 800 775-0495


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Interests and Specialties

Ellen has been with Central Travel for 23 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!


Odyssey of the Seas - Limassol CyprusInaugural - Nov 11-13 2021
Requirement- Vaccinated travelers must take a Rapid Antigen test 2 days prior to sailing. I ordered our test from https://store.optum.com/royal-caribbean/  Very easy to do and took about 20 minutes or so.

Masks are required in the terminal. When we boarded masks were then optional.

Stateroom: We stayed in cabin 8208 a Connecting ocean view balcony (Cat. CB) 182 sq. ft. + 55 balcony. I was very surprised at how spacious the cabin was along with the balcony. The cabin actually had a true king bed. Lots of storage space, seating area as well.

Has virtual reality games (Virtual Adventure Zone) , basketball, pickle ball, you name it to bumper cars. You can watch all the action from above at Playmakers which is a sports bar and arcade. Fun place for the adults while the kids are checking the sports complex out.

Chill-Pool Deck
This is a resort style area that includes a 2 story bar call The Lime and Coconut and Splashaway Bay (water park area) Rock Climbing wall, outdoor movie nights.

Kids and Teens
Adventure Ocean-Ignites kids imagination
Social180 is the teen area.

Solarium-Adults Only
Beautiful area of the ship located at the front, features tranquil swimming pools, whirlpools, cascading lagoons and wonderful views.

Flow rider, Rip Cord by IFLY, laser tag and Sky Pad.

You can also take the North Star observation capsule with take you 300 feet above sea level.

They have Paris and las Vegas-inspired shows like Showgirl. Another show is Showtime that is it at Two70 that futures aerialist and robotics. Other shows are The Effectors, which you follow a band that is trying the world. There is also the Music Hall that features live music nights. There is also the Bionic Bar and Boleros to just name a few of the bars on bar. They also have Spa and Fitness Center, Shopping, and a casino. The ship is laid out nicely. Almost everything is touchless.

Perfect Day at Coco CayCoco Cay

A much larger than Great Stirrup Cay with many things to do. Tram Service is available on the island. The tram runs every 15 minutes between Thrill Water, South Beach, Coco Beach Clun, Up, Up and Away, Oasis Lagoon and Chill Island. They also do offer beach access wheelchairs. These are on a first come first serve and can be picked up at 3 locations.

Thrill Water Park
Dare Devils Peak-135 ft.-
Tallest waterslide in North America (they should have a bar at the top after climbing all that way)
Dueling Demons
Twin drop slides launch riders 75 feet from a vertical position
Screeching Serpent
50 Foot tall fully vertical speed slide
Green Mamba
50 Foot tall slide with many twists and turns
Manta Racers
Riders race down twin open flume sides

Splash Summit Waterslides
Sling Short
4 riders soar on a raft into a zero gravity moment before plummeting
Two riders slide down a winding tube on a tandem raft
Splash Speedway
Four racers race each other down individual 40 foot tall mat racer slides

Splash Zones-Wave Pool and Adventure Pool
Chill Island
Harbor Beach
South Beach
Breezy Cay at Chill Island

Snack Shack
Skippers Grill
Chill Grill

Oasis Lagoon with 3 swim up island and a swim-up pool bar.

Captain Jacks
Oasis Lagoon Bar
Wacky Seagull
Floating Bar
South Beach Bar
Coconut Willie’s Bar

Activities and Rentals (additional charge)
Shore Excursion
Kayak Tour Station
Snorkel Shack
Beach Rentals
Beach Games (no fee)
Sports Pavilion at South beach
Sports Pavilion at Breezy Bay (no fee)

Coconut Beach Club-Additional Charge
They offer a bar and restaurant for guest in this area.
They have an oceanfront infinity pool and floating cabanas.

Perfect for families and multi-generational travel.

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