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ROL Cruise extends invitation to join Essex Cricket County Champions in Barbados

we have created this exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the team, while taking in the fantastic sights of the Caribbean

Colchester – Essex: As proud supporters of Essex County Cricket Club, ROL Cruise, the UK’s No. 1 independent cruise retailer, has launched two exclusive holiday packages to Barbados that give travellers the opportunity to see the county champions, Essex, play Marylebone Cricket Club in the annual Champion County Match at the prestigious Kensington Oval in Barbados.

With a departure date of 25th March 2018, there are two travel packages available: the first includes an ultra-luxury cruise with Seabourn, which combines a seven-night Caribbean voyage of discovery with a six-night hotel stay in Bridgetown. Travellers have access to an exclusive launch event at the Champion County Match with a sit-down meal and drinks alongside the Essex cricket team, members of MCC and cricket legends including Ronnie Irani.

Cricketing legend Graham Gooch will then host a Q&A session and exclusive cocktail party onboard the 6-star Seabourn Odyssey as part of the sophisticated and luxurious cruise package, which takes in St Vincent, St Kitts, Martinque, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago before returning to Barbados.

The second option is a land-based package, which includes direct flights from London and a six-night stay in either the luxury Coconut Court Hotel or the Hilton Hotel Barbados, in addition to full access to the exclusive launch event, meal with the Essex cricket club team and pitch-side seats from which to enjoy the match.

Sarah Wikevand, Commercial, Marketing & Media Director, ROL Cruise said: “We are delighted to launch this fabulous package in partnership with Essex County Cricket Club. In celebration of the team’s fantastic efforts in 2017, where they were crowned County Champions, we have created this exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the team, while taking in the fantastic sights of the Caribbean.

“The packages offer something for everyone – for those with a love of the game, it’s a one-off occasion to meet players, legends and to see a fantastic match at the prestigious Kensington Oval. It also provides a fabulous opportunity to voyage in ultra-luxury aboard the Seabourn Odyssey; taking in the beauty of the Caribbean islands amidst all-suite accommodation and supreme all-inclusive service.”

What’s included when booking exclusively with ROL Cruise:

• Direct flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
• COMPLIMENTARY VIP fast track service upon arrival in Barbados for Verandah Suites and above
• Exclusive launch event with a sit down meal and drinks alongside the current Essex team, members of MCC and cricket legend Ronnie Irani
• Entrance and general admission to all four days of the Champion County Games including roundtrip transfers from the hotel
• Upgrade to Hospitality Tickets are available from just £69pp
• Includes food and free drinks in a corporate box with reserved seating outside and hosting by past and present Essex and MCC players
• COMPLIMENTARY hospitality tickets for Penthouse Suites and above
• Post-match review with Essex & MCC legends
• Seven nights all-inclusive cruising aboard the ultra-luxury Seabourn Odyssey

Prices start from GBP 1,999 per person for the 7-night land-only based package or from GBP 3,999 per person for the 14-night ultra-luxury cruise package.

For further information on ROL Cruise visit, telephone 0800 251 1005 or visit the team at Lexden House, London Road, Lexden, Colchester CO3 4DB.


Notes to Editors:

About ROL Cruise:

Founded in 1995 ROL Cruise (trading as Reader Offers Ltd) is the UK’s No.1 independent cruise retailer and considered the No.1 agent by many of the world’s leading cruise companies including Celebrity Cruises, Cruise and Maritime Voyages and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. ROL Cruise is renowned for its high standards of service and extensive knowledge of the cruise market and in recognition of this has received over 30 industry awards in the last five years alone. The ROL Cruise member loyalty rewards programme, Cruise Miles, helps over 300,000 registered members make financial savings on bookings. The company is headquartered in Colchester, Essex.

Editor’s Contact:

Peppa Sheridan
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