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Thomas Cook Ireland Team WOW’s in Southampton

Thomas Cook Ireland Team WOW’s in Southampton

The Thomas Cook Ireland team has just returned from a fantastic flying visit in Southampton for the WOW Dance Final with Royal Caribbean International. The team consisted of Niki Stanford, Kellie McGrath, Todd Pocius, Sinead Barron and Sharon Knowles.

Dance team with Louie

The Thomas Cook Ireland dance team with Louis Spence

They were up against Thomas Cook Teeside and Darryl from Thomson, Inverness, in the dance final. They flew into London Heathrow and headed to Southampton on Friday night, just in time for some warm up dancing in the nightclubs of Southampton, where they met up with the Teeside team.

The team heading off

Ready to sail … and dance!

The following day it was an early start into hair and make-u to prepare for the Dance Final onboard Independence of the Seas.

Dance team rocking the eye make up!

Team members rock the eye make-up!

“We did not know what to expect from the day but it was fantastic fun and a great experience overall filled with lots of laughter,” reports the team. “The bonus for us was meeting Louis Spence who was so nice and an absolute star – we think he has now gained some new fans in Ireland!

“We didn’t win a place on the fam trip to Miami but we didn’t leave empty handed either, with gifts including some €100 shopping vouchers.

“Darryl from Thomson was fantastic and the deserving winner of the WOW Dance Final. After the dance competition was over the teams had lots of pictures taken with Louis Spence around the ship where lots of guests were no doubt left wondering were these his new dance troupe! The dance teams were also treated to lunch and a ship visit before heading back to Dublin.

Dance team with RCL sign

“Thanks Royal Caribbean!”

“Thomas Cook Ireland would like to thank Royal Caribbean for an unforgettable weekend!”

Lorraine Quinn, Royal Caribbean International’s Head of Sales Ireland, added:
“The impressive dancing team from Thomas Cook were dedicated and they enjoyed the experience immensely. Royal Caribbean International is delighted to offer our valued trade partners fun experiences that are different to the everyday and similar to the ‘Wow’ our guests experience on board our ships. Thanks to everyone for getting involved and for their votes on the RCL travel agents Facebook page to help win them their place in the final.”
Darryl Geegan from Thomson (Inverness, Scotland) and Stephanie Hill from Thomas Cook (Teeside, Scotland) won the competition’s first and second places.  They will be enjoying their top prizes of a Caribbean Cruise on Oasis of the Seas.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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