For over 80 years, Eavesway Travel has been focused on providing quality travel across the UK. They are trusted by thousands of cruise passengers each year (including me) to get them to and from their cruise ship on the CruiseLink service, and I wanted to share some updates and news with you for the 2017 service.
First of all, Eavesway are holding their prices yet again! That’s 2017 journeys at 2015 prices – you really can’t go wrong! They also have a variety of new coaches arriving in 2017 that will be exclusively for the CruiseLink services.
In 2017, Eavesway will be the official CruiseLink service for Norwegain Cruise Line, as Norwegian Jade sails out of Southampton for the first time in over 5 years. You can find out all about this service on the Eavesway website. The site shows available pick-up locations for this service and there is hope that more will be added in the near future.
Routes are still being operated out of Scotland & North West, Newcastle & Yorkshire, North and South Wales for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises.
The CruiseLink service for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is running to Southampton, Dover and Newcastle, but unfortunately Tilbury and Harwich are no longer available.
FREE Wi-Fi is now available across 75% of the Eavesway fleet. Onboard you can also find reclining seats (with a large amount of leg room!) and a washroom facility. All of Eavesway’s coaches are also fully air-conditioned.
With regret, Eavesway have had to withdraw the Norfolk and North London Services to Southampton for all cruise lines due to it being uneconomic to operate largely due to passenger numbers. The company will also no longer offer any services for Cunard Line, again this is due to passenger numbers being low.
I’ve used the Eavesway CruiseLink service since 2010 and I have never had a single issue. The drivers are polite and helpful, the coaches are always clean and offer a superb amount of leg room, and I have never been late arriving to my ship. If I can travel with Eavesway, then that is exactly what I do. It’s much easier than getting the train, especially from Newcastle, and the comfort stops en-route are enough to make the overall journey comfortable.
If you usually leave your car at the port, then consider leaving it at home next time and book a return journey with Eavesway. It’s easier and probably a lot cheaper!