Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Eleanor Roche and I am a Travel Counsellor born, bred and based in Waterford. I have a passion for all things travel and I am both thrilled and extremely lucky to be able to convert my passion into a career.
Before joining Travel Counsellors, I started my career in retail and then spent several years working as an Accountant however my love for travel was evident in my everyday life. My spare time was always spent researching my next adventure, helping others plan theirs and keeping on top of travel news! As a Travel Counsellor I strive to offer the best possible service when helping my customers plan their dream adventures!
As travel is my passion, I spend my free time visiting as many destinations as possible in Europe and further afield on both land and sea. Over the years I have been fortunate to spend time in South East Asia where highlights included Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, to embark on a theme park adventure in Orlando and I have also visited over 10 cruise ports all over the Caribbean alone. My favourite type of holiday is cruise as I love the freedom and excitement offered by these floating resorts that transport you to a different type of paradise almost every day. I have travelled on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises but have also researched other lines extensively and I am more than happy to discuss and offer advice on any potential cruise holiday.
With my first-hand experience and expertise, I can also help when planning your dream honeymoon. I would love to personalise your honeymoon and create that once in a lifetime trip that is unique to you. In addition, if you or someone you know is getting married abroad, I can assist with any group travel requirements and make the planning process that bit easier.
My number one priority is you and creating your dream adventure that is tailor made for you! One perk of working with me as your Travel Counsellor is that I am not tied to standard office hours and I am free to meet and discuss outside of office hours at a place that is convenient to you.
I hope to hear from you soon about planning your next adventure.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
12 November 2019
I was lucky to attend the launch of MSC Grandiosa in November 2019 with some of my colleagues. We visited the ship for an overnight stay while she was docked in Southampton and the biggest compliment I can give is that my short stay was not enough! I was blown away when I initially walked onboard by the sense of grandeur everywhere I turned such as huge open spaces, plush décor and Swarovski crystal stairs. I was particularly impressed by the ever-changing LED dome that stretches 93m on the indoor promenade. We witnessed paintings of huge colourful flowers, hot air...
26 October 2019
In October 2019 I visited Milan for a quick weekend break with my partner, my 2 brothers and their partners. Italian food is my absolute favourite and I decided to put together my own food walking tour of Milan during our visit. We ended up splitting our tour over our visit but if you had a full day, your walking shoes and an empty stomach you could visit most of these together in one day. We started at Pavé Milano (Via Felice Casati 27) which is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station where our bus from Bergamo airport had dropped...
01 April 2018
In April 2018 my partner Paul and I went on a 3-week holiday taking in 2 Caribbean cruises. Our first cruise was onboard Celebrity Reflection for an 11-night cruise aptly named the “Ultimate Caribbean”. It was our first-time cruising with Celebrity cruises and the Reflection was at the time one of their largest ships. Celebrity is a luxurious cruise line and this was evident in the service, the food and the general atmosphere of the ship. Our days were spent lounging on padded sun loungers sipping on cocktails and our evenings were a buzz of culinary delights and entertainment. Our...
14 April 2017
In April 2017, my partner Paul and I set off on a 6-week adventure via Dubai through Asia. It was to date the best trip we have ever been on and will be hard to top! We set a budget for the trip and decided to mix it up between luxury accommodation and more budget options throughout whilst also alternating between relaxation, cultural experiences and enjoying some nightlife. We started with a long weekend in Dubai where we visited the Dubai mall, went on a jeep safari in the desert and took part in the "brunch" tradition on a day visit...
19 August 2015
We haven't only cruised in the Caribbean, we also went on an 10 night Asian cruise in 2015. We embarked in Singapore and spent a wonderful few days prior to the cruise exploring this city-country. It was the cleanest and safest place we had ever visited and steeped in the different cultures making up its heritage. We visited many attractions such as the Gardens by the Bay where there is a spectacular light show! We didn't stay in the Marina Bay Sands which boasts the longest infinity pool in the world but we did visit for a chocolate and cheese...
Sent in by Catherine O
Donegal, 09 December 2019
Eleanor was a pleasure to work with. This was my first time booking through a Travel Counsellor and she explained the process with ease. She is very approachable and easy to work with, with a wealth of knowledge you can be confident in. I will surely be recommending Eleanor to all my friends, family and associates.
Sent in by Billy P
Waterford, 09 December 2019
Eleanor looked after our Holiday booking with complete professionalism and provided flight and hotel details along with a detailed itinerary. I would strongly recommend booking with Eleanor for all your travel needs.
Sent in by Sarah S
Waterford, 09 December 2019
We reached out to Eleanor when we started to look at honeymoon options, I thought that we would never be able to decide where to go as there seemed to be so many options but after a quick chat together she was able to lock down our 'wish list' and within days came back with suggested itineraries. From there it couldn't have been simpler and everything was booked in no time. I could not recommend Eleanor enough - she nailed our wish list straight away and was so accommodating/helpful with any queries/requests with quick turn around on everything. I can honestly say I felt she went above and beyond on all accounts and now we have an amazing honeymoon to look forward to! Thanks so much for all your help and patience - we will definitely be using Eleanor for all future travel!
Sent in by Orla M
Waterford, 28 November 2019
Eleanor was amazing. She took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for and explored every possible option for us. Eleanor was so easy to deal with, and really went above and beyond. I already look forward to booking with her again and would recommend her to anyone! Thank you for making our experience easy and personal.
Sent in by Ann H
Waterford, 19 November 2019
Eleanor was a pleasure to deal with. She got us exactly what we were looking for at a very competitive price. The whole trip was booked quickly and easily. We definitely will be using Eleanor again.
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