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About ETA

ETA concentrates on cruise events designed for Corporate Events, Music Themes, Reunions, Fundraisers, and more. Opened in 1995, ETA has had over 40,000 people participate on ETA cruise events worldwide. ETA office/Nashville, TN.

ETA is affiliated with Cruise Lines International Association and has been a member since 1995. ETA has held the award for Royal Caribbean Intl., Preferred Travel Company for many years in a row.

ETA Staff

Steve Wallach, President of ETA, began his career in the entertainment cruise industry aboard many of the cruise ships departing the New York and Miami docks in the 70′s. Steve learned about the cruise industry from the inside working as an Entertainer and Cruise Director for such cruise lines as Costa Cruises, Home Lines, Sitmar, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Italian Lines & Holland America Lines.

Steve has also worked on world tours with Stevie Wonder, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lou Rawls, Michael Jackson & The Jacksons, Pat Benatar, Milton Nascimento, Pink Floyd, Barry Manilow and others. Steve also appeared in numerous music videos and continues as a promoter and agent for various music theme events worldwide.

Steve has combined his talents from ship n’ shore and has developed incredible events at sea. Some of the most unique events have been designed and Steve is “hands-on” to all details as seen through each designed cruise event.

Steve continues to work closely with various cruise lines as a consultant for onboard and theme enhancement programs.

Tami Newton, Director of Operations: Tami joined ETA in 2005 and has brought with her fantastic administration skills and continues to expand her travel/event planning knowledge. She is always available to assist our clients and thoroughly enjoys her position. Our clients have expressed such high regard for how well and knowledgeable Tami is with all of our groups.

Traci Eells-Butts, Marketing Director: Traci joins ETA with a strong background in marketing and promotions. Having owned her own art studio for a number of years as well as marketing sales for a major health care corporation, Traci has incorporated many areas into a new and exciting marketing approach. Stronger promotions and corporate group business is one of her strong areas and we are thrilled to have her with us.

Our¬†Onboard ETA Staff & ETA Road Captain’s are made up of professional and courteous people ready to assist you with your requests. All of our Road Captains have extensive experience in riding for years and considered as some of the friendliest people our guests have met. You will find each of them knowledgeable of the islands and always available during the cruise.