Monday, December 27, 2010

Cunard Cruise Line Raises Fuel Charge

Due to the continued escalation of fuel prices, Cunard Line will increase their fuel supplement from $3.85 (USD) to $6.00 (USD) per person per day. This supplement will not exceed $200.00 per person, per voyage. The supplement applies to each paying guest traveling, including 3rd and 4th person fares and paid childrens accommodations.

The new fuel supplement will apply to all new bookings made on or after December 31, 2010 for voyages departing on or after 14 April 2011.



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Monday, December 13, 2010

Princess Cruise Line Greek Isles Upgrade Sale

Princess Cruise Line Upgrade Sale

Greek Isles
3–Day Sale — starts December 15th!
Free balcony upgrades and cash back!**
Free balcony upgrades and up to $100 cash back on Greek Isles vacations. Start planning a relaxing getaway to Europe.

Free Balcony Upgrades

12-day Greek Isles aboard Star Princess®
May–November 2011 sailings
Rome (Civitavecchia), Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa, Naples/Capri, Santorini,
Mykonos, Athens, Katakolon, Corfu, Split, Venice (overnight)

Up to $100 Cash Back per Stateroom**
Stateroom category 10+ day cruises
Interior/oceanview staterooms $50 per stateroom
Balcony staterooms and above $100 per stateroom


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cunard Cruise Line 3 Day SALE!! Dec 8-10

This New Year's Day, Cunard will proudly make its inaugural appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Parade with its float theme entitled "A Grand Celebration at Sea." In honor of this joyous event, they are pleased to announce this limited time offer on our iconic 2011 Transatlantic Crossings.

To celebrate, Cunard offers up to $600 off per person,* On Board Credit up to $300 per stateroom^ and Reduced Deposit.* Cunard's 3-Day Sale offers is the perfect opportunity to return to the elegance of a Cunard voyage, or to discover it for the first time.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Royal Caribbean on board credit....


7-Night Eastern Mediterranean
Navigator of the Seas®
Departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5/29/11-6/26/11
$50 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Outside staterooms starting at $1,149 (based on 5/29/11, cat H)

11-Night Greek Isles and Turkey
Splendour of the Seas®
Departing from Venice, Italy 5/2, 5/23, 6/13, 7/4, 7/25/11
$100 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Outside staterooms starting at $1,284 (based on 5/23/11, cat H)

3 & 4-Night Bahamas
Monarch of the Seas®
Departing from Port Canaveral, FL 2/4, 2/21, 2/25,3/4, 3/18, 4/11/11
$25 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Outside staterooms starting from $319 (based on 2/4/11, cat H)

7-Night Eastern/Western Caribbean
Oasis of the Seas®
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9/11
$50 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Outside staterooms starting from $1,205 (based on 3/19/11, cat H)

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What do you think about single cabins?

I know this is a family travel site and we worry more about cabins that can hold families, but what do you think? Seems like the cruise lines are going after the single travelers. To be honest, having to pay double on many cruises and tours really does not seem fair. Single travelers have gotten the shaft for a long time, and I think it is only fair that someone has finally started to listen. Norwegian Cruise Lines was the first single cabin at sea where there was not a single supplement, and they seem to be doing well. Below is an article that appeared in USA Today recently, about Royal Caribbean also jumping into the single cruiser mix. So what do you think?

Report: Royal Caribbean considering cabins for singles on cruise ships

Comments  44 By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY
Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
Is Royal Caribbean looking at adding cabins for solo travelers to ships?That's the word today from UK-based TTG Live, which says Royal Caribbean president and CEO Adam Goldstein discussed the possibility this week on a preview cruise for international travel agents on the line's new Allure of the Seas.
Goldstein reportedly said the line is considering retro-fitting several older vessels with singles cabins.
"We probably won't make any big changes to our two new biggest ships (Allure and one-year-old sister Oasis of the Seas), but we recognize that there is a demand for the single traveler business," TTG Live quotes Goldstein as saying. "We are going to be revitalizing our older ships such as Radiance of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas, and so we will have opportunity to create spaces for single travelers then. It is definitely something that we are looking at."
PHOTOS: Cabins on Royal Caribbean's new Allure of the Seas
RELATED: Norwegian CEO says more single cabins on the way
Single cabins have become a relative rarity in the cruise business, where the business model revolves around cabins designed for two or more people (click HERE for a comprehensive photo tour of Royal Caribbean cabin categories, as seen on the new Allure of the Seas). But at least one other cruise company, Norwegian Cruise Line, is moving into the market for single travelers in a big way.
Norwegian's new Norwegian Epic, unveiled in July, has more than 100 cabins for singles, and the line's CEO already has said the company plans to offer more solo cabins on two vessels it recently ordered for delivery in 2013 and 2014.
Cruise Loggers, would you like to see more ships with single cabins? Share your thoughts below.

Monday, November 29, 2010




2 DAYS Left:
11.29.10 – 11.30.10

This year’s gift giving (and getting) just got a whole lot better.

Just in time for your holiday shopping, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering up to $250* on board credit and a reduced deposit on every cruise booked during their Book Save Sail Event.

Give the gift of cruising to family and friends and let Norwegian add in extras with up to $250 to spend on board on things like a hot stone massage, champagne with dinner or even a dolphin encounter.


Thats' Free Style Cruising!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thansgiving

Thanksgiving Day Graphics 
From our families to yours, may you have a wonderful, peaceful and happy Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010




Amex Small Business Saturday



On Saturday November 27, 2010 Amex will help small  business like mine by offering customers an incentive to buy at small local businesses. If you ask for a quote on Saturday via email, telephone or through our website or blogs, and pay with your American express. We will also add a $50 restaurant.com gift certificate and a a $25 onboard credit for a cruise or $25 credit towards a vacation over $1600.00.  If you book a Disney cruise or vacation we will also throw in Disney beach towels for your kids!!!!!


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Carnival and Princess returning to St. Kitts

Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises have reinstated St. Kitts port calls.

Following the Nov. 14 robbery of Celebrity Mercury passengers on a bus tour to Brimstone Hill Fortress, the Carnival Miracle and Grand Princess canceled ports calls last week.

The Grand Princess and Emerald Princess will call at St. Kitts on Dec. 1.

"We appreciate everything St. Kitts has done to mitigate this most unfortunate and unusual situation," said Steve Nielsen, Princess' vice president of Caribbean and Atlantic shore operations.

The Carnival Victory will call at St. Kitts on Nov. 26. Carnival returned to St. Kitts "based on our confidence in the ability of St. Kitts to provide a safe and secure environment for our cruise guests as well as crew members visiting the island," said Gordon Buck, Carnival’s vice president of Caribbean relations.

Ricky Skerritt, tourism minister for St. Kitts and Nevis, said all cruise lines calling at St. Kitts will maintain their schedules based on the "swift implementation of additional security measures in the tourist areas."

Skerritt said increased police presence was in place by the time the Celebrity Summit made its scheduled port call the day after the tour bus robbery.

Five robbery suspects were arrested last week.


http://www.travelweekly.com/caribbean/article3_ektid224732.aspx

Friday, November 19, 2010

DISNEY Fantasy available for bookings as of today.......

Guests will be able to book sailings, including the Disney Fantasy, for the initial part of the 2012 season beginning Oct. 20, 2010. Disney Cruise Line Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members can begin booking 2012 itineraries on Oct. 19, 2010.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Carnival Cruise Last sale f the YEAR ENDS 10/19/2010

SHIP              DUR      PORT     SAILDATE      ITINERARY        INT     OCEANV    BALC
Imagination     3           MIA       01/07/11           Nassau                 $169     $189             N/A
Sensation         3          MCO      01/06/11           Nassau                 $209     $229            $389
Sensation         3          MCO      02/10/11           Nassau                 $229     $269             N/A
Fascination      4          JAX       12/02/10     Freeport & Nassau     $239     $279             $399
Imagination     4          MIA       01/17/11   Key West & Cozumel  $199     $229             N/A
Fascination     4           JAX       01/27/11     Freeport & Nassau     $249     $349             N/A
Ecstasy           5           GAL       01/17/11     Western Caribbean    $319     $359             N/A
Elation           5           MOB       02/21/11      Western Caribbean   $349     $399             N/A
Fantasy          5           CHS        03/01/11      Freeport & Nassau    $379     $409             N/A
Inspiration     5           TPA         02/26/11    G Cayman/Cozumel   $379     $429             N/A
Freedom        6           FLL         01/09/11     Western Caribbean    $449      $499            $599 Conquest       7           GAL        03/06/11     Western Caribbean    $549      $679            $799
Dream           7           MCO       01/08/11     Exotic W Caribbean  $549      $679            $799
Liberty          7           MIA        02/19/11      Exotic E Caribbean   $579      $749            $979
Liberty          7           MIA        03/12/11      Western Caribbean    $569      $669            $829
Pride             7           BWI        03/13/11      Pt Can & Bahamas     N/A      $649            $719
Valor             7           MIA        01/02/11      Exotic W Caribbean  $499      $629            $879
Victory         7            SJU        02/20/11       Southern Caribbean  $499      $599            $759
Freedom       8            FLL       02/26/11       Eastern Caribbean     $629      $799            N/A
Freedom       8           FLL        03/12/11       Exotic W Caribbean  $629      $829            N/A
Miracle        8            FLL        01/30/11       Exotic S Caribbean   $679      $849            $979
Miracle        8            FLL        03/03/11       Exotic S Caribbean   $599      N/A             $929

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Carnival Mediterranean Sale

SHIP         PORT   DUR    SAILDATE     ITINERARY            INT     OCEANV        BALC
Magic       BCN       7           07/03/11       Mediterranean       $849       $1099             $1349
Magic       BCN       7           07/10/11       Mediterranean       $849       $1099             $1349
Magic       BCN       7           07/17/11       Mediterranean       $849       $1099             $1349
Magic       VCE       9           05/01/11       Mediterranean       $1049     $1279             $1679
Magic       BCN       9           06/03/11       Mediterranean       $1099     $1379             $1679
Magic       BCN       9           06/24/11       Mediterranean       $1179     $1529             $1879
Magic       BCN       9           08/05/11       Mediterranean       $1179     $1529             $1929
Magic       BCN       9           08/26/11       Mediterranean       $999       $1299             $1599
Magic       BCN       9           09/16/11       Mediterranean       $999       $1299             $1599
Magic       BCN       9          10/07/11        Mediterranean       $979       $1279             $1629
Magic       BCN      12          05/10/11       Mediterranean       $1299     $1699             $2099
Magic        BCN     12          05/22/11       Mediterranean       $1149     $1549             $1899
Magic        BCN     12          06/12/11       Mediterranean       $1449     $1849             $2249
Magic        BCN      12         07/24/11        Mediterranean      $1499     $1949             $2499
Magic        BCN      12         08/14/11        Mediterranean      $1399     $1799             $2249
Magic        BCN      12         09/04/11        Mediterranean      $1349     $1749             $2199
Magic        BCN      12         09/25/11        Mediterranean      $1249     $1729             $2099
Magic        BCN      12         10/16/11        Mediterranean      $1249     $1649             $2099

FUNtastic opportunities for you to see Europe!





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Princess Cruise Line 3 day Alaska Sale

Princess Cruise Line offers great savings during their Alaska 3-Day




Low fares and cash back on 2011 Alaska cruises
and cruisetours - starts today!

Up to $100 cash back and low fares.
Low Fares and Cash Back
Add 3 days on land to a 7-day cruise from just $299 more!*
• 7-day Alaska Gulf cruises from $699*
• 7-day Alaska Inside Passage cruises from $699*
• 10-day Alaska Inside Passage cruises from $999*
• 10-day Alaska cruisetours from $998*

Up to $100 Cash Back per Stateroom**
Stateroom category                     7-day cruises            10-day cruises and cruisetours
Interior/oceanview staterooms    $25 per stateroom    $50 per stateroom
Balcony staterooms and above    $50 per stateroom    $100 per stateroom

Hello!!

This is for all our customers who love to cruise. I will post specials and sales here for the cruise lines. I ask that you please use our website and agency to book any great deals you find here. If you find something better, post it and let us know.


We know that your vacation moments are precious and time for you to spend with your loved ones. We make sure you get what you want.  That you get the best value for your money and get the service and attention you deserve from when you start the process until you get home. You deserve to plan a vacation without stress or taking time away from your loved ones.


All our agency customers receive a $25 www.restaurant.com to use and a $25 on board credit added to any on board credit already part of the special! We hope to hear from you soon.





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